Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Ben Silbermann

by Scott Edward Walker on November 8th, 2012

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Ben Silbermann, the Co-founder and CEO of Pinterest and a very impressive entrepreneur.

In this interesting, 11-minute clip from a few weeks ago (courtesy of the Startup School), Ben shares Pinterest’s story and the following solid nuggets for entrepreneurs:

  • Be great at one thing;
  • There are a lot of different ways to succeed;
  • Trust the data, your users and your own instincts;
  • Give great people equity — it’s the size of the total pie that matters;
  • Build something you believe in and “really, really love”; and
  • “Don’t give up – don’t let somebody talk you out of your dream.”

I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

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