Book: How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

This YouTube video really cracked me up.  An immigrant kid from Hong Kong, born in Shanghai, immigrated to L.A, went to UC San Diego, majored in economics, told his parents he would rather disappoint them for a few years than disappoint himself for life,  did standup, drove for Uber, auditioned 100+ times for small parts until he got a permanent spot on Silicon Valley.

 

Book: How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents (Jimmy O. Yang from Silicon Valley)

  • “When you pursue a dream, that’s how you become homeless.”
Tony Tam

Senior Principal Architect @ Splunk Founder of ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org