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52 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
How This Dude is On the Path to Success in Ecommerce and Real Estate At the Age of 27 with Charlie Chang - 018
This week's interview is with Charlie Chang. A 27-year old entrepreneur from Los Angeles. We talk about his entrepreneurial journey and all of his side hustles he has and how he got started with them. In this interview we talk about his photography hustle, clothing business, amazon fba e-commerce business, and his real estate brokerage. We also talk about self-improvement and how that has changed his life. We go into his morning routine, books he loves, and the things that have made a huge impact on his life. You can find Charlie on instagram at Charlie__Chang and he also has a youtube channel "Charlie the Entrepreneur."
54 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
How This Dude Went From Building a Luxury Footwear Brand to Luxury Villas in Europe with Victor Hsu - 017
This week's episode is with Victor Hsu of Facto Shoes and Gaia Capital. After graduating from NYU, Victor worked in the fashion industry before launching his own luxury shoe brand. Using the lessons he learned from building a high-end fashion brand - he now spends most of his time building luxury villas in Portugal. We get into his whole entrepreneurship journey in this interview as well as some of the biggest lessons he's learned along the way. If you enjoy the podcast, please make sure to share and subscribe. Also don't forget to leave a 5-star review.
50 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
How This Dude Generated Over $350K+ and 40,000 Attendees with Virtual Summits with Eric Yang - 016
This week’s episode is with Eric Yang (Ericzyang.com). Eric puts together virtual summits and does consulting for people who want to do their own. What is a Virtual summit? Think of it like an industry conference where he gathers attendees, speakers, and sponsors - except his are all online. Through these virtual summits, Eric has generated over $350K and 40,000 virtual summit attendees without spending a dollar out of pocket. Eric has put on virtual summits in industries like real estate, cryptocurrencies, design, and more. Find out more about him at EricZYang.com
83 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
How This Dude Went From Accounting Employee to Working with Martial Art Legends Jet Li and Jackie Chan with Alfred Hsing - 015
New episode with an unbelievable life story of a guy who went from accounting job to Wushu world champion to working with martial art legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li This is an interview with my friend Alfred Hsing (alfredrocks.com). He is the first American to win a gold medal at the World Wushu Championships. Wushu is a Chinese martial art that has thousands of years of history. After winning the gold medal, Alfred got a job living, working and traveling with Jet Li where he got to be a part of Jet Li’s daily life and meet celebrities and business leaders all over the world. Alfred actually lived in Jet Li’s house. It doesn’t stop there. After his time with Jet Li, Alfred made the hard decision to leave and joined Jackie Chan’s stunt team where they worked on a movie together. But before all that - Alfred was just a normal dude working at KPMG after graduating from UCLA. How did he go from normal accounting job to working with Jet Li and Jackie Chan? That’s what we get into in the interview today and it’s a long long journey. In this episode we talk about his journey to becoming the first American to win the world wushu champion while working his accounting job the struggles he faced when trying to decide if he should quit his job how he got a job living, working and traveling all over the world with Jet Li and meeting people like Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and Jack Ma the lessons he learned from Jet Li why he ultimately decided to leave his job with Jet Li and join Jackie Chan’s stunt team what Jackie Chan is like in person some great stories of his times with Jackie Chan and Jet Li we end with some overall lessons and thoughts he’s learned in his life for achieving unbelievable things in your life
55 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Interview With Asian Dating & Confidence Coach Danny Kim - Episode 14
This week's episode is with Asian dating & confidence coach Danny Kim of ABCs of Attraction. Danny is like Will Smith in the movie Hitch. He travels around the world from city to city teaching his clients how to attract their dream women. Danny is the real deal. I've gone out with him a few times and came away really impressed with his confidence and natural ability. In this episode we talk about -his life story and how he was a chubby, unattractive teenager to becoming a dating coach -the steps he took to get better in his dating life -how to be more attractive to the women you want -how to get over the fear of approaching -his favorite cities for dating (the last one surprised me)
96 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Talking With Happy Asian Males Featuring Seibo Shen and Brandon Chien - 013
This week i had the opportunity to chat with Seibo Shen and Brandon Chien. Two super interesting, insightful dudes with a lot of knowledge to share. They have a podcast called Happy Asian Males where they talk about all sorts of stuff like business, psychedelics, fitness, mental health, and a lot more. all stuff that I’m super interested in. They’re also both entrepreneurs. Seibo is in the cannabis industry and designed his own vape. Check out his company Vape Exhale. Brandon teaches self-development through olympic style weightlifting. Check him out at theartofselfalignment.com. My conversation with these guys was quite eye-opening and i learned a ton. I loved getting to know these guys and I'm sure you will too.
37 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
How This BAD Built a Custom Fit Wetsuit Company for Surfers & Divers with Andy Park - 012
This week’s guest is Andy Park, the founder of 7till8. 7till8 makes custom fit surf and dive wetsuits tailored to your body’s specifications. Just go on their website, send your measurements, and then they send you a custom wetsuit. In this episode we talk about Andy's journey on how he created this company. How do you create a company like this without any experience manufacturing a wetsuit? All he had was his love for surfing and in this episode we talk about the steps he took to make it a success.
36 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
How This BAD Built a Multi-Million Dollar Skincare Brand with Taiwanese Berries with Michael Koh - 011
My conversation with entrepreneur Michael Koh of Tree to Tub. Michael created an all natural-skincare brand with his buddy after graduating from college. The main ingredient of his brand is a berry that comes from Taiwan called the soapberry. When you mix the berry with some water, it creates a natural soap. Michael and his friend created a company around this soapberry and does multiple millions of dollars per year. In our conversation today, we talk about his entrepreneurship story but we also go into a bunch of other different topics. This conversation kind of goes all over the place but i like it because you get to learn a lot of his thought process and mindset for things other than business.
51 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
The Art of Zen and Hustle with Alan VanToai
This week I interview one of my friends - his name is Alan and he’s an entrepreneur currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. You can check out Alan’s blog at zenhustle.com or check out his new company Telefuel. Alan is incredibly thoughtful and purposeful with how he lives his life. i love how he breaks his life down into 4 buckets: health, wealth, relationships, and play and I also love the way he challenges himself and gets out of his comfort zone. Some examples we talk about in our conversation is his first time trying stand-up comedy and his 30-day Youtube challenge. in this episode we go through things like: general life and entrepreneurship story what it’s like living in the USA vs Asia the challenges of dating in Asia thinking about what is most important to you in life and optimizing your life for that challenging yourself to step outside of your comfort zone why you should listen to crazy people the crypto bubble of 2017 Thanks! Please share, subscribe, and if you enjoy the show - leave a 5-star review.
59 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
How This ER Doctor Traveled to 170+ Countries and Started a Travel Company with Calvin Sun - 009
This week is a new episode with Calvin Sun. I think Calvin could be in my personal top 5 “Most Interesting Man in the World.” He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, former MTV show host, dancer, medical doctor, and entrepreneur. There’s probably a few more that I left out. Calvin is an ER Doctor in New York City and he’s traveled to 170+ countries. What’s crazy is that he traveled to 150 of those countries during medical school and residency. While traveling, Calvin, started a blog documenting his travels which turned into a travel company. That company is called MonsoonDiaries.com. In this episode we talk about: how he dealt with his father’s death at an early age getting into medical school with a below average academic record radical honesty and where that has gotten him being present and in his words “fuck your dreams” how his trip to North Korea went viral his plans for his travel company and much more This is a great episode. Thanks for listening guys. Please make sure to share, subscribe, and leave a 5-star review.
50 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
How This 25 Year Old Went From Bankrupt to Starting a Successful Marketing Agency with Danny Tran - 008
Yo! In this episode I interview Danny Tran. Danny is the founder of multiple 6-figure businesses under his belt...all at the age of 25. I talk to Danny about his first business launching a watch brand on Kickstarter and making 6 figures. He then got sued and lost all the money he made. He told me he went from rock-bottom to creating his successful digital marketing agency he runs now. Danny also teaches other people how to do digital marketing as well. He's an impressive dude and I'm glad I had the chance to talk to him. Enjoy!
66 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
From a 9-5 Cubicle to Living and Making Money Everywhere Around the World With Johnny FD - 007
This week's episode is an interview with my friend Johnny FD. Johnny has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, BBC, and several other publications. He's known for quitting his corporate 9-5 job and then becoming a location independent entrepreneur. He has documented his whole journey on his blog JohnnyFD.com. Johnny is one of the most well-known digital nomads in the digital nomad scene - for better or for worse. We dive in deep into his story. Enjoy!
44 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 With Tech/Strategy Consultant Ken Hwynn - 006
My conversation with fellow community member Ken Huynh. Ken is an alumni of the Food-X accelerator and co-founder of venture funded food startup The Saucey Sauce Co. He is a venture partner at ARC Fund, which is a seed stage venture capital fund focused on tech and food. In his next venture he is a Public Speaking and Executive Presence coach and Tech Innovation Advisor. He was one of the first members to join the community and from his introduction post, he seemed like a sharp, driven, badass dude. This was my first time talking to Ken, and I asked him to come up with a list of 5 things he wish he knew when he was 20. I came up with my own list as well and so we go back and forth talking about some life lessons or keys to think about when you're in your 20s. Find out more about Ken at www.kennethhuynh.com.
48 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
How This Korean Streetwear Brand Grew From the Internet to New York Fashion Week With Terrence Kim - 005
Dudes! Really special episode with my friend TK. TK and his brother grew up in New Jersey and then moved to China to start a sneaker brand. That didn't work out but their travels to Korea inspired them to start a streetwear brand mixing in traditional Korean elements. Yes, a Korea inspired streetwear brand. With no money, no experience, no nothing they built this brand from the ground up and even had a runway show at New York Fashion Week in 2018. I love this episode.
49 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
How This Entertainment Industry Veteran Is Changing the Face of Hollywood With Chris Kim - 004
In today's episode I talk with my friend Chris Kim who has spent the last 10 years working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. At HBO he searched and cultivated multicultural talent: writers, directors, and actors. He currently works at Disney working on multicultural audience engagement. Because of these roles, Chris has a unique and inside look into the inner-workings of the entertainment industry and Hollywood. We talk about Asians in media today, how to get better representation in media, the rise of China, and much more.
55 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
How This BAD Built a 7-Figure Wine Accessories Business on Amazon with Victor Min - 003
Victor is a badass entrepreneur. When I first got to Seoul, several people within my network told me that I had to meet Victor. "Who the hell is this Victor guy?!" I thought. Well I had a chance to meet him and talk to him about his wine-accessories business. He is the #1 seller for the product in his category on Amazon. If you don't know what that means...just know that it is huge and incredibly difficult to do. Victor is a super interesting guy and I loved my chat with him. We talk about entrepreneurship, business mindset, and selling on Amazon. This is a great episode!
71 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
How This BAD Created a Huge Business Optimizing Brains with Ben Ford - 002
When I had the idea for The Badass Asian Dudes Podcast, I knew I had to get Ben on the podcast. I met Ben several years back at an entrepreneur conference and he is one of the most badass asian dudes I know. Ben co-founded the company Natural Stacks, and I've seen it grow from one product to now over 20 with an incredible loyal fanbase of customers. Natural Stacks sells nootropic supplements - supplements for your brain. Ben has a lot of great entrepreneurial stories to tell in this podcast. For example, the story of how he sponsored with the World Series of Poker Champion Martin Jacobson. Jacobson won the WSOP for $10,000,000 that year. I learned a lot from this podcast and I think you will too. Thanks for listening!
11 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Badass Asian Dudes Is Live - 001
Yo! Welcome to the first episode of Badass Asian Dudes, a podcast by Chris Kim to highlight inspirational life-stories, interviews, actionable advice, and lessons from Asian entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, entertainers, experts, researchers, and more. In this episode I tell you why I started this podcast and also give you a background on myself. Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe!
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