I am a serial entrepreneur. I have worked all of my life. I had a little wagon when I was five years old in Washington, DC, and I would go down to the Safeway grocery store and take the little old ladies’ groceries from the Safeway store to their houses. That was back in 1945, and they would give me a nickel or a dime. I had a paper route when I was seven years old. I delivered newspapers every afternoon during the week and at six o’clock in the morning on Saturdays and Sundays.
I have built businesses all my life. I have built 15 different companies. I believe the greatest business people in the world are entrepreneurs, because entrepreneurs get it done now. They don’t put off until tomorrow what they can do today. They’ve got energy, they’ve got a belief system, and they’ve got a passion for what they are doing. I used to think in my younger life that the big business people, the guys who run these big companies, were “the bomb!” But now I know that “the bombs” are the ones that build their own companies. People like Bill Gates, the college dropout. Michael Dell from Dell Business Systems with one quarter of college under his belt.