I build companies and online communities. I play poker & host home games for fun. I teach and coach.
I was born in China. (Chinese translation of this page) And I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as a first generation immigrant.
Given my middle-class upbringing, I chose a very safe, very traditional way to start my career – at Goldman Sachs. (More context in: The privilege to take a risk)
Afterwards, I worked for 3 years at a hedge fund. After 20 years in the Bay Area, I moved to Boston in 2016 to pursue an MBA at MIT Sloan.
While at MIT, I co-founded DeepBench, which connects customers with experts on any topic in any industry.
In 2020, I transitioned away from the CEO role at DeepBench and moved to Los Angeles. (More context in: Learning to explore) In 2022, I moved back to San Francisco.
Now, I’m working publicly on a couple of projects:
Here is a list of my most popular articles.
The best way to reach me is by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org