– Lisa JY Tan –
Economist in the field of token engineering (ecosystem economics and financial economics)
TL;DR: started 2 business, lived in 6 countries. Now running 2 companies. Previously an entrepreneur, now a research economist/designer economist in the economics of token engineering. That includes designing incentive mechanisms in multi-sided platforms, governance mechanisms and data analytics.
I love what I do. It feels like I am running a few startups at a time (because I am), with the best people. And it’s fun to be a driver with all these brilliant projects.
If you want all the associations and organisations and that business-y things I am part of, please find it on LinkedIn. My life is 100% more than those networks and lovely people and this site is for the other non-business-y aspects of me.
I’m immensely grateful to be able to do what I love and that the world finds value in it. Happiness is a state, and I could die right now from happiness and all the beauty of life. What a wonderful life. What an exciting time to be alive!
“About Lisa” FAQ
How do you live your life? By failing a lot.
Where is home? People are homes.
What do you want to do before you die? (1) see ED being recognised worldwide, (2) inspire little girls to become who they want to be when they grow up, (3) make the world a tiny bit better in my little field
My Happy Place: Ikigai
Lisa is a deconstructor of economics, cryptoassets and cryptosystems. She comes from an economics background and sees huge potential to bridge the gap between traditional economics and the blockchain world.
Lisa now pours her passion for economics into designing, teaching and showcasing the true capabilities of solid underlying economic and incentivisation models to build scalable and sustainable token economy and networks.
What I Love
Using economics to explain, design and engineer efficient ecosystems
Geopolitics and implications of strategic action by one party
Understanding the brain and why it works that way and hack it to be better: neurology, psychology, hypnosis
Why we do what we do, why we behave like this, why we think like that: philosophy
Reading because learning is a beautiful life-long process
The beach, water, sand and sun
Making quality friends through cooking and baking. Also anti-stress activities
Penning the thoughts in my head on ink
Art, the highest level of anything that exists
Poetry, because we can turn emotions into words that touches you from within
Creating structures and plans: modeling success, how to get to new heights, baseline frameworks
I love love. Love is the best thing we humans do
What the World Needs
Innovation and new ways to doing things
New business models to unleash untapped potential
Proper incentive mechanisms that takes into considerations the changing dynamics of complex systems and interactions between participants
Balance between single variable optimisation and social utility functions
Incentive alignment of various participants in the system (be it government, businesses, social efforts, households, etc)
What I can be Paid For
Designing new token business models in digital asset ecosystems
Research on the economic value add of tokenisation
Managing projects of token ecosystems
Research for regulation and policies for token economics and CBDC
What I am Good At
Cross-pollinating ideas and concepts from one industry to another
Aggregating information and cross-associating them
Writing and expressing thoughts into words