Anna Gong, one of the biggest names in the Asian tech scene, started off in the corporate world before venturing into startups, eventually turning Perx into one of the world's leading loyalty and customer engagement SaaS platform. In this short chat, we pick her brain and learn a thing or two about what makes her tick.
I'm the CEO and Founder of Perx Technologies. I run all aspects of the company as well as product vision, direction, and development.
Meditate first thing in the morning, exercise 3 times a week, customer and sales meetings, product reviews/discussions, recruitment, firefight and problem solve throughout the day, strategizing and executing, travel and on the plane, after work meetings, repeat, etc…
My mother's cancer diagnosis, seeing her struggles and her final days.
Don't let image and noise taint and distract you. Focus, keep it simple, and follow your dreams and goals and push forward, harder!!
Seeing the immense possibilities and upside of the business.
Meditate, exercise, non-profit work & mentoring.
My iPhone and everything in it.
There are so many, but I suggest...Peter Thiel's Zero to One, Ben Horowitz's The Hard Thing About Hard Things and SaaStr Podcast.
Fundraising, sales, and recruitment.
Greatness does not come easy. Lean into discomfort, and allow yourself to experiment by taking risks. Fail, learn and grow.