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Jakarta Post

Benedict T. Casnocha: Never too young to succeed

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 27 2010   /  09:45 am

It doesn’t necessarily take an adult with higher education to create a successful business.JP/SuherdjokoIn fact, some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs didn’t have a degree or dropped out of university when they started their businesses. Take Richard Branson for example, the founder of the Virgin brand that now includes 360 companies, or Gabrielle Coco Chanel, a seamstress who created the Chanel fashion empire.This time, it was American junior high school student Benedict T. Casnocha’s turn to prove it is possible to start a successful business at the age of 14.While his peers were still busy overusing their thumbs on a Playstation, or living the couch potato dream watching television, Casnocha decided to veer off the usual path taken by his fellow teenagers. His mission: Change the world. So he set up Comcate, Inc., now a leading e-government software company.“Local gov...