The business world is full stiff competition coming from all sides, but sometimes it just takes a little luck to stand out. Vinod is a man from India, where he learned the importance of an education at a young age. This gave him the drive to pursue a career in the United States. He went on to earn his degree from University of Nebraska, and quickly found a job right out of college. Vinod Gupta describes in a recent interview with Ideamensch how his first job became the luckiest moment in his life.
As a fresh college graduate with no experience, Vinod Gupta was hired for a marketing research analyst position at a local mobile home company. His task was to compile a list of the competitors who might be interested in their products. This was before the internet age, thus Vinod Gupta had to compile this information by hand. He had a realization that companies across the industry could benefit from knowing where their competitor were located. He took out a $100 bank loan and built his first company, named InfoGROUP, from the ground up.
He later sold InfoGROUP for millions of dollars. Vinod Gupta then moved to his next venture, Everest Group. This is a company that would support potential start-ups by the next generation. He wants to keep exploring new technologies, and how consumers interact with information availability. The ability to pull up a location on the fly and see their address, pictures, reviews, and directions was not possible just decades ago. See This Page for additional information.
A simple job out of college turned into the chance of a lifetime for Vinod Gupta. He regularly invests back into his hometown for those who raised him. Vinod is a humble man and enjoys seeing people try their hardest. The information age is upon us.