27 Year Old Ceo of 100 Million Dollar

September 5, 2006 at 9:59 pm Leave a comment

Angus  Davis who is 27 and is a millionaire never went to college but read this


ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH.  And it’s happened pretty quickly. After high school, Davis took what he thought would be a year off before college. In time he got a marketing internship at Netscape, where he was soon hired as a product manager, becoming the Web browser’s youngest full-time employee. Before long, he was heading a 25-person team. His jobs included prototyping browser technology and tackling the merger with America Online (TWX ) in 1999. There were a lot of Mountain Dew-fueled weekends, Davis says of his Netscape days. “It was good preparation for Tellme,” he says.

Davis, who never did make it to college, also finds himself addressing prep school and university audiences regularly. He’s a frequent speaker at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where a case study on Tellme has been taught for more than five years.

OLD SCHOOL TIES.  A message Davis tries to pass on: Don’t follow in my footsteps. “I encourage them to go to college — do as I say, not as I do,” says Davis, who serves on the advisory committee for Stanford University’s technology and entrepreneurship programs and judges its undergraduate and graduate annual $50,000 startup competitions (see our slide show). His career, he says, featured “lots of good luck that might not be easy to replicate.”

Davis’ outlook on schooling has come a long way indeed. David Burnham is former headmaster at the Moses Brown School, where Davis got most of his education. Davis was frequently summoned to Burnham’s office for failing to “discipline himself to do his homework,” recalls Burnham.

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