Why bang your head against the wall doing something that’s not working? In this 99 talk, CEO Jason Goldberg breaks down the thinking and execution behind Fab.com’s famous pivot from gay social networking site (Fabulous) to a design-obsessed online marketplace. He shares tips on when to call it quits on a startup, how to find your “one thing,” and the importance of authenticity.
Jason Goldberg is a serial entrepreneur, passionate about designing products that enrich millions of people’s lives. Prior to leading Fab.com, he founded fabulis, socialmedian (sold to XING AG), and Jobster. Jason also served as Chief Product Officer at XING in Hamburg, Germany in 2009.The first start-up he worked at was Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign in 1991 and 1992, which led to a 6 1/2 year stint working in the White House.Jason resides in New York City with his partner Christian and their dog Rupey, aptly named after the Indian currency as Jason has traveled to India more than 30 times the past 5 years to work alongside the best web development team on the planet. Jason holds an MBA from Stanford University, and writes about entrepreneurship on his blog, betashop.com.