22 September 2010

Leland Cheung ~ Cambridge Innovation Councilor

Delightful to interview Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung on MaximizingProgress.tv tonight! I first met Leland through his involvement in MIT's Energy Club and related activities. He also stood out as perhaps the only MIT Sloan MBA student who had homebuilt his own DIY electric scooter! (That's pretty epic considering how such prowess is normally reserved for the extreme builderati, people like Charles Guan and his RazErblades!-) Also pursuing his Harvard Kennedy School degree, Leland decided to run for civic office in large part to live up to his deep personal and familial commitment to our local community and American economic vitality. Partly of Chinese ancestry, Leland took umbrage at my refering to Cambridge as the Other PRC "People's Republic" -- the point being we here can legally, morally, and fully exercise our freedoms, especially of speech! Touché. Since taking office he's been especially involved in championing our entrepreneurial legacy. Last week I had the pleasure of sitting in on a City Council Economic Development Hearing chaired by Councilor Cheung on Fostering an Environment Supportive of Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, and Growth Businesses. All about celebrating our Kendall Square innovation epicenter. Word.

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