Dick Costolo is trying his hand at a new role: Elder statesman. The former Twitter CEO shared some sage advice for budding entrepreneurs at the fall demo day of Stanford University's on-campus incubator Cardinal Ventures.
"Irrespective of how big your business is, once you get past the Day One," said Costolo, "life is just a constant series of fluctuations between euphoria and terror."
No doubt drawing on his experience at the helm of Twitter, his early career as co-founder and CEO of FeedBurner, a company he later sold to Google, and time as a stand-up comic, Costolo had plenty of candid advice. "You just have to understand that everyone else is going through the same thing," he said.