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  • Q&A: All Hands Taiwan Talks Professional Growth

    Q&A: All Hands Taiwan Talks Professional Growth

    Last Thursday’s All Hands Taiwan talk on career and professional growth at timeless 慕恆-共享空間 was capped at 50 seats, so for all who couldn’t be there, here are my responses to audience Q&A. Thanks to Szymon Bielecki, Karmen Truong, Rushi Joshi for reminding me of the questions, and for coming!! The Panelists The counseling I […]

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  • Setting Things Aside When LINE Won’t Let You

    Setting Things Aside When LINE Won’t Let You

    If someone’s really Taiwanese, they probably have a LINE account. LINE in Taiwan (95.7%) is actually more popular than WeChat (80%) in China, notes separate Statista studies. Using LINE was a big adjustment for me because it’s not just a messaging app, it’s part of the culture. It’s the phone, SMS, Dropbox, Google Photos, Slack, […]

  • KAIST’s Dr. Steve Ahn on Startups in South Korea

    KAIST’s Dr. Steve Ahn on Startups in South Korea

    South Korea is well-known for innovation, but not the first country that comes to mind when the topic is startups. Dr. Steve Ahn, professor, startup founder, and a leader of K-School, the entrepreneurship program at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (just call it KAIST) came to Taiwan to answer questions about startups and innovation culture in South […]

  • Teaching Teamwork, Leadership, & Creativity to Students in Taipei with the Marshmallow Challenge

    Teaching Teamwork, Leadership, & Creativity to Students in Taipei with the Marshmallow Challenge

    Tom Wujec is a 3D designer who studies how people share and absorb information. He created the Marshmallow Challenge to encourage “teamwork, leadership, and creativity.” I like the challenge because it helps future leaders get comfortable with the unknown, and teaches them how to figure things out amongst themselves. It was my pleasure to be […]

  • (w)ow (t)hat’s (f)antastic. Why I moved from the U.S. to Taiwan.

    (w)ow (t)hat’s (f)antastic. Why I moved from the U.S. to Taiwan.

    I want to tell you a little story about 2015. That’s when I decided I’m leaving America for graduate school in Taiwan. The easiest way to get to the point of a story is to first tell the 6 Ws. Five of the 6Ws – Who-What-When-Where-Why – is I’m Taiwanese-American, chasing the dream of a global […]

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