Andreas Constantinou is an entrepreneur, educator, servant leader, father and triathlete.
As an entrepreneur, he founded SlashData and grew it into the leading developer analyst firm, helping the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Facebook understand developers through data.
As an educator, he has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching entrepreneurship for nine years at Athens University of Economics and Business and teaching Digital Business models for ten years at Lund University, Sweden.
As a servant leader, he has held several leadership positions in Entrepreneurs Organization Greece, including Chapter President, Chair of the largest European event, and founded the local Accelerator chapter for early-stage entrepreneurs.
Q: What are three enduring values Pierce has taught you?
Persistence, persistence, persistence.
Q: Describe Pierce in three words.
Playful, rising stars, fertile ground (ok, I cheated, it’s 5 words!)
Q: Which is your fondest memory from your time at Pierce?
Learning about the great American literary giants from Ms. Marketos’ class – which opened my eyes and heart to the grandeur and depth of poetry. We still have a “living poets society” group among my classmates and our teacher, where we talk poetry to this day.
Q: What do you miss most from your days at Pierce?
Carefree days and the freedom of roaming in the open spaces on the campus.
Q: If you could go back in time, is there anything that you would do differently?
I would have applied to study at a UK University straight after 3η Λυκειου and not spend one more year preparing for it.
Q: Where was your favorite spot on campus?
The open-air sports track. The indoor sports track. Sports in general 🙂
Q: Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Ms. Marketos, of course. She taught us English Literature with the dedication and sophistication of teaching adults.
Q: After graduation, have you maintained a relationship with your school and classmates?
Yes, and some are friends for life. I’m also helping organize the class reunion.
Q: Looking back, how did your time at Pierce help you become the person you are today?
It opened my mind to the world of knowledge and the breadth of the human spirit.
Q: What advice would you give a new Pierce student?
Seize the day!
Q: Where do you get your inspiration from?
Reading books – I read 2-3 books a month.
Q: What is your motto in life?
Design Your Life. I believe that we can all lead a life of design and not follow a life by accident.
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