Bizcast: Bits about books – In Conversation with Juan David Campolargo, Author, Generation Optimism
- Juan is an unwavering optimist and go-getter. 3 years ago, he moved to Naperville from Venezuela, having not spoken any English. Today he manages Campolargo Holdings, a small hedge fund. He is a two time TEDx Speaker and the author of Generation Optimism, which shares his ideas on creating the next generation of doers and dreamers in a society plagued by pessimism.
- According to Juan Gen Z, his generation, is the most pessimistic generation in the history yet we are living through the best times human civilization has ever seen. Despite Covid, Juan says, this is possibly the best time to get this virus and not 100 years ago.
- How did he manage to interview Mark Cuban for his book Generation Optimism? How did he go about writing the book and where did the interviews fit in? The story is here on this podcast.
- We are hardwired to be pessimistic says Juan. We needed to be pessimistic to survive. It is also easier to be a pessimist. Being optimist takes work. What is interesting is that people confuse being pessimistic with being realistic.
Now Listen in to this optimistic episode with Juan David Campolargo.
These and more startling insights in this eye-opening episode of Bits About Books.
Run time – 44.37 mins.