Category: Inspiration

The enemy is fear

   

Self-care matters

There’s an obsession with pleasing my customers and clients. Family is the key stakeholder. But there’s one relationship which I’ve managed to ignore for a long time. As someone who’s constantly adding more responsibilities (including taking care of ailing family members), I end up…

Natsukashii

Japanese translation of “nostalgia”

Options

Decision-making takes a backseat to the incessant pursuit of options. A single data-driven decision gets delayed because there are too many options; many news apps, too many candidates for president, many high quality restaurants, and too many software choices, and so on. What happens…

Redefining ‘Diversity in Tech’

I co-hosted a dialogue recently sponsored by Net Impact. Our group at the Table4Twelve program was diverse and represented a decent cross-section of who works in tech. Yet, I left feeling uneasy. As someone who’s benefited from my ’model minority-ness’, I continue to ask…

Autumn Light

Currently reading this new book by Pico Iyer about his Japan musings, a country worth visiting if you haven’t been. This book is a well-crafted meditation on life, death, and mindful perseverance. Japan is well-chronicled in my blog. It’s interesting to see how much…

Restoring Empathy

We live in a gilded time. The appearance of success conceals the shadows of struggle and misfortune. Entrepreneurial success without a conscience has a high cost. It’s possible to detox and do the right things. Social media weaponizes the world to mask reality. Success…