Watch this video clip of entreprenurial genius Ben Casnocha as he shares some of his philosophies on success and what it takes to achieve your dreams.
Ben’s Bio –
Ben Casnocha is an award winning entrepreneur and author from Silicon Valley.
He is coauthor, with LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman, of the #1 New York Times bestselling career strategy book “The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.” He is also author of the book “My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley” which the New York Times called “precocious, informative, and entertaining.” He has written for Newsweek, the American Enterprise Institute, and the U.S. State Department.
In addition to his writing, Ben is a technology entrepreneur. He founded Comcate, Inc., a leading e-government software company, at age 14. PoliticsOnline named him one of the “25 most influential people in the world of internet and politics.” He also incubates and advises internet entrepreneurs at Wasabi Ventures. BusinessWeek named Ben “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs.” And dozens of outlets have covered his work including CNN, The Economist, and CNBC.
Finally, Ben is an accomplished public speaker. Although he refrains from calling himself a “professional speaker”, he has spoken professionally to thousands of people in venues around the world. A powerful, live presentation can inspire and guide people in ways a piece of writing cannot. That’s why he enjoy public speaking: it’s an opportunity to share his passions and questions about the world in a format that can change people’s lives.
Currently only in his twenties, he offers a unique perspective on entrepreneurship, careers, and education.
“He was phenomenal. I must have had 30 people come up to me and say ‘what a refreshing speaker’. He was just phenomenal. He had four great points and he talked from the heart. We were so happy, I would definitely recommend him.”
— Anne Mathison, University of Wisconsin Continuing Ed / Adult Learning Program
“Ben’s presentation about his entrepreneurial life philosophy was insightful and inspiring to everyone in the audience. Ben delivered his presentation with elegance and confidence; he was exactly the right person delivering exactly the right message!”
— Deborah Murray, Director, Center for Rural Research and Development, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Ben Casnocha provided a viewpoint into entrepreneurial leadership that was dead on. His keen insight into leading Generation Y workers was informational, refreshing, and inspirational. He’s a must for those who want to understand our younger workforce.”