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OCS 2020 Keynote: Bob Young, former Co-Founder/CEO of Red Hat

Bob Young is a serial entrepreneur who is best known for founding Red Hat and Lulu.

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JJ interviews Bob Young and unearths many stories about Red Hat’s VC experience, culture, business model and origins!

Life before Red Hat and origins of company β€” 00:10

Starting Red Hat, meeting Mark, initial business β€” 1:57

Early years, important moments and decisions β€” 9:10

Disagreements that worked out well β€” 11:05

Setting Red Hat's mission and values β€” 13:35

Enterprise software developers + OSS β€” 18:50

What was the funding like for Red Hat? β€” 21:38

Discussion about customers β€” 25:00

Tell us about life after Red Hat and starting Lulu β€” 27:24

Customers of Red Hat were fans, similar to Lulu β€” 33:35

What contrarian views are critical to your success? β€” 35:32


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