Entrepreneur Speaks: Phil Libin,CEO,Evernote
“Entrepreneur Speaks” tells you about the spirit of entrepreneurship. It lets you peep into the life of an entrepreneur that helps you understand how an entrepreneur takes the prospect of failure head-on and have the determination to come out on top.
Let’s meet Phil Libin the CEO of Evernote.
He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial success, and helped three others through rapid growth. Prior to joining Evernote, Phil founded and served as president of CoreStreet, currently one of the top companies providing smart credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations throughout the world. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation in early 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications. Source: CrunchBase
This collection of Libin’s experiences through his interaction with media helps you lead the path of Success.
Libin says that “Evernote Business isn’t primarily about revenue“.
While Evernote’s success is undeniable, Libin’s permanent challenge is creating what he calls a “100-year start-up” — i.e., maintaining the entrepreneurial culture that makes Evernote great while continuing to grow.
Speaking about his best life hack, Libin says, “My best life hack is actually the opposite of a shortcut and certainly doesn’t save any time. It’s pretty awesome, though, and makes me much happier and more productive in the long run: I don’t work on airplanes. I sleep, I play Minecraft, I read (non-work stuff), I watch movies, I daydream. I don’t work. It’s great. Makes me look forward to that 13 hour flight to Japan! I work at every other time, though. Sure, I lose some productivity on airplanes, but getting rid of all the pre-flight dread more than makes up for it.”
Hope, these anecdotes from his life motivate you to move forward.