Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Mark Pincus

by Scott Edward Walker on February 15th, 2012

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we again present Mark Pincus, the founder and CEO of Zynga and a brilliant entrepreneur.

In this interesting video (courtesy of Bloomberg), Mark discusses, among other things:

  • his background and first few ventures;
  • how he came-up with the idea for Zynga;
  • the importance of the Facebook platform;
  • having skin in the game (i.e., funding your startup);
  • how to differentiate;
  • Zynga’s revenue model;
  • trends vs. industries; and
  • the significance of rapid experimentation.

I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott

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