Hi, this is Conan Wu, an ‘accidental’ consultant who likes lots of random stuff.
Before this consulting gig I was a prop painter at Shanghai Disneyland and homeless artist in Los Angeles; before that, both this blog and myself were into mathematics. In fact, for six years (2007-2013) mathematics was almost all I did. At the beginning of 2012, in the midst of working towards my PhD back at Princeton, a trip to Disney World reminded me of what I really want to do and hence changed my life forever.
A big challenge for me in this strange new world of management consulting is that, one hardly ever gets to be creative, at least not in ways I wanted. So I hope to fill that void by doing side-projects on weekends and record some of them on this blog. Hopefully one day I will do enough interesting stuff to get to where I wanted to be (Imagineering? PIXAR? Outer space?) My ultimate hope is for this to evolve into a log that shows dreams can be achieved no matter how distant it is from where you are.
If you have comments/questions/suggestions or just want to day hi, please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.(I check that >10 times a day and will do my best to recall what I was thinking when writing the post)
A video that deeply inspired me: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams by Randy Pausch — A CS professor in Carnegie Mellon.