Andrew Quan

Management Consultant, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Sydney, Australia

About Andrew

Languages

Cantonese, English, Japanese

Areas of Expertise

Strategy & Execution, Management Consulting, IT Strategy, Innovation & Business Development

Comments & conversations

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Andrew Quan
Posted about 4 years ago
Let's teach and inspire our young kids to become social entrepreneurs!
I agree with you - I always had hoped that the social entre / innovation would be a key component to a child's learning. I'm doing way too much catch up now, and I'm now 26! Sorta wished I had it as a kid. Is social innovation / entreprenuership formally a part of the school curriculum in the US? I don't remember this being a component of Australian primary/secondary school... If it isn't - should we introduce it, and how?
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Andrew Quan
Posted about 4 years ago
A Reality TV Show on Education
Sounds like a great idea - I would put my hand up in assisting any way I can, but alas I'm in Australia. Unless of course you are willing to come down here to do the series :) Have you thought about going down the path of uploading the series online, instead of mass media TV? Youtube videos etc? May have less technical startup constraints, however not sure about consumer / audience - who is your target market?
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Andrew Quan
Posted about 4 years ago
Community power bikes
You'd assume the larger the battery, the heavier the bike overall - Perhaps "an uphill battle" Therefore there is a tradeoff between 'ability to store more energy' and 'the ability to carry a large heavy battery on a bike' Perhaps do some calculations on what critical mass would be for this to be viable to "drop [energy] into the grid when you lock into a kiosk station"
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Andrew Quan
Posted about 4 years ago
What will you do with your aging parents?
Giving the 'obvious' answer - it really depends on your upbringing, your social situation, your culture / background, and how you've managed expectations between yourself and your parents prior to now. I have a similar situation with my mother. Age physical and mental capabilities (eyesights, memory, etc), with a large household (7 bedrooms!) and a garden with a number of responsibilities (dogs, chickens, plants, you name it) Personally, I would do my best to spend once a week being a sounding board. Ask them how they are going, what fires need warding off - and they do my best to handle them as the adult they brought me up to be. As health becomes an issue, ensure you understand the requirements for personal care - then discuss whether your parents would be ok if you got help, or if they preferred you by their side. If the latter, balance out your responsibilities and life and communicate your preferences. So, my top tip - Ensure an effective communication channel exists between you and your parents. Start talking, and it'll work itself out.