Startup husband, startup father, and startup guy.
Shared thoughts and lessons on living towards a well-lived life.

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Rest, Reflect, and Recalibrate on Weekends

I’m writing this as I wait for my last meeting of the day. There’s a lot going on at work, including a number of exciting stuff. But with all that comes a flurry of projects and activities that can fill up one’s week in no time. It’s days like this that I (need to) remind myself that a packed schedule does not necessarily mean it’s a productive one. It’s easy to mistake busyness for progress.

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Where are you? Come home.

Stop this train I want to get off and go home again I can’t take the speed it’s moving in I know I can’t But, honestly, won’t someone stop this train Had a talk with my old man Said, “Help me understand” He said, “Turn sixty-eight You’ll renegotiate” “Don’t stop this train Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in And don’t think I couldn’t ever understand I tried my hand John, honestly, we’ll

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The Joy of Missing Out

It seems to me that many of our everyday decisions are driven by the fear of missing out. It manifests itself in many ways: our eyes are glued to our social media feeds, we’re constantly buying or saving up for the latest tech or fashion craze, and it seems we can never miss attending a social event or trip with friends—even at tremendous unreasonable cost to ourselves. It’s the unsettling anxiety that everybody else is

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Video of the Week: 2007 iPhone Announcement

This video of Steve Jobs presenting the very first iPhone in 2007 is one I’ve seen multiple times. I watched it again a week ago. I’m entertained every time I see it, partly when I remember it’s already been more than a decade since this event, partly when I think about how groundbreaking this technology seemed to be at the time, and mostly by the presentation skills of Steve Jobs and the rest of the

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Dear Harana

Dear Harana, It’s hard to believe you’re already a year old. You bring a great amount of joy to me, your mom, your brother, and not to mention to your grandparents who have long been wanting to have a girl in a household of boys, toy trucks, Nerf guns, swords, and action figures. Like your mom, you are beautiful, a little more spunky and strong-willed, but nonetheless sweet and adorable. As you celebrate your birthday,

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Here’s an Idea: Stop Glorifying Startups

The other week, I wrote briefly about why one specific type of job is not necessarily more important than another. Let me follow through with a related observation and say I really don’t like the over-glorification surrounding startups today, particularly technology startups. Being part of a small team, working with less bureaucracies, and pursuing a big mission are certainly great things usually associated with the startup scene. But startup work is not the only work

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