Broaden Your Perspective with Jonny Hsu

6: Harness the Power of Investing with Travis Fonderson

An episode of Broaden Your Perspective with Jonny Hsu

By Jonny Hsu
Sometimes, when we get caught up by our day-to-day activities, life starts moving a little bit too fast. Welcome to the Broaden Your Perspective podcast where Jonny Hsu interviews diverse individuals and exchanges different experiences, stories, ideas and opinions each time. If you are somebody that is trying to become more open-minded, this is the podcast for you. Listen along in order to enrich your mindset and enrich your perspective. Learn from the journey's, experiences and mistakes from others, and use that to save yourself time along your own journey, and achieve your wildest dreams.

8: Sam Demma talks Self-Awareness, Effective Habits, Making a Change by Committing to Small Consistent Actions and More
Wow. Where do I even start with Mr. Sam Demma. He is not your typical 19-year-old kid. He has been through a ton, from a career ending injury in soccer to co-founding his business PickWaste, to speaking on multiple stages across multiple academic institution and community events all throughout Ontario. He’s done all of this and even more while being able to defy the constraints and norms of society to truly develop self-awareness and find the confidence to pursue what he believes is his purpose of being here on planet earth. Welcome to episode 8 of the Broaden your Perspective show, Sam and I cover all of the topics I just listed above. On this episode, Sam shares his perspective and advice for other peers near his age and explore topics such as: how he started his business, overcoming a career ending injury, how tough it was to make the decision to drop out of University and some productivity hacks. Without further ado, here, we, go. Sam's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sam_demma/ Sam's Website - https://samdemma.com/ My Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonny_hsu/
1:07:33
May 5, 2019
7: Harness the Power of Investing with Travis Fonderson Part 2
Travis Fonderson is a third year student in the Accounting and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo. However, he is anything BUT your normal, stereotypical student. He’s the founder of the Young Funds Program, on a mission to educate and empower youth of the potential power they have by harnessing the ability to invest. Travis seeks to change the way young individuals view financial opportunities, and he’s sure done a lot since starting this around October 2018. The Young Funds Program has impacted over 2,100 students through hosting educational workshops, their one on one consulting services, as well as providing online content. Through the YFP consulting services area, they have consulted 43 students to help collectively manage an outstanding portfolio amount of nearly $55,000. Don’t forget he’s also only 20 years old and enrolled in a full time program at the University of Waterloo. Join us today as we get to dive into the mind of Travis as we cover topics such as investing, how to get into investing, advice for beginner investors, a high level overview of everything you need to know from brokerage accounts to ETFs to mutual funds and active vs passive income. Without further ado, here, we, go.   Instagram - @youngfundsprogram Website - www.youngfundsprogram.com Travis Instagram - @yung_devvy My Instagram - @jonny_hsu
1:00:00
April 21, 2019
6: Harness the Power of Investing with Travis Fonderson
 Travis Fonderson is a third year student in the Accounting and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo. However, he is anything BUT your normal, stereotypical student. He’s the founder of the Young Funds Program, on a mission to educate and empower youth of the potential power they have by harnessing the ability to invest. Travis seeks to change the way young individuals view financial opportunities, and he’s sure done a lot since starting this around October 2018. The Young Funds Program has impacted over 2,100 students through hosting educational workshops, their one on one consulting services, as well as providing online content. Through the YFP consulting services area, they have consulted 43 students to help collectively manage an outstanding portfolio amount of nearly $55,000. Don’t forget he’s also only 20 years old and enrolled in a full time program at the University of Waterloo. Join us today as we get to dive into the mind of Travis as we cover topics such as investing, how to get into investing, advice for beginner investors, a high level overview of everything you need to know from brokerage accounts to ETFs to mutual funds and active vs passive income. Without further ado, here, we, go.   Instagram - @youngfundsprogram Website - www.youngfundsprogram.com Travis Instagram - @yung_devvy My Instagram - @jonny_hsu
49:02
April 7, 2019
5: Kaito Cunningham - How to be a Student Entrepreneur
Welcome back to the Broaden Your Perspective Podcast. This is Episode 5 featuring one of my very good friends Kaito Cunningham. I first met Kaito around 6 years ago through basketball. Ever since then, we became closer friends through basketball by practicing, playing and competing together. We played for the same club basketball team and we have shared many great memories of travelling down to the states, sharing hotel rooms and competing together. As he continued on with his journey, he is now the co-founder of Community Coders. A business that is all about providing opportunity for others. Community Coders connects young students with a passion for coding and provides them the opportunity to garner real coding experience by designing websites for small businesses. Join us today as we explore topics such as: what it takes to be an entrepreneur, time-management, balancing happiness in the moment versus, happiness in the future, shifting identities after high school and more. I’m very excited to have Kaito on the show today and I hope you enjoy the conversation, without further ado, here, we, go.  Community Coders Instagram: @communitycoders Community Coders LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/community-coders/?originalSubdomain=ca Kaito's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitocunningham/ My Instagram: @jonny_hsu
43:05
March 31, 2019
4: Tania Del Matto - Making an Impact in Today's Society (Part 1)
St. Paul’s Greenhouse is best known as a social impact incubator that provides an innovative community for students and community members who want to create ideas and ventures that generate social or environmental change. St Paul’s University College is an affiliated institution of the University of Waterloo. Greenhouse even has a residence program allowing students to constantly engage and discuss ideas with other like-minded students, dedicated space is provided for those students to foster creativity and collaboration, and even mentorship from experts in different fields, serve to help bridge the gap between an idea and action. Greenhouse offers a plethora of support channels to these passionate young students to help them fulfill their dreams and make a positive change on the community. Welcome to episode 4 of the Broaden your Perspective podcast where I am honored to have the Director of the Greenhouse program, Tania Del Matto, here with us today. As the director, Tania spends a lot of time working with and mentoring a lot of entrepreneurs so join us today as we cover topics such as: common areas of failures among entrepreneurs, making an impact vs making a profit, how to network, some successful habits, and learning more about Tania’s journey of how she ended up in her position today. Without further ado, here, we, go.  Learn more about Greenhouse : https://uwaterloo.ca/stpauls/greenhouse Add Tania on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tania-del-matto-bb077624/
48:38
March 22, 2019
3: Sina Hashemi - Pursuing Basketball through Multiple Failures
Welcome back to episode 3 of the Broaden Your Perspective podcast. Today we get to dive into the mind of a first year student athlete playing for his basketball team at Langara college. Sina Hashemi graduated from Port Moody Secondary School and his journey to his position right now, was far from easy. He was cut from multiple post-secondary institutions, multiple times. At Douglas college tryouts he was cut twice, at Capilano University tryouts he was cut twice, he was cut from Camosun college once and even cut by the team he’s playing for right now, Langara college, Three times. Three times! Join us today as we discuss topics such as adversity through failure, support from family members when pursuing your dreams, dealing with doubt, finding motivation, self-discipline, and more. Without further ado, here, we, go.  You can catch Sina and the Langara Falcons in action here: http://www.pacwestbc.ca/landing/index You can connect with me on the following platforms: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonny_hsu/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-hsu-0b558014a/
45:57
February 20, 2019
2: John Tai - The Different Factors that Play Into Success from the Eyes of a Doctor (Part 2)
Hello everybody and welcome back to the Broaden Your Perspective podcast. Thank you for tuning back in to Part 2 of Episode 2, as John and I jump right into a conversation about gratitude and the importance of school despite being in the age of degree inflation. We get a chance to dive into the perspective of a very well educated man, John Tai, who has walked down that academic path while growing up in an Asian culture facing multiple expectations. He graduated from UCLA and achieved a PhD in political science. We also explore the many factors that play into success such as, timing, planning, self-awareness and risk taking. Other topics on today’s episode include, balancing reality when chasing your passion, contentment vs complacency and more. I hope you enjoy part 2 of the episode and without further ado, here, we, go. Here is a link to the TEDx talk which John is referring to throughout the episode:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKHTawgyKWQ Johns book, Building Civil Society in Authoritarian China can be found here:  Amazon - https://www.amazon.ca/Building-Civil-Society-Authoritarian-China-ebook/dp/B00RZKLOS0/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1549248139&sr=8-1&keywords=Building+civil+society+in+authoritarian+china Springer - https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319036649 You can connect with me on the following platforms: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonny_hsu/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-hsu-0b558014a/
1:12:07
February 10, 2019
Introduction: Who is Jonny Hsu?
Hello everybody and welcome to the very first episode of the Broaden Your Perspective Podcast hosted by Jonny Hsu. This is an introductory episode where I will go through things like what you can expect from listening to this podcast, the purpose of why I decided to create it, and lastly who I am, a little bit about my life and what my story is. I am really excited to start this podcast and hopefully as a listener, you will be able to extract some knowledge from each different episode that will help you along each of your unique journeys. Without further ado, here, we, go. You can connect with me on the following platforms: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonny_hsu/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-hsu-0b558014a/
28:17
February 5, 2019
2: John Tai on Pursuing his PhD, Religion, the Good and Bad of Competition and Degree Inflation (Part 1)
Welcome to episode two of the broaden your perspective podcast, today we have a very special guest that will be joining us on the show. John Tai is a teacher, writer and the author of: Building civil society in authoritarian China. Throughout his life he’s worked in the US government, as a researcher in US foreign policy think tank, managed American study abroad programs in China. He has also been studying about Asia, China the US and the relations between those countries for over 20 years. He’s also my uncle and the father of two children. He has a PhD in political science. So, join us today as we explore topics such as the changing expectations of an Asian culture, the impact of religion, the good and bad of competition, degree inflation, parenting in the age of technological abundance and more. This will be a 2-part series so make sure to keep an eye out for Part 2. Johns book, Building Civil Society in Authoritarian China can be found here:  Amazon - https://www.amazon.ca/Building-Civil-Society-Authoritarian-China-ebook/dp/B00RZKLOS0/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1549248139&sr=8-1&keywords=Building+civil+society+in+authoritarian+china Springer - https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319036649 You can connect with me on the following platforms: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonny_hsu/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-hsu-0b558014a/
54:20
February 4, 2019
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