Shanon Tatum
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Shanon Tatum

An accountant, Web Developer, 3D Artist, Security/Network/Wireless IT professional. I'm launching a startup business called You3DMe.com.

Humble, Texas, United States
Member since July 25, 2012
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2013 University of Maryland , MS , Master of Science in Information Technology: Telecommunications Management

I am a(n):

Developer

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

Facebook, Google, Linked In

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

I think the most frustrating/hardest thing to see is a lot of really good people lose their lives for other people's misdeeds and false truth's, at the same time it's wonderful to see such a diverse group of talented men and women in the US Military.

The most rewarding thing to me is the process...not the end goal. I really value the journey and personal growth that comes with it.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

*Buddha

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) I'm unbelievably lucky, as I have made some serious mistakes but I've been able to easily pivot and be successful.

2) As a leader, I will be the first in and the last one to leave.

3) Smile!... It's infectious.

Full bio

My  passion is systems. Our government, technology, sciences, business, our tax system, programming and innovations are all about systems.

 My attraction to system started at a young age, I would take apart old television and reassembling them as part of my new inventions or what my mother called, nefarious contraptions. In my neighborhood being "smart" was met with laughs and giggles. Being and ultra nerd, who spoke a bit of Vulcan and swore  Lieutenant Commander Tuvok (Trekkie reference) was a distant cousin, was unheard of and was met with ill tempers. Fortunately for me,  being 6'1 and 225 pounds in the 10th grade had its benefits. The military seemed like the right choice after high school, scoring near perfect on the ASVAB (it's not that hard!), I selected a job in Satellite communications. I quickly learned nearly every system the U.S. Army had in Satcom and was promoted 7 times in 7 years.  I decided to take on a new challenge, figuring out the U.S military Officer's training system. Being an Officer was fun and extremely challenging. Learning to be a leader and not the resident expert on the ground was a difficult lesson to learn. It took a while but I figured it out. 

After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and becoming the first member in my family to graduate from college, I decide to go to Iraq and save the world. After 4 years in Iraq, I left feeling  proud to be an  American but really, really, really  naive. 4 years of living in a bunker did have one really good outcome. It gave me the time to come up with 12 really good business ideas.  An entrepreneur was born!  

1st up... You3dMe.com, turning 2D photo labs in to 3D fortunes. If you have time drop me a line, I'm always excited to meet fellow entrepreneurs.

Thanks for taking the time to read my Bio. Please feel free to contact me anytime.