Carnegie Mellon University B.S. Honors, Electrical Computer Engineering, Computer Science
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How did you get to where you are today? What is your story? What incidents and experiences shaped your career path?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
um Well, so I actually I grew up in Taiwan, and and, Oh, uh, I'll share a short version of the story. Ah, group in Taiwan and my brother and I I should moved from Taiwan to New Zealand and then to the US when we were about 13 years old and win university at Carnegie Mellon's that computer science and electrical electrical engineering. Um, this is, uh this is, uh, about late 19 nineties and a lot has happened since then. I would say I had a couple of different chapters of career. The very first chapter of my career was very much in the financial services this early 2000, and as an engineer coming out off school, I did not know. Honestly, why would you want todo on a professional level? I also had, uh, started out with some stuff on my own on the side before. Perspective didn't know, but I didn't know that I want to go to New York. I didn't know that I wanted thio uh, Thio be independent and expect experience as much as possible. Like many people in the twenties, So I spent the first chapter in front of services started on the I T side. I went through three different banks. Bank in your Melon to You Bs to City Smith Barney, which went to joint venture with Morgan Stanley. Becoming Morgan, says Barney, during the O a financial crisis. Through all the I did many jobs throughout those years off my t all to the business side. And when oh, it happened in the joint venture happened between Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley, I really realized just how quote unquote secure a place I find your services. It's really not secure it all, and so much of your life. You have to take into your own hands and see for yourself. Um, I went into a startup before at the time Is the start of the word startup differently? Quite exist in New York just yet, but it's a start up company media. Uh, and this was during Social one point out before LinkedIn even uh, I, p. O. Or or snapped and exist back then, I know it's hard. It's hard to imagine that world I went thio Buddy media, uh, let engineering for them and about two years later, that required by Salesforce and that started experience that it was very lucky to have landed in the company that was successful in the startup space in the Big E had entered a startup that failed. It might have deterred me from continuing on. Maybe I will come back to banking, I'm not sure. But because of that first good experience, I continued to explore the space and social media was just one off the many light on a marketing plan. Okay, next a time Social Media was very tiny light upon their today is about 90/90 percent of the market about this particular social, and I want to learn more about what else is, you know. Advertising was right next to it were competing with advertising quite a bit. So I went in at Tech, was recruited by the founder of a company called Apps Abby. They placed advertising and in social games like Zynga, which is still around today. But this is back in the social gaming days. I learned a lot about what it means to be how does that having space work? I learned about agencies. I learned about difference between sponsorships to brand placements to performance advertising, and we were building a very exciting platform that was all focused on how to optimize advertising performance based on user engagement. And this is this is new back then. But today that kind of opposition exists in pretty much all the platforms. But we're actually early, early to the market, and the upside experience was not didn't have a financial success at the at the end. You won't acquired by the company or big turnout our assets required by two different companies. A t end we people in between and I think we pivoted to early. We didn't establish new revenue lines. E had a lot of learnings there we didn't spend, you know, we didn't account for the amount of time that we needed to educate the market and so on, so forth. Anyway, so long story short. That was a a few dark months. It was exciting, the beginning with pivoted few dark months. And, uh, I went Thio. After that experience, I went to refine 29 which is a women's lifestyle media company, and that company this is doing probably 13 or so. This is the beginning. This is the height of the, uh I would say digital media boom at the time. A lot of the sea dollars airflow into it. I was there first, Chief Technology officer. I had the chance to rebuild the team from 12 and over the next three years. Rebuild it to about 50 people across Prod engineering, data building internal, you know, uh, Continental Systems Analytics. So it's very exciting time. There's also the same time that video was coming into focus in media. So the same time the staff was just rising at the same time that Facebook snark was launched. So there was a lot excitement really understanding how to marry analytics with content. How do you drive more loyalty? How do you have more commerce? How do you marry commerce and publishing at the same time? Uh, it was it was, ah, lot of fun, but also exhausting the same time. Uh, anytime this fast pace is probably combination off excitement and exhaustion. Also, let's just play fast forward. Today I am at buzzfeed, which is also known the media place. I think a lot of people probably buzzfeed us around. The world will be around for a good 13, 14 years, and we are the curator off the Internet in all the ways and we entertainment we have buzzfeed quiz. We have shopping. We have tasted the food vertical We also news but the news and it's the CTO. I came in earlier this year, actually February a month before Kobe on law has happened this year so far, and it was all pause there, so hopefully that gives you a brief, you know, uh, overview.

What responsibilities and decisions does one handle in a job like yours? What are the top three priorities? What are weekly work hours like?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
a number off. Let me talk about a few from different perspectives. One is the team's consisted of a couple disciplines. Project management, engineering. I think we need engineering. There's a few more sub disciplines to with this front engineering back in engineering, mobile engineering or Web data. A swell as, uh did us as well was designed, um, and the responsible decisions. A lot of decision to be made and the response is pretty broad. But I would say overall, my job's inshore, that our tech team, the way that the product road maps off the tech team that we deploy our resource is in the future we built is done in a way that optimizes for a successful business. Overall, it's very much how well aligned is technology with business. Things is also very interesting topic because I think depends on how mature and where you are in the business. The role of CTO is quite different, and I think right now where I am is quite a This is a very business centric CTO role, uh, and and that's how I see my role. One of my three top already is that's a hard one to say. uh, it changes over time. But given today is November 11 2020 I would say my top three parties Number one is we're gonna finish the year strong because the way you finished 2020 is where it becomes a starting point for 2021. And when I say finishing the year stronger means a couple of things, it means one that the teams feel especially given the year 2020 where a lot, you know, you could be very destabilizing for a lot of teams. A lot of changes happened. I want it seems to feel very stable. I want each of the teams to feel accomplished in their road maps, and we have probably around 13 product teams within within tech itself. We also want them Thio be able Thio have very clear vision for next year. So we're really working with the teams to establish her broke maps for next year as well was re sourcing, so they know they're set up for success. So that's that's very first thing. Make sure you feel great. The second thing I would say is working across the company to ensure that we are very much aligned with other business units, whether it's revenue team, whether it's the content team, which is the finance team that were all aligned in our goals. So it's the second priority because at the end of year, we're doing 20 planning. Andi, I think the third one, he is very much around, uh, the people itself on the team, you know, this is near the end of the year. Ah, what's happened this year? I want every single person on the team to feel whether it's from a compensation perspective with his career growth perspective that they feel they have accomplished, they're gonna write feedback. So we were I should just going through the promotional and composition process right now, So I wanna make sure that everyone feels like they are spending quality time here, but they're growingWell, you know, what's interesting is I'm actually calling from Southern California, but I worked East Coast hours, so I actually wake up. You know, I work around like 55 30 a. M to 3 38 PM or for 30 depends on depending, depending on the day. But it's not a typical like anyone else. Uh, of course, there's slack. There's email. There's a lot of different communication channels. It can be pretty overwhelming to trying to catch up between documents, lack channels and emails. Mhm.

What are major challenges and pain points in a job like yours? What approaches are effective in overcoming them? Discussing examples will help students learn better.

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
actually someone who is new to the job to this particular job in less than 12 months in the year 2020 eso is little contextual job pain point is this, Um why don't we come in new jobs give to learn very quickly. I think the 1.1 major point of challenge will be how quickly can you absorb the information and the bigger the organization organization, like BuzzFeed, is about about 1000 folks. My team, you know, it's 1 50 or so and across a very broad product area with three different brands must feed, but the news and tasty. There's a lot of information to absorb, so that's like I quickly recognized this number one challenge. So I think approach is ineffective. I hope I'm effective in overcoming them. When I tried to dio I also I'm a much more visual learner myself, you know? So I actually, first of all, I break down a couple things. One is I break down my on boarding in approximately three stages. First I tried to learn as much about the people is possible the very first month. This is what I tried to dio and the way I learned about people is actually going through the entire work. And I should drawing the work chart by myself because by drawing out and filling out the names, that's how I can remember them on the relationship between different people, the titles, location, years and looking the photos. That's how I could visually remember who, where it is a process. Second is I opened up to I still have my calendar actually to afternoons for you can call them office hours. You call them, you know, meet and greet times for anyone in the organization. Thio book time on. So it's open for that. It was very effective at the beginning, especially for people to common. Talk to me because sometimes I don't know who to meet. I will let them to come and meet with me instead. Um, and after people, I often 2nd, 2nd 1 is actually products. I tried to learn as much about the product as possible, and this one here pending on the just like any broad product areas you can be experts in all of them on. Oftentimes you start to focus on the bomb areas first, so in school probably focus on the subject of your weakest you spend the most time on on the one is easiest last time, actually quite similar work. So we're trying to figure out where is the problem areas? How urgent is it? Um, I would say the trick is not a trick, but some golf, or sometimes the problem areas can suck in so much of your time. No different than a subject that you're not great at sucking so much of the time. It actually eats away at something you're good at. So I think somebody look out for to not let it suck up 90% of your time, but still trying Time box what you call time box in your effort. Eso gives you next month time on a particular area. Uh, and let's say the third challenge, I would say is, Gosh, I think this one is I don't know if I mastered it is time management overall, Uh, because besides learning about all the information and making decisions and meetings, writing documents and actually this job also requires me to be not only is making decisions but also communicating them both verbally and say an all hands meeting, grab the craft a narrative that is cohesive for the entire group but also in writing. But I know my personal weakness is, is writing if I need to sit down and write a. A narrative that sent over email sometimes could be very challenging, so I have to specifically called out time for that. But also, I have specifically prime my head. I know somewhere maybe artists do that. I'm like an artist. Maybe that's the case. I need to feel the subject. I need to think about it. And then then Aiken. Then it will flow anyway. So these are some of my challenges, Hopefully that residents with you guys.

What tools (software programs, frameworks, models, algorithms, languages) are typically used in a role like yours?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
Chinese tech stacks often built over time, depending on, you know, depending on how your company comes about before Here, buzzfeed, they're hoping things that can probably go bottom up. So first of all, our infrastructure is primary holds on AWS. Amazon's our primary service provider. We leverage a lot off the Amazon tooling for hosting. We also from a database perspective, Post Press. Uh, sequel is one of our data basis. We also utilize, uh, Google speak clearly very important data store for us. You know, one of things we do is we observe usual behavior when you come to breastfeed. You know what story you're reading, what you're clicking on Which modules are you on APP? Your mobile web on your stop location. Read. All these raw events are stored in Big Larry so that we can we can query against them and understand the user behavior. Um, we used to be a huge, monolithic per shop here, and over the years, we have become a micro service, uh, organization. Uh, and what else is being used is being used here. Models. I should our our mobile APs, Arbil natively for IOS on droid versus using a cross platform such as react. We don't use that today, but it might be It might be something we're looking to, you know, whether it's react to a cross platform on global. Um, and JavaScript is a big one. Eyes, if your typical ones that I think any web company will be using, Yeah, I think this is the typical ones that we that we have here.

What are the job titles of people who someone in your role routinely works with, within and outside of the organization? What approaches are effective in working with them?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
content could be achieved. Averaging chief must be news. It could be it could be someone who's running revenue. A swell was focused on driving revenue for the for buzzfeed. Um, what approaches are effective? I would say, You know, one of the first thing I tried to dio is understand what their goals are. I think each one of us is different goals. For example, my goal was thinking shorter that what we're building tech is useful and effective, deriving us driving business on also something useful for the users, while always won't get engagement from a content. If I also understand what kind of goals they use, you know, literally, what kind of goes their teams in set up, and I would try to change what kind of tools we can provide. And amongst the 12, about 13 different product teams. One of the teams, for example, is hiding systems 100 systems is a team, interfaces and reserves the creators within bus feet and therefore, when I worked with, say, the head of content there, I am aware which teams within tech are there complex, primarily in similar Humberside. Converse is very big part of buzzfeed. We also have a complimentary counterpart. E. Look at the road map off our commerce team. I will talk to commerce, uh, to understand our what we're doing aligned with your goals. The good news that the individual product managers who are leading the teams within tech are already in constant contact with their business partners or constant partners already. So I don't have to do a lot of heavy lifting on a daily basis to make sure their lines well, I do focus on is if there are certain changes that we want to advocate for, that we can do ourselves that we need other teams to collaborate on. I wouldn't reach out and trying to figure out How can we work on this together doing again the financial finance support on this? First, do I need to get external agency to come up with proposal? Do I share the proposal with certain people? First, Get there by in. So then we can way can we can move on a big initiative. Mhm, Yeah, Yes, There are a lot of great books out there. Um, my management style has evolved a lot

How can one get better recognition of work from one's boss and higher management? What mistakes should one avoid? Stories or examples will be quite helpful.

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
ways is very simple. I used to think that you have to present your perfect work. You know, I guess from a student. Or I grew up in Asia, so, you know, everything's gonna be pretty, like, buttoned up tight right before you showed her in the one. The truth is at work. Um, progress is way better than perfection. And I think I am speaking for myself. I think most bosses maybe I speak with the bosses to, but most bosses just want to know that you're making progress. Most sponsors want to know, uh, that if you're in trouble, you will go to him or her that that you're not going to be spinning your wheels trying to solve something on your own when someone else gonna help your open for help. Um, and it's not about the finalized product, but it's really about sharing your journey along the way. But make sure when you share your journey all the way, I'm not saying, like, just share your Roy's thing the first all to come on your mind. But I would say is when you feel like you landed somewhere, don't wait too long before you share it But when you share it, ask good questions so that you get good feedback. That's really important. Don't just share and say What do you think? But and ask Ask more specific. So, for example, can say, I've had this thoughts here, my raw thoughts. Here's what I have not answered. Here is what you're where you could be very helpful. Eso that's really one. That's how you can get feedback from your boss as well as being recognized to. It is a very critical, very critical skill that I feel. I wanna make sure every person who comes out of school has and do not lose at school. So much knowledge is being handed to you is being told this is what you need to dio. This is their right. This is what you need. Apply at work. It's quite the opposite. At work, you're the one asking questions, not the teachers. So you need to be asked very critical thinking questions. And I really appreciate when people come with thoughtful questions, Uh, because you realize over time bosses don't have all the answers. They don't. They're just humans. They just flawed like you are. And if you can ask thoughtful questions, and there's a big difference between thoughtful question and knock off the question right, and they make an example. A thoughtful question is, is a question is when the answer to that question so soft questions like It's not too broad or give you background, I gave example. Bad question. A bad question is super is very broad would be like a What is the plan for next year? What is the plan for next year? That's a very broad question, right? You want to do is ghost specific and say What I know about next year is X, but that doesn't answer. But what I'm what I'm wondering about is why, and and then even better, if if I would say based on what we know so far, it seems that there could be these following potential for next year. Does that sound? Is that something aligned with what you're thinking? So that really boils down, right? So it shows knowledge. It shows critical thinking. It shows that you were on the same wavelength, that we have a very good Congress

What indicators are used to track performance in a job like yours? Think of the indicators such as key performance indicators (KPIs), objectives & key results (OKRs), or so on.

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
Um, but I will say I will break down into a the company business performance. So at the end of day, I measured by how well bust used in overall and that. But the overall you can say it's revenue is the bottom line. You know how much how well we're within our profitable right? As a good example, that's ultimately job because, well, look at my own budget. You know, I have to think about. I have to make sure I could justify and explain every single investment making So we'll talk with Financial Team. For example. I'm like, I'm looking hard X for this reason and is immediate as it later. No. And does that matter? Right? When do you need this person by eyes? That's the only option was alternative. What if you get contractors? What if you get part types? What if you have an agency instead? Um so, So profitability by revenue, business performance is really the ultimate, uh, kpm for myself. Uh, and the secondary KPs, I would say, is team huge part. So we do a lot of things that buzzfeed that really tracks your team performance and we do things like post service within text, which is every quarter we do a survey thio off tech and everyone feels them out and talks about from, uh, how happy they are in terms of many, many parameters. And that gives us a good almost like a scorecard. So if of course, card comes back and weigh dissected right between different teams different, different manager or not, a manager whole work, life balance. Do you feel you're growing? Do you feel like your career is in a good place? Do you find you will stay here at Buzzfeed for next 12 months? If I management messaging to is clear, Do you feel like you have a clear vision? So on so forth and literally a scorecard? It was all yellow or red. I'm a bad place. Eso you get every quarter. So I do look at those free and we say, Oh, man, that didn't go so well. But the good thing about a place that Buffy is that we're not anticipating perfection, you say Okay, once you have you got a better couple of plan. What you gonna dio about that yellow red place? You know which team is that? You know, So so I I didn't work with those, Um, and the last thing I would say is is just retention, right? Are we able to retain? You know, um, I able to return to say, ultimately, the buck stops me in tech. Um, I able to retain good people. And when it comes to people retention, we're not saying we should keep everyone for for years and years. That's not the goal. The goal is when someone leaves. That's why I said to my team to be surprised, meaning that that means you are aligned. We're in touch with what thinking And buzzfeed in any place of employment is a springboard. So we anticipate to enter with people to grow, I would anticipate with exit. But we're gonna be aware of what stage there. Yeah, on. And another thing is succession plan fans significant to to to improve on this pretension with someone leave you? What they are working on actually is figure out if key people in place who could be schedules and having that in play, uh, place already so that we're not in a in a, uh, in a bind. When someone leaves and say I sure that would be three more months before we can have some nebulous zahau. And so we're not reactive. So obviously the skills are gonna be different, depending on the

What skills and qualities do you look for while hiring? What kind of questions do you typically ask from candidates?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
actually works. Often they're based listed pretty explicitly on the on the job description. But I think there are some universal qualities we're looking for, and some of them is more personal to me that I personally appreciate and some of those more company cultural wide so I can separate those two little bit what I look for so I can speak to I can so personally for me basis all those I definitely want someone who is a critical thinker, someone who's thinking for him or herself, uh, that I can engage that bye. Obviously, the questions, the person asks. But I also recognize this being a I have being interviewed many times myself. I've also interviewed a lot of people. I've noticed a couple things I say Interviewees like students who come into a job interview is at a disadvantage, Uh, for a lot of reasons. One, you do not have enough information to ask the questions for most of time. There's a lot of public information out there. It is not sufficient for you to get really good questions. And then So when I recognize that so good anywhere, uh, doesn't just jumping to do you any questions for me. Good interviewer give you context about the role about the team, about expectation. So then you can have a conversation with the other person, Dr. So then I can see if people some questions on the other quiet looking for is some business software. Nous is one that I think we can all grow in even until they would die because that was the Buddha, or, you know, like, awareness is a skill is such a hard skill. I can't emphasize that enough. Most of us are not aware off most things in life. Um, and how do you tell someone? Software. You ask, right? How do you know that was aware? One is when a person describes journey like you asking me, You tell me about your career. I give you a very brief version of it. But if I You and I sit down and have a long conversation and I start talking more about that journey and just like you want to tell me your journey in school or were young, what I'm listening for, it's not just if someone is just kind of all the good things which students typically sometimes we tend to dio straight. A student did this and do this and do this. It is not telling me anything about what you're aware off your telling about facts that's on paper. It's not useful. What I'm looking for is transition points. So, for example, why did you do something? What were the deciding factors for you? For example, I can say I left financial services and join a startup at inflection point off financial crisis. It wasn't because I fleeing away from something. It was because I recognized that security is an image in the career in the final services industry itself. I need to go out and find something that I feel much more. You know, that I have more ownership on. I enter into a industry that is not well known. It was treacherous, and I have a Plan B. We just go back to what I was doing before I made that choice. That's very different than I just went from job to job. So that's that's probably good example, Like some awareness, I think. Wow, this is like I feel like a real interview question right there. Uh,

Can you discuss career accomplishment(s) that you feel good about? Please discuss the problem context, your solution, and the impact you made.

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
very beginning of it. I feel good. Uh, when I have done something that I was asked to dio that was my first chapter career. Or maybe like students. Right, Um because I feel like I have I have fulfilled some expectation, Um, expectation that is placed upon me with his report, whether it's being to find a person, you know, the full photo job and so on. And then it moves on to building a team. When I was a buddy media, that was part of the very first time that I had to build a team from almost from scratch, but in extensive way without a whole lot of structure. Remember walking to my boss's office and I said, Hey, do you have a budget for this? You know, thes roles, and he's like, No, just, uh, figure it out. Eso and its most figured out is both a most empowering thing. The most scary thing for you depends on which perspective. Um, I I liked it because I came from a very structured environment and invite your services and like, Oh, I can I can do this and there's no budget. Awesome. I'll figure out which recruiters to reach out to write up the J. D. I'll figure out how to how to fill the pipeline. I felt it's also for the research, and I did that organically. We have accomplished the day, so you know, if I get more specifics and start with a people on the body Media engineering team have just about close to 40. And it was through hiring organically but also way acquire the company. I was able to integrate another company onto the team and creating a space for integrated away successful and anyone not acquisitions or integrations. No, it's not easy right to bring a group of folks into the culture comic team the same time and haven't feel like one family still with one team. And we had this goal and that I would say that was probably one of my looking back. Still, you know, by much lower career now than at the time is still one of my, uh, proud accomplishments. Partly because it was my first time rebuilding team was approximately first time really integrating the team from externally and without a whole lot of guidance from others. And now, you know, fast forward to the bus few days. Uh, I know, I'm not sure I haven't accomplishes yet, but I would say, actually, is one thing. I'm really looking forward. E guess. Partially comic's profitability for Buzzfeed, right? It's like, How can we accomplish profitability is a business with tech with clearly articulating text role like our team's role in helping with that. So I've been focusing a lot on rallying the team around focus areas. What I would do is once I realized in areas is a focus, Let's say for us is BuzzFeed Quiz is a real life example. If that's a real focus, I now am much more intentional about finding ways to present this growth area to the entire team. So whether it's attack all hands, whether it's every week, we have, ah, attack talk of 30 minutes. You know, everyone say we have that. So I would specific, as certain people on the team say, Hey, would you be interested in presenting quiz? Uh, I am a like a Q and A session where I will interview, say, the product head for that team. But the whole point of that was to demonstrate everyone else the history and importance of quiz. And then I would find the content writers who is writing about Quiz, which represent the other half of the equation, and bring them over the next weeks of tech talk. So I would like the series, you know, part one part two part three like a podcast, if you will. In this way, if you're a tech team, if you're not working on Quiz, you started learning about this. Okay, I understand why that's important. I said what they're doing and you could get excited about. So that's something I feel I haven't done done that intentionally before my career. But that's something later I'm doing right now that I do feel good about Yeah, sure. Wow. The mighty So Well, the mighty was very different. Just for those of you who don't know, the mighty Mighty is a health care platform you can think of it is almost like a a

What responsibilities and decisions did you handle? What were the top three priorities and pain points? What strategies were effective in dealing with challenges?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
patients. So people who with conditions I'm talking about caregivers. So people who are taking care of them, as you know on a daily basis. And I'm talking about health care professionals who are like doctors and nurses who do it for a living. These are three primary, you know, user groups that we serve patients first caregiver second and then the health care providers professionals. And because we're trying to build a community that's safe for people to share, you know, asking questions, right? That's if you're rare disease. And if you just got diagnosed with something, let's say if you are trying a new medication where you're looking for medication, these are very sensitive topics. One number one challenge is how do you make them feel safe to ask this question? So is theirs. No trolls if you asked. Twitter is not a great place to ask if you're going Red is not a great place to ask, so we spend actually quite a bit of time. Focus on how do you make it safe? Way have, ah, moderation platform Behind the scenes, we have moderators behind the scenes, but also just one thing I advocate there when I was in the ideas. The culture of the platform will be a huge driver and how people behave. So as long as we wait, try to surface good behavior as examples. People will follow suit. Answer Very similar in the company, right? What do you What would you put a spotlight on? Is what people will Will will try to copy. So we try to do that. Is Aziz one thing? Definitely one approach. Um, the other prior I was a priority there. Besides, safety is just growth. How do we grow this community? And it's not an easy thing. I can tell you, uh, grow anything is not easy. Growing health is even harder because health is not entertainment. Health is something you begrudgingly deal with, right? You don't want to run. You don't want to take this medication. You don't get a doctor. You want to brush your teeth. Even so, but to grow this where they find people who need this help and reach out to them. So we have. When I was there, I we also figure out which areas to grow first mental health, chronic illness and rare disease with three big areas and we have a specific right content for each one of those three areas to bring people onto the platform. Once people on the platform, we must give them a way to express themselves to stay with the platform. So some would say come for the content, stay with the community. That's really the approach that we're taking to help grow. And by the time when I left about three years, we have about three million members on the platform. I hope they're growing one now because I do think that having a safe community for healthcare is is really critical. Yeah. Oh, boy, cause programs, college programs. Well, first of all, I did not. I was 19. I was nine. Fraternity. I was describe my college years. I don't know if it's typical atypical. Look, I so I wanna Carnegie Mellon

What starting job (after internship) would you recommend to students who hope to grow professionally like you? What other parting advice, dos, and don'ts would you give?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Fri Nov 13 2020
employer does not mind us if I interview, so I don't mind you switch the many jobs. 20. It's normal, especially now, but back to the self awareness. I do want to know why. What have you learned? Uh, and make sure you have that narrative down not only for the interviewer before yourself, because there will be a fatigue if you keep looking just like dating. In some ways, you're just dating around, not knowing and not really know why didn't work out. That doesn't work out. You will feel lost. Andi, When you feel lost, your momentum stops like pauses. Uh, so make sure, you know, and on the last thing I would say think about this is at least how I think Microphone In my my my career, I think my prayer is as portfolio. What I mean by that is I tried to dio try to experiment with different industries that I have not finished services, health and media and attack and so on because there's so much in common that you could bring from one industry to another and to different countries to give you different perspectives. It's very helpful, extremely helpful to learn different industries on. You'd be surprised at at how much, even at a health care industry, for example, could be slow and laborious to work through. I learned so much about health care system that I have much more even the capital markets and finance services to I now look at those systems in a brand new light, and we actually help your personal life as well. So I would encourage you to experiment different histories mhm.