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This one Asian-American guy who was a Navy SF, then became a Medical Doctor and THEN became a fucking NASA astronaut.

 

And he had a really shitty childhood, like, really, really shitty. Most people would probably take their time until 36 just to recover from that stuff and he just powered through it. He´s like a humble and friendly (and Asian) version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, just from that incredible drive and passion he emits.

 

99.999% yes ... a whole 1% is too generous

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

Really shows the importance of two things: 1. Passion in knowing what you want (becoming strong -> warrior, wanting to save his charges -> physician) 2. Thoughtfulness and preparation (trained for the exact skillset, at any time)

 

Person I met during a networking event was on an Olympic team, and interned at Goldman his/her soph year

 

Bro, she is MIT-Harvard + achieved the holy trinity of IB Big3, Consulting MBB, Tech Google + side quests in Nasa and WEF International Policy + Web3 Founder

I know most are internships, but it's more likely by choice than by not receiving return offers.

 

Porter Collins

The guy was an professional rower who presented team USA at the ‘96 and ‘00 summer Olympics, won 3 gold medals in rowing at world championships, was part of FrontPoint Partners when they shorted the housing market and eventually started a hedge fund (Seawolf Capital) with former colleague Vinny Daniel.

 

David McCormick

from wiki:

McCormick graduated from West Point in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, He was a four-time letterman on the Army wrestling team and the team's co-captain his senior year. He was two-time Eastern runner-up at 167 pounds

After his graduation from West Point, McCormick went to United States Army Airborne School and to Ranger School; he was named the Honor Graduate of Ranger School. He joined the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in 1987.

In 1996, he earned a PhD in international relations from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs

From 1996 to 1999, McCormick worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

In 1999, McCormick joined FreeMarkets, a global provider of software and services. Later that same year the company conducted an initial public offering. McCormick was promoted to president of FreeMarkets in 2001 and was named chief executive officer in 2002. He successfully sold FreeMarkets to Ariba in 2004 for approximately $500 millio

McCormick joined Bridgewater Associates in 2009 as their president. He became co-CEO in 2017, where he was responsible for overseeing the management of the firm, and liaison with institutional investors.

In December 2019, it was announced that McCormick would become the sole CEO of Bridgewater

 
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R0b3rt N1sh1hara (using numbers so his name isn't associated with WSO on Google lol)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-nishihara-b6465444

Proceeds to post Robert Nishihara's LinkedIn... 

outstanding move meme

"The obedient always think of themselves as virtuous rather than cowardly" - Robert A. Wilson | "If you don't have any enemies in life you have never stood up for anything" - Winston Churchill | "It's a testament to the sheer belligerence of the profession that people would rather argue about the 'risk-adjusted returns' of using inferior tooth cleaning methods." - kellycriterion
 

I met a bigshot who told me he saw the resume of a former president's kid come across his desk.  He also got a call from the former president just touching base on the status of his kid starting a career at said organization. He still had the cell number in his Blackberry to prove it to me. 

Long story short, the kid rejected their offer.

 

Not seen anybody so far beat Rishi Sunak's CV.

Only thing which will ruin it is when he suffers the worst ever Conservative defeat at the next election

 

xQc, also known as Felix Lengyel

This is the type of guy who WSO would make fun of (before his massive success)

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- Worked lots of odd jobs from teenage to young adulthood including:

newspaper carrier, janitor, landscaper

- Had lots of acquaintances but never any real close friends

- Dropped out of 2 year college in Montreal, Canada

- Became an pro e-sports player and played for Team Canada

- Kicked out of team for unsportsmanlike behavior

- Started streaming (recording self to an internet audience playing games) full-time from 2016

- Coach surfer, living in friend's homes

- Became a millionaire at age 23 (probably around 2018/2019)

- Annual income in 2020/2021 was $4,000,000+ per year according to leaked documents

- After 7 years, in 2023, landed a $100,000,000 two year contract to stream on Kick

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Tell me any other 27 year old in history who will be worth $100,000,000+ by age 29 through

playing video games and watching youtube videos.

No boss, no schedule, can work on his own terms wherever in the world.

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Those in the entertainment industry, such as professional actors / musicians / athletes

still have obligations to respect and follow through.

Multiple higher ups that play a huge role in their career development.

Lots of pressure from fans and also within of not being "good enough".

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Outside of lottery winners or trust fund babies,

xQc is the richest young person in the world with the least amount of effort required.

And he did this while starting from zero (was a janitor and college drop out)

 

Miss his OG 24+ hour Overwatch streams

The important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries; to continue steadfastly on one's way without letting oneself be either defeated by failure or diverted by applause.
 

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