Luis Carlos Pelaez’s Goals: 15 things in the next 15 years

Bio: at age 28, I have been lucky enough to have already lived many of my dreams. At age 18, I was awarded a congressional scholarship to study abroad in Germany for 1 year. I returned to Europe 3 more times as an exchange student and now speak 5 languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, and English. I was the first in my family to graduate from college majoring in Economics-Accounting and International Relations, graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2004. Afterwards, I worked for Deloitte & Touche and was lucky enough to have audited/consulted for over 20 Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, I became full-time entrepreneur and launched 3 companies—my first was my own forensic accounting software, my second an IT consulting firm and my third a marketing company. My passion is entrepreneurship and has always been since I helped my dad start his janitorial company in 1994.


Twitter: @lcpelaez



Entrepreneurship: start 1,000 companies.
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Personal Growth: be amongst the top 1% of effective global leaders by mastering the art of focusing.


Strategic goal: launch an investment fund in Latin America.


Threads: own a tailored Cifonelli suit and vintage Bremont WWII watch.

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Dream House: own a modern house by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Philanthropy: start entrepreneurial program aimed at disadvantaged children in low income areas.

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Languages: reach fluency in 10 languages.

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Culture: own an original Salvador Dali painting.


Family: each year, host a family get together for my 100+ cousins in a different place in the world.

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Competition: win the America’s cup yacht race as captain of my own ship.

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Get married: I’ll leave the specifics up to fate, but Natalie Portman would be an A+.


Travel: walk on the moon (and possibly mine it for Helium 3, still working on the business plan).

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Hobby: learn to play the electric guitar (especially heavy metal).


Toy: rebuild a 1967 Camaro.


Legacy: train tomorrow’s leaders and pioneer entrepreneurial management. I will begin my MBA at the Peter Drucker School of Business in September 2009.