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When I Grow Up . . .

What these entrepreneurs wanted to be when they were young

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This story appears in the February 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Ann S. Price, 39, CEO and president of Motek, a supply chain execution software firm in Beverly Hills, California

I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. When I was 13, I realized the lady I babysat for was playing cards with three other women who all had children. I offered to watch all the kids in one house and save them baby-sitting dollars in return for more money. While other girls [worked both] Friday and Saturday nights, I made in one night what they made in one week. My specialty has always been negotiating win-win situations.

David Woo, 39, CEO and president of The Amanda Company, a developer of voice pro-cessing systems based in San Juan Capistrano, California

On the freeway [en route to my mother's work], we regularly passed a large structure that was shaped like a sphere. I was fascinated by it. When I mentioned to my mom that I wanted to work in that building, her response was, "Well then, you have to go to college and become a scientist." From that moment on, my goal was to become a scientist.

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