Q & A
Q: How is your name pronounced?
A: It is pronounced "yee traan liou," three distinct sounds in quick succession. If that is too difficult for you, then call me... Carl.
Q: Are you Chinese?
A: Yes, I was born in Wuhan, China. My Chinese name is 刘一川. I moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2000 and subsequently became a Canadian citizen. I speak both chinese and english fluently and consider both cities my hometowns.
Q: Why did you do a phd?
A: After going through business school as an undergraduate, I felt that I belonged more in the academic world than in the business world. I had the advantage of being somewhat book smart and liked thinking about abstract ideas and high concepts. I also enjoyed teaching due in part to having passionate university professors as parents. I suppose all of these are still true today.
Q: What do you want out of life?
A: I would say that I'd like to have a happy family, or that I'd like to learn as much as I can about the world (finance and otherwise) and share my knowledge with others. But mostly I just want a quiet place to hear my thoughts.