Twitter co-founder Dorsey's advice to young innovators

Jack Dorsey tells CBS News that a key is to "never feel like you've made it."

Despite his formidable success, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey can offer would-be entrepreneurs a relatively simple formula: keep pushing ahead without ever feeling as if you've made it. Of course, Dorsey, who helped build a multibillion-dollar smash success, remains in a class by himself, and business success on any level is more complicated than a matter of keeping your eyes on the horizon. But speaking with CBS News, Dorsey boiled down his advice to people hitting the startup trail to a simple start:

"I think the biggest thing to do -- the hardest thing to do -- is start. You have all these ideas and everyone has an idea but it's really about executing the idea and building the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea. That is the biggest challenge. But the way to begin is to get the idea out of your head, draw it out, talk about it, program it if you're a programmer or make it if you're building something."

Also, check out what Dorsey has to say about the possibility of a Twitter IPO.

About the author

Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.

 

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