Saturday, September 28, 2013

“Send Us Your Freaks”

Amazing Person, RIP

By Karen DeCoster

If I titled this blog “Joy Covey, RIP” it is likely that no one would look at it because they probably don’t know Joy Covey by name.

Last week, Joy Covey died at 50 years old in a cycling accident – a collision with a car – in San Mateo County, California. Joy Covey was an amazing person who should be of interest to entrepreneurs, libertarians, autodidacts, and generally, those who reject the status quo.

Joy’s short story is that she dropped out of high school in her freshman year because she was bored. She chose to work at a grocery store in Fresno while she obtained her high school equivalency exam so she could attend Cal State – Fresno. She graduated with her BBA at the age of nineteen and obtained her certification as a Certified Public Accountant. Her score on the CPA exam was the second highest in the United States for that sitting of the exam. She later received a JD and MBA from Harvard, and she described her years at Harvard as “not fitting in.” It’s great to note why she was bored and chose a different, more accelerated path away from the conventional wisdom: her IQ was 173.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Some stories you just love to hear...