Accept that you will fail.
These are the words that stuck with Jon Oringer throughout his pathway to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
In this short video, he explains how his inquisitive mind set him apart and how he nearly got kicked out of Columbia University for using college servers to run an online ad business.
But, most importantly, he shares those five words and explains why they are the most important thing for every entrepreneur to remember. And, how these words spurred him to create something useful, something that was needed.
For the record, Oringer is now worth around $1 billion since the Shutterstock IPO two years ago.
Columbia University 2014 Engineering SEAS Class Day Graduation Speech – Jon Oringer