In this tutorial, i will show you the reason I Left Banking For Tech And It Was The Best Career Decision I've Ever Made.
It was late, sitting at my desk of the iconic HSBC Main Building at 1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong. The light show had started and colours splashed against the monitors, desks, and windows of the 16th floor. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was the place I had wanted to work since I first visited Shanghai in 2011. No institution better embodied a bet on the Asian century than this monolithic banking corporation founded by a Scotsman more than 150 years earlier. But here I was, working for this leading bank, in a great job, in a fascinating city, and yet completely lost. It wasn't the bank; HSBC wasn't the first bank I worked for, and frankly speaking, is still the world's leading international bank despite its shortcomings. Nor was it the job; my boss was great, my colleagues were talented and my customers offered some of the most interesting, complex deals any banker could ask for.
Ultimately, that itch in the back of my skull that grew more and more uncomfortable with each and every waking day was the feeling that everything here had already been done. Here is why I quit my Hong Kong finance job and changed the course of my life through technology.