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FE ATU R E D M ENTO R Since you started easyuni, what have you learned? I learned how to build a scalable and fundable company. I also learned the value of funding in fast-tracking a company’s growth, the value of having world-class talents in your team, the importance of having your office in a strategic location to attract talents, how to manage shareholders expectations and, of course, learning more about myself. If you could turn back time, what are three key lessons you’d tell your younger self? I only have two: • Science-based high-school students CAN do arts related course in university. • I’d put more effort in learning Mandarin. What life advice would you give to young people today? • Do before expecting • Don’t only work smart. Work HARD too! Do you think it’s important for people to have a mentor? Why? Absolutely. Unless you live in a shell, everybody needs a mentor to lead them to the correct path. I do not mean official consultants; your parents or older relatives can also be mentors. Mentors are more important for entrepreneurs as their journey is tough and arduous. If you are lucky enough to find a good and relevant mentor, he/she can save you loads of heartache and pain, by identifying pitfalls and opportunities for you. What are your favourite books and why? I’ve not had the time to read books nowadays. I spend most of my free time catching up on national and world news. I also read a lot of industry news and self-help articles. But my favourite genre would be books on World War II. I have always been fascinated by the Great War. The life stories and war strategies formulated during that era are fascinating. But the one most important trait in my opinion is GRIT. Grit, is the ability to keep going at it - no matter what people say, no matter the failures and rejections - until success is found easyuni Guide 2015 Issue 6 57