Updated: Aug 21, 2018
Q. What is the most valuable lesson you can share to anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur?
Take it from me, after that many years in the start-up scene, I can tell you that there are two types of entrepreneurs in this world. One type is those who already have the drive and passion to be an entrepreneur. He or she will find problems to solve and start an entrepreneurial journey out of it regardless.
The other, of which I am one of them, are presented with a problem to solve and hence set forth to solve it, leading to the path of entrepreneurship. To be in this category, you need to have an inquisitive and analytical mind to look at problems and find an entrepreneurial way to solve them.
It is important to know which type of entrepreneur you are. The one who finds problem to solve, or the one who solves a problem presented to you. Ask yourself that and think about it.
Q. May we know what are some challenges you faced when you graduated from NUS?
My biggest problem upon graduating was finding out what to do since we could enter any field with our Business Degree. There were so many choices, it fits nicely into the Paradox of Choice where given so many choices, it actually made it more difficult for us to settle on any one option. Initially, I accepted a job offer in a financial institution but soon left to work in other ventures. My experiences in various jobs and ventures provided me with the diverse knowledge and skillset that began to shape the entrepreneur in me.
Eventually I decided to leave the corporate world and started my journey in start-ups. To be honest, we may never know exactly what we want to do when we graduate. And that’s perfectly fine. Over time, after you have garnered enough experience, the answer will become clearer to you.
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