9: Deaf Mario Lopez?
Posted by ridor9th on September 20, 2008
Is Jason Yeh the Deaf Mario Lopez?!
When I first saw the picture, my first response was, “Whoa! Jason does look like Mario!”
That picture is absolutely stunning, to say the least.
In fact, I IMmed a good friend of mine in New York to tell her to check the article, her first response was:
“OMG, Jason looks like Mario Lopez!!”
This was right before I could ask her if she was thinking what I first thought when I saw the picture of Jason Yeh!
However, there is a fantastic article on CNNMoney.com about Viable, a Video Relay Service company based out of Rockville, Maryland.
Check this link if you hadn’t read the article. It is a must!
I admit that I was bit surprised to learn that Jason Yeh dropped out of college in order to team up with his father, John Yeh, to start the company, Viable. I admit that I thought Jason already graduated from Gallaudet sometimes in the past.
Not that it is wrong to drop out (or that I encourage anyone else to drop out!) — some people are not college material. Jason certainly is college material. But it is all about timing, really. Jason probably saw the opportunity to create a lucrative company that may be considered as the one to be envied by many. By dropping out of college, Jason got an opportunity to take the company off the ground.
There is always a risk factor but what Jason did was admirable. Quite Impressive, Jason. It is always nice to have Pop to support and push you all the way to the bank, is it?
I vividly recall the start-up company with less than 10 employers. I read that Viable has more than 150 employers. Needless to say, one of my siblings are with Viable as of now.
I like Viable mainly because it is deaf-run, deaf-owned and deaf-managed company which I cannot say much for many VRS providers. Especially with HOVRS and SorensonVRS!
I see a strong future in this company. The Yehs are driven, goal-oriented and fiercely loyal to Deaf people and its communities. It is a matter of time before Sorenson cowers before Viable. Mark my words, Sorenson will fall.
For further information on Viable? Check its website. It is cool website. I liked it. I think you will like it as well.