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

Bambi Francisco Roizen · February 21, 2008 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/141

Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore talks with passion, conviction and frankness about being an entrepreneur in this interview with Vator.tv'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 Vator.tv'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

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Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder and CEO of Vator, a media and research firm for entrepreneurs and investors; Managing Director of Vator Health Fund; Co-Founder of Invent Health; Author and award-winning journalist.

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