One Bad Asian™
Serial Entrepreneur
Phillip Lin

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Growing up Asian, everyone always wanted me to be a doctor, and pursue a path of prestige and money. While I respected the elders, I never listened to them. 

when you chase your own path and passion, there’s no limit to your success.  

I’m not attached to tradition, and I often tell people, I’m a BAD Asian!

Since the day I was born in Taiwan, I knew I was going to do something different. I wanted to do something for the world, not just myself. I’ve spent my life staying true to what I think is best, sometimes to a fault. While it’s brought me some pain, this mindset has also taken me on an incredibly rewarding and successful journey to where I am now – a serial entrepreneur, actor, author, team owner, motivational and diversity speaker, and non-profit founder.

And no matter what background or ethnicity you come from, no matter what struggles you’ve faced, I’m here to encourage you to think for yourself too. 

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Because I never listened to the elders.

And when I say bad, I mean Bad-ass! Every path to purpose is different, and mine has been anything but traditional.

The Bad Businesses

Howdy Homemade
Ice Cream

We’re serving up ice cream and smiles on both sides of the counter. As a non-profit ice cream shop that employs those in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) community, we’re making a difference with every scoop.

catering by design

When you celebrate life’s biggest moments, our team is there. We serve up care and cuisine with catering for all types of events throughout the Raleigh – Durham area.

Fayetteville Chutes & Oak City Gliders

In life, you’re going to take hits, but you have to keep moving forward. And with my two North Carolina collegiate summer baseball teams the hits just keep on coming!

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oak city gliders

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Fayetteville Fury Soccer

To be successful, you have to pursue your passions not just with fire but with Fury! My Fayetteville Fury soccer team is a force to be reckoned with in professional indoor soccer.


Ever heard the phrase, “you need to be in the right place at the right time?” I think that’s got it half right. It’s hard to actually know the right time, but it’s easy to find the right place. I’ll help inspire your team to find their place through my speaking engagements.

Motivational Speaking and DEI Sessions


When I was young, I remember my mom telling me, “if you're smart enough, your job is to have the power to change the world” – and that’s exactly what I’m trying to do in her honor. Through the foundation, I am able to support many charitable organizations making a difference throughout the Raleigh area.

The Tsai Chung Ling Foundation

From someone who struggled to fit in to a serial entrepreneur who prides himself on starting new business built on inclusivity, I have quite a story to tell. Read all about it below.

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You Can Be a Leader AND a Follower

“Hard work beats talent every time, and the results you uncover through sheer dedication and motivation will lead you to your own destiny.”
- Phillip Lin⁠