Eric Pulier is a man of many talents. As an author, philanthropist, speaker, and entrepreneur in the technology field, Eric Pulier has managed to successfully lead many ventures. Digital Evolution, Desktone, and Media Platform are just a few.
Also, he enjoys giving back to the community, especially to children’s charities. He is an active participant in the Painted Turtle, a camp for kids with special needs. His current focus targets the growth of the companies that he has founded. With blockchain technology and innovative game mechanics, vAtomics Systems, his newest venture, looks to continue inspiring people and helping others. Besides his great entrepreneurial spirit, Eric Pulier loves spending time with his family as well. Learning how he answers a few questions gives some insight into his numerous successes.
Your latest venture is vAtomic Systems. What inspired you to create this?
No matter what I’m doing, I always look at the current market trends. These indicate public needs and wants. With vAtomic Systems, it became evident that the economy could be seriously impacted by emerging digital goods from games.
What is a normal day in the life of Eric Pulier?
With four children, my day is very busy. I try to get enough sleep and wake up early. The morning is the best time to read and prepare without interruptions. I try hard to stick to a regular schedule and dedicate time to each task that is before me.
How do you turn ideas into reality?
I always have a pen and paper handy to jot down thoughts and inspirations. Later, I can look back and expand on them.
What trends have you excited?
I am fascinated by new technology, especially when it involves human aspects. Genome editing is definitely something that piques my interest, especially with technologies like CRISPR-Cas9. This involves the permanent modification of genes in organisms. When it comes to commerce, I think that blockchain technology will become a heavy influence over the economy.
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What habit makes you a successful entrepreneur?
Some people must find instant solutions to problems. I need time to write things down and to think things through. This creative process gives me the chance to carefully find effective answers to problems.
If you could turn back time, what would you do differently?
Absolutely nothing. All of my failures have taught me something and made me better. The only thing that I may guard against is being overly trusting.
What is the best advice that you can give to other entrepreneurs?
Be persistent. Nothing works seamlessly on the first try. Also, it is essential to remain flexible and to evolve as the market does. “Understanding Enterprise SOA” is a book that I write to help explain in everyday terms how to think bigger and to comprehend how other businesses make SOA work successfully.
You have said that you have experienced failure. Give a specific example and tell how you rebounded.
With one of my early endeavors, I worked hard to build a company. I put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into it. I became personally connected. It was my baby. When I went to sell it, I believed that I was passing it to someone who would work as hard as me to bring my vision to life. However, the person did not, and I was completely crestfallen.
Eventually, I overcame my devastation by realizing that people are the cornerstone of companies. It turns out that the new company was more fun and unique than I ever thought. It would have never been born without a different vision. At a certain point, failure can be a positive thing, and it provides the chance to get ahead.
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What software or web services do you use most often?
I love Google Docs. It makes things so much easier.
Besides the book that you wrote, are there any others that you feel are good reads for people who want to follow in your footsteps?
A key ingredient to success is creativity. However, it usually comes from the association of ideas that may not seem relative. This is why I enjoy reading books that are are outside of my target focus. I am interested in books that discuss the human brain and analyze why we act in the manner that we do. “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” is an excellent read.
Have any people had an influence over your thinking?
Peter Diamandis has definitely influenced me. He is a noted scientist and humanitarian who has founded numerous companies, including XPRIZE. He has written a few great books that I have read cover to cover. They have certainly helped to spark some of my innovative thoughts.
What do you see as your legacy?
My legacy lies within my four children. Even though I am a busy man, family time is crucial. I hope that my drive has taught them to pursue their dreams. Their future successes are a major part of my legacy.
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