06 Apr Tiffany Zhong (Ep. 42): Everyone’s Got a Perspective
The Wall Street Journal called Tiffany Zhong Venture Capital’s Teenage Analyst. At 21, she’s worked at Product Hunt, sourced consumer investments, and is the founder of Zebra Intelligence, a consulting firm for brands trying to understand Gen Z. Her journey starts on Twitter where as a teenager she engaged prominent VCs and tech founders, asking them about their businesses and sharing her views on apps and products. Tiffany gives us both a networking and Twitter 101 as she shares the importance of (digital) emotional intelligence, leading with the question “how can I be helpful” and how, irrespective of your age, everyone has at least one thing they can bring to a conversation: Perspective. Tiffany dropped out of Berkeley after a year and we discuss different learning methods, the importance of college, and how she feels about the lack of a safety net in a degree. Tiffany discusses college students and teens – the “side hustle generation,” deft at building e-commerce companies and leveraging their social followings to make money. We also discuss the Gen Z stereotypes of attention, entitlement, and anxiety – and how Gen X’ers should not call Lil Pump, Little Pump.
Learn More About Tiffany
- Follow Tiffany on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
- Tiffany’s consulting firm Zebra Intelligence
- Tiffany on Teen Slang on Medium
- Tiffany featured in Adweek, Business Insider, and interviewed on MSNBC on Gen Z
Building relationships on Twitter
Politely butting in on Twitter has its rewards
And the surprising back and forth from her Tweets
Old school values in new school verticals
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