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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Sean Parker

by Scott Edward Walker on December 21st, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we again present Sean Parker, a brilliant entrepreneur and visionary; the co-founder of Napster and Plaxo; and the former President of  Facebook.

In this interesting, four-minute video, Sean shares some solid advice with a couple of Indian entrepreneurs, including the importance of:

  • building “a complete team around what you’re doing”;
  • not being “stingy” with equity grants;
  • convincing investors and others that “you’re not crazy and can pull this off”; and
  • following Steve Jobs’s advice: “I’m succeeding because I have a great team.”

I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott