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Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom

Aug 29, 2018

Chozie Ma is a master of so many realms of experience - musical, audio-visual, VVIP travel, and more - that it was hard to know where to start with our interview, but his wonderful hospitality made it really fun to find our way through his narrative. Chozie - short for “Chinese Aussie”, which summaries his cultural...


Aug 22, 2018

Igor Torgeson is a writer, actor and filmmaker from Los Angeles. He is an old friend and we had a great time catching up and chatting here in China recently. Igor talks about his journey in the comedy world, shares his hot take on Beijing, and we even talk a little about what the shifting cultural dynamics back home...


Aug 17, 2018

This week’s guest is Italian writer-director-producer Gianluigi Perrone. Gian applies his passion for and training in neuroscience to his cinematic efforts. In his wide and varied career so far he’s worked with, been mentored by, or has significantly crossed paths with cinema legends like Argento, Bava, Jodorowsky,...


Aug 8, 2018

Yingying Li is an expert in cross-cultural leadership and the founder of Silicon Valley-based startup Yingfluence. Yingying’s credentials are impressive: she has a decade of experience working in the U.S., China, Brazil, India and Turkey, and is trilingual in Chinese, English, and Portuguese. Her clients as a...


Aug 1, 2018

Marina Barayeva is a portrait photographer based in Beijing. She’s also the host of her own podcast, “Marketing for Creatives”, on which she interviews a wide variety of experts to help entrepreneurs grow and expand their own creative business. Her own story of how she came from a relatively small city in Russia...