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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Did you play 'Roller Coaster Tycoon' when you were younger?

Look Familiar?

       When I first met a few fellow McKelvey Entrepreneurs through an Entrepreneur foundation that I am apart of, there was such an incredible energy going throughout the room. First off, we were all excited to be staying at a loft in the heart of Times Square! But really, we all had one thing in common; we all lived our lives 'growing up entrepreneurs.'  In one of our first conversations together, we discussed how early on we started to care about making money. We came to an agreement that we all grew up playing Roller Coaster tycoon.

So, what does that mean?

       It meant that we were all true entrepreneurs at heart. In order to make ton's of money and in order to create the "Best" park possible, you had to put weeks of your time into the game. 






Those are just some characteristics of an entrepreneur.

I cannot speak for everyone obviously, but I believe that some of my earliest encounters of being an entrepreneur derived from playing the game 'Roller Coaster Tycoon.'

"It was incredible. One of the McKelvey Entrepreneurs brought up the question, "who here played 'Roller Coaster Tycoon' when they were younger?" Almost everyone shouted out "I DID!." Everyone, including me started talking about the game and how much fun it was. We discussed how we were all addicted to playing it."

 ~I told my family this when I returned from my trip in New York City...


Entrepreneur Spotlight

       I want to note one young entrepreneur that really stands out in my mind as a one of kind person. A young adult who wants the power of creating change for others, and yet isn't looking (or maybe he is?) to make millions. 

His name is Brandon L. Griffin 

Senior at Purdue University Calumet

Majoring in: 


A little bit about Brandon...

"Born in Gary, Indiana, Brandon was the first person to be inducted into the Society of Innovators under the age of 18, and at the same age was named one of the 20 most successful business people under the age of 40 by BusINess Magazine. He is the founder of FyeBye, Inc. which publishes FyeBye Magazine and organizes events designed to engage students in activities to enhance leadership skills and create entrepreneurship awareness. He has established a charitable fund for the social cause called the Brandon L. Griffin Foundation - A Fund of Tides Foundation. Together the Foundation and FyeBye, Inc. provides resources to cultivate their vision of the 22nd Century Youth."

Here's a couple link's where you can find our more about Brandon and his company...

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