I was born and raised in the coastal city of Porto in Portugal. At the age of 25, I moved to Dublin – Ireland – following a career opportunity. It was one of the best decision I could have ever made. Dublin and its citizens embraced me since day one and made me feel like one of their own.
An Entrepreneur since a Child.
Since young, I demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, that is easily seen through the several ventures I have launched and to some groups I helped to raise. When I was around 6-7, I started a “business” I bought stationery with my pocket money in the supermarket, and I sold it to my classmates and the other kids in school with a profit.
When I was 8 years old, I wrote a “book” with around 20 pages that was an imaginary tale of me as the group leader and all my school friends fighting villains. It had images and everything 😎 I took them from the web, I still wasn’t aware of copyrights protection. I was able to sell almost 20 home-printed, stapled pages for €5 each, with a Table and Chair that I placed in the street in front of my house and at my school. My father then came telling me that I had to pay him a part of the revenue because I have used paper and ink from the printer. I totally understood him and happily gave him a part of the “profit” that he rejected but the lesson was received.
Later on, when I was a teenager, I found an International group of poetry and opinion articles in Portuguese with members from both Portugal and Brazil. I created a website with the newly created platform Wix to post and host the content, and the material was then diffused on Facebook. This project lasted for 2 years.
When I was in university, I created a brand that sold high-quality stainless steel men jewelry, the stock came from both China and Australia. I used old Joomla CMS to operate an online shop. The Website itself was a failure, as I didn’t sold anything there. The majority of goods were sold on Facebook using ads a strong “Brand Mantra”. I Sold my stock almost in full and I made a “few bucks” out of this project. The reason why I undertook this particular project was because I saw an opportunity in the market, and I wanted to put in practice what I had learned in the University. It was a great experience.
Since 2020 I’m an editor on the World Marketing Forum. The WMF is a project where Marketers from all over the world contribute with articles, insights and resources to other professionals, undergraduates, and business owners. It aims to be a Reference in Marketing worldwide.
My Contribution to Society.
Because not all is resumed to business or about myself, I engaged in a North American no-profit organisation called PragerU that has the mission of promoting freedom, equality, truth and clarity for free to everyone in the world with a more significant focus on North America and Europe. After a short period of time in the organisation, I became the group leader of the European and Brazilian “market” to expand the reach of the organisation, recruiting new members and maintaining the current ones active. Due to this work, I was rewarded with an interview with the founder of the organisation (Dennis Prager) on his Morning Radio Show in Los Angeles.
João R Freitas
Veritas | Virtus | Labor
Date of Birth: December 1993
Current Location: Ireland
Influences: Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Edmund Burke, Aya Rand,
Interests: History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Geography, Automation
Hobbies: hiking, swimming, weight lifting, reading, meditating.
My Favourite ❤️
Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
Car: Bentley Continental GT
Motorbike: MV Augusta F4
Colour: Deep Ocean Blue
Field: Economics, Marketing, Management, Sales, Consumer Behaviour
Academia Influences: Adam Smith, Ludwig Von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Jesús Huerta de Soto