Adam Castle is a young man with lofty ambitions and a unique personal story. While still a teenager, Adam decided to challenge himself by hitchhiking across the U.S. to explore the different cultures of the country. After his three year hitchhiking journey, he spent time learning the agriculture industry in Colorado as a farmer and helped the business nearly double their vegetation production. Now, Adam has decided to pursue a financial career, with the goal of starting his own hedge fund.
Adam will be participating in the program from Philadelphia, PA where he will be working with Modern Coins Direct. At Modern Coins Direct, Adam will be focusing on increasing the online brand and sales of the company, and working alongside the company’s owner. Adam is excited for the challenge of being part of a two-man business and the opportunity to learn something new everyday that comes along with it.
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In addition to working at Modern Coins Direct through the program, Adam will be completing a series of customized personal and professional development challenges, portfolio projects, create a personal website, and work with Praxis advisors and entrepreneurs in our network to help him reach his aspirations of starting a hedge fund and building sustainable cities. (Click to view sample Personal Development Project)
What He’ll Learn:
- How to relate his passions to his profession
- How to distinguish himself from his peers and competitors
- How to teach himself anything
- How to be interesting and indispensable
- How to create projects and get things done
What He’ll Do:
- Create Two Independent Business Projects
- Build a Personal Website and Develop an Online Presence
- Complete a 3-Month Portfolio Project
- Become a Regular Content Creator
- Become an Entrepreneurial Thinker
We asked Adam about his decision to apply to Praxis and this is what he said:
What led you to participating in Praxis?
At 17 I started exploring different philosophies by starting a housing co-op with friends. While our idealism for a better world brought about very lively discussions, I chose to leave the housing co-op and hitchhike across the US to better understand different aspects of America – and to focus more on music and meditation.
By 21 I had moved into the mountains of Colorado and was learning to farm organically to understand how large populations could live sustainably. After aiding the community in growing their vegetable production from 3.5 acres to 7 acres, it was time to move on.
I chose to move back to the city after walking away from a lifestyle that I loved. I didn’t understand how much of a jump happens when you change career paths. I went back to college. But after attending my first year I realized that, at 24, I didn’t have time to putz around for another four to five years for just a degree.
This is why I chose Praxis.
The types of people I have met that have excelled thanks to the program are so diverse. Everyone I met has spoken highly of their time. People ranging from high-tech hyper-intellectuals to empathic artists.
Thanks to the Praxis network I have the opportunity to jump headlong into the world of finance by working with ModernCoinsDirect.com – bypassing the “traditional” career path of college and debt, unpaid internships and low paying entry positions, tenure and uncertain retirement packages.
The first-hand entrepreneurship training that Praxis offers paired with its sturdy educational program makes it a no-brainer if you have dreams beyond academia.
Thanks to Praxis and Modern Coins Direct I am now better positioned to attract the investors I will need for my more lofty ambitions of starting a hedge fund and building cities on the ocean.