Alex Friedberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Block by Block Capital and a graduate of Babson College. I only mention his studies because, more than most, Babson is very focused on teaching things that are ‘real world applicable’ and this seems to have given Alex a real advantage when he went for his first job interview (which he nailed) at Amazon.
Amazon crystalized Alex’s ‘strong bias for action’ and along with his deep interest in consumer facing products was a great starting point for the first stage of his professional journey.
Alex says that he was the least likely person to be known as the ‘international guy’, but when an opportunity to work with an ex-colleague in Seoul, South Korea arose, he jumped at it…and it has had a significant impact on his life. It was in South Korea that Alex was introduced to the world of cryptocurrency, its associated arbitrage and the potential impact of the blockchain.