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Growing Up In Greenwich Helped Lead To Success, Says Lyft President

Cos Cob native John Zimmer, president of Lyft.
Cos Cob native John Zimmer, president of Lyft. Photo Credit: Wikipedia,

COS COB, Conn. --John Zimmer, president of Lyft, credits his drive for success to growing up in Greenwich.

At least that's what he said in a New York Times article , published Sunday, July 23.

In the "Corner Office" story, Zimmer said growing up in "the environment of Greenwich" -- he's from Cos Cob -- led to a certain kind of perfectionism.

"My parents didn’t put a ton of pressure on me, but Greenwich defined success in a certain way, which is material and monetary," he said in the article.

"I’m now completely over that materialism and, in many ways, I dislike it. But I think it impacted me, and I wanted to prove that I could be successful. But I’m competing with myself."

Zimmer also discussed learnings from working at the local Hyatt Regency during high school.

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