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Joseph DeSena States Hard Work Pays Off In The End

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  • Date Added : 3/6/2006
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Joseph DeSena

  • Managing Director, Collins Stewart Tullett
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1968 (Age: 54 years old)
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
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Biography

Joseph DeSena has been an entrepreneur since the age of eight. From selling fireworks at age 8 to building a t-shirt business in high school to building a multimillion dollar pool business in college to creating a Wall Street trading firm that was sold to Tullett Prebon, DeSena is a living definition of the word 'entrepreneur'.

Joseph DeSena received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Reflecting back on the pool business I went through 30 to 40 employees, a bunch of Cornellians, a bunch of people from the neighborhood, a bunch of young kinds I was trying to help out with jobs and invariably 99% of those kids couldn't hack it. They couldn't work 20-hour days. Even the kids from ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 10 Joseph DeSena Discusses Personal Background and Entrepreneurial Beginnings
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 4 min. 9 sec.
Video 2 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Persistence and Service are Key To Success
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 3 min. 7 sec.
Video 3 of 10 Joseph DeSena Discusses Decision To Attend Cornell and Balancing Startup Business With Education
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 2 min. 35 sec.
Video 4 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Importance of Being Service Oriented
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
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  • Joseph DeSena
  • 1 min. 55 sec.
Video 5 of 10 Joseph DeSena Discusses Decision To Give Up Pool Business And Take On Wall Street
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 5 min. 6 sec.
Video 6 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Hard Work Pays Off In The End
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 1 min. 31 sec.
Video 7 of 10 Joseph DeSena Shares Experence at Wall Street Firm
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 2 min. 54 sec.
Video 8 of 10 Joseph DeSena Discusses Building a Trading Company and Selling It Off
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 2 min. 8 sec.
Video 9 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Frustrations in Managing People Led Him To Adventure Racing
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 3 min. 57 sec.
Video 10 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Being Entrepreneurial Is In Your Genetic Makeup
  • Joseph DeSena - Lecture - Personal Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • 3/6/2006
  • Joseph DeSena
  • 3 min. 10 sec.