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Big Omaha Video Series: Philip Kaplan

Philip Kaplan at Big Omaha 2011 – Friday, May 13, 2011

Today, we’re pleased to share with the you the final and fifteenth video in the Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry.

The video features the one and only Phil Kaplan. We were thrilled when Phil let us know that he’d be able to attend and present at this year’s Big Omaha. He’s an individual with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and a history through the many years he’s spent in the tech industry.

In his talk, Phil called out several key points that are often overlooked by entrepreneurs. He shared that everything isn’t always roses, and for as many times as we hear about his successes, he’s had well over 20 ideas and businesses that have failed. The important thing to collect is the learning that takes place from the success as well as the failures.

Kaplan also shared some gems of knowledge around the tricks of Facebook and Twitter and the virality of ideas.

The one quote that resonated with me most from his presentation was: “In my career, the most success I’ve had is when I’ve gotten in over my head.” It’s pretty telling for those of us that are often stuck on the sidelines of fear and uncertainty.

To read a recap of Philip’s talk, see our post:

“Big Omaha – Philip Kaplan: Turning cool ideas into successful companies”

Please share your excitement and gratitude with Phil Kaplan via Twitter, @pud, and let him know how much we appreciated him taking time to share his time with us.

Big Omaha is Silicon Prairie News’ premier annual event held each May to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs, especially those with an interest in the tech industry. Visit BigOmaha.com to learn more.

Next up: Thinc Iowa. If you enjoyed Big Omaha, then you’ll want to be the first to know about Thinc Iowa, an event aimed at exploring the common ground between startups and corporations. Sign up to be the first to learn more at thinciowa.com.