103+ Pete Cashmore Quotes That Will Help You Stay Motivated

103+ Pete Cashmore Quotes That Will Help You Stay Motivated

Pete Cashmore is the founder and former CEO of the Mashable, a popular media and entertainment company known as Technorati.

He was recognized in Forbes' "Top 25 Web Celebs", The Huffington Post's "Top 10 Game Changers 2009," and Inc.'s "30 Under 30" in the year 2009.

He also made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in 2012.

We've put together an incredible collection of Pete Cashmore quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring Pete Cashmore Quotes

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


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“We're living at a time when attention is the new currency.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“Talk to people no one else is talking to.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“We're living at a time when attention is the new currency. Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


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


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


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


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


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


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


“I don’t have a TV or watch movies. I don’t like to be broadcast to, I want to participate.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“Keep investing, keep investing.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“Expose yourself to as much randomness as possible.” — Pete Cashmore


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


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“I think you’re going to see tech bringing efficiencies to businesses that aren’t pure tech.” — Pete Cashmore


“The Internet was appealing partly because it was something I could do in bed and feel like I was achieving something. I had an operation when I was 13 and ended up with complications, so I was in and out of the hospital. The bottom line is you can get through health challenges. It's part of why I was so driven.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“If it doesn’t come through the Internet, it’s not really compelling to me.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“Do what you love. No love, no success.” — Pete Cashmore


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


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


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“I think you’re going to see tech bringing efficiencies to businesses that aren’t pure tech.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency. Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value.” — Pete Cashmore


“We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.'” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“Talk to people no one else is talking to.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“You have a responsibility when you have a large community.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“Expose yourself to as much randomness as possible.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“I don’t have a TV or watch movies. I don’t like to be broadcast to, I want to participate.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“No readers, no money.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore \

“I think there’s a huge advantage to those who are early adopters on any platform (Twitter, Google Glass, etc.).” — Pete Cashmore


“If it doesn’t come through the Internet, it’s not really compelling to me.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmor


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


“The Internet was appealing partly because it was something I could do in bed and feel like I was achieving something. I had an operation when I was 1 and ended up with complications, so I was in and out of the hospital. The bottom line is you can get through health challenges. It’s part of why I was so driven.” — Pete Cashmore


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


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


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


“Keep investing, keep investing.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


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


“You have a responsibility when you have a large community.” — Pete Cashmore


“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.” — Pete Cashmore


Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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