Category: 1. Boss Better

  • I Am A Presenter

    We had an offsite in Macau. We shared business updates, hung out, and ate a lot. I saw the founder presented for the first time. He mimicked Jobs’ iPhone introduction speech. It was fun, energetic, and frankly, a tad emotional! I also presented. We shared retail strategy. It wasn’t my favourite kind of topic to…

  • Protected: Things I Want to Say To Sandy

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  • The Unraveling Of Self Confidence

    Recently, I returned to the workplace. I took this offer because I was in a rut. My coaching practice wasn’t growing, and I was anxious about not having a steady income. The pressure of my family’s needs, though irrational, began to bother me more than I liked. I also fell into depression and melancholy often…

  • 14 Days In

    I think I am doing well “showing up” at work. I seem to have built a reputation of someone who’s genuine. I guess my background gave people the impression that I was probably capable. However, I am also bothered by what I have heard. It will take me time to see for myself some of…

  • Why Tough Love Bosses Win?

    Why Tough Love Bosses Win?

    There is this Cantonese saying which says, “ćèœ‰è±Źè‚šć°±æ˜ŻđŸ’©â€œ, (the underbelly of a pig is poop 
) I find this to be a very common reaction from people towards managers giving candid feedback, with one interesting exception. Have you ever had a “tough love” kind of boss? Do you remember how they made you feel? One…

  • Drinks Before Dinner

    Throughout my corporate career, the most unsettling experiences for me were “drinks before dinner” at leadership offsites. Dusk, the sprawling green lawn awash with humid, salty, and metallic South China Sea air. Subdued house music, flickering candlelight, the scene was set. There must have been 200 of us. We all had something in our hands.…

  • A Brain Twister That Saved A 45 Year Old First-Time Entrepreneurship

    I have been struggling. As a 45 year old first time entrepreneur, I find being on my own surprisingly difficult. I now truly know what “I am too old for this shit” feels like.  I didn’t realize how much I have gotten used to surviving and navigating in a workplace where the circumstances, context, and rules…

  • Newsletter? Video? Podcasts?

    Newsletter? Video? Podcasts?

    I am building in public. In 2019, I left my comfy corporate life and began my career as a solopreneur. Yes. I am 20 years late and I am that odd old guy, sitting in the front of the lecture hall, trying to keep up with those zealous and youthful undergraduates. Content: I post everyday…

  • Realization from Scaling Up, the 📚

    I finished the Scaling Up book. It was very underwhelming. I figured out why. I was lucky I experienced most of what the book was explaining at Apple and Nike. I disliked many of the “scaled up” things, and so as I read through the Scaling Up book I could not stop thinking, “it takes…

  • Super Heroes đŸŠčđŸ»

    “Who is your super hero?” I used to ask this as an interview question. I liked it because it was fun and telling. I am 45 and I am to have some fun answering this question again. Muse like Austin Kleon and master the skill to be in awe with life’s most mundane things. See…