Founder of Twitter & Blogger Evan Williams success Keys with rare photos
Evan Williams (born March 31, 1972) is an American internet entrepreneur who has founded several Internet companies. Two of the internet’s top ten websites have been created by Evan Williams’ companies: Blogger, weblog-authoring software of Pyra Labs, Twitter, where he was previously CEO, and Medium.
He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. He likes long walks in the city, tofu, and burgundy.
Evan Williams is the creator of two highly successful blogging platforms Twitter & Blogger. He has faced the ups and downs of the dotcom boom and bust and has shown through sheer passion and persistence that no matter what, you can achieve greatness if you follow your dreams.
Williams founded Blogger back in 1999–a platform that helped people publish these things called weblogs–and seven year later cofounded Twitter, which, get this, was like Facebook but anyone could see what you had to say.
Williams wants to change the structure of the web once again–and the kind of content it publishes and promotes.
As Gawker recently noted, this is “great news for writers.”
Evan Williams shares his 5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success for any startup fiend looking at creating something memorable in this world.
Ev Williams advice for Entrepreneurs
1. Work with Amazing People
Don’t compromise on who you choose to found your company with and hire. Do not put up with ego-centric personalities or downer attitudes.
2. Take on Big Challenges
It’s pretty simple: Hard things are valuable; easy things are not so valuable. Reaching the mountaintop is rewarding because it is hard. If it was easy, everybody would do it.
Say no to most things: Features. People. Partnerships. “Coffees.” Projects. Only a few of them really matter. (Yes, it’s hard to know which.) Don’t get distracted.
4. Take Care of Yourself
When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers.
5. Love those Close to You
Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationships is.
The way people use the Internet is far from established–the right product can change it.
Williams is a vegetarian. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Sara Morishige. Together they have two children.