We’ve all been at the butt end of that common older-generation dismissal, “What would you know? You’re too young!”
And it’s frustrating, right?
Your bosses just aren’t taking you seriously because you didn’t grow up listening to Simon and Garfunkal or wearing tie dye (the first time around) It’s starting to wear on you and maybe you even start to believe you’re too naïve and inexperienced to contribute anything of value.
At 21, he’s already jumped over many age hurdles. Brian has raised over $4.4 million in funding for Kiip.me, a company that's essentially redefined traditional attention-based online advertising, and has been named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 (as well as Mashable’s Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch). Plus, prior to all that, the Canadian native was responsible for key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com. He also launched the Digg Android mobile app, which boosted the company's rising mobile presence.
The Vancouver Sun calls him "a budding internet visionary." How has he done so much so fast?
Not by faking facial hair, lowering his voice or striking up rehearsed conversations about the ‘70s, but by harnessing his greatest asset: His youth.
“When you have no knowledge of the boundaries that exist, you’re able to think bigger; you’re able to be truly and genuinely audacious," he writes.
Brian's three mantras for success:
- Trust your instincts
- Use your youth by testing your limits
- Generate your own serendipity.
Want to know more?
This Thursday, December 13th is your chance to ask Brian all about how to rise to the top before most of us graduate college during our hour-long #StartupLab live chat presented by Citi. Brian will appear live on video, answering all of your questions in real time. From his newest business ventures to previous successes, this is a golden opportunity to get inside his head for an intimate mentoring experience.
Got questions for Brian? Bring them with you Thursday to the live chat!