The Unexpurgated Stewart Butterfield

The Next Net: The Unexpurgated Stewart Butterfield:

Stewart Butterfield on the future of Flickr:

“One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that there has got to be a reason for what you are doing. You actually have to care about what you are doing. The business has to be about something. Whatever the point of it does not have to be inconsistent with making money, but usually if that is the sole reason it is not very successful. Because you have to have confident employees, happy customers and reliable suppliers to run a company as much as profits. I am still here to win. All the people on the Flickr team are committed to what we are doing, which is to be the eyes of the world. Otherwise, I would say fuck it, go back to the beach and get in shape.”

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