On this episode of the Nomad Futurist Podcast, Nabeel and Phillip are joined by Walter Cannon, Vice President, Connected Cities & External Affairs at Boldyn Networks. Walter leverages over 30 years of technology sales and executive management experience in the wireless, wholesale and enterprise markets to lead sales teams in efficient delivery of network solutions that enable customers to grow their businesses more effectively.
Walter serves as a perfect example that success can be achieved without a college degree. Nabeel and Phil kick off the conversation by asking Walter how his journey began:
“So basically at 12 years old, my father comes home with a typewriter and a modem attached to it, and he’s basically saying, ‘listen, you’re going to learn how to program.”
Nabeel marvels at the tremendous accomplishments of Walter, who grew up in an underserved community, and asks what the driving force was that kept him going:
“Part of it was hunger, I’m just going to be blunt. Having seen people that had nice things I was just like, ‘I’ve got to figure out what this hustle is and how I get there.’”
Phil and Nabeel are left wondering: Knowing what he knows today, what would Walter tell his younger self or younger generation to do?
“Listen, get your butt in those books. Understand processes, understand the value, the consequences, ‘cause it’ll kill you. And then understand some form of technology because technology is good.”
Learn more about Boldyn Networks: https://www.boldyn.com