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“There’s No Reason You Can’t Start” — Words of Wisdom From the Instagram Guys (Video)

Odds are very good that you will not sell your start-up to Facebook for $1 billion. You may not even start a start-up. But you can still find lots of inspiration from this hour-long presentation from Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, from way back in May 2011, when they were merely running a hot start-up.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work