Financial expert Gary Sipos, spoke to a select group of thought leaders from around the world at a symposium held at the Military Academy at West Point, in the fall of 2016. Sipos shared the stage with world-renowned figures Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Lt. Gen Russel Honore. The event was part of the Faculty Leadership Speakers Academy, an event that brings cutting edge leadership innovation to entrepreneurs and other thought leaders.
Sipos started by speaking about his humble beginnings as a homeless youth with his father to becoming a millionaire in Silicon Valley. His success track also includes his engineering feat of designing the AH-64 Apache Helicopter for the U.S. Army Calvary. Sipos discovered this calling in the financial services industry by starting companies and growing them to publicly traded institutions traded on and listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.
Sipos spoke about his earliest lessons of leadership that he learned firsthand when he was a child fighting off a homeless drug addict who broke the window to their vehicle and attempted to steal their belongings. The crowd laughed when he related that he was so focused on the mission that every time he swung back to the hit the vagrant he also hit his father.
The program included legendary leaders that have made their mark in the history books such as Lt. General Honore who gave their forecasts. General Honore exclaimed, “The next wars will be about water, not oil. From global and domestic terrorist threats to natural disasters, we encounter new risks to our individual, community, and economic security each day. We will need to leverage technology to deal with 7 to 10 Million people it’s not an option we must do it. Imagine a plane landing at LaGuardia and the computer tells the pilot that the passenger in seat 22 has a fever. None of this is invented, and we have to live up to our ability to be innovators and dreamers.”
The lineup also included Col. and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, an American engineer and a former astronaut who is working on his next mission. As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon, and the second person to walk on it spoke about going big on his mission to Mars. He commented, “In my opinion, there is no more convincing way to demonstrate American leadership for the remainder of this century than to commit to a permanent presence on Mars, going to Mars without setting up a colony — launching only round-trip manned missions is not enough, nor would establishing human outposts on the moon.”
The crowd was amused by the self-deprecating stories Sipos shared about his failures and the lessons learned with the design of the Apache Helicopter. Always one to learn and adjust course led to his phenomenal success in starting companies in his garage and taking them to being publicly traded corporations.
Sipos is now focused on helping individuals live their lives with dignity and not depend on the government for their sustenance. He has broken the code of reaching financial independence by making it a target and reverse engineering the process to get there, which is the same model he mastered as an engineer. Sipos custom engineers a financial strategy and process for each client that yields the desired results by hitting the target every time.
In closing, Sipos reduced his guiding principles to, focus on the goal, be aware of unintended consequences, think through everything that can go wrong to create a backup plan, and one’s past doesn’t matter only the destination. The crowd responded with a standing ovation.
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Company Name: The Authority Syndicate Group
Contact Person: T. Allen Hanes
Country: United States