From Selling Steel to Tech CEO: Jovian Gautama on Leveraging The Internet

In this episode of the “Pathless Path” podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend Jovian Gautama. Jovian’s story is a fascinating one, tracing his roots back to Indonesia and detailing his evolution from selling steel in Taiwan to becoming the CEO of Castro (a role he’s since moved on from). We dove deep into his unique perspective on life, influenced by his upbringing in a non-traditional family that never settled into the 9-to-5 grind.

Throughout our conversation, we touched on several themes. We discussed the importance of adaptability and perspective, especially when considering the challenges of cultural transitions. We also explored personal growth and career development. Jovian’s journey is a testament to the power of self-confidence and the willingness to embrace risk. Finally, we talked about the power of becoming an internet citizen in today’s world and the access to opportunities that people didn’t have just ten years ago.

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Not Growing Up In a 9-5 Reality

“My parents never actually had a 9-to-5 job… they do kind of like scatter jobs here and there, sometimes they start some entrepreneurial stuff.”

Opportunities on The Internet:

There’s this opening that if you want to do it, you can collaborate with people around the world.