PEGGY CHOI

FOUNDER OF LYNK, A DATA-DRIVEN KNOWL­EDGE-SHAR­ING PLAT­FORM

Hong Kong Tatler - - Features -

Qual­ity and ex­cel­lence are non-ne­go­tiable for me. That’s the only way to re­spect the peo­ple you work with.

Launch­ing a com­pany on your own is about self­aware­ness. You need to know your own strengths and weak­nesses so you can put your­self to­gether with peo­ple who are bet­ter than you in dif­fer­ent ar­eas. No one is per­fect, so you’ve got to com­ple­ment skill sets when build­ing a team. I want to be re­mem­bered as some­one who had a pos­i­tive im­pact on the world. Our mis­sion at Lynk is to democra­tise ac­cess to ex­per­tise and knowl­edge. If we can achieve that, I think it can po­ten­tially bring a lot of value to so­ci­ety. That’s my ul­ti­mate driv­ing force.

My favourite quote is from Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin. He said, “Starting a com­pany is like throw­ing your­self off the cliff and as­sem­bling an air­plane on the way down.” It’s true and helps you un­der­stand that, yes, it’s go­ing to be messy.

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