Tag: entrepreneurship

September 13, 2015

Exclusive interview with Pocket Sun, Founder of SoGal

24 years old. Pretty. Smart. Ambitious. Empowering.  As much as I’d like to say that I’m describing myself, I’m describing Pocket (Yiqing) Sun, founder of SoGal. I’ve met a few CEO’s in Los Angeles (there seem to be plenty who are younger than age 30) but what stands out about Pocket is that she was born and raised in China. Let me reword that for you:…

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May 21, 2015

Interview with Cynthia Koo, all abao making things that matter (in business and life)

If you follow me on instagram, you already know how much I love asian bakeries/snacks, ESPECIALLY buns (pineapple buns and char siu bao to be exact). So when I saw what my friend Cynthia was working on lately, I had to learn more. Combine my love for buns with an appreciation for puns, stationery, thoughtfulness and things made with love, and you have Wonton In a…

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June 4, 2013

Venture For America Party

You know when you see something or someone and immediately recognize that he/she/it is something special? Have you ever met someone or done something that just inspires you? Have you ever come across something where you can just feel the potential oozing?  Venture for America is exactly that. At least it is for me. I don’t remember exactly how or when I first found out…

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November 3, 2012

Reality Check

This past Sunday, almost a week ago and before Sandy happened, I said I wanted to go to this new Korean restaurant Gaonnuri. I was craving Korean food because I missed my mom’s cooking and wasn’t with my family during this week. I also thought it would be interesting to go to a restaurant that was located basically in the middle of the divide between…

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September 28, 2012

Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck

So which one is it? Heart– like Howard Schultz of Starbucks? Smarts– like Billionaire investor Warren Buffett? Guts-like Richard Branson of Virgin or Luck-like Tony Hsieh of Zappos?