Eddie Huang of Baohaus NYC, in his talk during Big Omaha 2012 (May 11) presented by Microsoft BizSpark. Pretty funny, and inspiring stuff.
Huang is a writer, chef, entrepreneur and TV personality based in New York City. He is best known as the chef and owner of BaoHaus, which has received critical acclaim and coverage from The New York Times, The New York Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, The Village Voice, Town & Country, XXL, The Source, Complex, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal and many other outlets. Eddie earned a flawless “$25 and Under” review from The New York Times, “Best Bun 2010” from New York, “Best Fries” from TimeOut New York 2010 and Top 10 Eats The Village Voice.
People are always like, ‘It’s not about money; it’s not about money…’
It is about money. You should not be embarrassed to be about money, and I’m about money.
My belief is you can do more for people by being commercially viable,… And not only can you help with money, but if you have a valuable product, people will listen to what you have to say. And the most important thing is while you’re getting money, don’t forget your ‘whys’.
Last but not least, the one on having too many passion projects:
I don’t care… If I make a big enough impact, Wikipedia will explain that shit to them.
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