Pete Cashmore

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“The talent that has to be learned is finding out what someone’s passion is and setting them up to realize that. You don’t get the best work from people if you’re guiding them versus them guiding themselves.”


Pete Cashmore (born 18 September 1985) is the CEO and founder of the popular blog Mashable,[2] a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide.[3] He grew up in Banchory,[4] and founded Mashable in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2005 at age 19.[5]

In 2009, Cashmore was recognized in Inc.‘s “30 Under 30”, Forbes‘ “Top 25 Web Celebs”,[6] and The Huffington Posts “Top 10 Game Changers 2009”.[7] He writes a weekly column on technology and social media atCNN.[8] In 2012, Cashmore made Time magazine‘s list of the 100 most influential people.[9]

Pete Cashmore was also crowned by INQ as the most influential Briton and most influential Twitter user in the world in 2009.[10]


This profile is partly adapted from a Wikipedia entry on Pete Cashmore, available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.