SummaryBy William Channer | 11 Dec 2011 | Length: 24 mins Jim reveals why prototyping your own idea is essential to acquiring an understanding and making progress. He also explains that solving a real problem should be the only basis for starting a company and why searching for talented people is an invaluable endeavour.
Learning to be a Craftsman
Start small and solve a problem that you care about personally. Revolutions are always bottom-up.
Jim McKelvey is a serial entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder of Square, a new mobile payment platform. His co-founder is Jack Dorsey, best known as the creator of Twitter. Square has notable individuals involved such as Richard Branson and Larry Summers. McKelvey's entrepreneurial journey began blowing glass as an undergraduate engineer at Washington University in 1986.
Born : 1965, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Education : Washington University and London School of Economics
Favorite Book : Good to Great by Jim Collins
Favorite Film : Airplane!
Favorite Gadget : Zyliss Garlic Press
Favorite Meal : Anna's Swedish meatballs
Favorite Music : Loud, unfashionable hair-bands
Favorite Place : Anywhere warm
Favorite Software : Hipmunk Flight Search
Favorite Website : Google Search
First Job : IBM
Role Model : My Father