In an interview with Inspirery, Jason Hope, a renowned philanthropist and businessman, tells us much about himself, and how he started and manages his businesses. The entrepreneur graduated from Arizona State University with an MBA.
This, together with his undergraduate degree in Finance, are what he says led him to the path that he currently is in. Below is a sneak peek of the interview.
How did Hope start his business? What inspired him?
After graduating from Arizona State University, Jason Hope (@jasonhope) states that starting a business felt like the right thing to do. He chose the field of mobile communication technology since it has many benefits, not mentioning the large number of people it reaches. He started by selling premium messaging services. This, according to him, is what laid a foundation for his involvement in technology and medical research. It also helped him secure his passion as a futurist.
How did he deal with the doubts he had?
In his opinion, having a healthy sense of doubts is perfectly normal for any entrepreneur. Doubts keep businessmen on their toes. Every new idea that an entrepreneur comes up with has its own challenges. It is the mark of a good entrepreneur to deal with the challenges. Jason Hope goes on to explain that, as much as doubt cripples many entrepreneurs, it fueled his passion. His deep belief in the technology he was creating eradicated the doubts he had.
What is the toughest decision he has had to make in the recent past?
Jason Hope states that retaliating and reevaluating the proper direction to take next has been tough. Hope has recently started writing blogs for tech related companies. In those blogs, he feeds the general public with the ideas he has. The toughest decision, therefore, has been to find time to write and publish articles so that he may reach out to his target clients, telling them about what he believes in.
What does he think makes him successful?
The self-proclaimed futurist has an eye for the future. He explains that technology presents an endless array of possibilities. He works to take advantage of these possibilities to make people’s lives better. Hope adds that he enjoys his philanthropic work as he feels that it helps him focus. According to Jason Hope, success doesn’t mean that one always gets everything right. When a project goes wrong, all he does is move on to the next.