A user manual to operating Eugene Yan. A work in progress, just like me.

A short intro

My experience so far
  • Investment Analysis @ Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
  • Data Science @ IBM (Supply chain, anti-fraud, workforce analytics)
  • Data Science @ Lazada, an e-commerce start-up; acquired by Alibaba
  • Data Science @, a healthtech start-up
  • Applied Science @ Amazon (current)

What are my super powers?

What my weaknesses?

What are my quirks?

What do I value most?

What do I enjoy working on?

How do I prefer to work?

How am I like to work with?

How do I prefer to communicate and get feedback?

What do I not have patience for?

Favourite quotes?

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle (and Will Durant)

“The number one predictor of success for a very young startup: rate of iteration.” - Sam Altman

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you’re not innovating.” - Elon Musk

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” - Alvin Toffler

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” — Edsger Dijkstra

“The world wants you to be typical - in a thousand ways, it pulls at you. Don’t let it happen. You have to pay a price for your distinctiveness, and it’s worth it. … but don’t expect it to be easy or free. You’ll have to put energy into it continuously.” — Jeff Bezos