Silicon Valley

Why You Shouldn't Try to Be the Next Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg

Not everyone can be a Silicon Valley sensation, and not everyone should be.
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Young entrepreneurs have a tendency to look at the most successful people in Silicon Valley and wish they could live like those people. They often start out thinking that they want to create a tech product or service in California.

While it's helpful to have role models, if you compare your business to the massive companies in Silicon Valley, chances are you're going to be disappointed. Those tech giants and their leaders are celebrities. Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and other CEOs of Bay Area-based companies are constantly on TV, on the internet and in magazines.

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David explains how you can temper your expectations and still build an extremely successful and important company.

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