Aaron Levie

Aaron Winsor Levie (b. 1985) is an American entrepreneur and recognized as an innovator in the cloud computing industry. He is the co-founder and CEO of the enterprise cloud company Box, which is used by more than 14 million individuals and 140,000 businesses worldwide. Read more...

Aaron Levie quotes

It's unfortunate biologically we have to sleep.

My acronym is WWSJD: What Would Steve Jobs Do?

I think I'm the kind of person who would be very difficult to employ - I'm pretty annoying, but driven.

I think people are always able to achieve more than they think they can. While that's cliche, I don't know if managers think about that enough. You have to set your sights extremely high.

If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?'

If you think about the market that we're in, and more broadly just the enterprise software market, the kind of transition that's happening right now from legacy systems to the cloud is literally, by definition, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

I have a lot of faults. I often interrupt in meetings. I talk too loud. I talk too fast.

My workday begins around 11 A.M., with a cup of black coffee in each hand. If I had more hands, there would be more coffee.

There's a lot of pride that business owners have. It's actually really critical that pride and ownership extends to everyone in the organization. I think of everyone is in the same boat in driving the company forward.

I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology or media, faced disruption and adversity, and overcame underdog status, I want to know how they did it.