Jason Hope is a successful entrepreneur and futurist who grew up in Tempe, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University. First he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, then obtained his MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business. He founded in own company in mobile communications, and now remains highly active in promoting new technologies, especially anti-aging biotechnologies and the Internet of Things.
In an interview, Hope says he eats a healthy breakfast after rising early in the morning, and exercises. As a major donor to the premier anti-aging nonprofit SENS Research Foundation, Hope understands the need to keep himself healthy now so he will still be alive to benefit from the advances SENS will achieve in extending human lifespan and healthspan. Of course he logs in and checks his email and his social media accounts. Ever health conscious, he periodically gets up from his computer. He knows how harmful it is to sit for long periods of time without a break to stand up and give the endothelial lining of arteries a break.
The one book Hope would recommend to entrepreneurs is The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. This book describes how the Internet of Things and other smart devices will make our lives better, healthier and more productive. He believes everybody should this book to understand how we’re going to live within a few years.
Hope likes to quote Nolan Bushnell on what makes a true entrepreneur. It requires getting up and doing something. Entrepreneurs do dream, but they take action to make their dreams come true. Other people dream, but they don’t take the action necessary to achieve dreams.
Other advice Hope has for entrepreneurs is to use ASANA and other mobile apps for managing projects. He finds keeping his tasks organized is a major challenge, because he has so much to do. ASANA allows him to use his cell phone to track and manage files projects and tasks to do.
Also near and dear to Hope’s heart is life itself, and the challenge of extending it. Therefore, he began supporting SENS in 2010 with a $500,000 donation, and has continued to stay up with the promise of biotechnology. SENS used his generous donation to fund research into how to prevent and reduce the protein bonding that forms advanced glycation end-products (AGE).
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