Did you know Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman is an identical twin, was once a Proust-reading dishwasher, and became a bike messenger when he ran out of money while he was trying to write a novel?

Kelman, the subject of the New York Times’ regular “Corner Office” feature, tells the paper that having a twin helped him learn to “march to my own drummer.” Growing up, Kelmans’s father once took a machete to the family’s lawn, helping teach him you “couldn’t die of shame.”

At Redfin, Kelman said his main project is to unite two separate cultures: real estate agents and software engineers. Source: nytimes.com.

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