International education changes the perspectives of multiple generations.
Christine Lin, CEO, Cambridge Network
Christine is committed to improving and promoting the world’s education. She has a Master of Liberal Arts in Management Science from Harvard University. In 2017, the Boston Global Journal released the 2017 US Women’s Leadership TOP 100. Ms. Lin, President of the KnowledgeLink and Cambridge Network, won 39th place.
Cambridge ranked 33rd in the education sector in the 2017 Inc. Magazine fastest-growing private companies in America list, Christine also adheres to the philosophy of education as a basic human right. She also believes that high quality education makes everyone have a more productive and meaningful future.
What defines a successful leader?
Take the initiative, inspire people, change the world for better.
Culture and talent are important to any company’s success. How do you engage and inspire your workforce?
Have professional development, look at big pictures, be transparent in company performance and always repeat our mission and core values.
Innovation and disruption are reshaping industries every day. What do you see as the number one game-changer facing businesses today?
Talent engagement. Study abroad brought incredible benefits to the students, widens their world perspectives and shapes their characters. However study abroad also can be affected dramatically by the political environment and related policies. With China now being the No. 1 country sending international students to the United States and with the trade war going on, it deepens my worries that if China will one day again close its doors and limit the scope of knowledge of its citizens. We shall do everything we can to preserve the curiosity and the determination to seek for truth among our next generations worldwide.
Challenges abound in today’s fast-changing business environment. What keeps you up at night?
Quality of education, student performance and learning output.
Why did you join Bloomberg Breakaway?
I have been following [it] on Bloomberg News for a few years now and was delighted that I had this referral opportunity to join the membership of Bloomberg Breakaway. I believe it will further broaden my perspectives as well as my social network, meeting more like-minded people around the world.
Even CEOs need downtime. How do you recharge?
Cooking. Cooking is an fun activity which can help me relax and indulge myself at that moment deeply in the creation of tastes. The magic of tastes is that one taste added onto another one or two or three… the new taste emerges and splendid sometimes, just like colors of the sunshine, hundreds and thousandths of combinations and the limit is just your imagination. Using different ingredients and herbs around the world to create some tasteful fusion dishes is some of the most enjoyable moments of my life.