Evernote CEO Phil Libin took the stage at our PandoMonthly San Francisco event on Thursday to talk about his path to co-founding Evernote, the trouble with founding a company simply to found a company, and why getting to an IPO won’t be the most important thing he does at Evernote.
Libin also discussed his belief that Apple is innovating just as much as it has in the last few years, how the App Store and other Web advances have made being in Silicon Valley less important than ever before, and the freshly-announced Twitter IPO. (He is also learning how to play music from the “Hulk” television series and convinced that, mathematically, renting an entire movie theatre and stuffing it full of Evernote employees is better than mingling with the general public just to watch “The Hobbit.”) Finally, he discussed the lessons he’s learned from three high profile CEO mentors.
The full interview is available for streaming below. The event was sponsored by SageOne and Signia Venture Partners. Our next PandoMonthly event will be in New York with Facebook co-founder and New Republic publisher-slash-editor-in-chief Chris Hughes on September 26; the next San Francisco event will be on October 3 with Marc Andreessen (who, disclosure, is a personal investor in PandoDaily).
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