"Take risks early in your career, and don't be afraid to change jobs. There's a lot of pressure when you graduate from college to get started on your career, which is understandable.
"However, the reality is, most college graduates aren't sure what they want to do, or whether what they think they want to do is really the right thing. It's easy to get used to a routine, and before you know it, you're years into a job and other doors are closing that you didn't even know were there.
"It was 12 years before I left the corporate world and joined my first start-up. That's where I've been the happiest and most fulfilled — I love the challenge, the pace, and the camaraderie, but I wish I'd figured that out sooner by taking more risks."