The Importance of the New Movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”

The Importance of the New Movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”

Crazy Rich Asians, released on August 15th, is the first film in 25 years to feature an all Asian-American cast. The last movie to accomplish this was the Joy Luck Club, a drama released in 1993. The casting for Crazy Rich Asians, and the release itself marks a milestone for Asian Americans in the film industry hoping to usher in a new era of Asians in popular media. Asians have long struggled to find footing in Hollywood, comprising only a minute number of actors and actresses and an even smaller number actually cast in movies. Even recent releases such as Ghost in the Shell cast white actors/actresses in Asian roles. Outside […]

Top 3 Priorities for Finding Success for Young Professionals

Top 3 Priorities for Finding Success for Young Professionals

Every person has different measures of success in their personal and professional lives. Success can be finding the proper work-life balance, ascending into the leadership ranks, or simple financial gain. You can reach each of these goals using a similar strategy. This strategy promotes efficient, high-quality work. Regardless of your end goal, here should be your top three priorities for finding success. Plan and Complete Tasks Planning is essential for remaining productive at work. Create a clear agenda of the tasks at hand and break large assignments into manageable small tasks. This way, completing tasks is easy. Outline what work you plan to do for the day and create an […]

How to Avoid the Barriers that Asian Entrepreneurs Face

How to Avoid the Barriers that Asian Entrepreneurs Face

Around the world, Asians are finding the entrepreneurial spirit. They are founding many companies, organizations, and projects. Yet, the road to entrepreneurship is not easy, and one that holds many barriers and obstacles. In particular, Asian entrepreneurs face several unique challenges. Here’s how to avoid them: Accept Risk Most Asian American families are recent immigrants. Often, from backgrounds of hardship and sacrifice. The story of immigrant hardship and the desire for a better future shapes priorities. This common narrative leads young Asian Americans to avoid risk and find a stable, well-paying job. Unfortunately, the risk avoidance limits opportunities for young Asian American professionals. Opportunities such as taking jobs at startups […]

The Success of Women-Owned Businesses

The Success of Women-Owned Businesses

There is a tendency in the business world to go with what has proven success. In most circumstances involving money, a risk-assessment or cost-effectiveness analysis is a meticulously thought out process. If the results reveal the risk is too high, or that the profit margin isn’t projected to be wide enough to warrant this new venture, then the project is either sent back to the drawing board or abandoned completely. Ironically, many of the wealthiest and most successful business owners began with an idea that did not have widespread support initially. One of the many benefits of the increase in women-owned-businesses is that women are adding new perspectives and innovative […]