The Journey of a Y Combinator Startup Founder with Mattan Griffel

As an NYU undergraduate, Mattan Griffel had aspirations for a career in finance. But getting rejected from over 100 jobs he applied drastically altered the course of his career ultimately leading to the launch of the Ycombinator startup One Month. 

  • Separating your self worth from experiencing rejection 
  • Using self education and online learning to accelerate your career path
  • Why we have to make our own ideas happen 
  • How a series of blog posts turned into an online class with over 2000 registrants 
  • The problem with experts and the internalization of knowledge
  • Cultivating the ability to see opportunity when you hit roadblocks 
  • Designing your life around serendipity 
  • A framework for accelerated learning that you can apply to any new skill
  • A look inside the Ycombinator experience 

Quotes

Once something is actually useful to you, you’re much more interested in learning it 

Resources 

General Assembly

One Month 

Get an Unfair Creative Advantage

I’ve created a swipe file of my best creative strategies. Follow it and you’ll kill your endless distractions, do more of what matters to you, in higher quality and less time. Just enter your email address below.

© 2017 Unmistakable Creative Podcast