Here’s your briefing on Southeast Asia tech’s future. I wrote my POV on the FTX bank run and Binance acquisition with cascading consequences across the blockchain sector and regulators. We organized a warm BRAVE founder & VC mixer with AWS last month at Chua Ee Chien’s new bar Graft after overcoming the pandemic. We are also beta testing a “rebound” offsite for founders who are wrapping up their time at a startup/ winding down the company and exploring the next chapter of life, so email us if there’s anyone you know who might be interested or if you’d like to support this.
Most Popular Episodes
- Yolanda Lee: Global Market Entry, Female Codeswitching & Uncommon Community Design: Yolanda shares about launching new markets for Uber and how she learned codeswitching in response to her success being attributed to gendered traits like charm instead of hard work. She founded Uncommon, a female leadership community, and discusses her learnings in building and structuring a community.
- Willy Arifin: Family Business to Founder, Fintech Risk-Reward & Four Burners: Willy grew up in a multigenerational Indonesian business family and started attending board meetings from an early age. An accidental meeting with an old friend from the University of Michigan led to the founding of KoinWorks, the first credit-led SME neobank in Indonesia. Founders must choose and sacrifice between the four burners of life: career, family, community, and health.
- Harvard MBA Application Q&A, Interview Practice Learnings & Articulating Your Why: Jeremy shares his insights on applying for the Harvard MBA. Ensure that your motivations articulated in both the application essay and interview are synchronized. Focus on your “why” during the interview to showcase a good mutual fit and keep your energy levels high.
- Joshua Wang: Ph.D. to Founder, Killing Cancer Using Trickery & Backlash vs. Personal Truth: Joshua talks about how he managed to thread the needle between dropping out of business school as an undergraduate, his passion for medical science at Johns Hopkins University, and eventually founding his own biotech startup VerImmune that’s developing a novel cancer therapy strategy.
Dr. Hon Weng Chong founded Cortical Labs which appears in The Economist for teaching neurons on a computer chip to play Pong. Check out Dr. Hon Weng’s podcast explaining the importance of founder mental health.
We’d like to congratulate Gorick Ng, bestselling author, for his Fast Company article on how managers can bridge the Gen-Z gap at work. Check out Gorick’s podcast discussing the unspoken rules in the workplace and the framework around professional interactions.
"You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good'."
— Stephen Covey