Worked for my father since I was five. During high school played basketball but kept getting cut from the team. Got rejected from my dream college. Depressed, humiliated, I ran away to Thailand right after high school graduation to develop discipline by training muay Thai for 2 months. I went to college for 3 years and then had this epiphany which distracted me that I dropped out. While on a study abroad in China, I came across a start-up incubator and was fortunate enough to be given opportunity to start my own company. Now, I'm on a mission to see how much of a difference one life can make. I know I can't do it alone and I will need all the help I can get.
Areas of Expertise
Marketing + Branding + Management + Leadership, Creativity
An idea worth spreading
Open-sourced hardware & software for a device that tracks physical activities -- calories burned, steps, distance, speed to name a few (could include, altitude, heart rate, etc). It'd be nice to drive the costs of these health trackers down so that EVERYONE can afford it, and really gauge their progress. What gets measured, gets improved, so by having more people able to track their activities, they then develop the self-awareness to make better informed decisions that will optimize their future.
I'm passionate about
self-improvement and changing the world for the better
Talk to me about
your story & how I can help you do the things you want in life.
People don't know I'm good at
My TED story
Dropped out of college to start a company in China. Although I stopped institutionalized education, I have never stopped learning. TED, Wikipedia, and countless books continue to give me the education I need to better myself and hopefully make a difference.