060 - Connor Montgomery tells us to be bold and "do the thing"
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Show Overview: Connor Montgomery describes himself as someone who builds things that make your day better. Previously working for Pinterest for seven years as a Software Engineer, Connor is now part of a new startup The Browser Company which is building a better way to use the Internet.

More about Connor:He is the son of Jeff Montgomery, who is a former Kansas City Royals pitcher and now broadcaster for the team. Growing up, Connor pursued a potential career in baseball, but decided to instead focus on building a family and started to look for a new passion. In college, this was journalism, but he then switched to computer science after realizing it was what he enjoyed in his free time.

Connor began coding when he was around 10-years-old. Fast-forward to college and he quickly realized he already knew more than the information that was being taught to him. He often found himself correcting some of his professors. He also had a job offer from Pinterest and decided to take a “calculated risk” and withdraw from college. 

Make bold decisions: After withdrawing from college, Connor found an internship in San Francisco that allowed him to further pursue his journey into computer science. This was the beginning of Connor’s career in technology, which he describes as an exciting roller coaster ride. He crossed paths with a variety of famous business professionals within the technology sector, including Ev Williams - the Founder of Twitter.

They're people too:After growing up with a famous MLB player as a father and now encountering many big tech CEO’s throughout his career, Connor has sound advice for connecting with high-status people. They are people too. Regardless of who you meet, remember everyone started somewhere, and more than likely they will be kind enough to offer you some type of advice along the way. 

DO THE THING:Connor encourages other business-minded millennials to get past apprehensiveness and fear and to just jump out and do what they feel called to do. Go do the thing!

Connect with Connor:Website: www.cnnr.meTwitter: @Connor

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