Chapter 3

Knowledge or Skill + Passion

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

BUDDHA

Matthew Patrick grew up in the small city of Medina, just outside Cleveland, Ohio. For as long as he can remember, he’s been passionate about gaming, from growing up with a Mario-themed bedroom to late nights with friends playing Dungeons & Dragons. During high school when most boys in his class went out for sports, Matthew joined show choir, played the viola in orchestra, and took part in every stage show the school offered.

Yes, Matthew loved performing, but he was also a genius, scoring a perfect 1600 on his SAT on his way to a college degree in neuroscience. Instead of going to fraternity parties on weekends ...

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