Nick Woodman, 37: GoPro Billionaire

GoPro-ForbesAn inspiring business story from Forbes of the man behind the GoPro camera and how he became a billionaire by age 37: The Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World’s Hottest Camera Company.

He slept in his VW minivan, surfed, hit trade shows and kept improving on his idea. His first year sales were $350,000. In 2012 they were at $521 million, and the San Mateo, Calif. firm currently is valued at $2.25 billion.

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Conformity or Inspiration?

“We train kids to deal with teachers in a certain way: Find out what they want, and do that, just barely, because there are other things to work on. Figure out how to say back exactly what they want to hear, with the least amount of effort, and you are a ‘good student.'”

– Seth Godin

Read on to see how this interesting perspective plays out in Seth Godin’s blog: Moving Beyond Teachers and Bosses.

What’s your plan for living an inspired life? By giving your teachers and your bosses what you think they want? Or will you break free of that conformist construct and truly strive to live a life inspired on?