MY MUSINGS & MAKINGS
Here are the passion projects in my life, some in the past and more in the making.
The list is far from complete, but paints a good picture of how I spend my time outside of work.
Past Events & Experiences
Interview with The VergeInterview with Ashley Carman from The Verge to tell the story of Chinese gadget makers' intrepid journey entering the global market, a perspective you don't often hear.
In this episode of In the Making, we talked about the particular set of challenges Chinese hardware companies face when launching products in the U.S.
Seminar at Stanford U.S.-Asia Technology Management CenterOn the topic of "Crowdfunding and the global transformation of consumer product makers in Asia" at the Digital Transformation Among New and Traditional Industries in Asia Seminar Series
Podcast with When Unicorns FlyHad a great time talking with PwC Raise's Thomas Hudson and Jeevan Sunner about how to leverage crowdfunding to market your product ideas.
Tuya's Global AI+IoT Business ConferencePanelist at Tuya's Global AI+IoT Business Conference on product innovations and consumer trends in smart/connected products.
Xiaomi Youpin x IndiegogoLaunched Indiegogo's collaboration with Xiaomi Youpin, helping more products in Xiaomi's ecosystem to launch into global markets.
GlobalSource Startup LaunchpadSpeaking at GlobalSource Startup Launchpad in Hong Kong, on consumer hardware innovation trends in crowdfunding from our early-adopter community on Indiegogo.
Crowdfunding Strategy WorkshopHosted a workshop to teach entrepreneurs how to deploy specific marketing tactics and strategies to do run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
BRINC Global Startup Pitch CompetitionJudged at 2019 MAKE IT IN CHINA Global Startup Pitch Competition by Brinc.
The contest aims to introduce international hardware startups to China’s manufacturing ecosystem so they can scale their product production. #makeitinchina
Stanford's Japan Business Culture ClassGlad I was invited back to Stanford by Professor Richard B. Dasher to share my experience with his class on cross-border work's reality, rewards, and everything in between, along with an amazing panel.
Graduate thesis on consumer psychologyI spent my time at Stanford with the renowned Professor Hazel Markus, social psychologist and a pioneer in the field of cultural psychology. Under her advisory/mentorship, I studied consumer behaviors under the lens of cultural psychology. For my thesis, I wrote about how consumers' preference for emotional appeals in advertising differs in Western and East Asian cultural context.