We Are All Going To Die

Why do people all of a sudden change their entire perspective towards a person the moment they find out he or she is terminally ill and only have a finite number of days to live? On the same subject, why do people promptly come up with bucket lists once they find out they’re the one who’s ill and, most of the time, go out of their way to cross out as many as they can with the time they have left?Continue reading →

What I Learned Working Remotely For Two Months

I’ve been working remotely — mostly from home — for the past two months. Certain circumstances in my job gave me the opportunity and one of them is a project in Thailand which I was managing. I’ve always seen remote work as something positive and productive. It helps the company save on costs while mostly leveraging on the employee and how he or she can save on time commuting to and from work and perhaps expenses on food.

It’s been something I’ve continuously fought for in our organization which was met with resistance due mostly to convention and distrust.… Continue reading →

Finding the Joy in Missing Out

By the time you read this, my profile will still be up on Facebook but it won’t be generating new content for a while. I’ve decided [once again] to go on a social media hiatus deleting the Facebook app from my phone and logging off of Instagram in the process. I was recently on a business trip in Bangkok for a project I’m managing and I was able to spend some time by myself to really ponder on things I never seem to find time for.… Continue reading →

The Pioneer’s Dilemma

To leave the chasm behind, to cross it and not fall back into it, involves a transformation in the enterprise that few individuals can span. It is the move from being pioneers to becoming settlers. — Geoffrey Moore

I’m a startup junkie. I’ve learned to appreciate uncertainty and thrive in disarray, figuring things out without being hindered by bureaucracy. However, once the startup crosses the chasm and settles into something that resembles an enterprise-level company, I get cold feet.

These days, the word disruptive is usually depicted as something good.… Continue reading →

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

In War’s Why Can’t We Be Friends?, the line “why can’t we be friends?” is repeated 44 times and makes up 94% of the entire song. I’ve asked myself this question hundreds of times. Why can’t people seem to agree on anything?

One guy says something, another guy comes back with something else. A woman posts something nice on Facebook and people can’t wait to give it a piece of their mind.

Are people hardwired to argue? Were we made to never accept another person’s point of view without feeling resentment or bitterness?Continue reading →

How to Eliminate Your Short Temper and Avoid Completely Ruining Your Kids’ Lives

am a father to two kids; one six-year old and a toddler. Both highly energetic and can easily wreak havoc while requiring the smallest amount of time. I love them both dearly but there are times when I want to crumple them into a ball and hurl them into the trash bin while yelling “Kobe!”

Parenting is tough—and I don’t think an aphorism would help in any way. In today’s technology-driven world, everyone is under constant pressure to deliver, to reply to a text message, to send that witty Snap—and not millisecond later.

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