What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

There is so much pressure behind the age-old phrase ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Don’t you agree?

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest speaker Kumar Arora took to our stages, tackling this phrase to see if it is actually a valid way of finding one’s life work. Stemming from various experiences between his career and personal life, Kumar explores how people find their passion, seek out new potential opportunities, take risks, and pursue multiple projects/ventures.

“When you start seeing life as a collection of stories, adventures, projects and dreams, it’s no longer about achieving just a job title.” – Kumar Arora “

Spoiler alert: Kumar didn’t nail down his life’s work early on and believe us, he’s doing just fine…

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Kumar’s talk was given at Cleveland  Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2014 in Cleveland, OH. For more info check out wmcfest.com

Kumar Arora is a man with many plans. Cleveland serial entrepreneur and business angel behind many notable startups and brands, some of his ventures include iLTHY®, Black Rose Entertainment, & more. Consistently pushing the envelope on design and innovation, much of his work centers on the idea of creating novel products and household brands. His concentration and work lies in a variety of industries including fashion, tech, nano-science, entertainment, marketing, and design. Currently, he is paving the way with his newest project, Rogue Eyewear, using experimental materials combined with bold designs for a new perspective in a stagnant industry.

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Weapons of Mass Creation is the premier art, design, and music event in the USA. Entering its sixth year, it has generated comparisons to TED and SXSW but it’s truly one of a kind. Over three days, more than 2,000 attendees will travel to Cleveland to see a diverse array of speakers, artists, and musical acts. Creative professionals, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, students, and fans will gather to learn, get inspired, collaborate, network, and celebrate their passion for art, design, music, and entrepreneurship.

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