Interviews

The Early Days of The Accidental Venture Capitalist (Part 1/4)

13 Oct 2010 in Interviews
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Singapore’s Entrepreneur-turned-”Accidental” VC, Nicholas Chan: The Early Days from John Exley on Vimeo. It’s 1995. 17-year old Nicholas Chan is about to make a decision to capitalize on his technical skills and fight for his life. The serial entrepreneur turned “Accidental” venture capitalist (more on ‘accidental’ in segment 3) started an IT solutions company and [...]

The Future of Singapore: Entrepreneur Benny Lee’s Vision (Part 4/4)

4 Oct 2010 in Interviews
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The Future of Singapore: Entrepreneur Benny Lee Shares His Vision from John Exley on Vimeo. BEGIN. “The easiest place in the world to do business.” (For 4 years in a row, according to the World Bank) “Located at the center of a burgeoning Southeast Asia startup boom.” “A dynamic global city.” “The most competitive country [...]

How To Do Business in China: Singapore Entrepreneur Benny Lee on What You Need To Know (Part 3/4)

26 Aug 2010 in Interviews
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Singapore’s Benny Lee: How To Do Business in China from John Exley on Vimeo. This interview will intrigue you. Why? The world is changing fast, and Asia is at the forefront of exponential growth and increased importance in the world economy. Famed Venture Capitalist and early stage investor Dave McClure recently took his “Geeks On [...]

How To Export to Asia: Singapore Entrepreneur Benny Lee Shares His Strategy (Part 2/4)

24 Aug 2010 in Interviews
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Singapore’s Benny Lee on Exporting to Asia from John Exley on Vimeo. April 2010. Singapore. The offices of Benroth International. I’m sitting across from seasoned entrepreneur Benny Lee, listening to him break down the anatomy of a successful exporting strategy for Asia. Benny is the Founder and Managing Director of Benroth, and his company has [...]

Singapore Entrepreneur Benny Lee Talks About Getting Started (Part 1/4)

23 Aug 2010 in Interviews
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Benny Lee (Founder of Benroth Int’l) interview – Intro from John Exley on Vimeo. While I studied abroad in Singapore at National University this past spring semester, I was inspired by the interviews Andrew Warner (founder of Mixergy) was doing. So, I set out to interview entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders in the area [...]

Eric Norlin: ‘The Zealous Conference Founder’ Tells His Story. Part 2/2

20 Aug 2010 in Interviews

This is the 2nd part of the most extensive text interview I have ever done (if you missed Part 1, catch it here). Eric Norlin has been described as a zealous conference founder and a big tech thinker. He’s the founder of three separate conferences on technology: Defrag, Gluecon, and the brand new conference Blur. [...]

Eric Norlin: ‘The Zealous Conference Founder’ Tells His Story. Part 1/2

19 Aug 2010 in Interviews

How many times have you read a blog post and been inspired? Have you ever come across a particular blog post and had the thought, ‘this topic could be something bigger, I bet I could make a conference out of this’? Well, Eric Norlin has. More than once. Eric is a zealous conference founder (he’s [...]

“The CEO Hour” interview with John Exley

18 Aug 2010 in Interviews

On July 23rd, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Bruce Peters on the “The CEO Hour” ; a “revolutionary radio show designed by and for the Upstate New York business community.” If you’re interested in hearing the interview, I hope you will listen to the first segment as well as the second segment! [...]

Remember Google vs. China? Perspective from Singapore startup Techsailor

15 Aug 2010 in Interviews
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Google. China. Perspective from Singapore startup Techsailor from John Exley on Vimeo. During the “BizAsia 2010 Entrepreneurship Conference” this past spring, I interviewed Cheng Shun Ling (http://twitter.com/csling) while we were touring the offices of the Singapore-based startup Techsailor (http://techsailor.com/). Ling is the Creative Director for the Web 2.0 startup, and they provide social media marketing [...]

Lou Dela Pena (GM of TBWA) on Apple’s branding success

23 Jul 2010 in Interviews
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Lou Dela Pena (GM of the global ad agency, TBWA) on Apple’s branding success from John Exley on Vimeo. In Singapore earlier this spring I sat down with Lou Dela Pena, the GM of the global powerhouse ad agency TBWA http://www.tbwa.com/ (Note: still a rookie here, I haven’t entirely figured out how to hyperlink yet). [...]