Step 1: Get a job at a non-profit for a cause you believe in.
Step 2: Have a good, stable salary.
Step 3: Have a family.
Step 4: Live the good life.
Step 5: Quit it all to start your own venture.
David’s career path is not what most people would expect it to be, least of all his family full of lawyers, doctors and diplomats with prestigious college degrees, who wanted him to follow in their footsteps.
And David did, at first. But going to a prestigious college turned out to be a big disappointment.
“I had this nagging feeling inside that, if I was being honest with myself, it was all kind of mediocre. When I went there I was like ‘gosh this is it? This is the pinnacle of educational achievement? This is kind of lame.'”
David felt like he was learning way more from the entrepreneurs and business people that he was interacting with in the real world, than from his expensive college classes.
Later, in his job raising money for non profit, he kept feeling that same thing. That these donors on the other side of the table, these entrepreneurs, they were the real superheroes.
And so he decided to take a big risk, give up his stable salary and prestigious career in D.C. in order to pursue entrepreneurship and bring meaning to education.
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