Photo Gallery 006: The Transition From A Skiing Medalist To A Startup Owner
摘要： Mr. Ball, aged 37, is pretty good at double board skiing. During the past 12 years as a skier, he has skied in all major high-altitude snow mountains around the world and even championed the China Mountain Skiing Tournament once. However, he started his own company in the skiing business not because he loved skiing, but because he saw great opportunities and potentials out there.
[We aim to record in TMTpost’s new column Photo Gallery individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry: whether young ambitious entrepreneurs who have just found their place in the world of business, star investors who walk through different venues, programmers who spend hours of time writing codes in front of the computer screen, or Internet operators, geeks, even delivery guys…It is their collective efforts and devotion that constitute the Internet world we live in right now, so their moments are worth recording, and remembering. Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth; photos are free, but they are also full of traps. Therefore we present the images we see, and let you have your own understanding of these individuals.]
After Beijing won the bid of 2022 Winter Olympics, the Chinese winter sports market boomed and a series of startups were established. Wang Xiaoyuan, also known as Mr. Ball, along with his assistant are part of this current fad. Mr. Ball, aged 37, is pretty good at double board skiing. During the past 12 years as a skier, he has skied in Qizi Peak and Namu Na'ni Peak in Tibet, Muztagh Ata in Xinjiang, and other major high-altitude snow mountains in Iran, South Korea, Japan and Canada, etc. He even championed the China Mountain Skiing Tournament once.
“100 kilometers per hour might be no big deal when you are driving, a bit too fast when you are riding a motorcycle, but it could be really exciting to ski down the mountain at this speed, since you are fully exposed to the open air and you gain speed purely through gravitational acceleration,” Mr. Ball, a super fan of skiing, described to me the great excitement skiing could bring to him. However, he started his own company in the business not because he loved skiing, but because he saw great opportunities and potentials here.
This is exactly why Mr. Ball started his own business in the mobile Internet era, and this is exactly what we aim to record in Photo Gallery 006: the hard transition for Mr. Ball from a skier to an entrepreneur.
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at ECHO), working for TMTpost.