The Founders’ List: An Inside Look at How YouTube Scaled (Rituals for Hypergrowth)

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Shishir Mehrotra with an Inside Look at How YouTube Scaled (Rituals for Hypergrowth)

This is The Founders’ List – audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.

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