Month: August 2018

Going against the odds

I met an engineer at Symantec in 2011. She was an older woman. After talking to her, she shared that she was working on her third Phd. Not her first, but her third…. I was […]

A way to keep yourself up: billionaires who came from nothing

Everyone must start from somewhere, more often than not from nothing. Alan Gerry kickstarted a TV network that went on to become Cablevision. Net worth: $1.4 billion The son of Russian immigrants, Alan Gerry dropped […]

The summary of the Airbnb story and how the unicorn was built, the invaluable lessons from the founders

“If you launch and no one notices, you can keep launching. We kept launching, and people kept writing about it. We thought we’d just keep launching until we got customers.” – Chesky Two lessons Airbnb […]

10 traits of megasuccessful entrepreneurs

I wanted to look for a list of commonalities among CEOs and founders of unicorns, which are startups that surpass billion dollar valuation. Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of BridgeWater which manages $160 billion in […]

Startup story: Cindy Mi and the $3 billion tech startup

VIPKid is an online learning platform to match North American teachers  with Chinese students in China. Teachers are mainly sourced from America and Canada. Cindy Mi saw the gap between the number of students in […]