Lessons Learned: Mashable's Pete Cashmore's says "don't take advice"

Lessons learned from entrepreneur by Bambi Francisco Roizen
February 21, 2008
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Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore talks with passion, conviction and frankness about being an entrepreneur in this interview with's Bambi Francisco.  

"Don't take advice, make your own mistakes," says Cashmore, 22, who founded his social-networking news site while still a teenager. "Everyone is different, and everyone finds different ways to be successful...Do what you love... if you try to be someone else, it's not going to be sustainable in the long term."

"Entrepreneur's are people who don't take advice," he says.

When's Bambi Francisco pressed him for any mistakes he's made, Cashmore begged off before saying "of course I screwed up a whole bunch." 

"One thing that helps is being nice," he says

To see Cashmore discussing "Mashable 2.0" in another interview with Francisco, click here