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Paul Ark
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in Bangkok, Thailand
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“The problem with Thai law is that it is selective. Authorities turn a blind eye to those with connections and animal traffickers.”
Superstar 'Yuyee' is serving 15 years for importing a tiny quantity of drugs, but her Spanish celebrity husband says she is the victim of a nefarious revenge plot
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"Companies are taking longer to go public and as they stay private for a long time, the valuations also inflate."
Rakuten Ventures’ Saemin Ahn, and a speaker at the upcoming Echelon Asia Summit, says startups should rather focus on building a robust product
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"The more that audacious coders dream of changing the world, the more they need to fill their companies with social alchemists who can connect with customers–and make progress seem pleasant."
Stop thinking of Silicon Valley as an engineer's paradise. There's far more work for liberal arts majors -- who know how to sell and humanize.
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Bravo, Taylor Swift, for standing up to Big Corporate on behalf of artists! Now please stop being a hypocrite.
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published on the Junction10 Photography blog. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the … Continue reading →
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“To get traffic into malls now, landlords need fast fashion. In some cases they’re asking fast fashion brands and luxury retailers to sit side by side.”
Chinese malls, rocked by closing luxury stores, may be saved by the fast fashion wave.
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"The penchant for more discreet luxury goods is also partly being fueled by the simmering political debate about income inequality, which is leaving some big spenders worried that it is tacky to carry a purse that practically announces its four-figure price tag."
Big spenders are looking for unique pieces no one recognizes. And that’s bad news for these titans of luxury.
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I'm taking immense pleasure in the anguish of narcissistic attention-whores
Last week Instagram announced that it was going...
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ok, NOW you may panic
Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply. Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other...
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Occupation
I do finance deals and invest/mentor in early-stage start-ups
Employment
  • PYI
    Director, 2015 - present
    ASEAN investment banking
  • AngelVest
    Accredited Angel Investor, 2013 - present
    I invest in start-ups
  • Microsoft
    Retail Real Estate, 2013 - 2015
    I open Microsoft retail stores in Asia
  • Apple Inc.
    Retail Real Estate & Development - Asia, 2008 - 2012
    I open Apple retail stores in Asia
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Bangkok, Thailand
Previously
Shanghai, China - Beijing, China - Hong Kong - Singapore - Tustin, CA - Huntington Beach, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Berkeley, CA - Cupertino, CA - Evanston, IL - Jersey City, NJ - Hackettstown, NJ - New York, NY - London, England - Nairobi, Kenya
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Magically delicious
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    BS, Business Administration, 1988 - 1992
  • Northwestern University
    MBA, 1997 - 1999
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