I was born into a family with great moral values, lots of love, who gave me a great education, and a close extended family and support network.
I studied in 3 countries by the time I graduated from High School which allowed me to be fully bilingual. After H.S., I worked full time for a small export company while studying at a community college at night. It was great work experience in the “real” world. I later transferred to the University of Florida to finish my studies and get a B.S. in Industrial Engineer. Upon graduation, I took a consulting job with PricewaterhouseCoopers. I thought I was on top of the world.
Most of my friends followed a similar track. None were born with a trust fund, 90% of them graduated from top public universities, they all work for fortune 500 companies with a 401(k) that provides a false sense of hope for retirement.
Over the past few years, I have met a lot of successful entrepreneurs. They are a different breed of human. They poses the right balance between the left and right side of the brain. They are self motivated and don’t shy away from calculated risk. They can sell their ideas and passions to interns, employees, advisers, investors, and most importantly customers.
The start-up ecosystem is addictive, energizing, challenging, and lots of fun. Where would I be today if I would have been influenced by some of these leaders 20 years ago?
Where you influenced by successful entrepreneurs prior to graduating from High School?
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