It Gets Better
When you’re a kid, it’s not easy being different. But, as many are standing up and sharing their story will tell you, it gets better. One from Googlers: No kid deserves to be ostracized for being different. As a kid, I remember being picked on for being the only Asian kid. At Girl Scout Camp, I was hurt when the other girls made fun of me and didn’t want to share...
Blogging is like oxygen... or exercise →
Jotted down some musings from my experiences w/ official/corporate blogs, both currently at 500 Startups and at Google. Take a gander.
Know Your Cultural Fit
Having a clear company culture is critical. It is important for teams to work in harmony and, as a result, make the company successful. It is also important in attracting new employees as you begin to grow. Google and Zappos are examples of companies that took culture very seriously from the beginning, being explicit about their cultural values. This undoubtedly had significant impact on their...
I Hate Poorly-Run Events
If you work in consumer internet/tech, you will know that there is a ton of noise that can easily distract you from your work. These distractions (some of which are good and some of which are bad) come in the form of launch announcements, news, geek gossip, idle gossip, tweets, blog posts, and of course events. There are tons of events happening 24/7/365. You could conceivably attend an event,...
A fun ’90s playlist. Enjoy :)