Everything doesn’t need to look the same. I’m in money and finance and we’re very different. We’re not corporate. We’re much more visual and young and engaging and entertaining. I think it’s refreshing. But you can apply that to any industry or culture or opportunity. I think it’s nice to have an outside perspective and have bring interesting, different views to the table.Tina Hay
Tina and I had a great conversation, she was incredibly kind and easy to talk to. Any time I stumbled she made sure to let me know she was okay and took off a ton of pressure. But less about that and more about her.
Tina was born in Tehran, Iran but moved to the US at the age of 2. After graduating high school, she went to UCLA to get her BA. She then went to Harvard to get her MBA, but during her time there she started her own company, City Tripping, a sort of Google Maps – Yelp combination before either of those two existed.
Tina did not let one thing define her however, she also worked at Paramount Pictures for a time. She started her own environmental conservation group, and another company before creating Napkin Finance, her newest project.
Napkin Finance is two things, a company, and a book. Both are based on making finance easy to understand. The book (which I bought and enjoyed) is based around illustrations on ‘napkins’ and explanations of normally complex subjects like taxes and investing. Tina has some illuminating insights and knowledge.
- Things Tina likes to do outside of work
- About coming to the US from Iran at age 2
- Going to Beverly Hills High School
- Wanting to be an entrepreneur, even in high school
- Being an outsider can be an advantage
- Having great parents
- Introverts and extroverts
- Staying ahead of the curve in the future
- What is success?
Links and Resources
Tina Hay on Linked In
Tina Hay on Twitter
Tina Hay on Instagram
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain