Over educated, great at copying.
For about 15years, I would describe myself as an entrepreneur. For the decade before that, it was all I wanted to be. I am one of those over qualified, over educated types of people who has learned too much, got letters after his name and heard every theory under the sun. What I have learned is that academia/consultants/advisors are great at talk, but not at action. People who have been there and done that have the knowledge and wisdom but often unable to communicate that to the rest of us.
I want you to learn what both sides of the fence have taught me.
My education background:
1991: Awarded Australian Defence Force Academy Scholarship to study Civil Engineering
1992-1994: Attended Australian Defence Force Academy
1995 - 1997: Attended QUT to complete my BE (Civil)
1999 - 2002: Attended Brisbane Graduate School of Business to complete my MBA (Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Finance)
2006 - 2008: Attented MIT (Boston) to undertake Entrepreneurial Masters Program
My work background:
1998: Joined Leighton Contractors as only graduate engineer
1999: Joined Civdec Constructions as Project Engineer & then IT Manager
2001: Contract with Federal Government's AusIndustry division to administer R&D grants & tax incentives
2002: Joined High Tech Health as Managing Director
2010: Sold High Tech Health after achieving pharmacy distribution of 1,500 pharmacies in Australia in just 3years
2011: Started Universal Hair Salons
2012: Expanded to 7 salons