• I have not invested a second reading about you. Now can you give me an hour of your time?

    April 21, 2015

    Robert Shrimsley’s column in the FT this past weekend with advice for journalism job seekers (Dear millennials: a few interview tips . . .) resonated with me. Shrimsley laments how every Spring he witnesses newly-minted journalism graduates aspiring to work at the Financial Times who seem to have so much to offer — degrees from elite universities, a hatful […]

  • My personalized LINE sticker packs

    April 18, 2015

    I feel like a kid in a candy store. My personalized sticker packs have been officially released by LINE on its messaging platform! I would like to publicly thank the artiste extraordinaire, codename Julien Penguin, for designing these loveable characters: Dr.Atom & Quark, and the Safari Triathlon Team. Regular users of LINE will understand my […]

  • Time to invest in Japan?

    April 14, 2015

    I would posit that Japan is “the ultimate contrarian bet.” For entrepreneurs and investors in the West alike, the world’s third largest economy strikes me as being unfairly dismissed. Don’t get me wrong. At the macro level, the Japanese economy faces its share of challenges. The demographic trend is not moving in the country’s favor, […]

  • Crazy Bad Advice

    April 7, 2015

    This post is directed at the small fraction of people that are crazy enough to attempt what conventional wisdom says is impossible. You know who you are. Your professional life is on the right track. if you keep your head down and don’t rebel too much, you will gradually work your way up the corporate […]

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