He co-founded the Pan-Asia Network. He brought TED and TEDx to China. Richard Hsu builds and connects networks. In this interview, he tells us how to bring bureaucracies to challenge the status quo and why he loves the ingenuity of the city motto of Austin in the U.S. And he discusses why he thinks that the pandemic is our moment to reassess how we think, plan and act.
Richard Hsu 徐宗漢 was born in Shanghai, spent his teenage years in Paris and Luxembourg, and professionally trained in New York, Japan and South East Asia.
Richard advocates a balance between culture, business and purpose. He is is the founder of Pan-Asia Network, a platform bringing Asian and International creative and innovation change-makers from across 35 cities, as well as a Professor of Practice at Tongji University School of Design and Innovation.
Since 2009, Richard is the founder and curator of TEDxShanghai, he was nominated as the TEDx Senior Ambassador to China, responsible for bringing together the most thought-provoking ‘movers and shakers’ from China and around the world together. He is also a Professor of Practice at Tongji University School of Design and Innovation.