• Coping with COVID-19

    It started with curiosity. Near the end of 2019, I first began hearing reports of “Corona Virus” wrecking havoc in the Wuhan province of China. It warranted a second look or two, and that was it. Curiosity turned into surprise when I realized that WordCamp Asia, an event I was looking forward to and planning […] Read More »

  • Democratizing Commerce

    My father passed away when I was 6 years old. My two younger brothers and I were raised by a single mother, with an income below the poverty level. We didn’t realize it, though! From a young age, Mom introduced us to commerce and the ability to create and provide value to others. We baked […] Read More »

  • The Danger of Congruence

    Congruence is a word that means agreement or harmony; compatibility. An organization with congruence “gets along” and is all “rowing the same direction”. What could be dangerous about that? On Ryan Holiday’s recommendation, I’ve been reading a book called Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein. (As an aside, I’m making […] Read More »

  • I’ve been reading Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialist World over Christmas break. I’ve also been thinking about my experiments with Tiny Habits over the past 2 years. The opening chapters of Range talk about music, which I found especially interesting given my limited background as a musician and my recent foray into learning […] Read More »

  • A TechCrunch headline recently caught my eye. The headline is a reference to Matt Mullenweg describing WordPress as an Operating System for the Web. I wrote about the idea of WordPress as an Operating System earlier this year in a piece on Ecosystem Plugins. I’ve been thinking about it more since then and with my […] Read More »