Haroldo Jacobovicz: Fall down seven times, stand up eight

The above title includes what Haroldo Jacobovicz states is his favorite quote, mainly because he’s had to watch his family stand up after falling down, and then stand up again after falling down himself. Haroldo Jacobovicz is a civil engineer and an entrepreneur who discovered his real passion was in information technology. Within IT he imagined the direction the world and the world of business could be taken with imagination, a lot of reading, and a little luck. Today, Haroldo Jacobovicz is the founder of e-Governe Group, Horizons Telecom, and Horizons Datacenter. These companies were developed as a result of Jacobovicz’s life-long desire to combine the best talent, the best resources, and the highest technical expertise possible, to produce the best possible information technology solutions.

Although both of his parents were civil engineers, Haroldo Jacobovicz’s mother was only the seventh female engineer in the country at the time. This meant facing unfair challenges and being put at unfair disadvantages merely for being a woman. But according to Jacobovicz, she just kept going. Just kept working. This determination, combined with a young Haroldo Jacobovicz seeing with his own eyes his parents create a structure or something beneficial in a place where there was nothing before, drove Jacobovicz to just keep working as well. When his venture, Microsystem failed, he didn’t look at it as a defeat. His viewpoint was to learn as much as possible about why it failed so as not to repeat the mistakes and more

While earning his civil engineering degree at the Federal University of Paraná, Jacobovicz realized that his true passion was in IT. So he made it a point to read every piece of literature he could get his hands on relating to the science and the business of information technology. As a matter of fact, Jacobovicz attributes much of his success today to his insatiable desire to consume all of the knowledge available. He recommends this even today to anybody entering any entrepreneurial venture. His belief is that the more you know and the more you can learn, the better your chances are of minimizing and avoiding mistakes. And when those mistakes are inevitably made, having a strong knowledge foundation helps to ease through those mistakes and recover from them more quickly.