Pete Cashmore Quotes

Who is Pete Cashmore?

Pete Cashmore is the founder and former CEO of the popular media and entertainment company, publication and digital platform Mashable.

Born September 18, 1985

Best 30 Quotes by Pete Cashmore

“Always, in your career and personal life, be evolving with technology.”

“Creating the future is incredibly exciting. When you talk about ideas and creativity, it's really about having that vision in your mind of how the world could be better, of how it could be a brighter place.”

“Execution really shapes whether your company takes off or not.”

“Expose yourself to as much randomness as possible.”

“I don't have a TV or watch movies. I don't like to be broadcast to, I want to participate.”

“I don’t have any personal challenges about throwing away the past. If you’re not changing, you’re giving others a chance to catch up.”

“I don’t want to be normal. I want to be something else.”

“I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way.”

“I kept my age quiet for a good few years. I didn't see it as a positive. I worked remotely, so I just didn't tell people.”

“I think there’s a huge advantage to those who are early adopters on any platform.”

“I think you're going to see tech bringing efficiencies to businesses that aren't pure tech.”

“I'm very much a creative person, but you've got to do the follow-through. A lot of people start out with an exciting thing and they want to take over the world, but really the people who do take over the world have a good plan of how to get there and the steps along the way.”

“I’m sure entrepreneurialism can be learned, but for a lot of entrepreneurs it seems to come from their character or early, early experiences. Personally, I’m just not good at obeying authority figures.”

“If it doesn't come through the Internet, it's not really compelling to me.”

“Keep investing, keep investing.”

“Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions.”

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“My dad is good at sticking with stuff and he has a strong work ethic, which is imbued in me. Growing up, he would constantly ask what I was doing and was I achieving anything.”

“Talk to people no one else is talking to.”

“That’s really been my passion: to communicate to a broad audience why the technology matters for you.”

“The more people you know from different backgrounds, the more tolerant you feel of different ways of living, and the closer you feel to the issues that those people have.”

“The talent that has to be learned is finding out what someone's passion is and setting them up to realize that. You don't get the best work from people if you're guiding them versus them guiding themselves.”

“Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value. They'll be the richest, the most successful, the most connected, capable and influential among us. We're all publishers now, and the more we publish, the more valuable connections we'll make.”

“We are all more connected than ever. That connectivity builds tolerance.”

“We're living at a time when attention is the new currency: With hundreds of TV channels, billions of Web sites, podcasts, radio shows, music downloads and social networking, our attention is more fragmented than ever before.”

“What I'm interested in are tools that can assist people to do the things they're really good at.”

“You have a responsibility when you have a large community.”

“You just want to be judged against everyone fairly.”

“You need space to try things and create. It takes a long time to recalibrate if you let people pull at you all the time. A lot of stress comes from reacting to stuff. You have to keep a certain guard up, if you're a creative person.”

“Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.”

“We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”

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