"Think big. Act small. Move fast." That’s the work philosophy of Raz Gal Or.
And he lives up to it.
The 23-year-old from Israel, now in his fourth year in Peking University, has already become an Internet celebrity in China.
It’s thanks to his startup, Foreigner Research Institute (FRI), a platform for young expats to influence China as they come under the influence of China.
These laowai or foreign influencers, as they call themselves, make short and often funny videos on their lives and thoughts in China. The videos are live streamed and their makers, many of whom speak Chinese fluently, interact uninhibitedly with the audience.
These videos get around 10 million views on Chinese social network sites like Weibo. With the Jewish entrepreneurial spirit in his genes, Gal Or dreams of building his future in China.
The vision is to make his company an influential, two-way media platform. Via FRI, foreigners can learn about modern China through a unique perspective and Chinese can also better communicate with the world.