Entreprenuer, the word always gives the idea of all those hard working buinessmen or business women, who after getting relevant degrees from the top notch Bschools venture into their own businesses. While there are some successful entreprenuers who never went to any Bschool, they are just driven by their seer passion and became a brand. Let us read about some of those unconventional entreprenuers.
Born to a restaurant owner in Florida, Max grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Blaire Academy in 1995 where he was voted the “most egotistical”. He went on to attend the University of Chicago & Duke Law School. He started his career with The Definitive Book of Pick-Up Lines (2001). His two best sellers Assholes finish first and I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, later became movies. Max also co-founded an online company called Rudius Media and released a book with Dr. Miller called Mate: Become the Man Women Want in September 2015.
Parents of Dr. Dre the rap pioneer were both singers. He had consistently low grades in school as his heart was always in making music. He got his first chance to work the turntables at an L.A. nightclub called Eve After Dark where the persona of rap star Dr. Dre was born. He tasted major success with his rap group N.W.A. The Chronic, which was his first solo album became a huge hit. Before co-founding the well-known Beats Electronic and selling it to Apple, Dre also started Aftermath entertainment and signed 50 cent and Eminem to his label.
Seth Godin is an American author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and marketer who was born in New York in July,1960. A few years after completing his MBA in Marketing from Stanford, Seth founded the Seth Godin Productions. He later co-founded Yoyodyn which he sold to Yahoo in 1998 for $30 Million and became Yahoo’s VP of Direct Marketing. Till April, 2014 Seth had authored 17 books. He founded altMBA in 2015 which uses various digital tools to engage with more than 100 students in 27 countries for a super intense 4-week process.
While on her way to attend Medical school to become a doctor, Ishita Gupta decided to change her path to listen to the entrepreneur within. She studied documentary photography, made a short film on a Nobel Prize winner. She later applied and got into the Seth Godin MBA program, post finishing which she helped Seth launch his book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? She became the Head of Media at Domino (Founded by Seth) and helped launch 6 bestselling books. She now publishes Fearless Magazine and runs her own consulting business.
Sophia started selling vintage women’s clothing in 2006 when she was just 22 yrs old. She was a community college dropout and was working at an art school, living in her step-aunt’s home at that time. She started her website Nasty Gal in 2004 and quit her job to devote full-time to her startup. She has no Marketing team and is still one of the fastest growing retailers in the country and uses the power of social media to grow her user base. In 2011 alone Nasty Girl had a total revenue of $28 million. Nasty Girl has raised over @49 million is Venture Capital.