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EssentialHow I Got My Start in Finance

From the Gobi to Private Equity

Featuring Weijian Shan

Jul 22, 2019 • 9 minutes

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Essential

How I Got My Start in Finance

From the Gobi to Private Equity

Weijian Shan, former professor at Wharton and the manager of a private equity fund in China, discusses his upbringing in Chairman Mao's China.

Featuring Weijian Shan

Jul 22, 2019 • 9 minutes

Weijian Shan, former professor at Wharton and the manager of a private equity fund in China, discusses his upbringing in Chairman Mao’s China in the 1960's and 1970's. Shan shares stories about teaching himself math and English by candlelight, and working in a labor camp in the Gobi Desert. He also shares his unique perspective on bullshit. This clip is excerpted from a video published on Real Vision on January 18, 2019 entitled "Survival of the Fittest Investor." Show More

In this series, legends of the financial industry tell the stories of how they got their starts.

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