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Vesh Thakker has 20 years of experience across engineering and business.
I am not quite a rocket scientist, but I have spent over 15 years working on satellites. I spent most of the last 20 years at a top 5 engineering university and a top 5 aerospace company. I learned a lot by surrounding myself with the best, and I certainly did the same in finance, although it was virtual. I have not been brainwashed by the financial industry that has fattened you up and slaughtered you twice already in this new century. I am not incentivized to take the greatest risk possible with other people's money during the good years to maximize my own earnings from commissions, bonuses, and profit sharing. I am free to think long term, because I do not need to imitate and hit a quarterly benchmark.
Entreprenuers have a finely tuned sense of risk taking, because we take a small risk every day with our own time and money. We plan for not only expected events, but also for low probability/high consequence events that can wipe us out. I was the first one I knew with a computer, and I have learned all about technology from the semiconductors all the way up to the business applications. I have read many books on economics and finance, and have access to all kinds of expert level research. I will provide insights into the technology I know and love. No one in finance understands technology like me.
One of the things I learned as an entrepreneur is that you have find people that have already done what you want to do, and learn as much as possible from them. The second major lesson is that the data will tell you the truth, if you can figure how to extract it. It is pretty simple really. The people that know the most earn the most. Learning is exponential. The more you know, the more you get out of the next piece of information. All I have ever cared about was learning as much as possible as fast as possible, as you can see from my four college degrees. However, the stuff I learned outside of college was far more valuable.
Entrepreneurship (5 years)
Marketing (6 years)
Finance (3 years)
Strategy (6 years)
Management (10+ years)
Systems Engineering (8 years)
Software Development (10+ years)
Hardware Development (10+ years)
Security (2 years)
Semiconductors (1 year)