Eric Pulier is an incredible anomaly. We live in a time where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is shoved down the throats of Americans today hoping to spawn the new race of start-up founders. But what does this have to do with Eric Pulier being an anomaly?
Simple…yet for a few reasons.
The Doogie Houser of Tech Start-Ups
Visiting Eric Pulier’s Wikipedia page and his official websiteI quickly discover that Mr. Pulier began “programming computers in the fourth grade and started a database computer company in high school.” While kids his age were using computers for simple games and applications, he was a youth in revolt pre-emptively contributing to the technology created by our most famous rebels that would speak to how we live our lives.
These earlier accomplishments revealed the trajectory Eric would travel down into his adulthood. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers, would equally agree to identify Eric as an outlier–a man who is doing extraordinary things amongst ordinary men. However, Eric’s choice in course of study for college further defines him as an anomaly…and possibly classify as “most likely to fail” by STEM standards.
Shakespeare and Start-up Bound
A person with such a profound start in his adolescence and teen years would typically choose a school and major towards technology further supporting his computer aspirtations right? Wrong. Eric did the opposite. He would attend the prestigious Harvard University, a school known for producing Law Grads, majoring in the enemy or lower class citizen to STEM: English and American Literature.
Reading, writing, and demonstrating a love for art in words is great as a past time or hobby, but for being a serious entrepreneur it is severely frowned upon. Fortunately society has serious entrepreneurs such as Eric who is proving that his primary talent is proving naysayers and norms to be…well…stupid. It’s truly a testament to his ability to innovative and foresee unusual benefits. This is what continues to cement Eric as a bonafide outlier and anomaly.
It is clear that whatever Eric Pulier sets his mind to, it is going to exist. Hackronym.com has already done a great job documenting his track record. He is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur defying all conventions for innovation and creativity to breathe. But his greatest endeavor?
Fatherhood. Venture capital investments do not hold a candle to the value and stock he’s raising in his four children.