(Founder Stories) Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley: “Stop Sketching, Start Building”
All this week, we’ve been running segments of our Founder Stories interview with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley (see links at bottom for past episodes, or watch the whole 45 minute interview below). In this final episode (video above), Crowley answers some rapid fire questions from host Chris Dixon. What was his best business decision ever? What does he like least about being a CEO? Who are his mentors? What are his favorite iPhone apps? And what advice does he have for other founders?
You’ll have to watch the clip above to find out, but I will tell you his answer to the last question. “Forget about where you want to be and go out and build stuff. Dodgeball came from being bored at work, . . . things happen because you make them happen. Stop sketching, and start building.” Good advice.
Crowley also talks about how he is still fascinated with “the idea of having the phone coming alive and telling you what to do,” and other startups he thinks are exciting like GroupMe and Beluga.
This is the final installment of the Crowley interview. You can also watch Part I (on Foursquare’s origins), Part II (on building a company), and Part III (on inventing the future), or you can watch the entire unedited interview below. You can subscribe to Founder Stories on iTunes.
- (Founder Stories) Dennis Crowley On The Origins Of Foursquare
- (Founder Stories) Foursquare’s Crowley: “The Hard Part Is Building The Machine That Builds The Product”
- (Founder Stories) Foursquare’s Crowley: “Now Is Our Best Shot To Invent The Future”
- Dennis Crowley’s Mom Actually Bought Him That Gap Ad Outfit
- Q&A: Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley on What He’s Learning From Twitter and What’s Next