Motivated by stories of huge successes, many budding entrepreneurs have set their sights on the tech industry, which seems to offer the most lucrative and exciting opportunities in the job market. Unfortunately, it is also a notoriously difficult industry to break into. This is due in large part to the fact that there is no clear path to success. But oftentimes, hearing how others became successful is the key to understanding possible ways of breaking in.
For Dean Grey, the journey to the tech industry began with his experiences in network marketing. By reaching a large audience, he was able to learn a transferrable and valuable set of skills that has remained relevant throughout his professional career. This has allowed Grey to diversify his abilities and achieve success in the tech industry.
The Value of Networking
The foundation upon which Grey built his tech career is network marketing. As a highly sought-after keynote speaker, he built a network of professional connections upon whom he could call for resources, advice, and support. Drawing on his personal life during his speeches, Grey has inspired millions of people around the world to pursue success and overcome personal adversity. He also published a collection of anecdotes through Defining Moments Publishing, which he co-founded, that reached the Amazon best sellers list. The book, entitled Defining Moments of Courage, contains stories from both budding entrepreneurs and established professionals that are intended to inspire people to professional success.
With the hopes of reaching a larger audience and making positive changes in the world, Grey moved his attention to the tech industry. After collecting a team of expert programmers, he established Zooplr, a massively successful gamification learning management system aimed at revolutionizing the way communities interact, grow, and prosper by using the most innovative technology available. By establishing a set of transferable skills in a separate industry, Dean Grey was able to break into the tech industry and achieve massive success. This success led to his being awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Single Parents prize, and earned him an invitation to speak with a committee discussing the Fusion of Business and Devices: How the future of Mobile, Apps, Software, and community has been changed by the marriage of business and devices.