Luis Carlos Pelaez’s Goals: 15 things in the next 15 years
Bio: at age 28, I have been lucky enough to have already lived many of my dreams. At age 18, I was awarded a congressional scholarship to study abroad in Germany for 1 year. I returned to Europe 3 more times as an exchange student and now speak 5 languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, and English. I was the first in my family to graduate from college majoring in Economics-Accounting and International Relations, graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2004. Afterwards, I worked for Deloitte & Touche and was lucky enough to have audited/consulted for over 20 Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, I became full-time entrepreneur and launched 3 companies—my first was my own forensic accounting software, my second an IT consulting firm and my third a marketing company. My passion is entrepreneurship and has always been since I helped my dad start his janitorial company in 1994.
Entrepreneurship: start 1,000 companies.
Personal Growth: be amongst the top 1% of effective global leaders by mastering the art of focusing.
Strategic goal: launch an investment fund in Latin America.
Threads: own a tailored Cifonelli suit and vintage Bremont WWII watch.
Dream House: own a modern house by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Philanthropy: start entrepreneurial program aimed at disadvantaged children in low income areas.
Languages: reach fluency in 10 languages.
Culture: own an original Salvador Dali painting.
Family: each year, host a family get together for my 100+ cousins in a different place in the world.
Competition: win the America’s cup yacht race as captain of my own ship.
Get married: I’ll leave the specifics up to fate, but Natalie Portman would be an A+.
Travel: walk on the moon (and possibly mine it for Helium 3, still working on the business plan).
Hobby: learn to play the electric guitar (especially heavy metal).
Toy: rebuild a 1967 Camaro.
Legacy: train tomorrow’s leaders and pioneer entrepreneurial management. I will begin my MBA at the Peter Drucker School of Business in September 2009.