Hi, I’m Alvin

I’m a serial entrepreneur who’s most known for growing and exiting Vodien for $30 million. I am a minimalist who only owns one pair of shoes, travel to work from a different place every few weeks, and a philanthropist who created a scholarship to fund a beneficiary through university every year. Follow me on Youtube or read my blog.


Latest stories

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone In Order To Grow


If there’s one thing that I’ve learnt over the years, it’s how important it is for you to feel uncomfortable. It’s strange to think of it that way at first, but being comfortable is the worst thing if you are looking to grow. We only get comfortable when we aren’t being challenged. Without challenges and without pushing our limits, we won’t grow. Our body...

Practice Hardly Makes Perfect. Find Out What Does.


Vince Lombardi said that only perfect practice makes perfect. That’s something that needs to be truly understood and appreciated. A lot of us know how it’s like to practice, but not every one of us is practicing the right way. Finding The Right Training Aids I remember when I was intrigued by learning how to ride an electric unicycle. It was novel to me, and I viewed it as a challenge...

Start A Daily Routine Now Before It’s Too Late


I used to think that spontaneity was the spice of life. I’d leave huge chunks of free time in my calendar, and see what I felt like doing when the moment arrived. Unfortunately, I realised that I typically ended up filling my free time with mindless activities, such as watching movies or TV shows, surfing social media, or going out for one too many drinks. After a while, it began to...

Become Successful By Having a Personal Masterplan


“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there” Lewis Carroll I’ve heard many people say that the opposite of success is failure. That’s not true. In fact, failure is a necessary part of success. Every time you fail at something, you’re finding out another way that doesn’t work, which will ultimately bring you a step closer to finding...

6 Things You Can Do While Waiting to Be Happier


We spend a lot of time waiting. For most of us, a large part of our time is taken by commuting and traveling. Or just lining up for things. I used to have the mentality of seeing these periods of time as time wasted, and as a result, I looked for time wasters to fill them up with: social media, reading news, watching movies, listening to songs, and so on. It’s not that these activities are...

What My Snowboarding Gear Consists Of


When I first started snowboarding, it was a completely new activity to me. I remember how unfamiliar everything was, and how awkward I felt. One of the problems that I definitely faced was what to bring and wear/use. A lot of items were very new to me, and I didn’t know my preferences, nor what to look out for when buying something. For most items, I had to buy several different kinds...

5 Crucial Reasons Why I Snowboard, And You Should Too


When I was running my business, I didn’t have much time to pursue any hobbies or interests on a consistent basis. Much of my time was spent on the business, since there was always something that could be worked on. My work consumed me, and I justified it because I was improving my career, and besides, it was better to spend time on my work than on idle and negative activities. It was only...

About Author

I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

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