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Episode 43 mimi lam

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Why would someone choose to move from investment banking into cannabis retail? Today’s guest is Mimi Lam, the CEO, and co-founder of Superette, a cannabis retailer. Mimi’s backstory includes a conservative upbringing and a work history in investment banking before she moved into the cannabis world. Listen to her story to hear Mimi talk about how people can check in with themselves to determine whether they’re pursuing their passion, how travel factored into Mimi’s life, and how cannabis has factored into her life.

Topics Discussed in This Episode

  • Mimi’s background
  • What caused Mimi to move from investment banking to cannabis
  • The importance of keeping an open mind
  • How people can audit themselves in the desire to pursue their passion
  • The value of travel in finding yourself and becoming a better person and entrepreneur
  • What was appealing to Mimi about Judge Judy
  • What Mimi’s family thought about her journey
  • Whether Mimi was with a contrarian mindset or developed it along her path
  • Mimi’s opinion on the desire to prove people wrong
  • Mimi’s transition from banking to cannabis retail
  • How cannabis factored into Mimi’s life
  • The importance of storytelling
  • Where the cannabis retail space is going
  • Mimi’s end goal
  • What Mimi’s learned about managing teams

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Quotes From the Show

“We don’t really know what we want to do growing up.”

“I am not the same person today as I was prior to leaving for Shanghai.”

“We looked 2w and said, there’s a big opportunity in retail.”

“I’d rather spend every day doing the things that I love than regretting wasting that time because I had a paycheck or because I did something someone else told me to do”

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