5 podcasts to get you started

Getting into podcasts can have a pretty steep curve and I never thought to listen to them to fill the long drives that make up a regular day in my life. Back in 2013, a good friend of mine recommended RadioLab and I was hooked. Podcasts are now a staple in my daily drives and I … Continue reading 5 podcasts to get you started

“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

Mining wisdom from Dale Carnegie

I’d never thought of reading Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People even though I knew of it back in my college days. Recently, I found out that this book is part of Buffer’s hiring criteria -- and I have so much respect for Buffer, their values, and their team -- so it … Continue reading Mining wisdom from Dale Carnegie

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

How to read books on your iPad

  I am a bookworm of the digital variety. You know, the kind that gets super hyped up on ebook apps. The kind that recommends these apps at the slightest hint of a kindred spirit: @_underjoyed Adobe Digital Editions is another app you can use to read borrowed ebooks from @NLB. I actually prefer the … Continue reading How to read books on your iPad

3 apps that will change the way you manage projects

If there’s one thing that keeps me going through the mundane day-to-day, it’s Discovery. I love discovering new stuff, figuring out how they’re meant to work, and exploring how they can work with other stuff. These days, most of my discoveries have to do with apps and most of my exploration has to do with workflows. … Continue reading 3 apps that will change the way you manage projects

Pitstop: Slack’s amazing podcast

Thought of jumping on the podcast bandwagon? The good people of Slack have teamed up with Pacific Content to shed some light on Podcasting 101 in this episode. I really like how punchy the editing is for this podcast series. It’s easily the most polished one I have on my playlist.

#geeklove

An old lady and her geriatric Shih Tzu strolled past us while we were having dinner and then walked by the exact same spot, in the exact same manner, a few minutes later. Me: Hey! It’s the old lady again! H: *without missing a beat* It’s a glitch in the Matrix.

You may not have thought of teachers this way

I’ve been loving Medium’s lovely reading interface for a long time and decided to give its writing interface a shot. For my first Medium experiment, I figured I’d start with a topic I’m super familiar with: the intersection of teaching and entrepreneurship. How Good Teachers are like EntrepreneursIt is rather surprising how often I am asked … Continue reading You may not have thought of teachers this way