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Value through Aggregation

Many of us are familiar with the idea of rollup IPO’s where many similar small businesses are “rolled up” into one BIG business that commands a much large multiple because of its size.

The idea is more generally applicable, though I hadn’t given it much thought.

One phone number becomes a phone book.

One resume becomes LinkedIn (or something like that).

I applaud how many individual discard books became one library. Earlier stories that I had read wrongly suggested that this was the work of one person rather than be the organized collective effort of a team of trash collectors.

Today’s , , and admiration go out to Serhat Baytemur and his colleagues for creating a wonderful, actively used, high valuable library out of less than nothing.

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.

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