I'm Randall Koutnik (It's pronounced "Coat-nick," thankyouverymuch). Near the end of Fall semester 2011, I StumbleUpon'd How to Make Wealth. The idea behind this essay blew me away. Up until then, I was a slacker college student with some vague idea of running my own company someday. As I finished that essay, my life goals began to define themselves.
10 months later, I'm someone different. I've vastly improved as a programmer. I now know much more about many different languages. I'm not stuck in a dead end if Java isn't the best solution (and I've learned that Java usually isn't the best solution). I no longer procrastinate as much and when I do, it's doing things that are useful, rather than looking at cat pictures.
I'm still very aware of how far I've yet to go. I'm now employed as an assistant manager at a small-but-awesome software firm. I don't have my own company. (yet!) I've learned that doing what seems impossible only takes hard work and dedication.