Perfect autumn morning @ Apple ifcmall, Hong Kong Today is the launch of the iPhone 11. Product launches at the Apple stores were the favorite moments of my stint at Apple. They were also the most significant moments of growth. In a way, I believe everyone could relate to a product launch event at an Apple … Read moreThe Wonderful Naivety of Apple Product Launches
For the last three months, Hong Kong has been in great turmoil: Petitions, rallies, violence, injustices, and lots and lots of spilled over emotions, from streets to schools to work to homes. Counsellors and psychiatrists had been seeing an acute spike in asks for mental support. It felt like the whole city was sick and … Read moreWhat is it like being a manager in today’s chaotic Hong Kong?
The stories of Trader Joe’s, Chick-fil-A, Zingerman’s and Union Square Cafe/Shake Shack intrigued me tremendously. All these chains/restaurants are all highly successful. How successful? In 2012, Trader Joe’s sold just over $2,000 of groceries per square foot. Whole Foods? About $1,200. Walmart? $600. Chick-fil-A: The company generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast-food … Read moreHacks I Picked Up From Visiting a Chick-fil-a
I have had 26 different bosses in 20+ years of working. Brands I worked for are from: 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 🇭🇰🇭🇰🇭🇰 🇨🇳 🇦🇺 (I have yet to work for a European company or boss.) I sold 📱, 👟, 🏀, empty promises and humans. 2. Ethnicity of my bosses: 👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼👨🏼💼 🙎🏻♂️🙎🏻♂️🙎🏻♂️🙎🏻♂️🙎🏻♂️🙎🏻♂️ 👩🏼💼👩🏼💼👩🏼💼👩🏼💼 👨🏿💼👨🏿💼👨🏿💼 🙍🏻♀️🙍🏻♀️🙍🏻♀️ 27% were female. More … Read more🧐 Facts about my 26 bosses
1 hurt, 1 sucked, 1 surprised This year marks the 20th of my career. I spent time in consulting, and sportswear and consumer electronics brands. Along the way I received a fair share of advice, thanks to my tendency to attract them 🤷🏻♂️. Below are three that stuck: “I am letting you burn.” This is a … Read more3 Career Advice
I think vulnerability and empathy are the gluten-free and organic fads of the business world: “I eat gluten-free therefore I am sophisticatedly healthy.” “I am humble therefore I am a thoughtful leader.” And everyday, I am constantly faced with situations where I had to choose amongst being a dick, or being empathetic (?), or be … Read moreGluten-free Humility?!
I saw my middle-aged self when I interviewed another middle-aged person, it’s deflating. I had an interview yesterday, and I am a little bit surprised by how I felt about it afterwards. I have been thinking about the experience a lot. I think this was because of the way he behaved was so representative of … Read moreThe Taste of Mid Life Crisis.
source: https://thumbs.gfycat.com/ValidUniformCaterpillar-size_restricted.gif My friend’s recent life changing journey has made an impact on me. While going through it with him, I learned a lot about him, and also about myself. One thing in particular, is around self awareness. I could not stop thinking about how we could become better at knowing who we are. (now … Read more#Jedimindtrick and #MayaAngelou-Rize yourself