"This is the best time to be alive to make an impact"
I can read your thoughts... Why does this mysterious dude have a space? Truth be told, I have so much in mind that I figured I need a space to consolidate and share my life learnings, thoughts and what I fight for. And hopefully you will get to know me better.
Born dyslexic, I became a strong supporter for people with learning difficulties.
The education system was never really build for people like us. Our disability is non-obvious; lack of understanding, and resulting in many of us going astray and falling between the cracks. Thankfully, I was one of the lucky few that got out!
I believe we need to educate the general public of all forms of disabilities that are not visible. The first step to help others is to educate others.
Thus, I hope to inspire others who are going through the same challenges and difficulties as I did, so that they can transform their weakness into strength.
I am thankful for all the amazing people who stood by me and brought out the best in me and I hope to do the same for others in need.
I believe that for one to bring about great change, they have to be bold and passionate about leaving an impact on people's lives. And the best way to do so is by becoming an entrepreneur.
I have been in the startup space for about 5 years. I have learnt a great deal of knowledge and wisdom from different founders - be it those who have succeeded and those who have failed that there is always something to learn from everyone.
I suppose the greatest satisfaction is to have someone telling you how much you have impacted them, and those very words of encouragement can keep a struggling entrepreneur going in the toughest of times.
Gaming & Entertainment
Gaming teaches me alot about the psychological aspect of human thought process. It is because of gaming that I started to see how much people value and pay for the user experience.
I used to be a gamer back in my younger days, it allowed me to escape from reality, I feel empowered when I find unique ways to exploit, within the game, that puts me ahead of others and I was really good at it!
It was not long before someone who noticed me told me that I should use my talents in gaming to solve real world problems. Enlightened, I quit gaming and started tackling real world issues that changed my life.
Trading & Finance
Unlike the typical wall street guys, in suits and tie, I prefer to dress casual. Derivative trading was my first job and also my dream job. I would say taking calculated risk was in my blood and the pressure to perform and constantly beat the market also trained me mentally on my next venture.
This is also the start of my personal self-discovery, that leaving a legacy by creating an impact was more important to me.
Trading also gave me my base capital to launch my next couple of startups without funding and I would not be where I am without it.
Honestly, leaving my dream job was a really tough call. People close to me thought I was insane, friends that i thought were "friends" stopped talking to me and I was constantly bombarded with doubts for my life decision.
Now, I leverage what I have learnt from trading & finance to manage my company's operation cost, growth and funding.
I spend lots of time consuming articles and documentaries of the rapidly evolving technology. We are living in the age where science and technology are constantly creating new breakthroughs that reshapes our world.
Being in the current digital age, where technology is evolving faster than ever, we are living in one the most exciting times in human history.
Colonising Mars, blockchain technology, artificial Intelligence and sustainable energy to name a few.
I hope that by understanding and exploring all these new possibilities, we can better serve and prepare ourselves for the upcoming revolution and its impact on society.