Unintentional Tech Start-Up Lessons From a Drug Kingpin

The following is a guest post by Gene Caballero Cofounder of GreenPal

Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as El Chapo, has been all over the news lately – from a dramatic prison break, to a Rolling Stone interview with Sean Penn, and then being recaptured by Mexican Marines. The Sinaloa Cartel that he has run since 2003 enjoys an annual revenue comparable with the earnings of Facebook and Netflix.  After hearing this, you have to ask what lessons could tech entrepreneurs learn from the leader of the most successful global drug trafficking cartel in human history.