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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Mika Salmi

by Scott Edward Walker on September 13th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This week we present Mika Salmi, a highly-successful serial entrepreneur and the founder of, which he sold (together with to Viacom in 2006 for $200 million.  In this interesting, two-minute clip (courtesy of GigaOm), Mika discusses two common mistakes entrepreneurs make: (i) failing to execute and (ii) failing to iterate and adapt their original idea.  There are also two additional clips in which Mika discusses Silicon Valley and the issue of “idea stealing.”  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott