This is the story of a young man, who had already been an immigrant within Europe, who came to Silicon Valley, to America, and taught them how to sell.
You’re thinking – really? Silicon Valley – where the smartest minds in the world create, grow companies like Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Oracle, Apple, Google, and Intel?
America. The land of the most brilliant sales minds in history: Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Mary Kay, David Ogilvy, and Ron Popeil?
What did Silicon Valley have to learn about sales, from this young Greek-German, whose father died when he was six year’s old, and whose mother was a factory worker, who dropped out of high school at 17?
As it turns out – a lot.
About discovering reading after giving up on learning, about joy, about focus, about creating something from nothing.
Within 3 years of buying his one way ticket to California – Steli’s company Elastic, was becoming the internal sales force for 200 venture capital backed technology companies. And then he created top selling sales software, through his company: Close.io.
If you thought there’s nothing more that you or anyone can contribute to this amazing country or to your country
If you believed that your failures mean you should stop trying.
If you sink in negativity, because you feel like an outsider,
Then listen to Steli, in this interview. His enthusiasm is infectious. His wisdom is reliable.
If you’d like more inspiration from Steli (and you do), please read here: https://blog.close.io/show-up
Or hear him and my future guest Hiten Shah, at https://thestartupchat.com/