Have you noticed? CEO’s are getting younger by the minute, or is it just that to be at the top you no longer need to have gray hair as prerequisite? Of course, all around the planet there is still a long process one needs to go through in order to become a CEO. But lately, with so much entrepreneurship going on due to fast and new technologies, as a twenty something you have the graspable opportunity to actually skip the whole climbing ladders or going down serpents to get to the top post.
Mark Zuckerberg for example is the youngest billionaire on Earth (surely you saw it as the last sentence coming from the Social Network). Sean Parker, Charlie Rose, Matt Sanchez (co founder of Video Egg); the list goes on and on. What do they all have in common other than young age? Technology & Entrepreneurship.
Someone very wisely told me “there’s no age to a bright idea”. After all, entrepreneurship is a collection of virtues, among which ideas and innovation are key parts. Perhaps not long ago, in order to be respected in the business world, one needed be successful and gray haired. That has changed a bit (except of course for the success part).
What does all of this tell us? Pursue your dream; you do so persistently enough, you’ll be sipping on latte’s in your CEO office before you turn the big twenty-ten.