Tony Velleca, 2010 Honoree

UST Global Inc.
Aliso Viejo,, Calif.
Most valuable career advice:
"Embrace change, and never stop learning."
Favorite vice:
"Live music and beer."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
"Absolutely. IT is and will be the basis for economic growth for the perceivable future. It is still a fairly immature industry, and it applies to all aspects of business and life in general."
Favorite gadget:
"The iPhone. It is masterful in its design and brilliant in capturing the market."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Have a clear direction and write it down. Enroll others in your vision. Find good people, make them successful by challenging them every day. Teach them the language of business and to listen and speak with commitment."
Passion outside of work:
"Bareboat sailing in tropical places (Caribbean, Tahiti)."
Recreational best:
"Running a 10k in less than 40 minutes; completing a mini-triathlon and a half-marathon (just finishing)."
Technology pet peeve:
"Poor usability."
A recent great read:
Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
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