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My First Degree, Helped Me Pick Odd Jobs, But The Second One Has Made Me Who I Am Today, Greg Blatt

In a Business Matter’s article entitled, “Profile: Greg Blatt: Modern CEO, Leader, & Professional Thinker”, Blatt shared how he recognized the innate importance of remaining driven by his professional assignments, and has actively sought positions that would be rewarding on a professional, and personal level.

When Greg Blatt graduated with a Degree in the English language, he thought life would be easy. Contrary to his thinking, the English Degree was not able to help him become the Greg Blatt business executive people know today. Perhaps, Greg says that his taking time off to travel the world helped Blatt rethink about his choices.

“After graduating with my Degree in English, I decided to travel as far and wide as I could. During this time, when I was not committed to do anything particular, I was only able to do a few odd jobs that I’d get to sustain my life. In fact, I painted houses although I wasn’t a trained painter. Every day was a learning session for me. At some point, I lived in a tent in Telluride. That time, I wanted to enjoy nature, particularly the mountainous region and what it could bring my way,” narrates Greg Blatt.

It is when in such a situation that Greg Blatt decided to join a law school. He says, “I was wandering and ready to test anything that came my way.” Although his application to join law classes was a whim, Mr. Blatt says he doesn’t regret at all.

Greg Blatt attended law lessons diligently until he graduated from the Columbia Law School. Upon his graduation, Greg Blatt started by practicing entertainment law. As the number of his clients continued to rise, he also rose in ranks and worked for various law firms.

One of the law firms Mr. Blatt says nurtured him is Martha Stewart. While here, Greg Blatt’s leadership abilities became evident. Although demanding, he would later become IAC CEO and Chairman as well as holding the same positions in two other firms associated with IAC, namely Tinder and Match Group. Since group CEOs have a lot lined up for them, Mr. Blatt’s advice is that planning a day’s schedule in advance goes a long way in managing work as a business executive. Click here to learn more.


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