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The Deal: MASTER JOSE LUIS AND ELYSE ACANDA, BOA MARTIAL ARTS INC.
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HAVE YOU EVER WORKED WITH A NOTABLE PERSON OR CELEBRITY? IF SO, WHO? I was friends with Hector Lombard back in Cuba. He's a famous UFC fighter now but wasn't when I knew him.
WHAT BUSINESS BOOK DO YOU RECOMMEND THE MOST AND WHY? "Rework" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, because it's straight up common sense.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST CAREER ACHIEVEMENT? I am proud of my students' achievements and my own dedication to deliver consistent, great service to my students every day.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS RIGHT NOW? Build up their confidence and do the research, so they can be sure they know what they're doing.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO BE DOING WHEN NOT WORKING? Spending time with my family, we love spending time at the parks and river here in Fredericksburg.
WHO WOULD YOU RATHER SPEND TIME WITH, WARREN BUFFETT, DORIS BUFFETT OR JIMMY BUFFETT? Definitely Warren Buffett.
--As told to Craig Schulin
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