Backstory part 2
Picking up where things left off...
As Covid was shutting down manufacturers in China, another part of my life was picking up steam: my obsession with personal finance.
I'd read Rich Dad Poor Dad (classic) and then proceeded to go tearing through the entire canon of classic investing literature. Many books, podcasts, and google searches later, I finally felt comfortable with finance. But it took like... 6 months?
Thinking that my friends weren't undertaking a similar saga, I started having people over and walking them through a distillation of everything I'd learned — in about 2 hours, we could cover the basics (high-level concepts of investing, what they could afford, how to minimize taxes, and what simple strategies would carry them for the long haul).
It turned into a bit of a curriculum, really. (What I didn't know at the time was that this was the outline for my first EBC). I felt so good about what I was doing — it was so COOL to see the lightbulb go on for my friends, they were clearly thinking, "oh this isn't as complicated as I assumed it would be" — that I started delivering my session to interns at Salesforce.
And like my friends, the interns loved it. So I asked myself, "how can I scale this as someone who doesn't know anything about code?"
... to be continued in the next Fast Forward