A life changing moment

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zappaDPJ

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I read this article the other day and it really struck a chord.


A lot of entrepreneurs have "a moment". A moment that makes them realise they're on to something.

For Marcin Kleczynski it came while he was discreetly working on his antivirus software business from his student digs.

His start-up company Malwarebytes was less than a year old back in late 2008, but already gaining a good reputation in the cyber security world.

Marcin, then only 18, was just about managing to juggle running his start-up with participating in student life at the University of Illinois when he hit a snag.

"I was having some real trouble analysing the latest computer virus, when all of a sudden I get a white page on my screen that says 'you've been banned from the school network due to malicious activity on your desktop'," he says.

"They'd obviously detected that I had a virus on my computer, but didn't realise it was deliberate. So I call the university IT helpline, and they send a kid, no older than me. He sits down at my computer and looks at it and says 'boy you've really screwed this thing up'.

"Then, right in front of me, he logs onto my website and downloads Malwarebytes.

"I didn't say anything, I stood behind him and watched him fix my computer with my software to get me back online. He left never knowing who I was, but to this day I love that moment."


You can read the full article is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49015609
 

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Neat Story thanks for sharing

This is not how i feel when i find my own content plagiarized
 

cornnfedd

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Why do only rich and successful people have a moment where it all changes... probably cause most the time it isnt "one moment" but more like years and years of hard work.

I mean has anyone really been that inspired by just one moment? The light suddenly turns on? I honestly thing its a load a crap 99% of the time and jut more marketing tripe.

I like the story though, very cool and probably true.
 

Nev_Dull

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Great story. I think it rings very true, and not just for the rich and successful. When I started as a consultant years back, I still remember how good it felt the first time a new client called saying "we heard about you".
 
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