My life in ten sentences
As you have probably guessed, my name is Alex West. I'm 26 years old and I'm half English and half Greek. I was born in London and raised in Greece. I'm a Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist. My record is 6-2. Growing up I wanted to study architecture or become a pro boxer. Somehow ended up in computer science. Hated it at first. Later I realized that it had to do with computers as much as astronomy has to do with telescopes. I tried building the next Facebook. Stupid mobile app idea. Startup accelerators. Offices. Pitching VCs. All that jazz. Of course, I failed. I realized I didn't want to go down that route, anyway. My new goal was to build a profitable tech business and earn my freedom. Fast forward three years full of tears and dissapointment, I managed to build a successful business and quit my job. But now I have to work hard to mantain and improve this position I'm in. That's my goal. To be my own boss for all my life.