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Pete Huang

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πŸ’€ Work Experience (2014 - Present)

  • πŸš€ Cofounder, Venture Catalyst @ twenty--twenty - helping ambitious companies reach their potential
  • πŸ’° Web Engineer @ Monzo - a mobile first bank creating banking the way it should be
  • πŸš• Front End Web Developer @ Drover - a marketplace for car subscriptions
  • 🏠 Project Lead @ Inspired Crowdfunding - democratising property investment
  • πŸ₯— Head of Growth @ Cookoo - an online marketplace for home cooks
  • πŸ› Solo Founder @ TeamUp - kickstarter, for universities
  • πŸ™Š Product Manager @ Suave - a chrome extension to save, share and organise web media

πŸ› Education

  • M.Sc Technology Entrepreneurship @ University College London
  • Economics @ University of Warwick
  • Dartford Grammar School for Boys

πŸ•Ί Hobbies, Interests

  • Love football - a childhood connection
  • Getting good at Salsa
  • Side projects πŸ‘‡

⚽️ Side Projects

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I'm always doing a project or two on the side. I love a hobby project.

  • Nest - building a brilliant community of Chinese diaspora entrepreneurs www.joinnest.co.uk
  • Tech Soccer - a football league in East London amongst tech companies. www.tech.soccer

πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Work Habits

  • I am an evening person, and I get more and more productive as the day goes
  • Interrupt me whenever, I'm always happy to help
  • Feedback should come from the right place, and if it does I would like it to be direct (no need to say something positive before saying something negative). I actually appreciate negative comments much much more than positive ones
  • I'm super adaptive to situational needs, which means I can go from one thing/emotion/thought to the next without warning - it may be shocking
  • I can often be blank faced, that often means I'm thinking hard rather than what could be seen as "does he even care about this?"
  • I don't always speak immediately, instead I spend time filtering and analysing the topic, before giving an opinion
  • I work for the collective effort, I like seeing how I can do thing that have high impact for the team versus personal credit
  • I appreciate honesty, effort and positivity
  • I am often an unstructured thinker, so I have to walk away and form insights and opinion, and deliver it later
  • When I do work on something (e.g. Perfocal), I really believe in it, without that all my motivation unravels - alignment is really important
  • I dislike extreme opinions, or when a statement doesn't show both sides

πŸ’ͺ Work Personality

TL;DR: I'm ENTP (debater), and adapt around other personalities.

Here are the results from my Discovery Insights workshop - it shows various traits when you're conscious and unconscious (alert / passive).

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When the situation requires high alertness, I become results focussed but also team focussed, in equal parts. When I can do things with more resources, time and space, I go into details mode and can also be creative, also in equal parts.

In summary, this means I understand most work types and can work well with them (πŸ™Œ ). I don't have a strong personality myself - the way I work is mostly determined by the person/ team I'm working with. If someone is 'acting' a certain colour, I try to bring my own same colour out. I.e. if you're red, I'll match it.

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πŸ› Pete's Principles

nowhere near complete πŸ˜‚

  • be direct if you care about something or someone
  • you can always learn something from anyone
  • become a great listener. You don't learn anything new when you're always speaking
  • be humble and share credit, uplift your team
  • support others to their success
  • become a better version of yourself every day
  • difficulty and struggle develops character - appreciate this in others
  • balance yourself! Find time for health (physical and mental), relationships, hobbies, hustles and learning
  • give people a few chances (2 or 3), be generous and giving, but know when to stop and be stern
  • be tolerant and understanding
  • be relentlessly curious, a student of life
  • rough action is better than perfect inaction
  • all scenarios are opportunities
  • seriously evaluate the worst than can happen; reconcile it, and then aim for the stars
  • do your best work