If founder dating were more like regular dating where there is a shared expectation of a sequence of events, I think we’d be able to form founding teams more efficiently.
I remember the sense of wonder when I first signed up for Facebook and Twitter. Facebook helped me feel more connected to my friends, especially as I was graduating high school and going away to college. Twitter helped me find like-minded people who were also obsessed about technology and encouraged me to pursue my career. … Continue reading How technology is making us feel so out of sorts these days
Full-stack startups, Atrium for X, managed marketplaces, software eats services, etc. Startups are evolving beyond pure software and here are 7 factors to consider when building full-stack startups.
Since my last article about the rise of Asian America, I wanted to get more personal about what it means to be Asian American today and attempt to characterize this group of people better. I talked to fifteen different varieties of Asian Americans and I wrote this in a way that tries to capture that … Continue reading How to be (and not be) Asian American
On why Silicon Valley... It seems like so many people are talking about leaving San Francisco / Silicon Valley, given how much I complain about the shoddy city infrastructure, I've had to answer why I'm still here many times. The short version is I that the same toxic groupthink is what pushes what's considered "normal" … Continue reading Why Silicon Valley and thinking like a maker
In Silicon Valley parlance, we are witnessing a “zero-to-one” opportunity in Asian American cultural construction. I’ve been thinking about this since my reaction to Crazy Rich Asians got more attention than I expected. Still, saying that Asian Americans are doing anything new might come as a surprise to a lot of people. After all, there … Continue reading The future is Asian American
I like to joke that startup founders eventually become interested in mental health because startups turn you into a nutcase. I got interested in this topic about six years ago during some of the toughest times of my startup journey, and I feel much stronger today mentally having worked on it. I wanted to go … Continue reading How we take care of our mental health