Retracing my steps This quote summarizes my experience with Tech Trek perfectly. Thinking back to our first meeting in November, I was extremely overwhelmed by just the deliverables. A book during winter break? Twitter? Blog posts? Readings? Discussion-based classes? Presentations? I wasn’t sure about this high level of commitment for a class so out of … Continue reading Stepping up to the challenges ahead || Reflection
Welcome to my expertise 😉 Recent events involving the gene-altering technology astound the world. Chinese parents are “talent testing” their kids to get a better understanding of the child’s hidden potentials? A pair of twins’ embryos were gene edited by a Chinese scientist to gain HIV resistance and now the twins might have enhancement in … Continue reading Are humans playing god? An overview of the genetic engineering industry
This week I am presenting on one of the top venture capital firms in the world -- Sequoia Capital. In my presentation, I will focus on Sequoia’s past: the founder Don Valentine and his partnering with Atari and Apple. In this blog post I want to address two main points: How is Sequoia different from … Continue reading Demystifying Sequoia
I was reading the Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley article, of how startups are moving out of the Silicon Valley into other rising cities with different cities attracting different industries, when my eyes lingered on the words “Shenzhen for hardware”. SHENZHEN! My hometown! Other than a sense of pride, I was surprised to see … Continue reading Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of Hardware
Hatching Twitter is the story of the four co-founders of Twitter: Ev, Noah, Biz and Jack. Instead of focusing on the technical aspect of building and running startups, author Nick Bilton presented us a peek into life in Silicon Valley: ambition and dreams, sweat and pain, friendship and betrayal. He showed us the human side … Continue reading Book Summary || Hatching Twitter
#SelfieThe beginning of the end of intelligent civilization.--Definition by Urban Dictionary I remember my first culture shock in the US on a sightseeing boat in New York City. It was an orientation for my foreign exchange program with high school students from all over the world, full of excitement and wonder about life in the … Continue reading Just a simple hello!