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#35:The 34 Years Old Internet Millionaire Who Sold Everything Away, Alvin Poh

Misfits: Wisdoms with unconventional Singaporean

Release Date: 05/05/2019

Alvin Poh is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Voiden, a cloud hosting company.

Vodien was founded in 2002. It was later acquired by Dreamscape in 2017, and was valued for S$ 30million. Shortly after being a millionaire at 33 years old, he sold most of his belongings (including his Lamborghini) and embraced minimalism.

Alvin holds a masters in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon.

He is now travelling and snowboarding around the world.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Why Alvin sold his Lamborghini and embrace minimalism
  • The evolution of Alvin’s fitness routine
  • How Alvin apply the 80/20 principle to business

Links Mentioned
Connect with Alvin Poh:
Website | Instagram

At 34, Alvin Poh Is A Multi-Millionaire. But He Doesn’t Think He’s Rich by Justin Vanderstraaten
I Became a Millionaire at 33 And It Was A Disappointment by Alvin Poh
Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat
Naval Ravikant interview on Farnam Street by Shane Parrish (Transcript)
Interactive BrokersSAXOVanguard Total Index Fund
Accumulating Capital Class
Withholding tax on ETFs for Singaporeans
Powerlifting
Callisthenics
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Book review by Derek Sivers
Notepad++Tasker (Andriod)
Foxit (Andriod) 
PDFpen (Mac OS and iOS)
Transporter 95 by Osprey

Show Notes
How does Alvin network during his time at Vodien? [02:48]
When did Alvin know he was an entrepreneur? [24:21]
Alvin sharing how his childhood influence his outlook on materialism [27:08]
What does happiness means to Alvin now? [30:05]
What did Alvin do after exiting Vodien? [44:23]
Why did Alvin decide to drop out of Junior College and enrol in Polytechnic? [56:01]
What is one thing Alvin wished he learnt earlier as a leader? [01:05:18]
How does Alvin identity and form his inner circle? [01:14:15]
What are the pro & cons of SAXO and InteractiveBrokers? [01:17:09]
What is the evolution of Alvin’s fitness routine? [01:20:48]