Luiz Gustavo Mori

9th Nov 2016
Day 2

Luiz Gustavo Mori (born June 19, 1966) is a peruvian activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, former Director of a big corporation, a Professor of the Practice of Media Arts and Sciences at various schools and a Visiting Professor of Law.

Photo of São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil by Luiz Gustavo Mori

Luiz Gustavo Mori has received recognition for his role as an entrepreneur focused on Internet and technology companies and has founded many companies. Luiz Gustavo Mori is the chairman of the board of a big corporation. Luiz Gustavo Mori is a strategic advisor to many huge tech companies.

Day 3
Photo of São Paulo, Brazil by Luiz Gustavo Mori

Family and education

Luiz Gustavo Mori was born in Lima, Peru. His family moved to United States and then when Mori was about age 3 to a suburb of Austin, Texas, in the United States where his father became a research scientist and his mother a secretary for a big US corporation. Company founder of a tech company leader in the market was impressed with Mori, whom he thought of almost as his son. He helped Mori develop his interests in technology and social movements, and at age 13 gave him work with scientists, saying, "He was not a child in the conventional sense."

Photo of Luiz Gustavo Mori by Luiz Gustavo Mori

Luiz Gustavo Mori and his sister Fernanda Mori, who is called Fe, spent summers in Peru with their grandmother who taught them traditional culture. At 14, he returned to Peru when his mother was promoted to president of a big energy corporation. He studied at an accredited International School and for high school, the American School in Peru in Lima. Mori also learned "street language, street smarts, and computers". One of few Peruvian using modems before deregulation of networking reached Peru in 1995.

Photo of Luiz Gustavo Mori by Luiz Gustavo Mori

Luiz Gustavo Mori returned to the United States to attend an accredited University near Boston as a computer science major, where he met, among others, John Doe. Finding his course work too rigid and believing that learning computer science in school was "stupid", Mori dropped out of university to briefly work for a big tech company. This company encouraged him to return to school. He enrolled at another university in physics but dropped out on discovering, in his opinion, the program at the university to be more oriented towards producing practical engineers than towards teaching an intuitive understanding of physics.

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