He Understands What Dictators Can Do
Halvorssen has seen for himself how dictators can affect people on a personal level. In 2004, Venezuela called a referendum to review the election results that gave Hugo Chavez political office yet again. During a protest of the referendum Halvorssen’s mother, Hilda Mendoza, was shot by supporters of Chavez. The shooters were arrested but they were never convicted of any crime. This personal injustice has a played a big role in the life of Thor Halvorssen and defined him.
He Knows Why Open Societies Succeed
An open society is a society in which each member is able to decide for themselves how they want their lives to unfold. If you want to spend your life pursuing an education and choose a higher position in life you are free to do that, but the choice is always yours. This isn’t true in many oppressed societies in which one’s position in life is already predetermined and locked by birth. Open societies produce better results than closed societies. He understands this and we wants to create a world where everyone is able to reach their full potential.
He Wants To Free His Homeland For Good
His birth country Venezuela is currently facing considerable troubles under the dictatorship it lives under. Political prisoners, including some of his family members, are held without any chance of freedom for speaking out against the government. He has managed to escape this fate by living in America, but Halvorssen wants to stop this once and for all. The work he does at the Human Rights Foundation is one key step in stopping this suffering and bringing Venezuela into a new chapter. He isn’t going to stop until the country he knows best is finally unshackled from oppression.
The world of technology has been privileged to have a successful innovation expert Eric Pulier. He specializes in public speaking, he is a writer and an entrepreneur. He is also the founder of different technology companies which are competing strongly in the industry. Mr. Eric is the Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman of ServiceMesh, Inc. He has founded 15 companies and he recently sold a company at a tune of $350 million. He is also a philanthropist who is based in Los Angeles, California.
Never Give Up
In the business arena, Eric has been inspirational to many people who wants to startup businesses. He believes in never giving up and pressing higher towards the desired future. In his teachings, he offers applicable and real solutions on how to constantly remain innovative in the business world. He also gives step by step approach on how a small dream can be turned into a huge reality. Mr. Eric is also an expert in training on how to become innovative and create something where other people cannot see an opportunity. Other sessions where he has taught were based on persistence, true success, change and how to surround yourself with better people.
Experience plus Innovation
Serving in different positions in different companies is a clear sign Mr. Eric has the ability to innovate and provide solutions. He served at Computer Sciences Corporation and CSC Australia Pty. Ltd as the Vice President and General Manager. He has served in different companies including Santa Monica Media Corporation, SOA Software Inc., Interactive Video Technology, and Desktone, U.S Interactive Inc. In the different companies he has been a director, director, executive director and co-founder. He is a member of Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative. Mr. Erich has been named by VAR Business as one of 30 e-Visionaries.
Eric started programming in the fourth grade. By the time he was in high school, he began a database computer company. After moving in Los Angeles in 1991, he had a passion to provide solutions in health care and education. He thus began a company called People Doing Things. Over the years, he has been influential and instrumental in the technology world.