313: Edith Yeung on investment and future of blockchain (Ashley Talks 21)

Podcast highlights: You are investing a lot in China while many of your colleagues in the San Francisco area do not. How does this usually work? — Each investor has a different style in terms how they want to attract companies. It tends to be easier if you’re vertically focused on a particular market, for…

308: Benjamin Joffe (Ashley Talks ASH20)

Podcast highlights: If you look around Asia, what is the most exciting market you see going forward? — Just because of it’s scale, China is the place. There is no comparison to what China is doing in terms of the amount of resources being poured into innovation in China now. India is starting to rise.…

302: Olga Oleinikova (Ashley Talks ASH19)

Podcast highlights: In your career of studying people, what are some things people in business should know and try to apply in their daily life? — Consider whether you’re dealing with customers on the one hand, or members of your team on the other. With customers, follow them. Don’t develop solutions that don’t respond to…

291: Ankit Prasad (Ashley Talks ASH18)

Podcast highlights: What is the Bobble keyboard? Does Ankit think Asia is a bit more narcissistic in social media? Will places like Europe or Latin America also hop on that train or is it something unique or heavily used in Asia? Also, does Ankit feel that this social media trend will continue and if so,…

276: Jasen Wang (Ashley Talks ASH17)

Podcast highlights: Tell us more about Makeblock — Makeblock is a company whose aim is to help people create. Often people have an idea but need help on the mechanical, software, or electronics side of things. What we do is provide a platform to unify these elements and help people create. What advice would you…

273: Fransiska Hadiwidjana (Ashley Talks ASH16)

Podcast highlights: How does Fransiska motivate herself to always stay curious? How can everyone keep being curious? What role does Fransiska want to play in the future of humanity with regards to programming? What can people learn from Fransiska being strong and successful even as a “minority”? Fransiska’s key lessons – believe in yourself and…

270: Amy Blaschka (Ashley Talks ASH15)

Podcast highlights: As videos become more popular, are copywriting and words becoming less relevant? Videos vs the written word Amy talks about her favourite social media platform LinkedIn and how it has transformed itself into a content creation platform The importance of being perfectly imperfect and showing authenticity as well as vulnerability on social media…

264: Sam Waldo (Ashley Talks ASH14)

Podcast highlights: 00:51 What is your story? Why China? — I studied Chinese at university, it seemed a very challenging thing to do. I came to China on a study-abroad and it was obvious China was the place to be. In 2010, I joined a non-profit called Teach for China (link to Chinese language website).…

259: Nabomita Mazumdar (Ashley Talks ASH13)

Podcast highlights: Where do you find energy for your passions? — Everyone needs something that can keep them awake at 2:00am. At the end of the day these communities are people in flesh and bone. Serving them is a wonderful thing. Why do so many women have a complicated relationship to money in business? —…

254: String Nguyen (Ashley Talks ASH12)

Podcast highlights: Starting out on Meerkat, how did String Nguyen build content and community around her video content and eventually get 20,000 followers on Linkedin? Growing your Linkedin followers to 20,000+ . There’s a 30,000 limit on Linkedin followers, how do you get around it? How do you win a Linkedin “top voice” award? It’s…