Francis Tapon was born and raised in San Francisco, California and has traveled to over 65 countries. His mom is from Chile and his dad is from France. He co-founded a successful Silicon Valley company. He also worked at Hitachi Data Systems and Microsoft. He thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. In 2007 he became the first person to do a round trip on the Continental Divide Trail. He wrote Hike Your Own Hike: 7 Life Lessons from Backpacking Across America. He is now writing his second book, which is about his five month adventure in Eastern Europe. He has a degree in Religion from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us http://FrancisTapon.com/ee
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