Khailee Ng — Conversation about Necker Island, Marriage and the Gig Economy

Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm. He has led more than 180 startup investments, with a few “unicorn” successes such as Grab and Bukalapa.

Khailee has previously founded Groupsmore which got acquired by Groupon and Says.com, which got subsequently acquired by Media Prima, Malaysia’s largest online media company.

BUT, even if you have zero interest in startups, this episode is well worth the time. This is really about the habits and beliefs of a successful (and fun) person.

Enjoy this conversation with a curious character!

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island
  • How does Khailee study and prepare for marriage
  • Principal to a kick-ass pitch
  • and much much more…
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Click “continue reading” for the link and show notes…

QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments below.

Links Mentioned
Connect with Khailee Ng:
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Necker Island By Khailee Ng
Chris Sacca
Yuri Wong
Hujan (band)
Teng Poh Si (theCICAK, Director)
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal and
Bukalapa (company)
Protagonist (2007)
Joel on Software (Blog)
Present as yourself
The Pitch Effect: 5 Power Moves for 3 Minute Stage Pitching by Khailee
Le Hong Minh, VNG Corporation (Vietnam)
Leading remote team (MIT)
Patrick Grove
How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix Ph.D.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
EarBuddyz 2.0 for AirPods

Show Notes

Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island [01:01]
Why was Khailee chosen for Necker Island? [06:11]
Pros and cons of VC funding and bank loans [10:13]
Khailee shares about Project Bazooka and Project Cicak [15:15]
Khailee discusses the impacts of a gig economy [32:15]
How does Khailee prepare his presentation? [01:03:21]
Elements of great pitch [01:08:30]
What did Khailee wish he had known earlier as a leader? [01:20:13]
Khailee on Tony Robbin’s Date with Destiny [01:45:15]
Why did Khailee re-think marriage and changed his thoughts on marriage [01:50:06]

Thanks for listening! 

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Special thanks to Shao Ning for the introduction.

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