Mental Floss: Will Pearson

There’s no roadmap for the entrepreneurial journey, no one to tell you what to do, how to do it and when to have it done by. The leaders who prevail are the ones who just keep going, trying option after option until they find an effective path. This was true for Will Pearson, who started Mental Floss out of his college dorm room and eventually grew it into a quirky business with millions of fans. There’s something to be said for believing in an idea and relentlessly executing until completion. 

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Here are a few of the things we discussed in this episode:

  • How naivety and a lack of industry knowledge worked in Will’s favor
  • The importance of keeping an open mind in looking for new opportunities and revenue streams 
  • Why business growth is a process of gradual shifts and organic evolution
  • The advice Will would give his college self, any anyone else starting something today

Check out Will’s new podcast Part Time Genius, you’re bound to learn something interesting!