What advice would I share with young entrepreneurs today? That’s easy to answer. Follow your strange curiosities. For me they have been, as in the Harry Potter realm, a veritable Felix Felicis (though without the possible toxic side effects).
For example, in high school I was strong in leadership and biology. I’m sure my parents had fantasies about me going into medicine or perhaps biotech. But what did I choose? Theatre. I pursued this interest even though I knew it was a long shot to be successful, and that even “successful” theatre people didn’t necessarily make money.
So why did I do it? To be honest, I don’t know. At the time it was strange and interesting to me. I figured I’d do it for a few years and then perhaps get a “real job.”
Deciding to pursue a career in the theatre turned out to be one of the three best decisions of my life. (more…)