What I learned about building a community

It all began with a pattern. Knowing my background in philosophy, several people approached me to learn more about the subject because they didn’t know where to start. To them, philosophy was daunting. Yet each conversation was rich and exciting, and they took to philosophical inquiry like fish to water. I found myself wondering, “What … Continue reading What I learned about building a community

Pinterest: Another Tool In Your Social Media Arsenal

I am a big Pinterest fan. So much so that I signed up for a Buffer Awesome plan trial just to try out scheduling for Pinterest (I always feel bad spamming my fellow pinners with a barrage of pins). If that doesn’t convince you of the extent of my fangirling, let it be known that … Continue reading Pinterest: Another Tool In Your Social Media Arsenal

“Independent Team Player” is not a misnomer: How to help your team thrive

Working in a team can be one of the most enriching experiences you could ever have. Yes, there is great freedom in being accountable to no one but yourself, but working a team is not antithetical to independence and freedom. In the past 10 years, I’ve had the privilege of being a team leader, manager, … Continue reading “Independent Team Player” is not a misnomer: How to help your team thrive

Lions, peacocks, and lessons in listening

As Singapore becomes increasingly cosmopolitan by all outward measures, Singaporeans seem torn between their old-world, gritty, down-to-earth cultural narrative and an urbanity that reflects their economic status in the world. We both covet and abhor anything that seems foreign. Singaporeans are always at the threshold of the traditional and the modern, the familiar and the … Continue reading Lions, peacocks, and lessons in listening

How to build meaningful relationships with your community

I participated in a #bufferchat earlier this week and thoroughly enjoyed discussing community with, well, the bufferchat community. Aside from being immersed in positivity, encouragement, and great insight throughout the 1-hour Twitter chat, the experience got me thinking about the concept of community in whole new ways. (See, that’s why dialogue and conversations are so … Continue reading How to build meaningful relationships with your community