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Pete Cashmore quotes: thoughts from Mr. Mashable.

“Do what you love.  No love, no success.”

“Everyone has more opportunity than ever to do something huge in a really short period of time.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“We can strive hard to be better than a given person and still fail because we are not them.  The important thing is to compete against us, as we know ourselves better.  Before starting something, you already know how you might perform because you already know your abilities.  The same cannot be said of other people, as they could be more talented, experienced and educated than us.”

“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.”

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

“Expose yourself to as much randomness as possible.”

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

“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.”

“Keep investing, keep investing.”

“The speed of change is accelerating.  And it’s not going to stop.”

“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.”

“The great thing about this world is that it’s always changing.”

“If we can’t keep the web open and free for all it will create a world that is much less desirable to live in.”

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

“We have this revolution that’s happening in our lifetime.  The Information Revolution is changing absolutely every industry and every part of life and society and behavior.”

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

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

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

“We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency.  We’re all publishers now, and the more we publish, the more valuable connections we’ll make.  Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Fitbit and the SenseCam give us a simple choice: participate or fade into a lonely obscurity.”

“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.”

“Now, two things happen.  One is, people know people, whether that’s on Facebook or Twitter.  They feel closer to the event.  Secondly, people see other people doing something about it.”

“Looking at the number of Facebook shares and tweets and Google Plus shares is actually a better correlator of where something will end up in the rankings.  Google is starting to say, ‘If a human votes for something, that’s more valuable than an inbound link.'”

“I have been rereading a book called Blockbusters by Anita Elberse.  It is about how you build media franchises.  What is really interesting is that, even in the digital realm, it is all about having franchises that people can identify with.”

“I avoid ebooks.  But I like audio books because they force you to slow down and reflect, and I remember things well when I hear them.  For me, the medium is very personal.”

“Everyone wants to tell stories in a way that makes you like them and you don’t feel tricked.  We use algorithms for grunt work but still think humans are the best ones to consume, write and create content.  Sometimes you just have to be crappy for awhile to ultimately get it right.  Degree of focus is very important for success in content creation.  With referral traffic, the most important thing is diversity.”

“Monetize your blog since day one.  Don’t wait.”

“No readers, no money.”

“Change the direction of your blog adapting to the changing demand of the market.”

“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.”

“My rise to fame was similarly meteoric.  When I started the Mashable blog in 2005, I was just a kid, a 19-year-old rogue holed up in a bedroom in my parents’ home on the north coast of Scotland.  A bout with appendicitis had interfered with my studies, delaying my high school diploma for years.  Forever absent from class, I spent hour after hour alone with the family computer.  The son of a nurse and a microbiologist, I dreamed of launching my own business.”

“I had no interest in going to college.  It wasn’t the studying that turned me off, but rather the authority figures.  So while I waited for my next flash of inspiration, I decided to start a blog.  I enjoyed writing.  I loved technology.  What better way to educate myself.  Before long, I was working crazy hours, waking up at noon to put myself in sync with the titans of Silicon Valley and hustling until dawn.”

“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.”

“With regard to mistakes, I almost didn’t make enough of them.  In a way, it might have been better to take more risks, make more mistakes and learn faster.”

“With technology, especially, there’s a need for translation.  Much like mass production, digital media has affected the way people work, the way they collaborate, how they live, where they live, what they do for fun.  For business owners, that’s a lot of fault lines to address.”

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

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

“I’m very much a creative person, but you’ve got to do the follow-through.”

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

“The idea that you could change the world from your bedroom was pretty compelling to me.”

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

“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.”

“Like any thoughtful leader, I’m always bracing for the next big leap.”

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