A life worth cel­e­brat­ing with a toast

China Daily (Canada) - - LIFE - By XUJUNQIAN

Shen Kai has lived an event­ful life, es­pe­cially for one so young.

Just 36, Shen has worked at Google China, in­deed was the firm’s sec­ond Chi­nese em­ployee, for eleven years and said he re­cruited 60 per­cent of the sales team for the com­pany.

He has trav­elled to 105 coun­tries and count­less cities and coun­ties in China. On top of this, he sur­vived a plane crash, madea for­tune and suf­fered a bru­tal loss in the stock mar­ket and in his spare time, of which there is pre­cious lit­tle, he col­lects old fur­ni­ture, watches, knives, and shoes, the last of which has now been de­vel­oped into a moon­light busi­ness with a tai­lor-made work­shop in Shang­hai. His great­est achieve­ment? With­out doubt, his happy fam­ily.

Enough ex­cite­ment for many lives, but he has de­vel­oped a taste for craft beer, more specif­i­cally, brew­ing it.

In­vest­ing sev­eral mil­lion yuan of his sav­ings and five years of his life in a craft beer brew­ery and a mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion, Ji­uhuaer, mean­ing yeast in Chi­nese, he is fully oc­cu­pied in real­iz­ing his dreams.

“I am done with work­ing for money,’’ he said. “I think I have found a blue ocean of uncontested mar­ket space and want to be the first to un­lock new de­mand. It’s a

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