I have been listening to a lot of interviews on Mixergy lately. If you are an entrepreneur and you have not checked it out, you should head on over there IMMEDIATELY. It has a lot of interviews with amazing people. Some of them are slightly less relevant to people in less-developed-but-fully-solvent-country called India, than they are to the good people in that country which is completely-developed-but-just-came-back-from-the-brink-of-bankruptcy. But nevertheless, all of them are a good way to spend your time. (Oh yea… like so many good things in life… they are completely free.)
One interview which left an indelible impression on my mind, was the recent one of Jennifer Reuting. She started her first company when she was 17, and within a year it was doing business worth $1 million. She wrote a book – “LLC for dummies”, which went on to become a bestseller. She started another company after that, and is now working on her 3rd, called “DocRun“. And she is only 30 (at max).
But more impressive than the revenue, more than the numbers, more than anything else, was her hunger for more. The way she seized the opportunity when all the people in the firm she was interning with FLED (that’s how she started her first company) would make any marwari proud, any day. Her can-do spirit pours out of every pore of her body. She was a 17 year old, leading 40 year old men and women to build a million dollar company, but she never let that get in the way of her success. Bloody amazing!