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Joseph DeSena Discusses Personal Background and Entrepreneurial Beginnings

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  • Date Added : 3/6/2006
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Joseph DeSena

  • Managing Director, Collins Stewart Tullett
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1968 (Age: 53 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.

When I was six I remember my dad working 20 hours a day, I remember him handing me the phone at 5 a.m., waking me up out of bed, him dialing one of his employees phone numbers that he had dropped at midnight the night before to wake up to get ready for the next day. So, he would give me the phone, ...(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
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  • 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
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  • 2 min. 35 sec.
Video 4 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Importance of Being Service Oriented
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  • 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
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  • 5 min. 6 sec.
Video 6 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Hard Work Pays Off In The End
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  • 1 min. 31 sec.
Video 7 of 10 Joseph DeSena Shares Experence at Wall Street Firm
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  • 2 min. 54 sec.
Video 8 of 10 Joseph DeSena Discusses Building a Trading Company and Selling It Off
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  • 2 min. 8 sec.
Video 9 of 10 Joseph DeSena States Frustrations in Managing People Led Him To Adventure Racing
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  • 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
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  • Joseph DeSena
  • 3 min. 10 sec.