Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Anndy Lian. I have provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international, public listed companies and governments. I am an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur, book author, investor, board member and keynote speaker. I have written two books. The first was “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. The second is “NFT: From Zero to Hero”.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
NFT: From Zero to Hero is my latest book. Zero to Hero is a call to anyone and everyone excited about the prospect of the world of NFT. Bound by imagination only, the NFT space is still in its early days, and early adopters can be a “heroes” in their search for new possibilities.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to walk around during the brainstorming periods. And usually lying on the bed when writing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Books about Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, influenced me the most. For example, “The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew” is a book about his personal and political life and provides a blow-by-blow chronicle of his dealings with political groups and leaders, both Malaysian and international, on the road to independence.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. I am still working on good investments on the side. I still hope to contribute my knowledge and expertise to a good crypto company in the near future.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I do believe being active on social media will help. Of course, having a community that believes in you helps much too. Community-driven, word-of-mouth promotion works the best.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
New authors should look at publishing their books in new formats like NFT or on Web3 platforms too. Trying something new can bring you surprises too.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Focus more on the present — Don’t regret the past and don’t be anxious about the future. Appreciate what is happening right now.
What are you reading now?
I am reading “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson right now.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am working on a picture book and another on cryptocurrency trading strategies.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by Dalai Lama would be the book. I always wanted to complete this book but did not find the time to finish it.
Adding to the stranded island list would be Proof Of Stake: The Making of Ethereum and the Philosophy of Blockchains Paperback by Vitalik Buterin and The Mamba Mentality: How I Play Hardcover by Kobe Bryant.
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Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.
Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.
An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.