Nov 25, 2017
Phil Friedman was a Soviet Union refugee who arrived in the U.S. back in 1976, speaking almost no English but well-versed in computers. He searched the ‘Help Wanted’ section of the newspaper and lands a job at one of the oldest manufacturing companies in NYC, where he is praised and consulted for his computer skills.
Against his wife’s advice and knowing he might be fired, he
wrote a four-page memo and pitches his new boss on backing a
computer outsourcing company called CGS.
Today, Phil is still the CEO of CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning, and outsourcing services, but the company now employs more than 7,500 professionals across the world.
We talk about his inspirational immigrant entrepreneur success story but also tackle the following topics: