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Another Reason Why YouTube Worked April 17, 2007

Posted by mark in : Video, Web , trackback

Stephen Dubner, on the Freakonomics blog, features a post from a Google brand manager, saying that one reason why YouTube scaled successfully is because it reformed a successful team.

Almost all of the original team worked together at Paypal/eBay. As YouTube grew incredibly quickly they were able to sound the bell and keep bringing on more former colleagues. All folks who were vetted, trusted by one another, etc. Imagine the time, hiring risk and integration friction they saved — the ability to “get the band back together” was without a doubt a reason that YouTube scaled.


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