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John Rodrigues, author of "High School Dropout To Harvard"

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John Rodrigues, author of "High School Dropout To Harvard"
The 3 main ideas to be a successful leader/ entrepreneur:
1. Social Cohesion
2. Persistence
3. Creativity
Book by John Rodrigues, "High School Dropout To Harvard"
John D. Rodrigues grew up in the 1980s before the Dyslexia diagnosis came into common use. After dropping out of high school, John worked in the field of culinary arts where he was befriended by a well-known chef who took him under his wing and taught him the art of ice sculpting.
At the age of 17 John was creating ice sculptures for all kinds of events. In less than a year he went from being a hopeless academic failure to a financial success. 
John spent the next 6 years as an ice sculptor on cruise ships all over the world.
He went on to attend Harvard University and the University of California Berkeley. He was awarded fellowships by the Carnegie Mellon School and UCLA Law School.