Eric Pulier is an interesting entrepreneur due to the fact that he rose up with an industry, literally, as it grew up in the economy. Pulier was a kid in the ’80s and he saw firsthand how the computer was going to become something important and something special later on in life. Perhaps that is why Pulier immediately fell in love and started to pour his passion into learning the ins and outs of the technology. Now, decades later, Pulier is one of the top entrepreneurs in the entire tech industry as well as a renowned venture capitalist, philanthropist and writer.
Eric Pulier got his start when he was just a kid living in New Jersey. By fourth grade it was pretty clear that Pulier was addicted to the concepts of computers. He started to learn how to program as a child and before he graduated high school he would be using that knowledge to run his own computer database company. It was clearer than ever that Pulier had both the passion and the skill to succeed in an arena that many would go on to fail. Nowadays we see Eric Pulier as this monolithic presence in the tech industry but behind that image there is a ton to learn and even more to understand.
Pulier likes to start every single venture that he pursues by pondering the idea. He likes to jot down any key word or concept that interests him so that he can revisit it later. Pulier likes to have a track record of his thoughts so that he can once again find the route that led him to the conclusion that he is going to pursue as a business decision. Pulier’s work ethic and work flow has led him to found or fund 15 different companies, including the XPrize Foundation and a pair of philanthropic endeavors that are focused on children with chronic illness. We are most impressed with the way that Pulier has managed to stay focused and stay on track with his goals while constantly pushing the envelope and exceeding even his own projections.