Reflections from Sara Blakely, Pete Cashmore, and Bert Jacobs on what they remember most about dad’s influence.
Father’s Day can be a time to reflect on what for some may be the powerful relationship in our lives. Whether by conscious choice or recognized only in hindsight, a parent’s words of wisdom can become a lifetime touchstone.
Consider these personal reflections from three fascinating entrepreneurs — a tech wunderkind, a self-made woman billionaire, and a man who found a way to make optimism very profitable. Here, they pay homage to their dads.
Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable: “My dad is good at sticking with stuff and he has a strong work ethic, which is imbued in me. Growing up, he would constantly ask what I was doing and was I achieving anything. Now, he’s the opposite. (Laughs) He’s like, ‘Oh, you should work less. It seems like you work the whole time.’ I say, ‘I do. Well, you told me!'”
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