Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Fable: Chance

There’s a guy who gave up his degree course to become a hotel credit manager.

He then went travelling and, while in Hong Kong, got offered a job by a paging company.

He said he’d do it for a year.

After a year, he was persuaded to stay on for another year and, at the end of that year, he was offered a big job which led to a huge job sorting out a failing wireless network.

Four years later the network was IPO’d at a value of  $2.5 billion and four years after that it was sold for $30 billion.

Moral: Take chances

Tags: degree course, hotel credit manager, paging company

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  1. grax
    June 30, 2014 15:12

    Moral: work with smart people (and go to Hong Kong if you dont find them near to you)

  2. david manners
    June 28, 2014 07:44

    I agree with you, DontAgree.

  3. DontAgree
    June 28, 2014 04:25

    It works for some, I am sure it doesn’t work for all (I know a few of those), I strongly suspect it doesn’t work for most …

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