When you get the chance to have uninterrupted time with a serial entrepreneur, you take it. I did just that when Matt Wien and I took some time to chat. Matt is the Vice President of Holonis, Inc., as well as a leader in the entrepreneurial world. Matt has started several companies in the past, harnessing his expert knowledge in both technology and marketing to leave a mark on the ever-advancing industries. Here is his stance on authenticity and why it’s so important.
If someone would want to emulate your career, what would you suggest are the most important things to do?
Buckle up! Seriously though, I think the things that would help most are gaining a grasp on emotional intelligence early, nurturing a quest for knowledge, finding the one thing that lights your passion so aggressively that you can't hide it, and always remember to laugh. Oh and AUTHENTICITY... people don't realize this but you wear it on your sleeve. We are all equipped to intuitively feel a lack of authenticity from a mile away... even over the phone.
What are the most exciting projects you are working on now?
Hands down, Holonis. The concepts we've developed and the scale of what is possible are unbelievable. When you look at solving a problem as big as ACCESS the opportunity is limitless. Holonis is providing access to every person in the world (who has the internet and a device) to participate in the upcoming digital economy by building a personal brand, monetizing themselves and aggregating their personal data - all for free.
We're already heading in the direction of a global networked economy where borders, governments, and corporations don't hold leverage over people. Holonis and technologies like it are paving the way to that not-so-distant future.
Also, you can connect with your friends on it.
Josue Arteaga is a 20 yr old Branding Expert and Ventur Capitalist. As the Vice President of Disrupt Media, his aim is to disrupt how personal branding is done through marketing tools like Social Media, Press, and Podcast in a unique way. Josue has worked with clients worth over $100m, celebs, and [...]