No. 1 mistake: Listening to doubters and nay sayers
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I am a(n):
Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Razorfish, Dachis Group
Startups I worked for:
Razorfish, Studio Holdings,
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The two answers are completely intertwined. It can be very frustrating at times when you are working towards a long term vision that you sincerely believe in, but wind up getting side tracked by all of the short term obstacles that appear before you.
The other side of that coin is that once that long, slow march towards a goal nears its end, the amount of satisfaction that comes from having gotten there is completely indescribable.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Listening to doubters and nay sayers.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
- Do something you believe in.
- Be willing to listen to criticism without taking it personally.
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Dachis Group powers the design, development, management and measurement of Social Business solutions for the world’s leading companies. We have been fortunate enough to deliver social solutions, drive social brand engagement and deliver meaningful social insights for the world’s largest companies and most valuable brands.
Through SaaS based data services, a comprehensive set of social technology platforms, and the world’s largest social business professional services organization, Dachis Group is the world’s leader in social business.
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The company serves global customers worldwide including clients AT&T, Citibank, Disney, Estée Lauder, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Nestlé, Nokia, and Target with a network of offices in 13 cities in 10 countries, employing over 250 professionals.
Dachis Group develops and maintains the Social Business Index, providing ongoing real-time ranking, analysis, and benchmarking of social business adoption and performance of the most connected and engaged companies based on Dachis Group’s Social Business Intelligence as a Service (SBIaaS) data services platform.
Dachis Group operates and manages the Social Business Council, the largest peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing community for active social business practitioners.
Dachis Group hosts an ongoing series of annual Social Business Summits, exploring the most current ideas in social business thought leadership, fostering ongoing dialog among participants, and engaging other social business practitioners in real-time, in-person, day-long events around the globe.
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