We are excited to present Alice Chen from POOQ in our first 6 Question article for 2011. Alice is an intelligent entrepreneur who hopes to introduce her brand of handbag holders to women all over the world.
About Alice Alice Chen is the Co-Founder and business development partner of POOQ Pursehooks and the CEO of Export Ventures Group Inc., a company specialized in luxury goods imports/exports based in Vancouver. Alice was educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. She is a lawyer by training and practiced business law at a Vancouver law firm. Combining her passion for conceptual design, fashion and business development, Alice’s mission is to see a POOQ in every handbag by 2012.
1) What’s the one piece of technology that you can’t live without?
Blackberry – it is an occupational hazard remnant of my days as a corporate lawyer.
2) What is your favorite online resource?
Facebook, Twitter, Google
3) How many e-mails do you get in a day?
At least 100 but I have learned to quickly filter what not to read.
4) Tomorrow there is no internet. What do you do?
I would initially be extremely annoyed but eventually I would breathe a sigh of relief and finally work on the three things that really matter in my business and start calling people. Seriously, though, it would make my business difficult as it is about providing access to luxury goods in specific windows of opportunities. Speed matters!
5) Are you followed or are you a follower? ?
I am followed but i do seek inspirations and insights of others. Being in business is about being a leader but a leader never stops learning from others.
6) What’s your favorite magazine? ?
I read widely without discrimination for trend forecasts. However, I truly admire what Reach Magazine stands for!