Ozan Varol is a Rocket Scientist, turned Lawyer, turned award-winning Professor and best-selling Author, who grew up in Istanbul in a family which didn’t speak English. At 17, he moved to the United States by himself to attend Cornell University, where he majored in astrophysics and while there, he served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers Project. After getting tenure as a Professor (an uncommon achievement), Ozan left academia (an uncommon choice for a person with tenure) to become a full-time author and speaker. And now, in his crowning achievement (clearly), the genius chats with the ex-fat kid on The You Project. His latest book is called ‘Awaken Your Genius: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary.’ Enjoy.