One Thing Every Business Must Have

During the dot-com boom in early 2000, I was lured into that space. I wanted to earn $1 million before I turned 30 and thought that would be my ticket. Of course, things never worked out the way you’ve planned. And this segment of my life would be the greatest learning experience ever for me, […]

Why Doing Research Isn’t Enough

For my first job after graduation, my primary role was to research on small- and medium-sized enterprises. Every week, I will plough through volumes of academic papers, research materials, policy white papers, and the like, looking for trends and patterns. I will then synthesize all that I read and put together a one-page summary report […]

3 Things I Do For My Family

Let me get this out of the way. I am not a perfect husband, dad, and son. I yell at my wife, kids, and parents. Not all the time, but enough to make me feel like a jerk. I’ve been working on it and I still struggle with it. These are the three things I […]

What’s The Narrative Of Your Life

For me, the narrative of my life goes like this: you go to school, study hard, go to a good university, get a good job, get married, have children, grow old, and die. For many of us, we grew up thinking that’s how life should be. For some, they never even venture beyond that narrative.