July 30, 2013
In seventh grade, Matt Dorey was already learning about technology shifts and markets, but not from any classroom. After a $500 loan from his parents, which he had to pay back, Dorey purchased his first CD burner. Seventh grade was sweet: he paid back the loan by selling CDs for $20 each. But eighth grade brought lowered burner prices, and his market was undercut by other money-hungry students.
Fast forward to today, and we see Dorey taking that same entrepreneurial spirit and applying it to the tech startup world. He is the founder and former managing director at Curve Dental, the first cloud-based, practice management, digital X-ray company in the dental industry.
Part of what led Dorey to success was the establishment of rate-based goals. Entrepreneurs know what they want, but not all of them know how to get there. The key to attaining big-time success and disrupting monolithic organizations is to achieve short-term, attainable goals.
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