What a pleasure to have Entrepreneur Erik Hanberg of Tacoma come in and speak to our class about Entrepreneurship. What really stuck out to me in this open discussion and presentation was the fact that both Andrew Fry and Erik knew how to make money in ways that schools do not teach. Entrepreneurs need to be able to adapt and swim against the tides, especially when the economy is not ideal.
As a Computer Science major, I have always thought that working at a big tech company such as Google or Amazon will be the endgame. However, the fact that I am taking this entrepreneur class shows my initiatives to undertake risks and work for myself. In better words, entrepreneur Grant Cardone says “As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s”. This cannot ring any truer in the sense that our single life is deterministic on our own beliefs and decisions. As long as we do not shoot high for our GOALS and DREAMS, we’ll most likely hit that target. This is an absolute travesty and disappointing for anyone willing to live this life.
Erik Hanberg presented his books such as “The Little Book of Gold” and “The Little Book of Boards” which opened up my ideas into creating a Non-profit later on in my life. As a father of two boys, my youngest son Tristan is a child with autism. However, finding resources and/or guidance for raising these young men are met with dead ends and little help. Furthermore, starting a non-profit for children with autism may help other parents and relatives understand this misconceived disorder. As more and more children with autism are brought into the light, I want parents to be proud of their little young leaders and have the ability to communicate with their children much more easily. I think buying his book on non-profit will be a great foundation to understand what is needed to start this journey.