ABOUT BARRY SCHWARTZ
I was born and raised in Wilmette, IL – a suburb just north of Chicago. The youngest of three kids, I always found myself wanting more attention than I was getting. This is probably what led me to break off and attend the University of Kansas in 1984 – while the rest of my family had gone to the University of Illinois. I was drawn to Kansas because of their Journalism Department’s excellent reputation which would help me fulfill my dream of becoming a sports writer. After two weeks, my dream of becoming a sports writer was taken over by my dream to not have so much homework, so I found the easiest major I could find: Speech Communications with a minor in Drama.
These two majors combined to give me the skills to get a girl who didn’t like me to eventually fall in love and marry me.
Upon graduation I took what I had learned and began my sales career with a company that sold computer memory chips. In seven short years, the company went from three employees to three hundred employees – and I was the number one salesman. But I was also bored out of my mind. Without my next job in place, I quit in 1997 . . . but I didn’t care. It was a lucrative job, so my wife and I decided to take a year or two off to travel the world.
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