Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Journey

Pat McGovern, IDG
Jason Grow
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Pat McGovern: The World Is Yours

Thanks in part to his love for travel, but mostly for his belief in the power of global communications, Pat McGovern paved the way for the communications technology market when he founded International Data Group (IDG) in 1964. McGovern spent a majority of his career abroad, forging ahead in new global markets and practically writing the rulebook for doing business in foreign countries. In 2007, he reflected on building a global company. "Even after 40 years, my adrenaline starts pumping every time my plane touches down in a new country. Every trip is a story waiting to happen."