Leo Polovets @lpolovets General Partner @SusaVentures (seed investor in @RobinhoodApp & @Flexport). Before: @Caltech → 2nd non-founding engineer @LinkedIn → @Google → @Factual. Aug. 27, 2018 1 min read

1/ It's easy to assume something/someone is an overnight success, but that's because we don't see what happens behind the scenes. I saw two great tweets over the weekend that illustrate this:

2/ @HarryStebbings launched the @twentyminutevc podcast a few years ago & grew it to 100k+ listeners. You may not think a 20-minute podcast requires a lot of work, but in fact each episode takes 10 hours of prep. Last year Harry was doing ~6 episodes/week.

3/ @Shpigford launched @Baremetrics a few years ago and grew it to $100k/mo in revenue. What a lucky break! Except if you check out the tweet below, you'll see that Josh had launched 50+ projects over a decade before the "overnight success."

4/ I think these are a good reminder that the more determined you are and the more things you try, the more likely you are to be "lucky."


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