When a company becomes a household name, take note.
When the CEO talks about “scaling happiness” — also take note.
When your PC hasn’t been touched all week, and you wake it from its slumber to find :
TAKE FUCKING NOTE
Fuck you very much, Eric Yuan. This is making jungle quite unhappy.
ZARA ZHANG: So the idea for Zoom first came to you when you were a freshman in college in China, right? Could you tell us that story?
ERIC YUAN: Yeah, that is a long story, but anyways. I was a freshman, my girlfriend was a sophomore. That was 1987, I think. She lives in another city. I was born in Mount Tai in the Shangdong Province. Between the city where she lived and the city where I lived was very far away. Every time I wanted to visit her, it would take more than 10 hours.
HANS TUNG: More than 10 hours?
ERIC YUAN: More than 10 hours.
HANS TUNG: One is the eastern side, one is the western side of Shangdong.
ERIC YUAN: No direct train either. I forgot, so probably at that time, you took the train and then probably in the middle of the night, you needed to change to another train. It was a very long journey. And also, I can only see her maybe twice a year, on the winter break or summer vacation.
Someday, I remember that actually. Someday if I can have a smart device and with just one click I can talk with you, can see you, that was my daydream, right? And every day I thought about that. But when I started Zoom, I started to connect the dots. It’s like wow, I thought about that before but the technology was not ready, but the idea was there.
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