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Go With Your Gut Feeling by Magnus Walker (Transcript)

Magnus Walker

Magnus Walker, the Porsche hunter, talks at TEDxUCLA tabout his life journey…the story, hopes and dreams.

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Hello! My name is Magnus Walker and I was born in 1967, in Sheffield, England.

I left school at 15 and I came to America at the age of 19.

Well, eight weeks ago, I didn’t know what a TED talk was and to be honest I’m not quite sure why I’m here today. But I do appreciate the opportunity to be with you guys and share my story, my journey, my hopes, and my dreams.

You know, having left school at 15, for me I didn’t really have any future.

Well, I came to America 28 years ago and that represents the land of opportunity for me. And in those past 28 years, I’ve been able to build three things: a successful clothing company, a film location business and also a restored raced driven and collected quite a lot of classic Porsches. Porsche is a passion for me and I’ll talk about that in detail in a little bit.

But all three of those things share one common bond. I had no education in them. I didn’t really think I was going to end up in that particular field. I didn’t really know where I was going. But all three of those things have a common thread, common bond. And that common bond for me really was freedom — freedom to do whatever I wanted to do, on a dream sort of to be able to, I suppose, live my life to the fullest and do whatever I wanted to do.

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