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Why do you care about the Marshmallow Challenge?

June 25.

At some point in your life, you probably have played this game called “the Marshmallow Challenge” where you work in a small group, normally from 4-5 people. You are given 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. Your goal is to build the highest free-standing tower possible with the marshmallow on top.

It sounds easy. But as a two-time player, I won neither times and stressed the hell out of it. (more…)

Sixth Day: Meeting Ed Mlavsky from Gemini and Yoram Yaacovi from Microsoft Israel

June 14: We had the honor to visit Microsoft R&D Headquarter in Herzliya, Israel yesterday and listen to Ed Mlavsky, basically the father of Israel’s venture capital industry, and Yoram Yaccovi, the General Manager of Microsoft Israel R&D Center. (more…)

Fourth day: About Being Whatever

 

June 11 was our first day of class in Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC).

Before class started, we were required to read the book StarUp Nation by Dan Señor and Saul Singer. In the book, it mentions that Israelis have a unique spirit of chutzpah. As Señor and Singer interpret it, it means “gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible “guts,” presumption plus arrogance such as no other word and no other language can do justice to (p.30).” (more…)

First day: Arrival at Tel Aviv, Israel

On July 8, around 4 o’clock in the evening, I, as a participant of Israel Summer Business Academy with Washington University in St. Louis, arrived at Ben-Gurion airport with the rest of my program fellows. The flight was 9hr 44min, which was doable compared to the long flights I have to take to go back to HongKong from the U.S. (more…)