1. How did you get the idea or concept for NextShark? Were you inspired by any particular experience?
In college, me and two friends had Asian American blog, which did well for what it was. However, we didn't think the market was big enough at the time for it to turn into a real business.
2. Has being a minority in America helped or hindered your path to success in any way?
I think anything that happens to you in life is how you perceive it. You can look at your ethnicity as a crutch and let it hold you back, or you can see it as a strength and push your forward.
3. How have you been able to spread your message and convince people to care?
By listening to what our readers want :)
4. Young Asian-Americans often feel lots of pressure to pursue “success.” What is your definition of success? Do you have any advice for today’s Asian-American youth?
For a huge part of my life, I thought success was based on the amount of money in my bank account. As I've gotten older, I think success is finding what you truly love to do.
Benny has been the absolute most pleasurable person to work with. He is a fantastic businessman and an even better person. Seriously, you have to check out NextShark. It puts DeclarASIAN to shame.
Author: Claire Cao
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2/16/18- Remembering Peter Wang
2/20/18- Asians Are Un-Athletic? Says Who?
3/11/18- Racial Misconceptions: A Global Issue
4/12/18- A Letter to My Younger Self.
6/14/18- History Lesson: The Story of Chinese Exclusion in America
6/25/18- Summer '18: Groundbreaking RepresentASIAN in the Movies
7/18/18- Update On the Movement: Through Our Eyes
8/18/18- RepresentASIAN: My Journey with Katherine Ho, the Voice Behind "Crazy Rich Asians"
9/16/18- A Newcomer's Take on Asian Pride
10/11/18- Update on the United Airlines "Dragging" Incident
11/6/18- RepresentASIAN: Interview with Entrepreneur Benny Luo, Founder of NextShark
12/20/18- The "I Love You" Project