Pete Cashmore: True entrepreneurs don't take advice

Kristin Karaoglu · June 20, 2013 · Short URL:

Mashable founder essentially says there's no manual to being an entrepreneur


Here's your lesson of the day! At VatorNews, we have thousands of sage advice from seasoned entrepreneurs. Many have asked if we could showcase one every day as a constant reminder of what it takes to build and scale a startup. Some are oldies, but goodies! So here you go! Today's lesson is from Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable.

"Don't take advice, make your own mistakes," says Cashmore, 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. 


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Mashable is the world's largest blog on social networking.

What does that mean? It means sites like MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, Piczo, Bebo and YouTube.

If you're launching a new social network, or a tool that plugs into MySpace and the rest, Mashable wants to know!

Mashable is written by Pete Cashmore, a new media expert. It ranks among the Top 100 blogs worldwide.


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