Age doesn’t really matter. The first prototype of Snapchat launched when he was merely 21, and Snapchat became wildly successful just a year later. He joined the Forbes 400 at age 25, and became the world’s youngest billionaire.
Thoughts and lessons we can learn from the youngest billionaire in the United States and one of the founders of Snapchat.
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Conforming happens so naturally that we can forget how powerful it is – we want to be accepted by our peers – we want to be a part of the group. It’s in our biology. But the things that make us human are those times we listen to the whispers of our soul and allow ourselves to be pulled in another direction
Spiegel being asked, “When did you know that you wanted to start a company? What drove you to have that purpose?” Spiegel replied, “A lot of it is not wanting to work for anyone else. My dad had to cancel vacations and he got called from work. I used to thought that when I grow-up, I want to be the guy on the phone.”
Evan Spiegel’s Way Of Doing Business. 1st one is the power of simplicity which is exactly what a customer wants. 2nd one is that despite all the success,he remained true to the principles with which he started the company. He did not allow himself to be lured here and there loosing sense of his pioneering principles.
I don't want to ever say to somebody, 'You don't have to see it. It's not good.' I'm done with that. I'd love to just do things that I respect. That being said, I do have two children to put through school, so we'll see if I can put my money where my mouth is, but I would love to just work with people I respect.