Mark Pincus, American Businessman ( February 13, 1966 - )

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You can manage 50 people through the strength of your personality and lack of sleep. You can touch them all in a week and make sure they're all pointed in the right direction.~Mark Pincus

Strength Week Sleep

I think you're defined as a company by what you choose to do and what you choose not to do.~Mark Pincus

You Think Choose

I got involved early on in social media - I created one of the first social networks - and for me, social gaming was a natural evolution of that.~Mark Pincus

Social Media Me Media

People were hanging out in these places, and just like at cocktail parties, they needed something to do together. I thought, 'How can we fit games into someone's life?'~Mark Pincus

Life Together People

Zynga made social gaming and play a worldwide phenomenon, and we remain the industry leader.~Mark Pincus

Leader Play Gaming

I think we live in a unique time - the verbs that make up our online and mobile lives haven't been completely invented or imagined for us. That was kind of a life path I was on.~Mark Pincus

Life Time Path

Clearly as you move to being a public company, probably even more than growth, there is a huge value based on predictability.~Mark Pincus

Growth Value You

From the beginning... I wanted to build a company that could sustain not for two years or four years or even ten years but be something that really matters over time the way Amazon and Google and others have.~Mark Pincus

Time Beginning Company

I need to aspire to be a great CEO and not just a great product engineer.~Mark Pincus

Great Product Engineer

I seek out a lot of advice from other CEOs.~Mark Pincus

Advice Seek Other

I've grown a lot, and I'm learning every week.~Mark Pincus

Learning Week Lot

I've been good at product entrepreneuring.~Mark Pincus

Good Product Been

There are people who want the comfort and structure of a job where they're given tasks and told what to do. I think it's actually a minority of people. The majority of people don't want that, but I'd say that the companies I've built are full of people with something to prove.~Mark Pincus

Job People Comfort

I like to bet on people, especially those who have taken risks and failed in some way, because they have more real-world experience. And they're humble.~Mark Pincus

Experience Humble People

My approach is that you have to earn the respect of people you work with.~Mark Pincus

Work Respect People