ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Things Learned the Hard Way About Being an Entrepreneur | Charles D. Morgan | TEDxMarkhamSt

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Things Learned the Hard Way About Being an Entrepreneur | Charles D. Morgan | TEDxMarkhamSt

Here’s Great Tip: Things Learned the Hard Way About Being an Entrepreneur | Charles D. Morgan | TEDxMarkhamSt


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A visionary who transformed a small Arkansas data company into a worldwide leader in Big Data, Charles D. Morgan turned his childhood curiosity in gadgets and engines into a world of computers, race cars, jets, and a billion dollar corporation. Ever enterprising and in the midst of his next tech venture, Morgan shares the lessons he’s learned over a lifetime of entrepreneurship.

Charles D. Morgan serves as CEO and Chairman of his latest tech venture, PrivacyStar. He is also author of his memoir “Matters of Life and Data: The Remarkable Journey of a Big Data Visionary Whose Work Impacted Millions (Including You!)“. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO from 1972-2008, he lead Acxiom Corporation from an early-stage company to an international corporation with over 7,400 employees around the globe and $1.4 billion in annual revenue. While there, Morgan instilled a unique business culture at Acxiom, which was named five times to Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in America.”
Morgan has raced motorcycles, flown jets, and built and driven his own sport race cars in a professional career that includes victories at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona, along with 17 other wins. A native Arkansan, he and his wife, Susie, reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

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