2020 was a strange year. It was a year full of ups and downs, surprises, frustrations, self-realizations, and more.

In the startup world, everyone frequently gives this analogy of having to figure out how to make a parachute mid-air after being dropped from a flight without a parachute. That was 2020 for me and I am sure it was the same for many of you out there.

COVID-19 has forced us to adapt. It has taught us that we do not need many of the things in life that we used to think we needed under the disguise of being social animals. We do not need to go out and about every day. We do not need to splurge on fancy dinners all the time. While having face-to-face interactions would have been great, we could build caring relationships over calls even with the video off. It also taught us the feeling of having to work with someone that you’ve never met and having that “aha” moment when you can finally put a face to the voice. …


Ye Myat Min

Forbes 30 Under 30 / Founder at nexlabs / FinTech / Digital Transformation / Experience Design / Myanmar

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