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An Accountant No More

Viya’s Journey

Viya was one of the founders attending Founder Institute.

She had invented the unskirt — a skirt that was functional in the way that men’s slacks are.

Every woman I showed her materials to wanted one.

Every man I showed them to didn’t understand, failing to see the differentiation, the importance, or both.

I knew she would succeed.

I didn’t know how she had gotten here, how she had become a founder. To me, her story of deciding to leave accounting is as inspiring as it is instructive.

Strongly suggested (I am in no position to require anything of anyone) reading, especially for those who haven’t yet made a large new year’s resolution.


Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.


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