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Updated 1st of April 2021


Hello there! I’m Richard, and welcome to my bio page!

Here is a summary of my current content and what I am working on:

I hate meetings, so I made sure we followed this rule

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I have a passion for disliking meetings that could have been done over a message or even a quick call. With so many applications to help us communicate, even with the pandemic, I find most meetings a waste of time.

However, it took me a few months before I realized I was hypocritical of my own opinions. Since I work on a startup after work every day, I help lead a team of three on our passion project to build out a survey tool powered by AI.

It’s definitely a time-consuming project which is why I started introducing meetings regularly…

And it’s not an obvious one

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Side hustling has grown in popularity in the last few years. With the pandemic, we’ve seen more people creating side income sources to help manage financial stability in their everyday lives.

However, the majority of side hustles don’t even earn more than $100 a month, according to Side Hustle Nation, with more than 50% earning below this amount.

A super easy side hustle to get into, including which sites to sign up for

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I have a full-time job and work on various side hustles. This means learning new skills to monetize can be challenging, especially with the high quality of freelancers in the market already. However, money is still money, and making more of it will help you eventually reach financial freedom.

Earlier this year, I was messaged by someone on Facebook who was looking to make an extra $100 per week. He didn’t have any particular skills, nor did he want to learn. But he was willing to try things which was a start.

A checklist to get you updated in the entrepreneur ecosystem

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Startup terms and jargon can be confusing.

There are so many terms that a newcomer and even a veteran can be confused about. This is because new terms are constantly popping up, adding to an endless list of terms that you need to keep up to date with.

With this in mind, I decided to put together a list of common acronyms and jargon that you might run into. I’ve structured it into groups for easier reading, with some you might already know.

Hopefully, however, you will be able to learn something new, even if it’s just one term or…

Why branding is essential and three practical steps to approach it

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Let’s be honest, branding commonly gets overlooked in a startup. Think about your own business or future one — how much time have you appropriately spent branding your startup?

A common misconception I hear is product comes first over everything. Although the product is most definitely important, having no proper branding makes the product less memorable and could even hinder growth.

77 percent of B2B marketing leaders say branding is critical to growth — Circle Research

Yet even with such pivotal importance within any company, branding is a commonly overlooked area for startups.

Let’s quickly go through the reasons why…

Insights from leaders like Oprah, Obama, and more.

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Most people focus on morning habits, especially having a proper wake-up routine. However, having good habits just before you sleep is also essential to ensure a fresh start the next day.

This could either be as simple as reading or even having a midnight stroll. After all, people with consistent sleep schedules are 1.5 times more likely to feel well-rested during the day.

For me personally, I prefer winding down with some ambient music as I write my to-do list for the next day. …

A story of me and my first trading adventures in my 20s

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Disclaimer: This isn’t financial advice but my own journey with trading. This is my opinion and my opinion only :)

Like many new things out there, trading stocks can be a daunting activity. For me personally, I’ve always been a long-term trader, looking at fundamentals and picking out companies I think are undervalued for the long run.

However, like many during COVID-19, trading and the social media hype around it made me re-look at my strategy, and I decided to take on a riskier appetite in trading and looked into shorter-term trades.

My goal was to allocate a small amount…

The death of one life phase begins another

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I was 14 and felt lost in life. Ok, that sounds silly considering I was only 14, but perhaps it was teenage angst that almost drove me across the line.

I was an only child in a disjointed family who went to an academic-focused school. Apart from being forced to focus on my studies, I was also pressured to learn piano every day.

You had no control over what you wanted to do, and the pressure, especially coming from an Asian family as an only child, made you question if the years ahead were really worth it. …

Richard Fang

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