Whether you are going to join a company as an employee or build a company, you are a startup in your own way. Everyone typically asks me, "Why are you an entrepreneur?", "Why do you move from research to business?", "How do you manage failure if things do not work out?" and "What have you learned from your startups and investments?". To make this talk simple, I share a few lessons particular managing failure in my own journey till now, and some lessons in working with people within the Southeast Asia entrepreneurial ecosystem. The talk is delivered on 19 Nov 2013 for RIE event @ Nanyang Polytechnic.