In the past 12 months since moving to Silicon Valley, I have been hearing the word “AgTech” quite a bit. Initially, my reaction was, “just what we need, another new … Continue Reading AgTech: Just Another Buzz Word?
Last week I had a chance to experience Smart Glasses for the first time since Google Glass. The company name is called “North” and is headquartered in the Bay Area. … Continue Reading The Best Smart Glasses I’ve Seen But…
Just the other day I attended the Chuchill’s Club annual event of the top trends in tech. This year’s event “featured Brian Ascher of Venrock, Navin Chaddha of Mayfield, Jeff Crowe of Norwest Venture Partners, Lauren Kolodny of … Continue Reading Bringing Silicon Back to Silicon Valley
Lately, I’ve been thinking about what’s best in one’s career: To stride or to stretch? I define striding as someone who does their job with relative ease but is still able to deliver a meaningful impact. Stretching is someone who is unafraid … Continue Reading What Matters to Me Now
It’s been almost one year since moving to the Bay Area after 12 years in Asia. After countless networking meetings, stressful interviews with tech companies; ruthless travel back and forth … Continue Reading Almost a Year Later
A year ago i wrote about a quality that I believed to be the most overlooked quality in leadership. The response was humbling as many of you shared the same sentiments. It … Continue Reading Collaboration: Do You Do This Well?
Perhaps I have to get use to this but a lot a people have asked me if I miss Japan or if I have experienced reverse culture shock. My answer … Continue Reading Coming (back) to America
From August 24th through the 27th , Major League Baseball will be introducing the 2nd Annual Players Weekend to baseball fans nationwide. If you are already a fan of the game … Continue Reading Baseball is Getting Personal Again
Last month I was invited to speak at the Product School about my experience doing #product marketing and product management roles #overseas. I talked about a variety of reasons but perhaps … Continue Reading 5 Reasons to Get Out of Town
This past week one of Japan’s Prime Minister Abe’s cabinet members, Minister Hiroshige Seko, came to the United States to talk about Innovation & Future Vision. A politician for more … Continue Reading The 4th Industrial Revolution: Is Japan Ready?
I attended the 8th Annual Japan US Innovation awards hosted by the U.S. Asia Technology Management Center of Stanford University and the Northern California Japan Society early this month (July’18). … Continue Reading Situational Adjustment: Mastering the Art of Different Cultures
Recently, Delta announced plans to prioritize comfort with a “refreshed Boeing 777.” As highlighted in their official press release, they will be making significant improvements to each of their seat … Continue Reading Delta’s Most Recent Announcement
A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a discussion hosted by Sompo Digital Labs about Innovation for an Aging Society. It was a fascinating talk. The discussion was … Continue Reading The Silver Wave
Earlier this month I attended my 20 year reunion at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. There were a few friends who could not make it so — truth be told … Continue Reading 20 Years Later: Happy But Not Content
Today I came accross the below quote that I had not read in a while. I felt it was a fitting and an eloquent expression of the struggle that many … Continue Reading Truer Words Have Never…
On Tuesday, June 12th, the Golden State Warriors celebrated with their fans in the Bay Area their third championship in four years. As someone who just moved here, I cannot … Continue Reading The Golden State Warriors: A Team First, Super Second!