Happy Pig Year People! Hope you all had a great Chinese New Year and now that we’re officially back and you’ve hopefully gotten through all your serious emails…
9am to 9pm, 6 days a week = China Hustleporn
East Meets West: Fireside Chat with Hans Tung of GGV Capital
I was thrilled to kick off this year’s East Meets West conference with a fireside chat with Hans Tung of GGV Capital - this guy literally has the Midas touch on picking the best startups to invest in and we got him over to Hawaii this year to spread some of his crazy knowledge on what’s happening in China - I was able to record it on my new DJI Oslo Pocket and here are the results.
Hong Kong's Vanilla Sky Moment
I also made this quick video for my friends in Dublin to see what the normally chaotic Hong Kong looks like during Chinese New Year - can you say “Ghost Town?”
Reading the Audiobooks
Since I’ve been flying and a bit under the weather I was able to catch up on some reading:
Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace - the history of the office; the real one we work in, not the show. It’s actually a lot more frightening than you think. Especially if you were a woman in the 60’s. I’m actually reading this one and I can see how much slower I am compared to an audiobook.
Doom Patrol: Brick by Brick - was trippy and quite a lot of fun, not your normal superhero story. Just in time for the new TV show which was able to capture the weirdness quite well in its pilot.
The Future of Humanity - so Deus Ex inspired me to read as many of these futurist books as I can and with Audible I’m tearing through them. This one is written by Michio Kaku but the reading is fantastic by Feodor Chin.
Travel Gadget of the Month: Hydroflask
I was introduced to HydroFlask, 2 years ago when I first went to Hawaii where everyone and their dog had one - yes it looks like a normal thermos but it’s just the best one I’ve ever used. I don’t understand why people wouldn’t invest in a high quality water bottle like this - and I just bought the coffee mug version as well to keep my coffee hotter which works better than that Ember mug and I don’t have to plug it in. I hope to see more water dispensers across Asia like Flowater in the US – my personal favorite.
Collision in Toronto APAC Startup Leaders Entourage
The Asian entourage to Collision - RISE’s sister show - is filling up nicely - if you want to join, you have till the end of the month to fill this in (guys and GALS invited) The first year in Canada for Collision looks to be the most exciting one yet. I’m super excited!