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Bryan Victor: Host, Little Free Library Owner, and Generalist

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This is the podcast where I speak to the trouble makers, rebels and mavericks. These people are the folks who see things differently, who have gone off the beaten path and found their pursuit. All living under one roof, Singapore.

Latest Episodes

#37: Remote Work, Learning to Code & Happiness – Steph Smith

Steph Smith(@stephsmithio), 25 is a senior analyst working onTrends, tracking up-and-coming trends. After less than a year of learning to code (while having a full-time job), she has won the Golden Kittyawardfor inclusion, on Product Hunt. Steph writes ablogabout remote work, women in tech and learning to code. These days when she is not at work, she is buildingUpread, a tool connecting indie publishers with their readers. In this conversation, we spoke about: Things women face in the tech industry Steph’s transition from consulting to remote work The ups and downs of remote work and much more!

108 MINOCT 25
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#37: Remote Work, Learning to Code & Happiness – Steph Smith

#36: Khailee Ng — Conversation about Necker Island, Marriage and the Gig Economy

Khailee Ngis a managing partner of500 Startups, a venture capital firm. He has led more than 180 startup investments, with a few “unicorn” successes such asGrabandBukalapa. Khailee has previously founded Groupsmore which got acquired byGrouponandSays.com,which got subsequently acquired byMedia Prima, Malaysia’s largest online media company. BUT, even if you havezerointerest in startups, this episode is well worth the time. This is really about the habits and beliefs of a successful (and fun) person. Enjoy this conversation with a curious character! In this conversation, we spoke about: Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island How does Khailee study and prepare for marriage Principal to a kick-ass pitch

141 MINJUN 25
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#36: Khailee Ng — Conversation about Necker Island, Marriage and the Gig Economy

#35:The 34 Years Old Internet Millionaire Who Sold Everything Away, Alvin Poh

Alvin Pohis an entrepreneur and co-founder of Vodien, a cloud hosting company. Vodien was founded in 2002. It was later acquired by Dreamscape in 2017, and was valued for S$ 30million. Shortly after being a millionaire at 33 years old, he sold most of his belongings (including his Lamborghini) and embraced minimalism. Alvin holds a masters in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon. He is now travelling and snowboarding around the world. In this conversation, we spoke about: Why Alvin sold his Lamborghini and embrace minimalism The evolution of Alvin’s fitness routine How Alvin apply the 80/20 principle to business Links Mentioned Connect with Alvin Poh: Website|Instagram At 34, Alvin Poh Is A Multi-Millionaire. But He Doesn’t Think He’s RichbyJustin Vanderstraaten I Became a Millionaire at 33 And It Was A Disappointmentby Alvin Poh Solve for Happyby MoGawdat Naval Ravikant interviewon Farnam StreetbyShane Parrish(Transcript) Interactive BrokersSAXOVanguard Total Index Fund Accu...

102 MINMAY 5
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#35:The 34 Years Old Internet Millionaire Who Sold Everything Away, Alvin Poh

#34: Conference Hacking, Self-Awareness and Personal System with JR Hinds

JR Hinds is the owner of Hinds and Associates, specialising inemployer-sponsored health insurance plans. Today, over 90% of his business is developed through referrals. He has aprivate pilot’s license and flies a Cessna 172.He also jumped out of an airplane twice (but never one that he was flying). JR rappelled down the building the day before his wedding day and threw a surprise wedding for his 50 guests. One of his favouritethings to do is to spend time with his 4 nephews and his niece. In this conversation, we spoke about Learnings from the World Domination Summit Conference hacking JR's personal mission statement and much more! JR apologise for the wrong mention of "Yes Marsha Marsha". It's Yes Yes Marsha. There was a lot of nervouslaughter in thisepisode - mainly from me. Listen to the podcast to know why. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

99 MIN2018 JUL 29
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#34: Conference Hacking, Self-Awareness and Personal System with JR Hinds

#33: The Magician Behind the Higher Education Revolution, Michelle Jones

“I don't think we ask deep enough questions and give young people enough credit for being able to have those answer within themselves.”–Michelle Jones Michelle Jones is the founder of a higher education institution, Wayfinding Academy.It is a new 2-year college aiming to revolutionize higher education. They have been approved to offer Associate’s degrees by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission. She has taught in traditional colleges for 15 years. Some of the institutions include (but not limited to) Boston University, University of New Mexico and Concordia University of Portland. Michelle is also the organizer of TEDx Mt Hood for the last 8 years. Wayfinding Academy is currently having a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign from June 17th - July 27th to raise $60,000. Thier goals are to double their student body size, launch a second program, and impact twice as many lives. Donate here. In the podcast episode [02:40:00], you can listen to a conversation with a student (M...

206 MIN2018 JUL 15
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#33: The Magician Behind the Higher Education Revolution, Michelle Jones

#32: Building a Million-Dollar Design Agency, Daniel Lim

“It is not a failure if there are lessons to be learnt from it.” –Daniel Lim Daniel Limis an entrepreneur and business coach. His coaching and training practice aims to help people to redefine success, build businesses and do work which is aligned with their values and purpose. Daniel's former design studio, Studio MDS work with clients such as Capella Hotels, Singapore Flyer and National Heritage Board. In 2017, he designed and ran a retreat called #howtohuman for DesignSingapore Council. In this conversation, we spoke about The story of Daniel's burnout Toxic behaviour in the workplace Characteristics of people that who should not be an entrepreneur and much more!

168 MIN2018 APR 21
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#32: Building a Million-Dollar Design Agency, Daniel Lim

#31: The 25 Years Old Kid that Took the AI World by Storm, Annabelle Kwok

EAnnabelle Kwok, 25 is the founder of NeuralBay, anArtificial Intelligence company that specialises in vision analytics. She consults with companies onA.I. driven solutions and was previously the founding CEO of SmartCow. At 20, she travelled alone for 6 weeks to Togo, West Africa.She has witness people fainting from malaria, getting robbed at knife-point, and balanced buckets of water on her head. At 22, she met U.S. President Barack Obama under a youth programme representing Singapore. Annabelle is a black-belt in Taekwondo, a licensed windsurfer, and an avid runner. In this conversation, we spoke about Why did Annabelle has joined the 10 days silent retreat, twice Why she decided to run a marathon in North Korea Her experiences of travelling alone in Togo, West Africa and much more! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. --- In 2018, I am getting my health in order.I have already lost 5kg in one month. If you have similar goals, and tried a bunch of diet and regime t...

171 MIN2018 MAR 1
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#31: The 25 Years Old Kid that Took the AI World by Storm, Annabelle Kwok

#30: The Psychiatrist Who Started the Addiction Management Department at IMH, Dr Munidasa Winslow

"No one says that decided to start drinking because my ambition in life is to be an alcoholic. It’s rubbish.” –Dr Munidasa Winslow Munidasa Winslowis a psychiatrist and the executive director of Promises Healthcare. He has beenpractising psychiatry since 1988 and is known for his work in addiction medicine and impulse control disorders. He was also responsible for the setting up the Addiction Management Department at the Institute of Mental Health.His last appointment at IMH was the Chief of the Department of Addiction Medicine Department at IMH Singapore. Dr Winslow is accredited as a master addiction counsellor and a clinical supervisor. In this conversation, we spoke about Simple yardstick to test if one has an addiction The framework recovery process for addictions Dr Winslow’s views on ADHD and much more!

90 MIN2017 OCT 11
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#30: The Psychiatrist Who Started the Addiction Management Department at IMH, Dr Munidasa Winslow

The Couple that Built JobsCentral and Cashed Out, Lim Der Shing and Huang Shao-Ning

Lim Der Shingis currently a private investor,Venture Advisor with Jungle Seedplus and board member with several organizations.Huang Shao-Ningis the Managing Partner of Hub Ventures Fund and a Partner at Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading company builder.

72 MIN2017 SEP 24
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The Couple that Built JobsCentral and Cashed Out, Lim Der Shing and Huang Shao-Ning

#28 - From Building the Red Rhino to Creating an Iron-Man, Peter Ho

Peter Ho is the CEO of HOPE Technik, an engineering company specializing in Unmanned systems, Defence, Bio-medical, Smart Logistics and Special Vehicles. The company has delivered over 400 projects across 18 countries to date and projects included (but not limited to) the last 4 versions ofRed Rhino for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). HOPE Technik was awarded the Most Technologically Disruptive Collaboration (Collaboration Towards Smart Factory Using Autonomous Guided Vehicles) from SICC in 2017. Peter is an adjunct professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Peter is also a board member of Composite Cluster Singapore and Airgo Design. In this conversation, we spoke about The story of how Peter brought the rarest vintage car in Singapore How did Hope Technik clinchthe Red Rhino project? Why did Peter leave his job as a Chief Engineer at Petronas? I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

114 MIN2017 SEP 11
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#28 - From Building the Red Rhino to Creating an Iron-Man, Peter Ho

Latest Episodes

#37: Remote Work, Learning to Code & Happiness – Steph Smith

Steph Smith(@stephsmithio), 25 is a senior analyst working onTrends, tracking up-and-coming trends. After less than a year of learning to code (while having a full-time job), she has won the Golden Kittyawardfor inclusion, on Product Hunt. Steph writes ablogabout remote work, women in tech and learning to code. These days when she is not at work, she is buildingUpread, a tool connecting indie publishers with their readers. In this conversation, we spoke about: Things women face in the tech industry Steph’s transition from consulting to remote work The ups and downs of remote work and much more!

108 MINOCT 25
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#37: Remote Work, Learning to Code & Happiness – Steph Smith

#36: Khailee Ng — Conversation about Necker Island, Marriage and the Gig Economy

Khailee Ngis a managing partner of500 Startups, a venture capital firm. He has led more than 180 startup investments, with a few “unicorn” successes such asGrabandBukalapa. Khailee has previously founded Groupsmore which got acquired byGrouponandSays.com,which got subsequently acquired byMedia Prima, Malaysia’s largest online media company. BUT, even if you havezerointerest in startups, this episode is well worth the time. This is really about the habits and beliefs of a successful (and fun) person. Enjoy this conversation with a curious character! In this conversation, we spoke about: Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island How does Khailee study and prepare for marriage Principal to a kick-ass pitch

141 MINJUN 25
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#36: Khailee Ng — Conversation about Necker Island, Marriage and the Gig Economy

#35:The 34 Years Old Internet Millionaire Who Sold Everything Away, Alvin Poh

Alvin Pohis an entrepreneur and co-founder of Vodien, a cloud hosting company. Vodien was founded in 2002. It was later acquired by Dreamscape in 2017, and was valued for S$ 30million. Shortly after being a millionaire at 33 years old, he sold most of his belongings (including his Lamborghini) and embraced minimalism. Alvin holds a masters in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon. He is now travelling and snowboarding around the world. In this conversation, we spoke about: Why Alvin sold his Lamborghini and embrace minimalism The evolution of Alvin’s fitness routine How Alvin apply the 80/20 principle to business Links Mentioned Connect with Alvin Poh: Website|Instagram At 34, Alvin Poh Is A Multi-Millionaire. But He Doesn’t Think He’s RichbyJustin Vanderstraaten I Became a Millionaire at 33 And It Was A Disappointmentby Alvin Poh Solve for Happyby MoGawdat Naval Ravikant interviewon Farnam StreetbyShane Parrish(Transcript) Interactive BrokersSAXOVanguard Total Index Fund Accu...

102 MINMAY 5
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#35:The 34 Years Old Internet Millionaire Who Sold Everything Away, Alvin Poh

#34: Conference Hacking, Self-Awareness and Personal System with JR Hinds

JR Hinds is the owner of Hinds and Associates, specialising inemployer-sponsored health insurance plans. Today, over 90% of his business is developed through referrals. He has aprivate pilot’s license and flies a Cessna 172.He also jumped out of an airplane twice (but never one that he was flying). JR rappelled down the building the day before his wedding day and threw a surprise wedding for his 50 guests. One of his favouritethings to do is to spend time with his 4 nephews and his niece. In this conversation, we spoke about Learnings from the World Domination Summit Conference hacking JR's personal mission statement and much more! JR apologise for the wrong mention of "Yes Marsha Marsha". It's Yes Yes Marsha. There was a lot of nervouslaughter in thisepisode - mainly from me. Listen to the podcast to know why. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

99 MIN2018 JUL 29
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#34: Conference Hacking, Self-Awareness and Personal System with JR Hinds

#33: The Magician Behind the Higher Education Revolution, Michelle Jones

“I don't think we ask deep enough questions and give young people enough credit for being able to have those answer within themselves.”–Michelle Jones Michelle Jones is the founder of a higher education institution, Wayfinding Academy.It is a new 2-year college aiming to revolutionize higher education. They have been approved to offer Associate’s degrees by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission. She has taught in traditional colleges for 15 years. Some of the institutions include (but not limited to) Boston University, University of New Mexico and Concordia University of Portland. Michelle is also the organizer of TEDx Mt Hood for the last 8 years. Wayfinding Academy is currently having a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign from June 17th - July 27th to raise $60,000. Thier goals are to double their student body size, launch a second program, and impact twice as many lives. Donate here. In the podcast episode [02:40:00], you can listen to a conversation with a student (M...

206 MIN2018 JUL 15
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#33: The Magician Behind the Higher Education Revolution, Michelle Jones

#32: Building a Million-Dollar Design Agency, Daniel Lim

“It is not a failure if there are lessons to be learnt from it.” –Daniel Lim Daniel Limis an entrepreneur and business coach. His coaching and training practice aims to help people to redefine success, build businesses and do work which is aligned with their values and purpose. Daniel's former design studio, Studio MDS work with clients such as Capella Hotels, Singapore Flyer and National Heritage Board. In 2017, he designed and ran a retreat called #howtohuman for DesignSingapore Council. In this conversation, we spoke about The story of Daniel's burnout Toxic behaviour in the workplace Characteristics of people that who should not be an entrepreneur and much more!

168 MIN2018 APR 21
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#32: Building a Million-Dollar Design Agency, Daniel Lim

#31: The 25 Years Old Kid that Took the AI World by Storm, Annabelle Kwok

EAnnabelle Kwok, 25 is the founder of NeuralBay, anArtificial Intelligence company that specialises in vision analytics. She consults with companies onA.I. driven solutions and was previously the founding CEO of SmartCow. At 20, she travelled alone for 6 weeks to Togo, West Africa.She has witness people fainting from malaria, getting robbed at knife-point, and balanced buckets of water on her head. At 22, she met U.S. President Barack Obama under a youth programme representing Singapore. Annabelle is a black-belt in Taekwondo, a licensed windsurfer, and an avid runner. In this conversation, we spoke about Why did Annabelle has joined the 10 days silent retreat, twice Why she decided to run a marathon in North Korea Her experiences of travelling alone in Togo, West Africa and much more! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. --- In 2018, I am getting my health in order.I have already lost 5kg in one month. If you have similar goals, and tried a bunch of diet and regime t...

171 MIN2018 MAR 1
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#31: The 25 Years Old Kid that Took the AI World by Storm, Annabelle Kwok

#30: The Psychiatrist Who Started the Addiction Management Department at IMH, Dr Munidasa Winslow

"No one says that decided to start drinking because my ambition in life is to be an alcoholic. It’s rubbish.” –Dr Munidasa Winslow Munidasa Winslowis a psychiatrist and the executive director of Promises Healthcare. He has beenpractising psychiatry since 1988 and is known for his work in addiction medicine and impulse control disorders. He was also responsible for the setting up the Addiction Management Department at the Institute of Mental Health.His last appointment at IMH was the Chief of the Department of Addiction Medicine Department at IMH Singapore. Dr Winslow is accredited as a master addiction counsellor and a clinical supervisor. In this conversation, we spoke about Simple yardstick to test if one has an addiction The framework recovery process for addictions Dr Winslow’s views on ADHD and much more!

90 MIN2017 OCT 11
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#30: The Psychiatrist Who Started the Addiction Management Department at IMH, Dr Munidasa Winslow

The Couple that Built JobsCentral and Cashed Out, Lim Der Shing and Huang Shao-Ning

Lim Der Shingis currently a private investor,Venture Advisor with Jungle Seedplus and board member with several organizations.Huang Shao-Ningis the Managing Partner of Hub Ventures Fund and a Partner at Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading company builder.

72 MIN2017 SEP 24
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The Couple that Built JobsCentral and Cashed Out, Lim Der Shing and Huang Shao-Ning

#28 - From Building the Red Rhino to Creating an Iron-Man, Peter Ho

Peter Ho is the CEO of HOPE Technik, an engineering company specializing in Unmanned systems, Defence, Bio-medical, Smart Logistics and Special Vehicles. The company has delivered over 400 projects across 18 countries to date and projects included (but not limited to) the last 4 versions ofRed Rhino for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). HOPE Technik was awarded the Most Technologically Disruptive Collaboration (Collaboration Towards Smart Factory Using Autonomous Guided Vehicles) from SICC in 2017. Peter is an adjunct professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Peter is also a board member of Composite Cluster Singapore and Airgo Design. In this conversation, we spoke about The story of how Peter brought the rarest vintage car in Singapore How did Hope Technik clinchthe Red Rhino project? Why did Peter leave his job as a Chief Engineer at Petronas? I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

114 MIN2017 SEP 11
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#28 - From Building the Red Rhino to Creating an Iron-Man, Peter Ho
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