Maximizing Your American Experience:
Life Stories of Succeeding in a Foreign Environment
James Chan, Ph.D., a China-born business consultant who came to study in America in 1971, will give an inspirational talk on how he transformed himself from a shy, clueless foreign student and immigrant into becoming a management consultant advising Fortune 500 companies. He will recount personal stories of hardships, self-discovery and psychological transformations that enabled him to succeed against daunting odds. He will offer insights on his S.P.A.R.E model of self-invention to help you maximize your American experience and learn to succeed on your own in a foreign environment. James will bring copies of his book, Spare Room Tycoon: Succeeding Independently, the 70 Lessons of Sane Self-Employment.