Written by Felipe S. Ramos, an EO member and entrepreneur.
I remember it as if it happened yesterday. I received a message from a friend about a global entrepreneurs’ organization coming to the city of São Paulo. She invited me to meet the group, and let me know it was looking for entrepreneurs just like me.
It was a cold winter evening when I went to learn more about the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). That night I read a description of the organization that I would eventually quote again. An article on Forbes introduces EO like this:
EO is basically the Justice League of the entrepreneurial world. This group has it all – not only do they offer forums and personal advice on a national scale, the organization also sponsors local chapters with their own meetings and amenities. There are even great healthcare options for members. On top of that, there are personal mentorship opportunities and huge networking events. It’s the ultimate toolbox for entrepreneurs.
When I read that EO is considered the “ultimate toolbox for entrepreneurs,” I instantly imagined a journey of discovery and adventure. In my head, I created an analogy of a passing train. Either I would board this train and join the organization, becoming a founding member in Brazil, or I would (more…)