The panel discussion I got most inspired by at the conference "Uncensored" was the one with Ms. Wanda Wen, who is the founder and CEO of a paper/stationary company, Soolip.
(picture from www.soolip.com)
16 years ago, she decided to establish her own company for her life-time passion for "paper."
She said there were people who thought she was crazy for leaving her 11-year successful career in fashion and opening up a store of "paper" when everything was in the trend to be digital. But she believed in her passion and created Soolip.
Soolip is now a well established high-end paper boutique favored by celebrities, etc.
She said the key to her success was to listen to her heart and respect herself.
I almost teared up when she said this:
"Know what makes you happy.
Know what you are passionate about.
And that is what you do!!"