Key Line: "Never feel like you are siloed in to what your parents tell you, your teachers tell you, or what society tells you. That doesn't mean you have to be rude, but don't just take things as they are."
Alex Wu was part of a team that helped put Obama in the White House and transformed how technology is used for political organizing. Leading up to the election, Alex and team used ground-breaking tools that let energized supporters plan events, raise fund, register voters, and elect a new president. At Facebook, Alex lead marketing efforts for Facebook’s next big challenge: mobile. He currently heads on marketing at Quora, a company accelerating the sharing of the world's knowledge. Alex explains how sometimes ignoring his parent’s advice set him on his path.