What’s An Asian Name Worth? At least US$2600 if you are named Sam Sung!

samsungcardCarrying an Asian name would seem to be a liability in the many countries – actress Chloe Bennet says that changing her Asian last name resulted in her getting more acting work.

Former Apple Employee Sam Sung thought his old business card, which showed the humorous juxtaposition of a “Sam Sung” working at Apple, might be worth something. So when he put it up for bid on eBay (with proceeds going to the charity Children’s Wish), he’s received offers over US$2600! It’s good to see that an Asian name is indeed worth something!

Sam Sung is currently working as a headhunter in the Vancouver area. Bidding on the business card ended on August 15, 2014.


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Jeff lives in Silicon Valley, and attempts to juggle marriage, fatherhood, computer systems research, running, and writing.
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