Alison Pincus is forever curious about new ideas, concepts, and change. For the past seven years, she has been able to funnel this passion by being part of a great organization: One Kings Lane, an innovative home goods e-commerce company. Ali visited the accelerator to have a conversation with Fast Forward co-founder Kevin Barenblat, and talked about taking leaps of faith, overcoming tough challenges, and finding motivation. Here are a few gems:
- She loves “Generation Why Not” and encourages potential entrepreneurs to jump in the deep end when challenging a business or social problem.
- She gets motivation from books she reads and people she meets. “I want to do everything but there’s only 24 hours in the day.”
- Top advice:
- 1) Fail fast. If you make a decision that isn’t going well, shut it down and move on.
- 2) You don’t want to have one mentor to turn to, you want to have many. Seek them out.