Rick's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    The Original Roadtrip

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Washington, DC

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: The Original Roadtrip

  • ON DVD:

    The Open Road

RICK ALLEN

CEO
National Geographic Ventures

“You have to get as much information as you possibly can, look at it as thoughtfully as you possibly can, and then say, 'I gotta make a decision.' Don't hesitate, just put the pedal down and go.”

INTERESTS:

Business Television

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Passion Self-Reflection Planning

TAGS:

english major, happiness, preparation, trends

BIOGRAPHY:

Growing up, Rick was passionate about marine biology. So when he went to Dartmouth for college, he majored in pre-med. After he failed his first college biology course, Rick became an English Major, "which was a blast." After college Rick went to Law School. He then went on to practice Law for six years. One day, when he was 29 years old, one of his clients asked him to be the CEO of his group of businesses that was made up of 35 different companies. From that big step Rick went on to numerous jobs in both politics and business. Until one day National Geographic came to him with a job that he couldn't refuse.

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