The Art Of The Startup @ MindValley HQ

Busy month this month! But on a short notice, I squeezed in time for The Art Of The Startup seminar at the MindValley HQ just before I drive to Johor.

Vishen delivering the seminar on stage at The Hall of Awesomeness.
Vishen delivering the seminar on stage at The Hall of Awesomeness.

Right now I’m on a speaking circuit and workshop gigs and while I’m picking up steam for the last several months, I am looking to get fresh ideas and strategies to grow my business to the next level – or heck, start something new altogether!

Splendid 1-day presentation from Vishen Lakhiani "The Art of Startups"!
Splendid 1-day presentation from Vishen Lakhiani “The Art of Startups”!

It is also interesting to note that I met Vishen and his then partner Mike Reinings┬áfor the first time back in 2006. At that time, their office was in KL Sentral and their employees numbered no more than the fingers on both my hands. Me? I had just got myself out of the mountain of debt I was in the year before, LOL they’ve been experiencing Quantum Leap ever since!

What do you know? 4 of the Wealth Summit 2013 speakers are here in the same room! I didn't think we'd meet again so soon, let alone altogether! (Not In Picture: Cayden Chang, cos he needed to catch his flight back to SG)
What do you know? 4 of the Wealth Summit 2013 speakers are here in the same room! I didn’t think we’d meet again so soon, let alone altogether! (Not In Picture: Cayden Chang, cos he needed to catch his flight back to SG)

I didn’t expect to meet a lot of familiar faces at the same event – 4 of the Wealth Summit 2013 speakers to name one.

Adam Wong (bestselling author of Lucky Bastard!) and Joel Chue came from Singapore – too bad, like Cayden Chang, they had to leave and catch their flight back… so no opportunity to take a photo with them ­čÖü

L-R: Aaron Teng (Incitement Youth founder); me; Jonathan Quek (Silver Malaysia); Chon Giap (TEDxKL)
L-R: Aaron Teng (Incitement Youth founder); me; Jonathan Quek (Silver Malaysia); Chon Giap (TEDxKL)

On a trivial note, I have met many mutual friends between myself and Michael Teoh, and even though we have known and interacted with each other online since 2009, we have yet to meet in person until now!┬áHope that comes soon… before we get any older!

Now, the big question: to start my own office or no? Hmm…