C Student to Music Tech CEO: How Being a Bad Student Can Make You a Great Entrepreneur
Huffington Post - 3 months
It is often said that success is born from struggle. As Thomas Edison famously put it, "genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."
Roy LaManna knows that struggle well. He may be a well-respected force in the world of music/tech start-ups and on the fast track to success, but getting there wasn't easy.
LaManna was never a fantastic student. "I excelled in things that I was passionate about," he says. "If I liked a class, like physics, I could get an A. But with social studies I was the guy who didn't do my homework." Early on it seemed evident that he was meant for a different path than the university one. He knew that would present challenges. "Unfortunately when growing up, you're usually presented with only one path: you do well in school, get into a great college, find a good paying job, and start your career," says LaManna. "People explain that if that doesn't happen you'll have a very rough life." So LaManna knew he had to find a different way to s
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