Tim Finnigan, entrepreneur and founder of the book review site BlockShelf, shared a video on Reddit featuring 50 entrepreneurs telling how they came up with the founding idea for their companies. 

Among the video's star-studded cast is Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of this year's Inc. Company of the Year, Airbnb. "Start with the perfect experience of just one person," he said. "Get that right and then expand, instead of scaling something not so great." 

The video highlights other entrepreneurial luminaries, including Mark Cuban, Michael Dell, and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. 

Inspiration for the video stemmed from Finnigan's yearning for easy access to entrepreneurial advice. "I believe there are so many valuable insights and pieces of advice out there," Finnigan told Inc. in an email. "But someone needs to curate them in order to make it all more accessible."

Below is the video accompanied by a complete list of all of the entrepreneurs featured in Finnigan's video, with appearance times for easy reference.

Jeff Bezos - Amazon - 0:00
Steve Jobs - Apple - 0:12
Pierre Omidyar - eBay - 0:33
Michael Dell - Dell - 0:59
Sergey Brin - Google - 1:16
Biz Stone - Twitter - 1:35
Gary Vaynerchuk - Wine Library - 1:50
Daniel Ek - Spotify - 1:58
Kevin Rose - Digg, Tiiny - 2:29
James Altucher - "Choose Yourself" - 2:55
Robert Greene - "Mastery" - 3:21
Guy Kawasaki - Apple - 3:35
Steve Wozniak - Apple - 4:06
Mark Cuban - Broadcast - 4:26
Sam Altman - Loopt - 5:01
Tony Fadell - Nest - 5:12
Danae Ringelmann - Indiegogo - 5:26
Simon Sinek - book author - 5:46
Seth Godin - Marketing guru - 6:25
Evan Williams - Blogger, Twitter, Medium - 6:52
Reid Hoffman - LinkedIn - 7:13
Jack Dorsey - Twitter, Square - 7:45
Kevin Systrom - Instagram - 8:08
Drew Houston - DropBox - 8:34
Brian Chesky - Airbnb - 8:53
Peter Thiel - PayPal - 9:04
Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX - 9:14
Alan Schaaf - Imgur - 9:36
Chris Sacca - Baller Investor - 9:56
Paul Graham - Y Combinator - 10:18
Dennis Crowley - Foursquare - 10:40
Eric Ries - The Lean Startup - 11:11
Leah Busque - TaskRabbit - 11:25
Anthony Casalena - Squarespace - 11:44
Alexis Ohanian - Reddit, Hipmunk - 12:03
Jason Fried - Basecamp - 12:21
Palmer Luckey - Oculus Rift - 12:42
Kamal Ravikant - AngelList - 12:52
Ben Silbermann - Pinterest - 13:19
Tony Hsieh - Zappos - 13:43
Andrew Mason - Groupon - 14:14
Richard Branson - Virgin - 14:39
Andrew Ljung - Soundcloud - 15:08
Justin Kan - Justin.tv - 15:30
Jessica Livingston - Y Combinator - 15:59
Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook - 16:14
Marc Andreessen - Andreessen Horowitz - 16:15
Dustin Moskovitz - Facebook - 17:22
Tim Ferriss - 4 Hour Work Week - 17:47
Emmett Shear - Twitch - 18:24
















































Published on: Dec 8, 2014