Project Leader, Seoul
At BCG, Innovators view the world from unexpected angles. They bring creativity and a fresh perspective to every challenge they face. Myonghyon "Brandon" finds clarity in a complex world.
BCG teaches you only one thing: how to make everything happen.
As a computer science major, I always believed in the power of technology but couldn't really understand why technology often failed to solve important problems we face every day. BCG not only helped me realize that it takes a lot more than just technology to make something happen but also taught me how to build strategies, connect people, leverage technology, and more in order to create real impact on the world.
BCG combines business rigor with genuine care for the development of every BCGer, which means every BCGer can be, and has to be, the key person who leads to solve crucial problems for the most influential enterprises of the world. I've learned so much through the process, and now my BCG experience and engineering background feel like my left and right legs; they always work together in perfect harmony to take me anywhere I want to be.
Brandon has a PhD in computer science from MIT, where he worked to innovate how computers work. He also helped several tech startups develop their ideas and business models.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: All BCGers have a genuine interest in solving problems for our clients. Each BCGer can be a charismatic leader, an imaginative explorer, or a meticulous planner, but all of them love to tackle challenging problems and create impact on the world for our clients.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The best part of my job is that I face so many fascinating problems from the most influential enterprises of the world. The trust BCG has earned from our clients enables me to be engaged in very important decision-making processes as a key member, from which I learn so much and get a chance to make a significant impact on the world. Had it not been for BCG, it would've taken me a couple decades to take part in solving such pivotal problems.
Q: If you could compare what you do with any other job, what would you say?
A: When I was working as a system engineer, I felt like I was an engine of a racing car; I enjoyed being a crucial part of a big thing, but I didn't know where exactly I was going and I wasn't the one who decided when to run fast and when to slow down. Now I feel more like a driver for the car; I know I would be nothing without the engine and the car, but I help win the race through my careful planning and judgment about the situation.