Two Fabulous Weeks Out of My Routine

Every morning at exactly 6:30 AM in my Singapore neighborhood, a symphony of urban jungle birds makes sure that everyone knows it is time to be awake.  We are situated only 142 kilometers or 88 miles from the equator, so the sun rises and sets at pretty much the same time all year long.  Our …

Inspiration at a Cambodian Fish Stall

Inspiration comes in many forms.  This time it just happened to be from a stylish grandmother selling fish in the middle of a market near Pursat, Cambodia three weeks ago.  Not only did it inspire this post, but also stoked the flames of the work I am doing with ShiftRunner, a company I invested in …

Growing Pains

For much of the latter part of last year, when people would ask me what I do for a living, my slightly stale “go to” joke was “I’m trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up” (insert polite laughter here.)  Even I got sick of hearing myself say it.  This …

My Summer Tour of Ignorance

There’s a line in Michael Franti’s song “Say Hey” that goes something like “the more I see, the less I know.”  It really resonates with me, especially lately.  The last couple of years have been an intense roller coaster ride of new learnings and experiences.  Moving halfway around the world, quitting my secure job of 19 years, …

Filtering

Music has always been a big part of my life.  It provides a source of inspiration, and at times, even “meditation” for me.  A couple of years ago, I was introduced by a friend to a song called “Take a Picture.”  My friend also just happened to know the band’s promoter from back in the day. …

Sleepless Nights

I have a lot on my mind these days.  My soon to be 18 year old son, who is graduating from high school this June, is still trying to figure out his path forward….go to university in the Fall, take a gap year, or a plethora of other good options.  As much as I want …

Start-Up Investments and Personality

I am a fairly easy-going person.  My feathers don’t get too ruffled that often. I like to think it’s because I’m somewhat logical, and usually can see the forest for the trees.  My friend, who is a specialist in Meyers-Briggs personality testing and analysis, tells me it is the ENTP in me.  People of that …