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Jack Duan

Jack Duan

Technology (Sr IT Technologist at Sun Micro) and consumer retail (Marketing Strategy at Safeway). Dual-cultural backgrounds in the US and China. BS in CS, Indiana U.; MBA, Berkeley-Haas.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jyduan
Twitter: @jyduan
Walnut Creek, California, United States
Member since March 10, 2014
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Gliding Eagle Inc.
Education
2006 Berkeley , MBA , MBA
1997 Indiana University , MBA , CS

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Led a team to build the industry-leading business intelligence (BI) and Big Data Analytics platform to provide on-the-fly view of sales and customer information across 1,500 stores. This enables better business execution and build relevant customer loyalty programs. Within 12 months of product launch, signed on the top 100 Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) customers. Instrumental in securing over $7M partnership contracts.

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Amazon.com ; FedEx ; Apple

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Hit a wall, struggle, face rejection; wake up, get up, keep going. Follow a dream, and build a team to share the dream to make it happen.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Personal Ego.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) Personal ego gets in the way of being open-minded
2) Underestimate the time and resource it takes
3) Over simplify difficult problems (and underestimate the merit of existing solutions).