TVS 053 – Brian Wong (Founder of Kiip, 18 Year Old College Graduate)
Happy labor day weekend, and I’ve missed you guys! Welcome back, and I’m super excited for this season of TVS and share with you things that I have learned as well as interviews that I have had. I hope everyone had an awesome summer break and is refreshed to get back into the swing of things! Today’s episode is with Brian Wong, who is the founder of Kiip, and graduated college at the age of 18! He’s also written a book called, The Cheat Code, and is one of the most eccentric and funny people that I have interviewed thus far. This episode is jam packed with awesome advice from Brian on how he has become a successful entrepreneur, his experience with finance and consideration of investment banking, and how being Asian can help conceal your age!
Brian’s contact info below:
- Which grades did you skip, and what was the experience like attending college at age 14?
- How did you use your lowered age to your advantage in college?
- Did you ever consider going into investment banking or consulting?
- How did you know that you wanted to pursue entrepreneurship in college?
- What are some of the characteristics of the “Entrepreneurial Mindset” that you mentioned?
- Why is following your passion a terrible piece of advice?
- How do you find your own superpower and harness that energy?
- How did you develop your superpower of getting people excited about things?
- How did you network your way into parties with Kevin Rose (Founder of Digg and ex-partner at Google Ventures?)
- Where do you think the future of advertising is going? What are your thoughts on viral videos like those from Chubbies?
- What was the motivation for writing your book, “The Cheat Codes?”
- What piece of advice would you like to leave my listeners?
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