Sinead Mac Manus
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Sinead Mac Manus

CEO and co-founder of Fluency.

London, United Kingdom
Member since October 22, 2013
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1997 UCD , MA , Urban Planning
1995 UCD , BA , Geography and Art

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If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

AirBnb, Evernote, 37Signals

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The best thing about entrepreneurship is being able to make a difference in the world - and the speed in which you can have an idea and test it out.

The most frustrating thing is when everyone else is not moving as fast as you!

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Easy! Thinking they are right. I actively seek feedback from customers, partners and team members for everything we do. I never pesume that I know all the answers.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Work hard, work fast.
2. Keep asking your customers what they need - and listen to their answers.
3. Keep the faith - even when it's hard.

Full bio

With a background in management and business support, Sinead is an experienced digital trainer, speaker and author. She founded her digital wellbeing company 8fold in 2010 and launched the Digital Academy, training low income women with digital skills, in 2011. She is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, the RSA, and an UnLtd Award Winner.