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ReadWrite Mix: Aaron Levie of Box on What's Cool in Enterprise

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Lots of people <3 enterprise these days judging from the huge turnout at ReadWrite Mix last night, where Dan Lyons interviewed Aaron Levie, CEO of Box. For the record, Aaron has been called Jack Dorsey's favorite entrepreneur, one of his core values is to "get shit done," and best of all, he's funny.

Last night Dan got Aaron talking about how the cloud changes everything and will change every business, why the Silicon Valley mentorship network is so valuable for entrepreneurs, and of course, who's on the cool enterprise list: Oracle and Microsoft are not, but Zendesk and Platfora are because they're taking advantage of the cloud and designing software like consumer products. After all, why can't enterprise companies have customer service that's Zappo's-like?

Some other notes and quotes from the evening:

Thanks, @levie for talking $$$. Too often the mission overwhelms the revenue conversation. #readwritemix #benjamins

— Liza Sperling (@lizasperling) February 14, 2013

Importance of customer calls: @boxhq's @levie talks about 07 calls they still have recorded & how it shaped strategy #readwritemix #startup

— Alexander Niehenke (@aniehenke) February 14, 2013

"Everything we do gets stored on a storage system. We're trying to build that storage system." - @levie @boxhq#readwritemix

— Nic Corpora (@NCorpora) February 14, 2013

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"Listen to your customer, they will tell you where you need to go sooner than you figure it out."@levie #readwritemix cc @rww @boxhq RT...

— Abigail Fox (@AbigailFoxDsgns) February 14, 2013

We learn what to do from VMWare, Salesforce, Zappos and what not to do from Microsoft."-@levie #readwritemix @rww

— Blake Menezes (@blakemenezes) February 14, 2013

Reminded yet again, this time by @levie, there is no framework for success in this valley. It's all about the fucking owl. #readwritemix

— Evy Wilkins (@mainwilk) February 14, 2013

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night for ReadWrite Mix - and we hope to see you at the next one!

Update: Here's a video of some highlights from the evening:

Read more about the evening from ReadWrite here.

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