The co-founder of Snap Inc. and one of the youngest billionaires of the decade, Evan Spiegelhas a lot of wisdom to share with the rest of the world.
Spiegel developed while studying at Stanford in 2011 Snapchat with co-founders Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. Innovative technology shook the world of social media and offered an entertaining new way to send and receive photos and videos that disappear after a few moments. While the platform has gone public and its technology has been mimicked by other major social media channels like Facebook and Instagram, it remains a popular social sharing app with Spiegel as a co-founder and CEO.
And thanks to that success, Spiegel has topped the list of some of today’s most successful and richest under 30s and has recently been named the youngest member on the list 2017 Forbes 400. There is a lot to learn from Spiegel and his work at Snap Inc. To learn more, here are nine quotes from this millennial billionaire.
“I think that all people are born creatively, but are suppressed by fear”
“It’s not about working harder, it’s about being smarter than the system.”
About running a business
“We will continue to work on what we believe in.”
About the future
“I want to create a space for people who have a lot of talent but not a lot of reach.”
“In times of despair, you can believe the cynic who tells you that a person cannot make a difference, and there may be times when it can be difficult to see your own effects. Please remember that it is impossible is to always know the end results of our efforts. ”
“Conformity happens so naturally that we can forget how powerful it can be to just feel happy. We want to be accepted by our colleagues, we want to be part of the group, it’s in our biology. But things, who make us human are those who listen to our soul’s whisper and allow us to be drawn in a different direction. “
“Don’t feel bad about selling yourself. Just don’t stop there. Find something you don’t want to sell.”
“We never found our products to be annoying. We didn’t look at anything and said: ‘You have to change everything.’ It’s always about seeing how we can develop and improve. ”
“Be careful and attentive to what you say to other people.”