BCBusiness will announce the 2017 30 Under 30 winners on April 13. In the meantime, here’s what a 2016 winner had to say last year
To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Angela Wang, who Co-founded Culitech Tableware Co., responded.
What motivational quote gets you going?
“I don’t remember the failures. You remember the big success.' – Vinod Khosla."
Beyond family/friends, who inspires you to succeed?
“Not many people still possess the confidence of changing the world, but the ones who still have that will, are the people who inspire me the most. These people are often already well-known, or on their way to success, and they are the ones who stand out in the world, even if the contributions they make are not noticed in the moment. They have inspired me in every aspect.”
What's the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Nobody will necessarily give you the best advice, but your own learning is the best advice to you. This piece of advice was given to me when I tried to ask others for future advice.”
What's the worst advice you've ever received?
“Don’t talk to strangers.”
What's your biggest fear?
What's your biggest regret?
“Justifying my decisions for inaction. It is often the times when I had the potential to help but did not want to take the chance that could have drawn me into something else.”
What's your favourite TV show right now?
“If I had said I enjoyed the show Running Man for the purpose of knowledge and studying, it would be seen as an obvious lie. Sometimes, my brain asks me to take a mid-day ‘nap’ and relax. Scientifically proven, sometimes too much work can be counterproductive to the process of learning, and therefore a break to enjoy not thinking is sometimes considered necessary. Running Man, the Korean variety show always brings laughter and requires little thinking, its my favourite show when I want to take a break from everything else.”
“Maclean’s, as it is a Canadian weekly news magazine, and a quick catch up for me if I have missed some important news during the week.”
What song is on repeat on your device right now?
“Purpose' by Justin Bieber.”
A little known fact about me is…
“I enjoy playing golf.”
Meet the 2017 winners at the 30 Under 30 celebration.