(I-BusinessNews.Com, January 26, 2015 ) Katy, Texas -- Dexter Ragoonath is an ex-CFO. He spent his entire professional life working in the finance and accounting field for large multi-national companies in Europe and the Caribbean. He is married with two young children.
As he was approaching the age of 40 he gave up the security of a well paying career to become an entrepreneur. Why would a successful professional make such a bold, or what some might class as a risky move?
Mr. Ragoonath explained, "As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to create my own business. I spoke about this dream to anyone who was willing to listen. As I was approaching 40, I reflected on my accomplishments. I could not believe that I spent the greater part of my adult life talking about various business ideas – talking only – no action."
He examined his lack of action and narrowed the causal factors to fear:
- Fear of failure - Fear to be able to provide for his family - Fear for the comments his family and friends may make
He went on to explain how a Facebook post inspired him. The post was a story on Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba (a billion dollar Chinese e-commerce company). Mr. Ma was quoted as saying that before he founded Alibaba, he invited 24 friends to discuss the business opportunity. After discussing it 23 of the 24 friends advised him to drop the idea as he did not know anything about the Internet and he didn't have enough capital. There was one friend who told him "If you want to do it, just try it. If things don't work out the way you expected it to, you can always revert back to what you were doing before." Mr. Ragoonath pondered on that statement for one night and the next day he handed in his resignation as CFO.
A few weeks later he founded Trubrite Co. Ltd., which is headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago. The Company designs and distributes the best kitchen gadgets in the world.The Company recently entered into partnership with Amazon.com to distribute their flagship brand ThermoGrip Masterchef Series line of Silicone BBQ, Cooking and Oven gloves. "We are thrilled to announce our strategic alliance with Amazon. Amazon gives our company the ability to tap into over 300 million potential consumers in the US."
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