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Secret Academy Episode - Walter OBrien

When we think of the term “hacker” we think of some kid sitting behind his computer looking to get into as much trouble as he can digitally, wether it be for fun or for harm. But believe it or not, Walter O’Brien was that very same kid. He actually hacked into NASA at the age of 13 and stole the blueprints for a space shuttle and got caught but the NSA and Interpol. Oops! But Walter wanted to use his powers for good instead of evil, he evolved his skills to become a hacker that helps people solve their problems on a technological basis. Wether it is strengthening your websites source codes, making sure back-ups don’t fail, or strengthening firewalls to be impenetrable, Walter and his team at Scorpion Computer Services do it all.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • Sometimes you can use your powers for good rather than evil.
  • Being a problem solver is a business in itself.
  • Not all hackers are bad.
  • There are 3 different types of hackers.
  • The higher your IQ, the lower your EQ (emotional).
  • Sometimes your team needs to be a balance of people who compliment what other team members lack, and vice versa.
  • Don’t ever be a “jack of all trades” but a master of none.
  • A Genius is a person with an IQ of over 150.
  • In a world of Kardashians, we need more Scorpion’s.
  • Finding your tribe is even more empowering than realizing what your passion in life is.
  • There has been a decrease in Experts over the years thanks to the rapid growth of the internet, reality tv shows, etc.
  • True projects and growth take 3-7 years, not 3-7 seconds, it is not all about instant gratification.
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