Episode 1

Using Adversity to Make You Better - Not Bitter

With Joe Baolin Zhou
Episode 1

Using Adversity to Make You Better - Not Bitter

With Joe Baolin Zhou

Co-founder and CEO of Singularity Education. Acclaimed Author. Ex-CEO of Bond Education. Advisor to Xinfu.

Joe Zhou is Xinfu’s Special Advisor in China, and co-author of “Dream Company, Dream Leadership, Dream Life” – a book featuring interviews with 100 of China’s leading private entrepreneurs and MNC and SOE leaders. He is the former CEO of Bond Education, one of the largest private education groups in China focusing on tutoring middle and primary school students. He is also an active social philanthropist in supporting handicapped children’s education and serves on Zhou Chunya’s Five Color Foundation Board.


  • Absolutely incredible. Many thanks for your honesty, vulnerability, strength and leadership. Sally Harrison
  • Viewing adversity as an opportunity and changing one's life and the lives around. Really inspiring. Veronica Catarino
  • The most beautiful, meaningful part of my week. Thank you. I look forward to what's next! Catherine Zergos


In the inaugural episode on the Intersections webcast, Joe Zhou and Professor Wadhwa will discuss how we can survive — and thrive — in times of crisis. They will intersect personal stories of hardship with scientific research on how people respond to disasters. Join us to discover a practical approach that we can all adopt to help us rebound from adversity.

“Hardship in life is inevitable. Yet, I have noticed that it is these hardships that pave the way for immense opportunity.”
Hitendra Wadhwa

The episode “Maximizing People's Potential in Today's Times” offers key insights on:

  • Transcending physical limitations and inspiring others
  • Nurturing a sense of belonging and compassion
  • Striving to live with meaning and purpose

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Maximizing People’s Potential in Today’s Times
With Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Former CHRO, GE
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