Today, on This Week in Startups, Jason sat down with long-time friend, fellow angel investor and SurveyMonkey (http://surveymonkey.com) CEO Dave Goldberg (http://twitter.com/davegoldberg). Dave began working in digital music before that concept even existed and had some words of wisdom to share about launching in an uncharted space, being too early to market and persevering when nobody understands your idea. Oh, and did we mention that he’s also married to a pretty awesome woman in tech?Watch the full interview here:
Or, you can jump straight to some highlights: • 33 minutes in: Dave's path to SurveyMonkey. Watch: http://goo.gl/n3yy9 • 55 minutes in: Why companies need Gen X and Gen Y. Watch: http://goo.gl/xA8sm • 1 hour, 5 minutes in: Dave's wife, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and her influence. Watch: http://goo.gl/CYXsw
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