Ivan Yong Wei Kit

Content Strategist, Writer

Published non-fiction author : business, startup, sales and history.

Published author of the book titled, "Department of Startup.Why Every Fortune 500 Should Have One." by Business Expert Press, New York.

Ivan Yong Wei Kit, is an Organizational Psychologist, engineer, entrepreneur and a startup angel investor based in Hong Kong. In his capacity as an organizational psychologist, he was instrumental in strategizing and executing Fortune 500 and startup human capital strategy in a diverse cultural setting of Asia Pacific. His belief is that of “Right Talent, Right Culture” both within the talent and the organization itself. He had also worked with the Malaysian government in helping government funded startups to build a successful team through cultural formation, psychometric assessment and coaching.

He also co-founded Nanyang Angelz, an angel’s network of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Alumnus in China, Hong Kong and ASEAN. Nanyang Angelz seeks to add value as an early stage investor through providing market access via its network. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Production) with Honors from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a MSc. in Organizational Psychology from the University of London.

Lastly, he is a keen language learner and is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese. He is currently pursuing French as an interest.

"Department of Startup" at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Hong Kong, 2019
"Startup: The People or The Idea" at the Hong Kong Psychological Society, 2019
“Solidarity: Society and Mentoring” at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, Asia Pacific Inaugural Conference, “A Cut Above the Rest”, 2019.
“Funding Teams, Not Individual” at The Higher Education Institute, Thei, Hong Kong Startup Accelerator.
“Keynote: Establishing a Trusted Relationship with your Angel Funders” at the Zurich Insurance – Advancing Human Capital Solution for Investment Value Creation, 2017.
“Business Culture in Hong Kong, A Malaysian Perspective” at the Ministry of Science, Technological & Innovation of Malaysia, Technology Park Malaysia, 2016.
“Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made”, Moderator at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)- Kellog Business School Alumni Talk.
“Hard Things about Startups” at the Nanyang Business School Focus Point, Nanyang Technological University, 2015.
“Entrepreneurship and Luck” at the SIM University, now Singapore University of Social Sciences, 2009.
Content Types
Article, Ebook, Presentation, Case Study, Documentary, Direct Mail, Email Newsletter
More Information
Birkbeck College, University of London , MSc. in Organizational Psychology
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, BEng. in Mechanical & Production (Honors)
The Open University Hong Kong, Dip. in Child Psychology
Hong Kong|English, Japanese, Malay, Chinese

Published Content

Starting Up in Your 40s.
September 28th, 2019
Start Your Startup Journey as a Salesperson
September 5th, 2019
Napoleon and the Hearts of Men

Curated on Medium under History. “A soldier will fight long and hard for a piece of colored ribbon,” a leadership mantra by the famous Napoleon Bonaparte of Corsica on how proper reward and recognition has an astounding effect on the soldiers he led.

August 21st, 2019
Brexit : The Empire Strikes Back?

Recommended by Medium Daily Digest to readers' daily highlight. How Brexit might bring back the Golden Age of the Victorian Era.

August 16th, 2019
Why Startup is the New Wild Wild West.

Today, to be a startup founder, the ideas are not the main deciding factor anymore but you as a founder is. We are living in extraordinary times where governments are supporting startups, technology is thriving in the speed unknown to humans and the culture of startup is hero worshipped. Ideas are cheap and a plenty now. Almost any idea that you can think of, I can probably Google someone who is doing it already. Thus, the deciding factor would be your grit in your execution just like the pioneers of the frontier.

June 23rd, 2019
The Importance of Keeping Your Promise

Blücher kept his promise to the Duke of Wellington. How about you and the promises you made? In today’s culture of broken promise and trust, we need to reach back to the past and cultivate amongst us that our word is our honor. The business world today needs to build on trust and the popular concept of authentic leadership is in its essence, keeping ones promise. On the fateful Sunday of June 18, 1815, Blücher keeping his promise to Wellington won them Waterloo.

August 28th, 2019
Politicians: Before you run a country, run a startup first.

Universally, politicians are known to be rather poor in keeping their promises or a being with a forked tongue, expounding words or promises whenever it serves their purpose, especially during the elections period.

July 31st, 2019
Brexit 1783: Losing a Continent, Gaining the World (Part 1)

Leadership in a volatile, uncertain, complex & ambigious (VUCA) world.

August 30th, 2019
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