Richard Liu: A Good Example of Success

In the past, a person often pursued a career for a long time, and gained a lot of experience doing so. However, millennials often go from one job to another. In doing so, accomplishing success in two different careers is often “Greek” to the average millennial. Even so, to excel in one discipline takes business shrewdness, smart persistence, dedication, and a desire for knowledge and self-improvement. It is difficult for one to pivot from one promising career to a different field successfully.

An example of a professional switching career trajectory, Richard Liu has been successful and has accomplished much in the medical field as well as the financial arena. Mr. Liu was born in New Hampshire and gained insight about medical professionals having an impact on their communities. His dad was an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Liu often went to work with his mom. It is, therefore, natural that she would have an influence on his career. He excelled in his education, and decided to go to Harvard to hone his dentistry craft.

After graduation, Mr. Liu went to work for Evergreen dental care where he was able to practice what he had learned in school. Even though his early career was successful, he was intrigued by the thought of business, capital investing, and using technology in new business situations. He desired to work in the hectic world of venture capital. Realizing that this new role required education, he began more education at MIT and earned an MBA. Mr. Liu feels that the individual is responsible for his/her own success. His story is an example considered an education for those who want to be successful in life.


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