Lily on Embracing Her Asian Culture and Meeting Her Biological Parents
“They had to search through a lot of files, but they were eventually found. They are actually still married which I thought was kind of crazy. My Korean dad wrote me a letter saying that he thought he’d never hear my name again.”
Camille on the Effects of Her Parents' Divorce and Life in China
“Growing up alone and never really having the opportunity to define who I am and then being an adult and being pushed into a situation where I’m having to do that was kind of crazy.”
Carrie Hammer on Entrepreneurship, Public Failure, and Being Present
"I think the more we figure out what it is that we want for our lives, the less we care about what other people think. The reason we care about what other people think is because we're unsure of what we want. "
Marquise Stillwell on Traveling and Creating Opportunity
"If you're the smartest person in the room, you're not convening with the right people. Leadership means that you're never the smartest person in the room."
Frank and Cindy on Not Planning Your Future
“He said something that is absolutely true. ‘Life only makes sense in retrospect.’ You look back and it looks like you did have a plan or a story. You really didn’t. You do that all along your career.”
Cima on Life in America, Culture, and Identity
“The more you expose yourself to different things and tell people about the culture that you used to be a part of is very important. It’s not like you have to pick and choose one culture. You just embrace all of it.”