Well, it shouldn't come as any surprise to you that my name is Ryan King. I'm currently in Hong Kong running a blockchain accelerator program for Emurgo, the venture builder for the Cardano protocol. I was previously a professor of international relations and Asian studies at Fudan University, host of a tri-weekly talk show on Chinese state radio, and mentor to startups and small businesses in and around Shanghai, China.
You probably heard, read, or were told about my book, I Spent 10 Years in Asia and All I Got Were These Lousy Stories. In case you haven't clicked through and bought it yet - it's a collection of short stories from my time in three Asian countries: Japan, South Korea, and China. Each of the stories are light-hearted and funny (at least I think so), but aim to teach something at the same time. I hope that while you have fun reading, you also come away from the experience having learned something new...or ridiculous.
Sure, blogs and whatnot, but no other books. Not yet. I'm currently working on my next title and will let everyone know when it is ready. If you'd like to be among the first to know, sign up in the form below to be notified.
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Living in a foreign country often means being on the edge of having no money on a surprisingly frequent basis, and so, like many others, I have done a huge number of jobs in the past, some full-time and others part-time. So, before you here from someone else, here is a list of some of the highlights:
Podcast interview, discussing all things blockchain, RegTech, an cryptocurrency.
Interview I gave to Blockchain News Korea, explaining my new role accelerating blockchain startups building on the Cardano protocol.
Schedule of talks to be given at the Fall 2017's BarCamp event, featuring a history talk by myself.
Handful of tips and resources for entrepreneurs and startups in Shanghai, some provided by yours truly.
A few comments on the finalists chosen by me at the Launch Day for Startup Leadership Program Batch 5.
Excerpts from my interview with Technode about the difficulties for foreign startups in China.
Interview with me in Technode, acting as the spokesperson for the Squirrelz, an eco-materials startup I worked for earlier in my career.
Review of the demo day for Chinaccelerator Batch 7, a program I went through with a previous company, SXT Learning.