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Philanthropist & Sales Engineer for Nimble Storage
As the number one worldwide Sales Engineer for Nimble Storage, Huy Duong strongly believes that in order to be a good leader, one must be a good follower. He was a part of Nimble Storage from its early startup days, and now, this IT company has over 800 employees, and is currently worth about 2.5 billion dollars.
Huy is also a believer in giving back to the community. He founded the Visionary Scholarships for the annual Union of North American Vietnamese Students Associations (UNAVSA) in order to help young people attend and learn from workshop speakers, and to hopefully inspire them to become leaders in their own communities.
His key pieces of advice for success include: be honest to yourself; if you are not happy doing something, then you will remain unhappy until you change what is making you unhappy. He advises to stay humble and stay hungry; keep the mentality that you can always do better. That way, you’ll always hold yourself to the highest bar.