Yes, it is true that the great Alexandre Gama of Brazil once started at the bottom of the corporate chain ladder – as an undergraduate freshmen at Brazil’s AAPF, which is otherwise known as The Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. While there, he got the highest grades and the top scores in all academic endeavors, and that’s where he originally recognized his full potential. He wanted to, however, go beyond studying at a school foundation and eventually begin a million-dollar business of his own – which he knew he would.

After getting both his communication and advertising degrees from the foundation, he went on to write professional copy for Ogilvy and Mather in 1982. Many business owners there recognized his raw talent and promoted him very soon afterward. In time, he worked for several other writing agencies in the country and was hailed as one of Brazil’s better writers and editors.