At Full Speed: How Box's Aaron Levie Became Entrepreneur of the Year
Aaron Levie was just 20 years old when he co-founded Box. Today he has raised more than $300 million in funding and serves 20 million global users.
FULL STORY When it comes to running a business, juggling skills are a necessity.
COMPETITION To keep ahead of the global competition, you have to be constantly getting better.
LESSONS Aaron Levie finds valuable business lessons in books that explore the challenges and struggles of successful companies.
PARANOIA You need a certain amount of stress and anxiety to make competitive decisions.
DELEGATE You'll know you've hired the right people when you feel like you're just trying to keep up with their expertise.
HOW I WORK From 10 am to 2 am, the Box founder has a busy day of meetings, e-mail and more meetings.
INTUITION Companies that rely on data alone will ultimately be disrupted by those that combine data with intuition.
INVESTORS Taking on investors means answering to a board of directors--but it also means getting capital, advice and industry knowledge.
HIRING Successful companies constantly work to keep combining the right people with the right culture and the right strategy.
DISRUPTION Companies that stop innovating and investing will lose out to start-ups that see where the market is going.
SUCCESS History's best entrepreneurs share common qualities, like a relentless focus on creating new solutions, product after product.
CUSTOMERS The fastest way to get disrupted is by forgetting to focus on what your customers need and want.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP Aaron Levie talks about the excitement of turning an idea into a product that can change how a business works.
GRIND Every day, Aaron Levie works to keep a balance between Box's core business and new initiatives, all while keeping ahead of a growing number of competitors.
HUSTLE As your business scales and competition grows, it's essential to continually ensure you have the best offering for your customers.
PAYOFF For Aaron Levie, it's exciting every time an idea or a strategy clicks into alignment.