Credit: RFerraz in SF 17′

One road, two choices.

I could tell you the facts of my life or

would you rather hear the choices?

My circle is small, so is a black hole.

Everyone in my life has had a normal or somewhat normal beginning, mine was interesting thou, poor immigrant with a dream, to building a life full of energy, to do things, build, drive fast and jet to weekend parties in MIA to wherever I had breaks between jobs to..

Now developing ideas into startups, now my 5th, pushing into new ideas, leaning into community investing & paying it forward, for anyone who sees the future.

Yea, that yellow brick road has potholes..

I wasn’t born an entrepreneur, my dad taught me.

So Yea, I know a thing or two..if not, blame my dad.. or sometimes me – don’t know every item on the physics books.

“Dad, But I could see the potholes on the street with the yellow line” – it wasn’t a smooth ride that day. Every day with my dad, was an adventure in street business MBA class 101 in NYC. It took me a few years to see – now I have a knack to ask questions.

I was young, I didn’t know any better, but asked anyway. I like to ask about stuff.

Something I did to pass time, is to call business folks up and ask them odd-ball questions – if they had an Accountant who knew their numbers or ask questions about there products or services.. Talk about being, a bored kid..

Back in those days, owning a business- was easy. All you had to do was, develop an idea, figure it out and work out the kinks, put it on paper, ask for the loan, build and market the biz and repay the loan. Ya, you see, it’s simple.

Now, today – it’s not so simple – developing moonshot ideas takes real determination and dedication to find your first teammates, get paying customers, and grow like a 10x banshee for 24 months straight. In some cases, on a shoe string budget.

The yellow brick road has potholes and traffic.. for this guy from Staten Island.

So a little deeper bout me…

Born & Raised Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until 1.5yo, and in NYC: 1yr Midtown/ 7yrs Brooklyn/ 25+ yrs Staten Island

Lived 5yrs Stroudsburg, 3yrs Manhattan, 2yrs Brooklyn, 1.5yr Queens, 1yr Miami SoBe, 6m Brazil, & 3m Jamaica

Home 20+yrs Lehigh Valley PA

Visited Every major US city mostly for work or personal, in some cases 5Xs, Canada, Hawaii, Fiji, 26 Caribbean islands and stayed/hopped at her smaller islands.

School PS 60, IS 72, Richmondtown Prep, College of Staten Island, New York City Technical, DeVry Technical, Northampton Community College & Cooking school in mid-town [cant remem]

Books Business [mostly], Art, History & Science.

Life Body and Mind is a temple which I thank our Father every morning to lead the path I’ve chosen to support the family and pass my knowledge of my legacy.

Family Wifey, kids, dogs, but no flying pigs, sleeping sheep or unicorns, yet.

Cars Owned a bunch, wrecked a few, raced a lot.

Hobbies Racecars, Camping, and tinker of fix it.

Sports Inventor, Racecar, futbol [soccer], baseball & watersports.

Fan Seleção, Flamengo, 76ers, Phillies, Eagles, Knicks, Nets, Jets, Giants.

Future Make humanity happy, build more stuff, fund other people’s dreams, vaca on the Moon and Mars.