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    View author's info ( 54, Man | West Palm Beach, FL, USA )

    As a young man I started on Wall Street in venture capital. Then build my own Finance Company for 20 years. Sold it recently. Now involved in Market investments, real estate development, commercial and rentals.

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    View author's info ( 52, Man | Valley Springs, CA, USA )

    Never accepting the status quo. Always having a vision and pushing toward it. Zero tolerance for roadblocks. Believing in my ability to learn the things I may not yet understand. Being a team player and/or coach as needed. Being a leader, not a boss. Building, leading, trusting and motivating the right team for the job. Taking the blame, it stops all the useless finger pointing, helps cut through the noise, wins the respect of you team and gets them focused back on the real issues. Learning from every mistake/failure whether we made it or someone else. Never fearing failure, just do it real quick when no one is watching if possible and repeat the exercise with improved results.

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    View author's info ( 50, Man | Hartford, SD, USA )

    Hard work, being a leader, listening to all involved including people above you and below you. Especially the ones who are the backbone of every company or business. As u go up the ladder yo meet and work new people. And as you go back down the ladder you will encounter the same people. Treat all with respect!!!

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    View author's info ( 70, Man | Los Angeles, CA, USA )

    Genetically gifted genius/intelligence, an extremely high level of curiosity, tremendous tenacity/perseverance/stubbornness and powerful drive, deferred gratification/willingness to sacrifice, and laser-like focus. The formula is foolproof!

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    View author's info ( 45, Woman | Henderson, NV, USA )

    I have been in the Cosmetic and Beauty Industry 20 years and it started with Modeling and now I am an Executive and oversee different aspects of Companies and Countries for business. SO while I was a model, don't get stuck on that and think I am still 20 and 6 feet tall and only eat lettuce:))

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    View author's info ( 54, Man | Phoenix, AZ, USA )

    Basically, brains & persistence. . . like three decades of persistence. Im not sure if I'll even continue with medicine much longer. I'd like to have a small organic farm and make craft cheeses and raise rabbits and lama's. Seriously!

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    View author's info ( 44, Woman | Houston, TX, USA )

    Recently resigned from a sales career with Marriott due to the pandemic. I love the hospitality industry but currently pursuing real estate here in Texas. You have to know when to pivot! I'm currently in real estate school and work as an executive assistant to one of the top building companies here in Houston.

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    View author's info ( 52, Man | London, England - London, GBR )

    Successful careers or businesses are about strategy but then also going into details. Then following through on projects or details is the only way to complete tasks , to have time to deal with other things

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    View author's info ( 61, Man | North Bend, OH, USA )

    In the decade of life when most were getting having great adventures, finding good jobs, getting married and having children I committed myself to school and training. Part of the reason I retired early was to make up for that lost time of my youth. We called it delayed gratification back in med school.

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    View author's info ( 58, Woman | Irvine, CA, USA )

    I take my work seriously, keep learning various new knowledge and techniques, and have a team spirit. I will actively organize and complete various tasks. I will also bravely try a new field of work, and continue to study in the new field of work until I am qualified for this job.

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    View author's info ( 62, Man | Scottsdale, AZ, USA )

    Focus on the customer and stay one step ahead of them. What are they going to need next? How can we improve the customer experience? How can we leverage technology to provide greater value? Never focus on the competition.

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    View author's info ( 62, Woman | Gaithersburg, MD, USA )

    A former financial broker and CEO very successful in the tristste of MD, DC and VA, until husband became ill for many years. A former regional Representative for IBM corp for. 14 years in Federal Systems Fividion and ISG group. Currently semi retired but still do consulting for a broker in whole sale lending. Since I have a degree in psychology in business and clinical, I also do part time clinical therapy. Quite frankly I don't consider either a job, because it is truly a privilege to gain people's trust in both personal issues as well as their financial affairs.

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    View author's info ( 50, Woman | Washington, DC, USA )

    I have achieved increasing levels of responsibility at a major pharmaceutical company over the past 28 years. I technically have responsibility nationwide, however I am home office based and just travel to large customers as needed. (This was my scenario pre-covid and it seems to be post-covid as well.). This work environment allows for flexibility as historically I am not tied to a physical office location. I have worked hard as a single mom raising my boys alone for a long time. I have been good to my company and in return they have been generous with me. I have met lifelong friends and colleagues through this professional journey and will always be appreciative.

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    View author's info ( 56, Woman | Denver, CO, USA )

    I consider myself accomplished and experienced than successful. I started my first business at 15 years old. By the time I was 19, I create a job for 16 single mom's employees. I came to America in 1990 on the five dollars bit that I put my son in the best private middle school in the a country with no English. My son went to Saint. Albans in DC at 10, so I win $5. I do not bit anymore but America Became our home now, and we love it. My son is aways said that I will never grow up yet I am very responsible and that I always keep my word. I do not afraid to make a mistake to get where I want to be. So I had made every mistake In the book, you name it. Being reliable with no fear for failure I did build, run, bought and sold four very different Industry companies and some Properties. I am retired, it is time to enjoy live and to do what I love to do with People I love to be with.

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    View author's info ( 56, Man | Wirral, England - Merseyside, GBR )

    I am very interested in doing what I can in a small way by speaking out and campaigning to encourage the further educational opportunities and development of working class and deprived children which unfortunately has gone backwards over the past few decades under different political parties because I had the benefit of a quality education through the hard work of my immigrant parents and the grant system but now it appears notwithstanding the political sound bites it is much more difficult toobtain entry to the elite universities and the established professions for working class families