It is common for people to spend most of their days in low level positions and just getting by. However, this is not the type of life that Dick DeVos has led. He has made sure that he has found something that is a good match to his skills and passion. He has also worked very hard in his education so that he can build some sets of skills that are needed for making huge achievements and succeeding in the competitive business world. He has held a lot of high positions in companies such as his father’s company Amway. He was also the owner of the Orlando Magic franchise for a time.
Dick DeVos has not only learned special skills to be a business owner but has also learned how to analyze the market so that he knows what types of decisions need to be made when it comes to his business. He is also highly involved in his community along with his wife Betsy. They both look at the issue in the community and look for solutions to the problems they see so that they can inspire people to bring improvements to the community. They know how to address the problem at its root.
One thing both Dick and Betsy DeVos are very passionate about is bringing forth opportunities for better education to the children of these communities. One thing that this does is encourage and inspire children to work towards their goals. Dick DeVos himself has seen the disadvantages of educating children according to their location. One of the disadvantages is that not all communities are equal. Some communities are in a low position which leaves very little funding for schools. As a result, people find themselves getting very low quality education.
Dick and Betsy have worked hard to bring forth the school choice initiative. This allows children to go to schools other than their location. Therefore, parents can take their children to higher quality schools without having to pay tons of money because of the public funding of these school choices. The DeVos Family is an example of success, generosity and philanthropy.