How I got hired by Google, why I left, and why I chose to join OKCoin

It was the summer of 2011 when I returned to a then quiet and quaint San Francisco. I remember walking across Montgomery Street and feeling a sense of relief when nobody pushed me to get ahead after the light turned. It was halfway around the world and 180 degrees from life in Hong Kong, where I was lucky enough to have spent the previous year expanding my mind, working as an analyst for the Greater Asian Hedge Fund. This wasn’t just any global macro hedge fund. The fund manager bucked obvious trends and was a deeply skeptical, extremely wealthy ex-American who renounced his citizenship in the early 90’s, allowing his capital to appreciate tax-free for over 20 years. At 23 years old, he flew me around the US on a private jet, occasionally pointing out clean streets he thought would

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