How does one go from the gutters to being a business tycoon? I don’t know but Tony Petrello seems to have figured it out.
Tony Petrello started off as a boy with a Jersey accent and a loud mouth. The only thing he had going for him was that he was good at math. In fact, he was a genius. He could scribble math theorems as old as Socrates on the greasy napkin that came with his Starbucks. With his great talent he would receive an undergraduate degree and graduate degree of mathematics from Yale University. Here he would meet his mentor Professor Serge Long. Professor Long was a world renown mathematician and together he and his protégé would do ground breaking work. Unfortunately, Tony had other plans and more information click here.
Tony left the field of mathematics and pursued a degree in law. This broke the heart of Serge Long who died in 2003. After receiving his degree in law from Harvard Tony would go on to work for the corporate law firm Baker and McKenzie. He did exceptionally well there for 12 years. He did so well that Nabors Industries took sight of him and hired him as an employee. This was the best decision that Nabors Industry could have made.
Rising up to president, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Tony increased the stock of the company over 180%! This pleased investors who got a considerable kickback from Tony’s achievements and learn more about Tony.
Once Tony topped the list of highest paid CEOs in the world an old college buddy phoned him to ask how to be successful. Tony’s advice was witty and cute. He said, “One life lesson I have learned is that between being smart or being lucky—lucky is better,” he wrote. “I have been extremely fortunate in work” and Tony’s lacrosse camp.
So how do you rise from the gutters to become a business tycoon? The American story of course; hard work, determination, good education, and a lot of luck and resume him.