Anatole Faykin: How Entrepreneurship Facilitates Personal Growth

In Chapter 7 of 12 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "How Have Your Entrepreneurial Experiences Helped You Grow as a Person?"  Faykin shares how his experience building teams, products and businesses as an entrepreneur have made him more confident.  He gains confidence as he builds experience.  He notes why it is important not to confuse confidence for arrogance or foolishness. 

Anatole Faykin is an entrepreneur currently working on a new startup as part of the Startup Chile incubator program in Santiago, Chile.  Previously, Faykin founded Tuanpin, a Shanghai, China-based daily deals site he grew to 25 employees and sold in the fall of 2011. He has worked for British Telecom in London, Intel in Shanghai, American Express in New York, and Oracle in San Francisco as well as several startups. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BS in computer science and biology from the California Institute of Technology.