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Navigating the Rise was created to bring awareness and recreate the misperceptions of Asians in the West. For example, people mistaken quietness as a lack of confidence, not creating intense conflicts as a lack of personal viewpoints, among others.

Because of the miscommunication, sometimes Asians were being taken advantage of within Western society in various forms from social to professional environments.

Navigating the Rise aim to merge the best of Western and Asian values.

Contact: george@navigatingtherise.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/navigatingtherise/support

Navigating the Rise George Wu

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Navigating the Rise was created to bring awareness and recreate the misperceptions of Asians in the West. For example, people mistaken quietness as a lack of confidence, not creating intense conflicts as a lack of personal viewpoints, among others.

Because of the miscommunication, sometimes Asians were being taken advantage of within Western society in various forms from social to professional environments.

Navigating the Rise aim to merge the best of Western and Asian values.

Contact: george@navigatingtherise.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/navigatingtherise/support

    [S3] [E1] Why Asian Creatives Are Unique in Their Special Way with Han Ju Seo, Founder of Asian Creative Network

    [S3] [E1] Why Asian Creatives Are Unique in Their Special Way with Han Ju Seo, Founder of Asian Creative Network

    Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: 

    1) Discover the beginnings of the Asian Creative Network. 

    2) Find out how Han Ju balances conflicting viewpoints in managing ACN. 

    3) Learn the importance of narrative diversity in the Asian creatives community.  

    Growing up, what stereotypes have influenced your life?   The most prevalent stereotype for Asians is pursuing high-paying professions.   Is there space for people with creative passions?  In this episode, Asian Creative Network founder Han Ju Seo talks about the complexity of Asian creatives. She shares the beginnings of the community that aims to connect and bring opportunities to Asian creatives.  Listen to the full episode if you want to be a part of an inspiring community that brings out the creativity in you.  


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    • 35 min
    [S2] [E11] People Who Know How to Party Make Great Entrepreneurs with Carl Choi, Founder & CEO at The Great Company

    [S2] [E11] People Who Know How to Party Make Great Entrepreneurs with Carl Choi, Founder & CEO at The Great Company

    How can you navigate cultural differences to communicate with others?

    Appreciating the uniqueness of each culture is key to building confidence and engaging with others. In this episode, Carl Choi discusses his early experiences as an Asian-American trying to adjust to his surroundings. He shares how he overcame his shyness and became a more outgoing individual to become the entrepreneur he is today.

    Listen to the full episode and be empowered to live a more connected life.


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    • 46 min
    [S2] [E10] How to Bridge Asian and Western Business When You Are Not Asian with Kenneth Randall, VP of Product at HED Social

    [S2] [E10] How to Bridge Asian and Western Business When You Are Not Asian with Kenneth Randall, VP of Product at HED Social

    How do you deal with cultural differences in your business?

    This week, we learn about Kenneth Randall’s experiences in bridging Asian and Western cultures. As an American, he encountered challenges in adapting to the Asian approach to work and leadership. However, Kenneth addressed these cultural gaps. The values and principles he learned from the Asian culture also helped him in raising his family.

    Tune in to this episode to learn more about bridging cultural differences in your business and personal life.


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    • 38 min
    Update to Navigating the Rise

    Update to Navigating the Rise

    Navigating the Rise on YouTube and all guest episodes come with workbook

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    [S2] [E9] How to Turn Anxiety to Professional Marketing with Sunni Sukumar, Marketing Director at preHIRED

    [S2] [E9] How to Turn Anxiety to Professional Marketing with Sunni Sukumar, Marketing Director at preHIRED

    This week we have the opportunity to speak with Sunni Sukumar, Marketing Director at preHIRED.  We explored various topics on how he broke out of the limitations he had and practiced his grit to get to where he is now.  Some of those stories we heard from Sunni include:



    * How Sunni grew up scared of white people because of all the racism he faced as a kid.

    * His parents didn't teach him any Indian languages or the culture. They wanted him to be as American as possible to fit in America.  After all, his parents struggled to fit into the US culture even though they spoke good English and were highly educated).

    * Have severe social anxiety. That drove him to understand people better, which got him curious about marketing.

    * How Sunni defined marketing as the science of helping people embrace change. People need to hope that "this time can be different." The reason is that we've almost all tried to get a result many times before we finally do. That same kind of fear keeps us from straying outside our culture to understand others.

    Among everything Sunni described, the core things we touched upon include using exposure therapy to get over the hump.  Also, Sunni mentioned how he combined anxiety and marketing.  As a result, he does that by understanding people and how marketing can be used to relieve others' anxiety.  He mentioned avoiding being trapped by data. The different techniques of marketing are dangerous.  They take the emotion out of marketing. People buy from emotions, not data. Hence, most importantly, he views marketing as a way to help people embrace change.


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    • 44 min
    [S2] [E8] How to Awaken Your Cultural Consciousness with John Eing, Partner at Abacus Wealth Partners

    [S2] [E8] How to Awaken Your Cultural Consciousness with John Eing, Partner at Abacus Wealth Partners

    Our upbringing determines our identity and values. Every decision we make is affected by our beliefs growing up. As a result, it can become a constraint in a diverse workplace, where you have to learn how to put yourself in the shoes of someone from another culture. By learning how to respect each other’s differences and awakening our cultural awareness, we can achieve success in everything we do.

    In this episode, John Eing joins us to talk about how you can advance your career without compromising your values in life. He also discusses the importance of breaking cultural norms and stereotypes in the workplace. Also, he highlights the role of cultural awareness in our multicultural interactions in the workplace and society.

    This episode will teach you the importance of culture in living a happy and successful life. Tune in!

    Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

    Learn the three most important pieces of career advice John learned in his first job.
    Find out how our values and cultural beliefs affect the way we act and make decisions.
    Discover the role of cultural awareness in addressing obstacles in the workplace.


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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

THe House of Lee NYC.com ,

An Episode in Japanese?!! Awesome!

What interesting interviews and observations about being Asian/Asian American! Will definitely keep tabs on future episodes. Host George Wu speaks Japanese - what?!! Awesome!

summer1621 ,

Great job

Thanks for your show!

Ty457623 ,

Great work

Great tidbits from a diversity of guests from a variety of backgrounds. Topics are ranging and relevant to anyone looking to learn something new. The most recent one with Chirag Sagar has some good insight into the challenges of starting a non profit. Thanks to George Wu for making the time to put this work together!

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