It has been 50 years since the U.S. first observed National Hispanic Heritage Week, a celebration that has grown to span a full month. However, everyone should recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout the year as an essential part of American history.
When I started my first “real” job 33 years ago, there was absolutely no way I would have predicted the route my career would take over the course of the next three plus decades: to a trade association, a consultancy, the US Government, three large US multi-nationals in Europe, and finally to a solar company in Arizona. I certainly never would have forecast that I would end up in business or in solar! I have been very happy with the road I have taken—or that has taken me—and I have absolutely no regrets, but there’s no question that I could have benefited from some words of advice along the way; advice that might have smoothed out some of the bumps and potholes I encountered during my travels. Here are some of the words I would share with my younger self.