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When the biggest players in the sharing economy came together for the Airbnb-hosted Open Air Summit in April, there were bound to be quote-worthy moments.
One of our favorites was short, sweet, and to the point—just as the quick-and-dirty stages of a startup should be—from the cofounder of Y Combinator, Paul Graham:
"Just build stuff."
Graham used Airbnb's early days to illustrate: Begun as mattresses on floors of San Francisco apartments, it's now a success to the tune of 11 million guests. "If you think about it, a surprising number of the most successful startups were not even supposed to be businesses in the beginning. They were just projects," he said.
[Base Photo by Alice Truong, Illustration by Robbie Jones for Fast Company]