My road in life has been direct.
Growing up, never imagined he'd become a CEO; in fact, started out in animal husbandry and agriculture.
The son of an agricultural entrepreneur, he was encouraged to forgo college and enter the family business.
Tried to follow his father's footsteps, but lacked aptitude and passion for it; decided to go to college instead.
Believes college isn't right for everyone, but it was for him; exposed him to concepts he hadn't considered, like business, which he fell in love with.
After college, went to business school and got a job at Southwestern Bell where he climbed the ranks.
Today, knows his title screams "success," but he doesn't tie success to status; it's having a well-rounded life.
Wouldn't be where he is without college; it gave him the ability to question what other people wanted for him and think for himself.