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Interview with Yuen Yung, CEO of Casoro Group, Author of {The Business Model Blueprint }

If Not Now Wen

In the interview, we will connect with Yuen, to learn about his journey of creating significance for the world, and the inspiration for his new book (The Business Model Blueprint).  As CEO of Casoro Group, Yuen is responsible for the overall management of operations including business development and investor relations. Prior to joining Casoro Group, Yuen was the founder and CEO of the franchisor How Do You Roll? a fast-casual sushi restaurant. In 2013, he appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and received the highest investment offer in the history of the show from investor Kevin O’Leary. Yuen previously spent 13 years in the investment management and advisory industry a Managing Partner of Kenty, Yung, Ozias & Associates, where he oversaw advisors and was responsible for the capital raise and management of more than $300 million in funds raised from high-net-worth individuals, families, corporations, and charitable organizations. In his earlier years, he developed 27 commercial retail sites as an entrepreneur.  http://theblindgrind.com/ https://casorogroup.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Business-Model.../dp/B08H6QD18L

55mins

2 Nov 2020

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Interview with Yuen Yung, CEO of Casoro Group - His American Dream of Creating Significance for the World

If Not Now Wen

As CEO of Casoro Group, Yuen is responsible for the overall management of operations including business development and investor relations. A true savant in his field, Yuen brings a wealth of experience across a broad range of disciplines, among them: finance, investment management, capital raising, wealth planning, venture capital, portfolio management, alternative investments, commodities, strategic planning, leadership and training, sales and organizational structuring. Prior to joining Casoro Group, Yuen was the founder and CEO of the franchisor How Do You Roll? a fast-casual sushi restaurant. In 2013, he appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and received the highest investment offer in the history of the show from investor Kevin O’Leary. Yuen previously spent 13 years in the investment management and advisory industry a Managing Partner of Kenty, Yung, Ozias & Associates, where he oversaw advisors and was responsible for the capital raise and management of more than $300 million in funds raised from high-net-worth individuals, families, corporations, and charitable organizations. In his earlier years, he developed 27 commercial retail sites as an entrepreneur. He currently sits on the board of Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, and previously the Board President of Austin-based non-profit The Thinkery and he has served on the Board of Directors for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He also volunteers as a mentor for Ignite Accelerator, an Austin-based business incubator as well as Founders Firm. Yuen was named as a finalist for an Austin Under 40 award in 2013 and was honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award from The University of Texas Professional Development Center in 2006. Yuen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a graduate of MIT’s Entrepreneurship Masters Program and has professional certifications as a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC®) and Board Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuenyung/ http://theblindgrind.com/ https://casorogroup.com/ 

56mins

27 Aug 2020

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E92 - How to hit the target, even when your aim is off - Casoro Group CEO Yuen Yung

Knucklehead Podcast

When you strike a deal on Shark Tank, most would call that a career milestone and believe they've reached the summit. Yuen Yung had already gone through the business ownership process three separate times by the time him and his brother's fast-casual sushi restaurant concept had reached a deal with a shark. That unique experience in business, as well as in life, Yuen had been able to address one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face, and that is "Don't ever fall in love with the businesses you create." As an entrepreneur and looking at your career from that perspective, Yuen evaluates his businesses with criteria that makes it clear on how that business can serve a purpose, make the world better, and can make some money. Developing that perspective, Yuen was able to weather the storm of losing close to six-figures in a board game business (one of his first), and even as they tested the process and how the market viewed their product, even with some high praise, only to have the game not sell. You can learn more from Yuen Yung and his experiences by connecting: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuenyung His book, The Blind Grind: Success: It's Not Hard Workhttps://books.google.com/books/about/The_Blind_Grind_Success_It_s_Not_Hard_Wo.html?id=woCQwgEACAAJ

30mins

26 Dec 2019

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76: Yuen Yung; "I'd Like a Mulligan" (Clouds)

The Fresh Kisgen Show

Yuen has always wanted to leave the world better than he found it, and that core value has carried over into his business. He wants to bring significance to the world, and he believes he does that every time someone chooses his sushi over burritos or fries. "Every day, thousands of people are making better choices," Yung said. He likes the "Pay it Forward" mentality and he loves that he's in a business that even his kids understand. Although it's hard to narrow it down, he finds that his father has inspired him greatly. His father taught him about bitterness. "Until you taste bitter, you really don't know what sweet tastes like."

9mins

23 Sep 2014

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75: Yuen Yung; "The Fuel for Growth" (Boulders)

The Fresh Kisgen Show

Yuen has a big vision for his company, including getting to 100 or more locations globally within the next 3-5 years, and his big goal is to have 2-3000 stores "before I die." He knows that they have to stay innovative since they are in the food industry and he also realizes he is impatient. "If I don't see double or triple-digit growth, I'm not excited," Yung said.

9mins

22 Sep 2014

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74: Yuen Yung; "A Swim in the Shark Tank" (Rocks)

The Fresh Kisgen Show

Although he currently has approximately 45 employees in his corporate stores and franchise office, Yuen admits his company is still in its infancy. "It takes a long time in our industry," Yung said. While his cash is okay, he's an impatient person. He plans to raise more capital to open more corporate stores, since that's where the best profit margins are. Right now, this means he is focusing on figuring out how to best accelerate their growth.

13mins

21 Sep 2014

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73: Yuen Yung; "Better Than Having Nobody to Date" (Pebbles)

The Fresh Kisgen Show

All Yuen wanted was a good bite of sushi, but with his 30-minute lunch break, he knew there'd be no time for his favorite sushi place. After eating grocery store sushi, he realized he was settling, when what he wanted was fast casual sushi. Fast-forward two years, and Yuen found himself raising the walls on a brick-and-mortar business of his own, abandoning the wealth-management field for entrepreneurship. Nearly six years later, he's going strong and proving that they can "make the world better, one stomach at a time."

8mins

20 Sep 2014