Joseph Phua, Co-Founder and CEO of Paktor, wants to kill someone every hour, for a perfectly good reason.
Not many can pull rabbits out of hats when there seem to be no options. Joseph Phua, Co-Founder and CEO of Paktor, did just that (with his co-founders). He is a firm believer in constantly challenging oneself and one’s team, which is why he admits to wanting to kill someone every hour.
I am Joseph, a husband, a brother, a son, and a team member within Paktor.
When my co-founders and I pull rabbits out of hats, when there didn't seem to be any options - Many moments like this, I can't point to one specific moment.
None. Transparency is key in running a fast-growing business.
Well.. I still need to be in business so...
Never cried actually and never wanted to give anything up. I want to kill someone every day. Scratch that. Every hour. If you don't get annoyed frequently with how things are done, you're not challenging your team / yourself.
The goal that I've set for the team to achieve within 12 months. It's the team's goal. But it's my responsibility to get us there. And not being there gets me up in the morning.
I'm not mentally fit. Definitely not physically fit either. Both I need to work on.
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong and when things do go wrong, don't be surprised. Move on. (I keep telling myself this because I don't deal well when things go wrong.)
"When the sky falls, use it as a blanket."
My family. The promise to myself that I will succeed (or die trying).
Father of 3, 2 failed businesses and 2 successful ones. Working on my next business to save the world.
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Published Date: 15 October 2015