Scott Belsky (born April 18, 1980) is an American entrepreneur, author and early-stage investor best known for co-creating the online portfolio platform, Behance, Inc. In 2010, Belsky was included in Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business" list. In December 2012, Behance was acquired by Adobe where Belsky became VP of Products, Mobile and Community at Adobe. In February 2016 Belsky left Adobe and joined Benchmark as the firm's sixth general partner. Prior to joining Benchmark, Belsky had been an early-stage investor and active advisor to companies including Uber, Warby Parker, Pinterest, Periscope and Sweetgreen.
Scott Belsky: On Pizza & 40s
Scott Belsky co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Belsky had been an early-stage investor and active advisor to companies including Uber, Warby Parker, Pinterest, Periscope and Sweetgreen. Sam Parr, founder of the Hustle sits down with Scott at our monthly Pizza & 40s event. Scott shares his experiences, stories, advice and much more.
Scott Belsky: On What Are You Willing to Be Bad At?
In our careers and in our work, we can only get a few things right, so we need to choose what we focus on purposefully. More importantly, we need to choose things that are different from our peers. This is our competitive advantage and it is what can propel us to success.<br> In this 99U talk, Behance co-founder Scott Belsky shares how companies like Apple and Southwest Airlines use this strategy to ensure long term success. But finding your competitive advantage is only step one, the world changes quickly, and just as fast as you find your niche, you should be looking for another one. <br> Self-awareness is the only sustainable competitive advantage you can find.
Scott Belsky: On Making Ideas Happen
Drawing on the research in his book, "Making Ideas Happen," Behance Founder & CEO Scott Belsky will give an overview of key tips and insights for pushing ideas forward. He will touch on the three crucial components of creative execution – organization, communal forces, and leadership capability – and review a series of best practices shown to be effective across industries.