Meet Jonathan Tian, Co-Founder of Mobitrix, a US-based smartphone solution provider for data transfer and iOS system errors, etc.
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Thank you so much for giving us your time! Before we begin, could you introduce yourself to our readers and take us through what exactly your company does and what your vision is for its future?
Jonathan Tian: I’m Jonathan Tian, Co-Founder of Mobitrix, a US-based smartphone solution provider for data transfer and iOS system errors, etc. Mobitrix is dedicated to providing cost-effective, high-quality products to enhance the smartphone user experience.
NO child ever says I want to be a CEO/entrepreneur when I grow up. What did you want to be and how did you get where you are today?
Jonathan Tian: This might sound funny, but I wanted to be an actor growing up. I was an active member of the drama and theatre club. I was a big James Bond fan and enthusiastic about contributing to the entertainment industry. But with time, the whole James Bond aura wore off me. This doesn’t mean my immediate goal was to be the CEO of Spyflix. I loved working here; I felt happy to know that we were contributing optimistically towards the betterment of society. I worked hard for this company, which is why this unique CEO position rewarded me.
Tell us something about yourself that others in your organization might be surprised to know.
Jonathan Tian: This is tricky; well, if I had to tell something that might surprise others about me, it’ll be my hobby of collecting coins from different countries from different eras.
Many readers may wonder how to become an entrepreneur but what is an entrepreneur? How would you define it?
Jonathan Tian: An entrepreneur is a person determined to establish and run a venture, with the risk of bearing any uncertainties to earn profit. He is someone willing to provide society with some essential services with innovative ideas.
What is the importance of having a supportive and inclusive culture?
Jonathan Tian: It is vital in an organization to have an inclusive and supportive culture to provide a safe environment. Spyflix believes in making the employee experience the feeling of belongingness. As far as my experience is concerned, providing a supportive culture bridges the gap between the workplace and home.
How can a leader be disruptive in the post covid world?
Jonathan Tian: It is a whole different world post-pandemic; now that we are settling in the usual routine, leaders are expected to serve a sense of purpose and empathy. If the leader still chooses to follow the conventional “My Way or the Highway,” it will be disruptive for the organization.
A leader is supposed to be more accessible these days to ensure that they will be heard. In these challenging times, a leader is expected to provide a flexible structure in the company.
If a 5-year-old asked you to describe your job, what would you tell them?
Jonathan Tian: I will tell him that I make smartphone software.
Share with us one of the most difficult decisions you had to make for your company that benefited your employees or customers. What made this decision so difficult and what were the positive impacts?
Jonathan Tian: Considering the portfolio of our company, we needed a workplace to develop the app. Not everyone had business laptops with them to work from home. We decided to deliver desktops and laptops to those who didn’t own one and then divided the work amongst the teams. It was still hard to get updates and coordinate amongst different groups. There was slim to no income in the business, but we decided not to lay off any employee and paid the salary upfront. We knew it was a hard time, but this too shall pass and, it did. Now that we all are getting back on the saddle, I am glad to say that the employees didn’t leave my side, even when they had an option to quit.
Leaders are usually asked about their most useful qualities but let’s change things up a bit. What is your most useless talent?
Jonathan Tian: I am sorry to disappoint you here, but I don’t think there is anything useless talent. If channelized in the right direction, any skill can lead to good results.
Thank you so much for your time but before we finish things off, we do have one more question. If you wrote a book about your life until today, what would the title be?
Jonathan Tian: Haha, this seems too good to be accurate but, if I had to give a title, it’d be
“Life is What you Make it.”
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Jonathan Tian for taking the time to do this interview and share his knowledge and experience with our readers.
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