Success in the Youth
by: Michael Ong Yiu
1. Nick D’Aloisio
Occupation: Entrepreneur and Computer Programmer
Nick is best known for being the creator of Summly, an automatic summarization algorithm programmed with SRI International which can shorten news stories to 1000, 500 and 140 character summaries. He was able to sell Summly for 30 million dollars to Yahoo. Before all of this, while a teenager, he started small by selling apps for 7 dollars each. Building up from 7 dollars an app to 30 million dollars is an amazing feat for someone so young. Though even with the amount of money he currently has in his hands, he chose to go back to school and finish his education in Oxford University, rather than living off the fortune he received from his app/program development.
2. Akrit Jaswal
Akrit is currently considered as a medical genius. He performed his first surgery as an amateur when he was only 7 years old. It was because a neighboring family was challenged financially, so when the fingers of their daughter were fused together because of a fire, instead of asking for professional help, they asked Akrit to separate her fingers and he did so successfully. Ever since, he had been sponsored and mentored by B.R. Rahi, the Chairman of Secondary Education Dharamshala. Upon reaching the age of 12, he began undergraduate courses for medicine in Indian University, and was the youngest person to be accepted in the university. At 17 he began his masters in applied chemistry to work towards his life goal: looking for a cure for cancer.
3. Katie Ledecky
Age of Success: 15
Occupation: Competitive Swimmer
A lot of achievements have been reached or made since Katie began swimming by the age of 6. She won the gold medal for the 800-meter freestyle in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, when she was 15, and by the age of 19, at the 2016 Olympic Games, she came home with 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal and broke 2 world records. In total she won 19 gold medals and 1 silver in major international competitions. Right now she currently holds World Swimmer of the Year titles, an International Female Champion of Champions Title and is the youngest person in the Times 100 list.
Tips and Tricks on being Successful based on suggestions found online
•Be more Active
Engage in more extracurricular activities and Volunteer in the community
•Planning for the Future
Set goals, Build strong relationships, Save money and Study hard