What makes a guy walk away from a dream job at Apple? For Bay McLaughlin, cofounder of Brinc, it was an unwillingness to trade his potential for climbing a corporate ladder. Hardware and Internet of Things, he believes are the next big thing, and he wanted to be right in the middle of it. So he came to China.
Now he and the Brinc team help businesses get their products off the ground.
In today’s episode you’ll learn:
- How Bay landed a job at Apple and why he walked away from it
- What’s so special about China and why you should check it out
- About some of the technologies Bric in investing in, and why
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What was your biggest insight from this week’s episode? Let Jay know in the comments or on Twitter: @jaykimmer.
LINKS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE
- Read the full transcript from Bay’s interview
- Find Bay on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
- Bay’s personal website
DETAILED SHOW NOTES
- (1:54) Quick description of Bay’s work
- (3:17) Bay’s background, time in Silicon Valley with startups and Apple
- (7:41) Bay’s description of “opportunity of a lifetime” work at Apple
- (9:38) Why Bay walked away from Apple to go to Asia
- (12:33) Some lessons only corporate experience can give you
- (19:13) What happens at Brinc
- (22:27) Bay encourages trips to China and offers tailored tours
- (25:28) Exciting hardware trends
- (30:01) How to join a Brinc accelerator program
- (32:01) Where to follow and connect with Bay
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