Wall Street has been described as a warzone by a former Lehman Brother’s employee at Blue Sky Day in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. Students have also been told that recession is good for start-up businesses. Up to 900 second and third level students have gathered in Tralee for what is the beginning of the second Young Entrepreneur Programme.
Michael Brewster who was the managing Director of the Investment Management Division of Lehman Brothers advised students that if they have an idea, they should go for it. Mr. Brewster also described Wall Street as being like a warzone at present due to the economic situation.
Brody Sweeney of O’Brien’s sandwiches told students that every good business person has three traits, they take personal responsibility, they are prepared to do whatever it takes and they have a plan.
The Chairman of Jacob Fruitfield Michael Carey also spoke of how getting fired from a previous job spurred him on to become an entrepreneur.
Brothers Patrick and John Collison from Limerick explained how they became highly successful entrepreneurs while still in school.