Tech Entrepreneur / Irresistible Magnetism of Empathy
Pattana Lee is a tech entrepreneur who can dazzle anyone with a perfect pitch. He shared his tips on using psychology to empathize and provide values to his audience.
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About the guest
Pattana Lee is a CEO & co-founder of a smartpen tech startup, as well as an Operation Consultant and a former Machine Learning Specialist. What makes him stand out from the crowd is his ability to dazzle anyone with a perfect pitch on the spot. He can get you excited about anything with his enthusiasm and ability to connect with his audience through empathy.
- Studied: Neuroscience, Computer Science
- Past jobs: Human-Machine Interface Lab Assistance, Stock Investment Intern, Hotel Operation Manager
- Home country: Thailand (studied in America)
- MBTI: ESTP
- Age at interview: 31
- Monkey uses its brain to control a prosthetic arm
- Confucious philosophy on why you should stop trying to find yourself
- John Searle's Chinese room thought experiment
- Black man befriended KKK members and disband them
- Richard Muller's answer on Quora: Don't follow your passion, instead, explore
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Timestamps & Quotes
TL;DL (Too Long; Didn’t Listen)
1:00:56 (to 1:03:16) Explore before you can follow your passion
00:29 Current smart pen startup
04:32 Describing yourself vs having others describe you
06:17 Raised by skeptical mom
07:33 Selling techniques using empathy
14:47 Diagnosed with ADHD & seeing a psychologist
17:05 Studying neurobiology to become a professor
18:45 Got introduced to AI
21:08 Internship at brain-machine interface lab
21:36 Discovering a love for programming
22:45 An AI with true intelligence
26:06 Operation Manager at a hotel & learning from an executive coach
29:28 Stock trading & wanting to do an MBA
30:11 Meeting his startup co-founder/Fin-tech AI idea
31:31 Smart pen startup: from idea to prototype
35:28 Getting funding & choosing investors
37:20 Differentiating from competitors
39:28 Do similar existing products discourage you?
42:52 Incorporating AI components
44:04 Speaking gigs at universities
45:02 Commit to a project 100%
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF
45:26 Don't just rely on passion
47:15 Put yourself in an environment where you can explore options
48:13 If you don't like something, maybe you're taught the wrong way
49:11 Accountability is key to success
50:36 Books on finding your path to success
55:21 Crucial Conversations; Alienation never works
TL;DL/Take home message
1:00:56 Explore before you can follow your passion
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