Why to Work in Developing Economies - Anatole Faykin

In Chapter 11 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "What is the Source of Your Passion for Developing Economies?"  Faykin notes that most people in developing countries forget who developed them.  When everything is established and life is comfortable, the quality of life is often taken for granted.  Developing countries do not have this, as the current generation is responsible for making the change.  This drive to accomplish things inspires Faykin in his own professional pursuits.  Faykin is the founder of Tuanpin, a Shanghai-based daily deals site he grew to 25 employees and sold in the fall of 2011.  Previously, he worked for British Telecom in London, Intel in Shanghai, American Express in New York, and Oracle in San Francisco as well as several startup ventures.  He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BS in computer science and biology from the California Institute of Technology.