Wow , this story is a must read for any business leader or entrepreneur. It's totally inspired me this morning to carry on and NOT GIVE UP.
I too left a job I loved at the BBC to pursue my dreams of helping people pitch and present in business (with more oomph!) Oh yes, it's fantastic, I LOVE it.
However it's hard when you find yourself working an 80 hour week and seeing your kids watch you on your iphone as you dash from the school run to the airport!
Gosh I'd love to continue to grow and help people just like Ben, the founder of Pinterest. A great story!
California was everything Ben had imagined it to be. He started working at Google designing display advertisements and he loved it there — the culture, the vibe, the people, everything. “I thought Google was the coolest place. People there were so smart and they were all doing these really interesting things. I just felt really lucky to be a a part of it even in a small way.” But there was a problem. He couldn’t build any products at Google. He wasn’t allowed to, because he wasn’t an engineer. It was either continue working at Google or quit and do what he had come to California to do in the first place, to pursue his dreams. He had to quit. “I left, not because I didn’t love the company, but because it would have been really hard to built products.”