How Smule’s Jeff Smith Got a Ph.D.

Courtesy: AllThingsD

TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha has a interesting article on how Smule’s co-founder and CEO Jeff Smith was able to run the startup while obtaining his Ph.D. in computer-based music from Stanford.

[box style=’note’] Smith recalled that during his Ph.D. qualifying exam, a committee member asked him, “Why are you here?” “I’m really interested in music,” Smith said. “I want to study music. I want a formal program.”[/box]

Certainly attending a graduate program while running a startup takes its toll:

[box style=’info’] “At some level this whole thing is irrational, and I concede that it’s not something anyone should do,” he said. “It took a toll. I’m pretty tired.” [/box]

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