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CEO: Learning To Rely On Yourself Is Most Important

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This interviewee runs a company that helps other game developers get people to pay for their games. He offers insights into what led him down this path and how he spends his time.

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations
Job Title: CEO
Employer: Goo Goo Mango

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

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Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='28682'>Same with</span> <span m='29168'>the businesses,</span> <span m='29654'>reviewing that,</span> <span m='30140'>seeing</span> <span m='30626'>what we need to do</span> <span m='31112'>to move forward</span> <span m='31598'>in closing the</span> <span m='32570'>funding.</span> </p><p><span m='34040'>In</span> <span m='34380'>terms</span> <span m='34610'>of how</span> <span m='34670'>I got there,</span> <span m='34955'>I</span> <span m='35240'>majored</span> <span m='35620'>in politics</span> <span m='36530'>for</span> <span m='36640'>my</span> <span m='36750'>degree,</span> <span m='37290'>which</span> <span m='37510'>was</span> <span m='38150'>strange.</span> <span m='39080'>From</span> <span m='39230'>there,</span> <span m='39430'>I ended</span> <span m='39520'>up</span> <span m='39670'>moving</span> <span m='40000'>into</span> <span m='40060'>business</span> <span m='40315'>and</span> <span m='40570'>started</span> <span m='40740'>working</span> <span m='41080'>with</span> <span m='41230'>a sports</span> <span m='41470'>management company.</span> <span m='42840'>And</span> <span m='43250'>from there,</span> <span m='43690'>I pretty much</span> <span m='44100'>decided I wanted to go out</span> <span m='44570'>on my own</span> <span m='45040'>and do something</span> <span m='45510'>on my own,</span> <span m='45980'>and so</span> <span m='46450'>started working for a</span> <span m='46920'>social</span> <span m='47390'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='47860'>enterprise</span> <span m='48330'>company.</span> <span m='48800'>We basically</span> <span m='49270'>provided</span> <span m='50210'>games</span> <span m='50680'>for</span> <span m='51150'>call</span> <span m='51510'>centers</span> <span m='51820'>and</span> <span m='52010'>sales teams.</span> <span m='52690'>So when</span> <span m='52810'>they hit</span> <span m='53000'>a</span> <span m='53070'>target,</span> <span m='53480'>they</span> <span m='53640'>play the</span> <span m='53950'>game</span> <span 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