Eder lived on the streets for years. He started businesses in Colombia. He hustled. At age 19, he crossed into the United States via Mexico and Arizona. He has been living in New York City since then. To say he’s made it here is an understatement. He started and sold three different companies, for millions of dollars each time. He wrote a best-selling book, Dreaming of Hope Street. He started his fourth company, Live Vote. I had so many questions for this soft-spoken, driven, resilient man. I wanted to know all of his success secrets. Here is what he shared as the driving force behind his professional and personal journey.