Seth Goldstein shares 20 years of hard lessons in 10 tweets (Video)
"I really want to put it out here and be vulnerable," Seth Goldstein said. "The strengths that I find most important in entrepreneurs are not just confidence and aggressiveness and focus; it's also vulnerability and authenticity and, importantly, emotional intelligence."
So, over the course of 40-plus minutes, Goldstein opened up to the audience, whittling his 20 years in tech startups down to 10 aphorisms of 140 characters or less — "10 tweets for startups."
"Even over the course of today and kind of leading up to this I was inspired to look back and really try to come up with some hard lessons that I've learned," Goldstein said.
Read our recap: "Seth Goldstein: 10 tweets for startups"
About Seth Goldstein
Goldstein is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Currently he serves as the Chairman of Turntable.fm, the social music service that was named top music startup of 2011 by Billboard Magazine. Seth joined Fred Wilson as Entrepreneur in Residence at Flatiron Partners where he built a practice in "pervasive computing" in 1999. In 2007, Seth helped create Pier 38, a vibrant startup community which gave birth to a number of successful startups including Instagram, Social Gold (Amazon), and CoTweet (Exact Target). He also started SocialMedia.com, the first company to make advertising social, which was acquired in 2011 by LivingSocial. In 2011, Seth was invited by the US State Department to be part of the GEP Program to help foster Entrepreneurship in Egypt.
Find Goldstein on Twitter: @seth
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