Guilherme Paulus is one of the most respected entrepreneurs in Brazil. He started out as an intern after his education and has over the years made a mark in the business world. He is currently the chairman of the board of advisors of Brazilian tour company CVC Brazil and resorts. The brand of hotels is currently running operations in multiple locations. When he started his career as an intern at IBM Guilherme, Paulus had great ambition to be the best in the business world. Even though he made mistakes from time to time, he never gave but instead, he learned from the mistakes, dusted himself and kept on working hard towards his dreams. His brand of hotels and resorts employs over 5,000 people in turn affecting many families by improving their living standards.
When asked where he got the idea to start his company Guilherme Paulus stated that the idea did not originate from him but from his close friend Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. The two friends became acquaintances on a boat trip and during their lengthy discussions, he told Guilherme Paulus of his prospects of opening a tourist agency in Santo André. They later agreed to partner up because Guilherme did not have the capital to start and run the company. With time Guilherme ventured off on his own and the company began to grow rapidly.
A closer look at the life of Guilherme Paulus
Guilherme advised entrepreneurs to always wake up with gratitude for the things they have been blessed with. To always be extremely optimistic and to always seize the opportunity when it presents itself. He stated that the hardest part of an entrepreneur’s journey was taking the first leap of faith but encouraged entrepreneurs to be steadfast and not to give up even if they fail at first. Guilherme Paulus stated that the improvement that has been made on technology has fascinated him. How smart technology has been integrated into our day to day life has captured his attention. He further stated that for one to succeed, they need to be hard workers and not just talented. This is because he believed that hard work evens out the playground and separates the lazy ones from the successful diligent workers.