In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak with Winston Chiang to learn more about the mindset of a millennial entrepreneur.
Born and raised in New York, Winston decided after a few years in the banking sector that it was time to do something different.
To spend some time traveling, write his book, and see if one of his business ideas would find traction.
To say this is a conversation not to be missed is an understatement. Both Brian and myself hold ourselves back from doing full blown Tiger parents on him, but all kidding aside, as Brian and I both speak with Winston we come to realize this generation has a very different approach.
An approach that at times we struggle to understand, and that perhaps seems reckless (to us), but I know that there were times over the last 15 years where I/ we practiced reckless optimism… and they were the best of times!
Honestly, this was a great conversation, and I really look forward to the comments!
About the Behind The Grind Series:
Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship.
Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encouraged!
Winston is trying his best to find out what it means to be human, by balancing what he loves with what is necessary, and reconciling an extreme ego with genuine, generous kindness and gratitude.
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I’ve spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve “the big” challenges cities face.
Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), I’m focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.
Brian Tam leads corporate teams through FIRST TIME EVER challenges. From new business models to fresh brands, as CEO of Let’s Make Great! he guides multinational companies in China to systematically create the future and explore uncertainties.
He’s the mind behind PROTO Innovation Cards and the author of Awrignawl Creativity.
Born in New York, and proudly raised in New Jersey – he has been in China since 2007, working to drive the fantastic change that is happening in China & the world. Let’s Make Great!