In Chapter 3 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Phil McKenzie answers "Where Did You Learn Your Work Ethic?" McKenzie learns his work ethic from his parents. With both parents first generation American immigrants, McKenzie learns from his Mom, from Barbados, and his Dad, from Guyana, as they make sacrifices and do what it takes to raise a family in a new country. This informs McKenzie's hard work ethic to outwork and outhustle competition and find internal motivation to compete against himself.
Philip L. McKenzie is the Founder and Global Curator of Influencer Conference, a global content platform that brings together tastemakers in the arts, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and technology to discuss the current and future state of influencer culture. Prior to that, he was Managing Partner of influencer marketing agency FREE DMC and an equities trader at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He earned an MBA from Duke University and a BBA from Howard University.