Martin Varsavsky speaks about Time vs. Impact at the World Technology Summit.
Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur and founder of seven companies in the past 20 years. In 1998 he started Jazztel, Spain´s second largest publicly traded telecom operator. In 1999 he founded Ya.com, Spain´s third largest Internet web site/DSL provider that includes the second largest Spanish language web agency viajar.com.
Martin´s current venture is Fon, founded in November in 2005, a community empowered company dedicated to building the world´s largest global Wifi network bottom up, spreading the power of Wifi around the world. Fon attracted British Telecom, Coral Group, Skype, Atomico, Google, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital as partners and quickly became the largest Wifi community in the world, with almost 12 million hot spots currently.
"Entrepreneurs are successful because they work smarter, not harder," argues FON founder Martin Varsavsky , saying that learning to spend "quality time" with ideas is an important part of making them work.