Who is the special guest of the day? Sean Leow, the director of international at Kickstarter talks about what makes Kickstarter different from other crowd-funding, or indeed, other companies. Being a public benefit corporation, they have a legal responsibility to deliver social benefit over and above profit. ShaoLan also explains the origins of the Chinese word for “special” and how it related to scraping meat from the bone in ancient times!
In Chinese, the way to say “special” is 特別/特别, where the first word 特 means “special” and the second character 別/别 means “to differentiate” or “separate,” so there’s a sense of the special thing being separate from the rest!