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Designing The Perfect Online Business: Insights From Chinese Learn Online’s Adarsh Menon

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Sometimes the spark we all need to do something different…comes from someone doing things different. Enter today’s guest, Adarsh “Adam” Menon.

Adam is an innovative web entrepreneur born in India, raised in Canada, and now innovating the world of language learning by teaching Chinese (that is a LOT of countries in one sentence!).

In this interview, Adam shares his insights and experiences as an unconventional entrepreneur, including his formula for “the perfect business” in his eyes.

Enjoy!

About Today’s Guest, Adarsh “Adam” Menon:

In his own words:

Adarsh MenonI began my first business in September, 2006 with the launch of Chinese Learn Online – a free podcast teaching Mandarin Chinese, with a premium subscription model providing additional resources. Later, I developed a similar website for a university in Taiwan, as part of their curriculum teaching Chinese. Since then I’ve branched into other websites, as well as mobile apps, all of which you can see on my projects page.

I use the poker chip analogy of making bets in areas you think you could succeed in. You bet small when the odds are uncertain, but bet big when you feel you’re on the right track.

Connect With Adam (and tell him you saw him on RISE!):

On His Blog
On Twitter
On Chinese Learn Online
On Providence Chinese
Check out Learning Chinese Apps for iPhone/iPod Touch

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