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Do you want to become your customers’ first choice? If yes, this podcast is for you! Through heart-to-heart chats with successful entrepreneurs in Asia, you will discover what it takes to stand out from your competition and dominate your market. Every episode features one entrepreneur who is highly sought after in his or her market. Through their backstories, you will uncover the lessons and mistakes to avoid in order to have their level of influence over their customers. You will also gain ...
 
Podcast sharing stories of Asian American founders and entrepreneurs who have taken a leap of faith to create something they're passionate about, despite the allure and pressures of traditional paths. We’re on a journey to find their quirky, sometimes smelly, but critical sauce that hopefully inspires our listeners to find their own secret sauce!
 
Do you want to learn how to master all areas of your life? If yes, this is the podcast for you! Through in-depth conversations, you will learn from those who are mastering a specific area of their lives, whether it be business, wealth, health, relationships, social leadership, or spirituality. Each episode features one successful leader who is an expert in a particular area of his or her life. Through their backstories, you will uncover the mistakes and lessons they made along their journey ...
 
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In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I had a chat with a superstar in the insurance business, Nick Chan. Nick’s journey to become a financial advisor unexpectedly arose out of obligation and family responsibility, from previously pursing his dream career of sports reporting. Nevertheless, Nick quickly climbed the ladder as a financial advisor, be…
 
In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I had a chat with an arising Malaysian artiste, Daniel Fong. He’s not only a multi-talented singer, but also a dancer, model & certified CrossFit trainer. He’s appeared on many local dramas, like ntv7’s Wishlist Raya, as well as participating in variety shows like Astro’s Call Me Handsome. But what I enjoyed m…
 
In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I had a chat with a highly celebrated aesthetic doctor based in Singapore. Even though he doesn’t have a very big following on social media, but he’s constantly booked full and his business is entirely referral based. During my conversation with him, I realised that Zen Buddhism has a big influence on how he u…
 
In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I had a chat with influencer-turned-actor Benjamin Tan. In 2018, one of his super fans went to extreme length to support his acting dream. This led to this first big break on Toggle TV as Ron in Emerald Hill High. Since then, Ben is a familiar face on our national TV. He has also built up a large following on …
 
In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I had a chat with fitness transformation coach Preston Sin who also won the Social Media Personality Award by Fitness Superstar in 2018. With 92K followers on TikTok, his private clients are all over the world and they are movers and shakers in their own industries. So how did Preston stood out from the crowde…
 
In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I had a chat with a Singaporean multi-hyphenate Nat Ho. Singer. Actor. Producer. Entrepreneur. Having been in the limelight since 2004, Nat will share with you the good, the bad and the ugly of being a public figure. Pay special attention to 51:00 when Nat revealed the most important factor that powers an auth…
 
In this inaugural episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I sat down with OG influencer Xiaxue to chat about her journey to social media fame. She has 594K followers on Instagram and 238K subscribers on YouTube. Love her or hate her, when she speaks, people sit up and listen. Pay special attention to 51:43 when Xiaxue shared her unique way of dealing with h…
 
In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I sat down with Dawn Cher (fondly know as SG Budget Babe), one of Singapore’s most popular financial bloggers. Her blog boasts of 12 million views and she gets over 60K unique views per post! Pay special attention to 28:06 when Dawn revealed her content writing secret that make even the most boring content int…
 
In this episode of #HighlySoughtAfter, I sat down with multi-talented actor and comedian Jasper Lai to chat about his roller-coaster journey to fame. With 114K followers on Instagram, Jasper first ever movie script “Number One” was also recently nominated for the Golden Horse award, widely deemed as the Oscars of the Chinese language film industry.…
 
Another episode of the Deep Talks podcast right out. This time with the author of two world bestsellers Nir Eyal. His first book, "Hooked," won the Wall Street Journal bestseller title, and his second book, "Indistractable," was named the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year on Amazon. Nir has an MBA from Stanford, a lecture at TED, or ha…
 
Dean Blankfield calls himself the clarity architect, working with founders, CEOs & coaches to help them dissolve emotional blockages, free their conditioned mind, gain clarity and awareness and transcend their circumstances. More recently, he’s been working with people on their relationships, focusing on inner work & getting to the root internal is…
 
Sunny Gosal is an eCommerce expert and the co-founder of Northbound Gear, an online brand that designs durable outdoor apparel with a conscience. Sunny started working for a few startups before landing his dream job (at the time) at EA Sports as a designer. Since then, Sunny has continued his passion for entrepreneurship starting several new ventur…
 
Eric Feng is a global speaker and leading authority on charisma & personal branding. Eric has spoken to tens of thousands of sales professionals in Asia, with his content having been viewed by more than 5 million people globally. From his work, he recently received the Certified Speaking Professional designation which is awarded to the top 12% of s…
 
James Harrisson is an entrepreneur & a curious high performer who has spent the last few years embarking on self-development. James started his professional working life in door-to-door sales before moving into customer success, whilst simultaneously starting a small online business selling habit planners. Today, James works in an eCommerce busines…
 
Darryl Ng is a coach and founder of Calibrate Academy, an organisation that leads of movement of millennial salespeople & entrepreneurs to thrive in business, their relationships, and in their personal life. He's also a part of Praxium Education, which is completely redesigning the education industry from the ground up to prepare youth for their dy…
 
Keith Cupp serves as President of Gravitas Impact Premium Coaches. His specialties are Executive team coaching & development, strategic planning and accountability, leadership development & transitions in multi-generation family businesses. Keith is a native of the Pacific Northwest, graduate of Louisiana State University, and a distinguished veter…
 
Jeremy Howard is an Australian data scientist and entrepreneur. He is a founding researcher at fast.ai, a research institute dedicated to make Deep Learning more accessible. Jeremy teaches data science at Singularity University and his talk "The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn" was featured at TED.com and has more …
 
Another episode of Deep Talks from New York City is out! This time with Siddhartha Bala. Sid is a multidomain expert, he has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and was working for top financial companies like Lehman Brothers or Goldman Sachs. He has profound views on the misteries of both business and personal life, and our discussions are on…
 
Greg wrote the international best-seller “This Might Get Me Fired” which shares his experience building digital products in huge companies like Google, Bloomberg, and Uber. In 2006 Greg was the first to publicly predict the 2008 financial crisis. He is an expert on the future of work and how great entrepreneurs can fuel exponential growth in large …
 
How to inspire people to take part in solving the great challenges of today's world? How to find a strong life purpose? And what is the key to longterm motivation and success? Eric wrote a bestselling book Unlock Your Personal Charisma and become one of the most recognized speakers in Asia. He is originally from Singapore and was studying in the US…
 
Felix is curating one of the biggest conferences about the future of work in New York City - Work Awesome. He also wrote a book STADTNOMADEN about his experience of living in 12 New York neighborhoods in 12 months with his wife and newborn kid. In our interview, we are discussing modern trends in the workplace and company culture, and how to enjoy …
 
“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates AWARDS: Financial Times Books of the Year Ola Rosling is a Swedish statistician known for his work for Gapminder on changing the global quality of life and embracing critical thinking globally. In 2018, Ola and his wife Anna Ros…
 
Dan Seewald is the former Head of Worldwide Innovation at Pfizer, one of the world biggest pharmaceutical companies with almost 100.000 employees. He founded and led Pfizer’s Dare to Try Innovation & Experimentation program, which is one of the Fortune 100’s leading design thinking and strategic innovation programs. He is also the founder of The De…
 
In this episode of Deep Talks, I interviewed Spencer Greenberg. Spencer has PhD. from applied math, and he is the founder of Spark Wave, a startup foundry which creates software products designed to solve problems in the world on a large scale. For example UpLift, an automated app for helping people with depression. He also founded ClearerThinking.…
 
We jam with Eric Feng, Partner at Kleiner Perkins (KPCB) and Co-founder/CEO of Packagd. Unlike previous guests, Eric plays dual roles as both an operator and investor. ?He is the co-founder of Packagd, a startup improving the mobile shopping experience, and is also a full-time partner at Kleiner Perkins. Eric's career is no short of amazing operati…
 
Part 3 of 3 of our LA Series, we'll be interviewing one of our childhood idol’s - Phil Wang from Wong Fu Productions. ? You might recognize his name from YouTube hits such as “Yellow Fever” and “Asian Bachelorette,” as Phil has been a creator of many popular films and shorts that resonate with the Asian-American experience. In this episode, you’ll …
 
Part 2 of 3 of our LA Series ? Eva Ho, General Partner at Fika Ventures, a technology fund she started which invests mainly in data-focused and AI-enabled start-ups. ?As a Entrepreneur-in-Residence of LA, she's betting on the LA ecosystem. A serial entrepreneur and founder at heart, she was previously a founding General Partner at Susa Ventures and…
 
Today we'll be speaking with Mike Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder of Shift Ventures. Shift Ventures is home to brands like The Drip Club and strives to build world-class brands in the booming e-liquid space. 🌊 At just 25, he has multiple companies and a solid exit under his belt. We'll talk to him about his experience dropping out of UC Berkeley as a Fre…
 
?Today, we release Melody Koh, starting with her decision to join Blue Apron??? as the first product hire, and ultimately the Head of Product through IPO. The values instilled by her parents in test-taking transferred into her work ethic and contributed her style of leadership, which she translates to her org as she managed more, including her peer…
 
Alex Mittal is the Co-Founder and CEO at FundersClub, the world's first online VC platform. ?With the aspiration of removing human bias from fundraising, FundersClub is an online marketplace that uses software and networks to discover, fund, and support founders. Previously, Alex was a serial entrepreneur, having buit everything from Crederity (bac…
 
Today we're releasing featuring James Joun - Co-Founder and COO at Rinse ?, previous Investor @Essex Woodlands, product @Genentech, and HBS MBA/Dartmouth BA grad. Growing up, James gained unprecedented industry expertise having worked in his parent’s Laundry store for over 25 years. After a career in consulting, going to business school, and finall…
 
?Today, we release a new episode with Dave Lu, Co-Founder of Pared and previously Fanpop ? ?. Dave co-founded restaurant labor marketplace: Pared. He was also previously founder and CEO of Fanpop, a destination website for fans of pop culture. Dave has also worked at some of the biggest names in consumer technology (Apple, eBay, Sony, Yahoo!). If y…
 
Today, we release a new episode with Elizabeth Yin, co-Founder and Partner at the Hustle Fund ?. Join us today to learn about Yin's entrepreneurial journey from starting her own company to helping other start-ups become successful at the Hustle Fund and as a previous partner @500Statups. Yin shares valuable stories on successes and failures in her …
 
Get hungry! 😋 We're super stoked to be kicking off Season 2 of Fish Sauce with Brandon Jew, Chef and Founder 👨‍🍳 of SF Michelin 🌟 restaurant, Mister Jiu's. Join us to learn more about Brandon's ascent from a childhood spent in SF Chinatown markets to tours of culinary duty in renowned kitchens throughout Italy, China, and the States. Never before h…
 
Part 3 of 3 of our summer Female Founder series ??? with our Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab, the "Pixar of VR." ? For all her life, Maureen has always bucked the trends. ? Starting at a young age, she wanted to pursue a career in design and animations, but had to overcome societal and practical expectations. After finally interning at Pi…
 
Part 2 of 3 of our summer Female Founders Series. Tenzin Seldon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kinstep and also dubbed Dalai Lama's ? right hand woman. Kinstep is a platform matching immigrants with employment directly in the local community. Tenzin is a Tibetan warrior, ? constantly battling the challenges that immigrants face everyday. Her personal…
 
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