About Bob Curran
I was brow-beaten all the way through high school in the 1960's that there were only two courses of study:
- Science. The cold war was on as was the space race. This was for the intelligent people who were going to rule the world and have great and rewarding careers.
- Business. This was a watered down courses, with little depth of science, for dummies who were destined for menial, less educated careers. Since my father had been a mathematic genius and outstanding engineering graduate of R.P.I. I thought my only course of action was the scientific route so I took science and then enrolled as a pre-med student at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. After all, I was working weekends as an orderly in a local hospital so I must have wanted to be a doctor, right? Not really. What I really wanted to do was to be a rock and roll star, rich and famous like the Beatles, my heroes.
I did end up discovering a talent for song writing and eventually wrote over 360 original tunes. I also performed in a few "garage bands" and was laughed off a few stages. I play several instruments, but mostly just for composing songs. Ironically, 30 years after high school I discovered that the "dummies" in the watered down business courses were infinitely more successful in life than the "scientists". I was in pre-med for two and a half years then switched my major to English. I also took psychology courses, 6 credits shy of a double major. So with a 4-year degree in English and strong minors both in Biology and Psychology my career path was clear—SALES!!!
I worked for about 20 years in the wholesale food distribution services industry, especially in Los Angles where within 4 years of moving from upstate New York I owned a one million dollar beach front 4-plex in Seal Beach California. It's all a matter of public record. I purchased it in May of 1988 and the address was 1617 Seal Way, Seal Beach, California, 90740. Feel free to look it up.
An auto accident in which I was rear-ended in a 5-car pileup on one of the busiest freeways, hit at 55mph, put me on disability for 6 months and during this period my company folded and I returned to upstate New York. I ended up in the radio sales business there in 1994 and I've been in that industry now for almost 15 years. Since then the industry has morphed from just on air commercials to Internet and Special Event Sales as well.
So with a truly Renaissance education and a wide variety of successful people skills in some of the most competitive businesses in the world I has truly been "around the block"—sometimes face first! I've learned that network marketing is truly the wave of the future.