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VP Enterprise Marketing for PBworks,  first investor in and previously interim CEO of Ustream.TV.  Chris is an active angel investor and the founder and Chairman of the Harvard Business School Technology Alumni Association (HBSTECH). Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His personal blogs are Adventures in Capitalism and Ask the Harvard MBA.

One response to “How Do *You* Choose Between Job and Family?”

  1. Edward Hui

    Hi Chris,

    This is the exact dilemma that I am having at my late 20s. I have been working in US as a postdoc in imaging research for 1.5yr and ever since then I am physically separated from my wife. So I have lately been hit hard by this dilemma as to whether to return to HK for good or have my wife given up her job and start our family (we don’t have kids yet) over in US.

    If I were to return to HK, research fundings and opportunities are much less in comparison to US. On the flip side, if I were to ask my wife to come over, I will face another dilemma. As an entry-level researcher, life is as worse as it can get because postdoc can take forever before you can land a relatively more stable faculty job.

    So I am at this crossroad. But the bottom line is I will do whatever it takes to have a happy life with my family and loved ones.

    Best,
    Ed