August Employee Spotlight: William Chen
Name: William Chen
Title: Junior Accountant – Co-op student
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
What did you study? Studying accounting at MIS at SFU Beedie school of business.
If you could travel to one city where would you go and why? Singapore, because it is very technologically advanced.
What did you want to be when you were a child? A dentist.
What activity do you like to do in your spare time? Love playing video games.
What book are you reading/ show are you watching right now? Your brain at work – strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus, and working smarter all day long by David Rock.
Who is your inspiration? My mom, she is a business woman and it’s where I get my business spirit from.
What is your favourite thing to do in Vancouver? Going fishing around the islands.
If you could have coffee with one person, alive or dead, who would it be and why? Elon Musk, because I like Teslas.
What subject was your favourite subject in school? History, because it’s interesting seeing how everything is the way it is now because of how things happened in the past.
Can you explain quickly what your job is all about? I just have a good time. I keep employee morale up while doing my work.
What do you love about your job? The culture and the people.
What tip could you give to small business owners to reach success? The best way to get into a freezing lake is to jump in head first.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Learn to ride a horse, because it seems cool.
Guilty pleasure? Fried chicken, or junk food in general.
Secret talent that no-one knows about? Always finding an opportunity to make a bad joke.
what do you like the most about Entreflow? It’s a very forward thinking company and definitely focuses on helping people, and everyone who works here is on the same page about putting clients first.
What do you like the most about working with startups and small businesses? It’s a lot less structured, which is fun, but it can be stressful because it doesn’t follow what you learned in school. It’s cool to see how people work in a more creative fashion when they aren’t in an institutionalized workplace.
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a top hat. What does he say? “Look at me! I’m already wearing a tuxedo!”
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?