Achieving overnight success: Kevin Systrom

Posted: May 08, 2012 Comments

Achieving overnight success: Kevin Systrom.

This is a really appropriate article given the timing. Many people are ‘inspired’ by Instagram’s seemingly overnight success but it falls into the same category as just about every assumed quick success we’ve read about: it definitely wasn’t overnight.

Sure there are coincidences that may contribute to a rapid succession of good things happening to a person or company, but the story often begins long before anyone imagines and discusses tons of hard work, a number of ‘failed attempts’, and strategic moves that all contribute to the story’s conclusion.

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