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Alan Schaaf 21 Phenomenal Quotes

Alan Schaaf 21 Phenomenal Quotes
Alan Schaaf 21 Phenomenal Quotese

When I look at other products, I naturally think of ways to improve upon what already exists.

Alan Schaaf

We're trying to be a content destination for viral images and to be an entertainment destination in general.

Alan Schaaf

Imgur is all about images, some of which may be photos but don't have to be.

Imgur is all about images, some of which may be photos but don't have to be.

Alan Schaaf

Not only do Imgurians get the opportunity to find the content that they love but also serve up their favorite content to others who visit their profiles.

Not only do Imgurians get the opportunity to find the content that they love but also serve up their favorite content to others who visit their profiles.

Alan Schaaf

Imgur offers a rare place for people to express themselves in a real way without the fear of social judgment. Everyone has an equal chance of sharing their story to millions of people because it's not about who you are but about the quality of your content.

Imgur offers a rare place for people to express themselves in a real way without the fear of social judgment. Everyone has an equal chance of sharing their story to millions of people because it's not about who you are but about the quality of your content.

Alan Schaaf

The Imgur community, as a whole, is generally a lot more positive and a lot more funny than other communities.

The Imgur community, as a whole, is generally a lot more positive and a lot more funny than other communities.

Alan Schaaf

How do I find someone for a position I've never worked with - or worked under, even? I feel like I'm not qualified to make a lot of these decisions.

How do I find someone for a position I've never worked with - or worked under, even? I feel like I'm not qualified to make a lot of these decisions.

Alan Schaaf

One of my favorite sci-fi books is 'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card. I would recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi. It's a perfect intro to sci-fi.

One of my favorite sci-fi books is 'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card. I would recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi. It's a perfect intro to sci-fi.

Alan Schaaf

I'm against the SOPA act, and Imgur, as a company, is against it.

I'm against the SOPA act, and Imgur, as a company, is against it.

Alan Schaaf

In the early days, it was enough for Imgur to have a team that was focused on building product and engineering. But I realized early on if we were going to be successful, we needed someone who would be a bridge between the company and community.

In the early days, it was enough for Imgur to have a team that was focused on building product and engineering. But I realized early on if we were going to be successful, we needed someone who would be a bridge between the company and community.

Alan Schaaf

My favorite interview question is, 'If you could have a superpower, what would it be?'

My favorite interview question is, 'If you could have a superpower, what would it be?'

Alan Schaaf

The office has a really fun 'community' feel, kind of like Imgur itself. The things that you see that are on the walls and on our desks came directly from our users.

The office has a really fun 'community' feel, kind of like Imgur itself. The things that you see that are on the walls and on our desks came directly from our users.

Alan Schaaf

Entrepreneurship, to me, means that you're a psychopath. The world doesn't work in the way you want it to, and you have a vision for how it should work. Unlike everyone else, this isn't OK with you. You have to go out, against every possible odd, and do something about it. That's what makes you crazy.

Entrepreneurship, to me, means that you're a psychopath. The world doesn't work in the way you want it to, and you have a vision for how it should work. Unlike everyone else, this isn't OK with you. You have to go out, against every possible odd, and do something about it. That's what makes you crazy.

Alan Schaaf

Ultimately, you have to provide value to the user.

Ultimately, you have to provide value to the user.

Alan Schaaf

Being bootstrapped is great. You own 100 percent of it. But the downside is that you aren't able to move as fast as you want.

Being bootstrapped is great. You own 100 percent of it. But the downside is that you aren't able to move as fast as you want.

Alan Schaaf

We want people on the Internet to go to Imgur for their viral image fix. And what's so awesome about images vs. videos is that instant gratification.

We want people on the Internet to go to Imgur for their viral image fix. And what's so awesome about images vs. videos is that instant gratification.

Alan Schaaf

If a whole bunch of users want a specific feature, and we think that feature is pretty cool, too, that that's just what we'll do.

If a whole bunch of users want a specific feature, and we think that feature is pretty cool, too, that that's just what we'll do.

Alan Schaaf

I don't think display advertising is the future of advertising.

I don't think display advertising is the future of advertising.

Alan Schaaf

When I was a student, I was working at the technology call center, where students call in if they can't get their email to work or something. A minimum-wage kind of job.

When I was a student, I was working at the technology call center, where students call in if they can't get their email to work or something. A minimum-wage kind of job.

Alan Schaaf

People can express themselves better with images than just text, so they communicate more this way.

People can express themselves better with images than just text, so they communicate more this way.

Alan Schaaf

Imgurians increasingly live on their mobile devices, and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to browse and discuss Imgur's content wherever and whenever they want.

Imgurians increasingly live on their mobile devices, and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to browse and discuss Imgur's content wherever and whenever they want.

Alan Schaaf

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