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

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

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

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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