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Today's Entrepreneur: Laurence Tobin

Everything takes longer than you expected and costs more than you planned

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
July 27, 2012
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/28a1

Today's Entrepreneur is Laurence Tobin, founder of MindGames. According to his VEQ Laurence is a thought leader and is good at product management and project development.

 Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

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I am a(n):
Entrepreneur
 

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
MindGames

Companies I've invested in:
MindGames

Startups I worked for:
MindGames

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:
Dropbox, Spotify, Groupon

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The most rewarding thing is being able to move quickly to develop cool things and see them being used by real world consumers. As for the most frustrating ... that could take a LONG time :-)

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1. Everything takes longer than you expected and costs more than you planned.
2. You will shoot yourself in the foot -- several times. Learn from it and move on.
3. Every conversation is a good one ... you never know where it might lead

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MindGames, Inc.
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Description: The first MindGames product is a suite of sports-specific casual social games. These free, quick-to-play games allow fans to compete for ...
Bio: Larry Tobin served as VP of Product for FOX Sports Interactive from 2005 to 2009. Prior to FOX, Tobin spent six years as Direct...

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