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"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you."
Every day, whether we like it or not, we have to make choices for our future selves. Whether it's about where we'll live next year or how we'll spend our money, decisions usually involve many factors and only get bigger and more difficult over time. But the more often we make the right decisions, we also become more confident in relying on our gut feeling, inner judgment criteria and past experience to guide us in the right direction.
In times of crisis, we lose that foundation we previously built up for ourselves: all of a sudden, everything we took for granted around us changes, becomes unstable or obsolete. We feel incapable of forecasting the consequences of our actions, our judgment is clouded by extreme emotions and none of our past experience is relevant anymore. At the same time, we face some of the toughest decisions of our lives.
To find out what methods we can apply to guide us through making the right decisions in times of extreme change and instability, StartupGrind University Beijing and Behive are honoured to jointly host Ji Gu. As Dean of Zhen Academy, serial entrepreneur, ex-Co-founder & COO of the multi-billion-dollar AI company "Laiye" and Stanford and Cornell alumnae, Ji is an inspiring and highly renowned public speaker for effective communication and crisis negotiations.
Join us on May 5th for the online event with Ji Gu to discuss some of the most important aspects in effective decision-making during times of crises:
This 30-minute fireside chat will be added on with an interactive Q&A session at the end. Professionals and students all over the world will learn valuable lessons for life in how to make the most effective decisions even when the world turns upside down.
Ji is the Dean of Zhen Fund's Zhen Academy, Co-founder & COO of Laiye (来也科技), a billion-dollar AI company, serial entrepreneur and Stanford and Cornell alumnae. She was also a columnist for Forbes China and Linkedin China, and a regular contributor to The Financial Times China and The WSJ China. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jigu1/
Ji is the Dean of Zhen Fund's Zhen Academy, an institution focusing on helping entrepreneurs improving self awareness and avoid repetitive mistakes in decision making. She is also the founding program director for "Essential Interpersonal Dynamic Program" at the Stanford Center at Peking University.
She was the Co-founder & COO of Laiye (来也科技), an AI company focusing on providing personal assistant service to Chinese consumers powered by AI and human agents with over 4 MM users under her management. Laiye received several millions in series C funding in 2019.
Prior to that, she was the Studio Head and Business Director at FunPlus, where she managed "Royal Story" (a top 50 Facebook games) and co-headed the production of "King of Avalon" (a top 10 grossing game on IOS) in its alpha phase.
She serves as an adviser for several companies and start-ups in media, fin-tech,travel and education in China/US/UK. She is a Certified Product Owner and SCRUM Master.
She was also a columnist for Forbes China and Linkedin China, and a regular contributor to The Financial Times China and The WSJ China. Her Douyin account "Teacher Gu's World" （顾老师看世界）gained over 2.4 million fans in three months' time. 个人公众号：顾而言之。
Open to: public speaking, consulting and teaching on topics related to self-awareness and entrepreneurial failure.
Jacqueline is Director of University of International Business and Economics in Beijing as well as an active member of StartupGrind Beijing. Originally from Germany, she has been brought up in multiple countries and currently studies her Bachelor in International Management in Beijing, China.
Jacqueline is passionate about meeting people from different cultures and speaks five languages including Chinese. She is driven by entrepreneurship and her goal is to connect and inspire students to the entrepreneurial business world. Next to studying and volunteering at StartupGrind, she works in an Israeli startup in location intelligence and teaches languages. Sports have always played an important role in her life and she regards being a team player as one of the most important aspects of any community.
Jorge is a Startup Grind University Director at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, where he studies a master’s in International Trade. He is also involved as a core member of the event management team in Startup Grind Beijing. Jorge’s international experience is based on 6 years as a student in Unites States, 4 in China and the rest in his home country, Mexico.
He is a team-oriented person. Through his experience as captain of the Mexican water polo team he developed essential skills like leadership and teamwork that he now applies in other fields.
Jorge is passionate about entrepreneurship, by being actively involved in the community he seeks to help create a more inclusive startup ecosystem in Beijing.