Just before Jun Bei Liu stepped on stage at last year’s Sohn Hearts & Minds conference, she turned to her public speaking coach Jonathan Pease, and said, “I can’t do this.”

Liu was about to step on stage with a selfie stick, dressed as a duty-free shopper in head-to-toe luxury fashion brands like Gucci, Chanel, Bulgari, Hermès and Balmain, to name China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation as her 2022 stock pick.

“Yeah, you can,” Pease told her, before she bounded on stage to deliver a knockout pitch.

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