ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Jesuit Entrepreneur | Bill McKiernan | TEDxBellarmineCollegePreparatory

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Jesuit Entrepreneur | Bill McKiernan | TEDxBellarmineCollegePreparatory

Here’s Great Tip: The Jesuit Entrepreneur | Bill McKiernan | TEDxBellarmineCollegePreparatory


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As President of WSM Capital, Bill McKiernan shares in insight on what it takes to become a successful company in today’s fast paced world. Bill understands that all great companies that transform from within a start-up environment to a Fortune 500 company with thousands of employees requires the ability to adapt to the inevitable changes that lie ahead. All companies start with a unique idea and a strong foundation of ethics and hard work. Similarly, the path St. Ignatius, a Spanish Jesuit from the early 1500s, took to develop one of the most influential movements in history, required a great deal of entrepreneurial instincts and skill. Bill outlines the historic developments of the Society of Jesus as St. Ignatius traveled the world to build out his mission and vision. Today’s start-up environment in Silicon Valley continues to drive the world forward with innovative ideas. Bill connects the similar themes and lessons he learned as an entrepreneur developing a technology company in Silicon Valley with that of St. Ignatius in the following TEDx talk at Bellarmine College Prep on Friday, February 3, 2017.

Bill McKiernan is President of WSM Capital, LLC, a private equity firm he founded to invest in payment and other technology companies. Prior to founding WSM Capital, Bill founded Cybersource Corporation in 1994. CyberSource became one of the largest payment processors for online business with over 300,000 customers processing over $120 billion per year. In July 2010, Visa Inc. acquired Cybersource for $2 billion. Mr. McKiernan holds a BS from Boston College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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