Quotes by: Leah Busque

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Leah Busque
Born (1979-11-15) November 15, 1979 (age 37)
Occupation Founder of TaskRabbit

Traditional models of work only let us cross out the needs on the very bottom of the pyramid - basic sustenance. On the flipside, independent employment within the network of the new sharing economy addresses our needs for a sense of community and belonging, autonomy and respect, creativity and problem solving.
Leah Busque
Life is like the monkey bars: you have to let go to move forward. Once you make the decision to leap into entrepreneurship, be sure to loosen your grasp on old concepts so you can swing your way to new ones.
Leah Busque
Some people revel in getting their hands dirty. These are the people that make startups grow wildly. People with hustle also tend to be much more agile - they're the water that goes around the rock. These are the people you want around when everything goes wrong. They're also the people you want beside you when everything goes right.
Leah Busque
I'm an engineer turned entrepreneur who's passionate about connection.
Leah Busque
I had the idea for TaskRabbit one night when my husband and I were getting ready for dinner.
Leah Busque
I've had some very strong female role models, so I think that's an important thing.
Leah Busque
People with highly transferable skills may be specialists in certain areas, but they're also incredible generalists - something businesses that want to grow need.
Leah Busque
Learn to bet on yourself and have confidence in your own decisions. No one knows your business better than you.
Leah Busque
Surrounding yourself with people who are actively and enthusiastically working toward their best futures will keep you moving toward your own goals.
Leah Busque
Swapping out the nine-to-five for a more agile, independent working life brings with it one other huge benefit - a channel for self-actualization.
Leah Busque
I am definitely a keep-it-clean type of person when it comes to e-mail. My 'important' folder on the Gmail app is constantly clean. When a new e-mail comes in to my important folder, I immediately look at it and determine what action item comes with it. The action item may not get done until later, but at least I know it's coming.
Leah Busque
Online transactions, once relegated to leaps of faith, have evolved into our status quo. We no longer ask ourselves whether or not it's wise to buy online. Instead, we ask whether or not it's wise to deal with a particular person, service provider, or business.
Leah Busque
Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go it alone. While this do-it-yourself spirit can help you move forward, adding an element of collaboration into the mix can make you unstoppable.
Leah Busque
From my background in travel at HotWire and Expedia, the metrics that TaskRabbit is seeing are more than double at what I saw at both those companies.
Leah Busque
Hiring's tough. It's not just filtering through hundreds of applications and blocking out big chunks of your day for interviews - those are the simple parts. The difficult thing is the nagging feeling that, despite your best efforts, the perfect candidate will somehow fall through the cracks.
Leah Busque
All of our TaskRabbits go through a vetting process, which includes an online application, a video interview, a series of background checks, and then an online quiz that they have to pass before they're activated on the site.
Leah Busque
Whatever the future of social reputation online, I'm excited to dig in and help forge the path forward. Not only will embracing and enabling the growth of these reputation elements benefit my business, the consumer in me can barely control her excitement.
Leah Busque
I've never thought of myself as a female engineer or founder or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who's passionate.
Leah Busque
The excitement of being a Task Rabbit is that you can create your own businesses and become an entrepreneur. We're creating jobs for people in this economy. Some of the Task Rabbits are cashing out at $5,000 per month.
Leah Busque
TaskRabbit is really my first baby. So balancing the second child is something I've tackled, but I'm really passionate about what I do, and then I'm passionate about coming home and putting my baby to bed.
Leah Busque
There are plenty of things I wish I'd known when I decided to quit my position at IBM and work on the idea that later became TaskRabbit. Maybe that's why one of the things I cherish most about being a founder and CEO is the opportunity to offer advice to new entrepreneurs.
Leah Busque
Corporate efficiency has led to a nasty trend of filtering resumes for keywords. This might save time, but it ensures that many of the best candidates will never make it to the interview.
Leah Busque
I believe there's been a slippery slope of new companies that have formed in the name of on-demand services... that maybe aren't having as much of a focus as they should on the worker.
Leah Busque
Sprout's a really cool app for pregnant women. It shows you what your baby's development is in real time, so I find myself checking it quite often.
Leah Busque
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