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2 years

Go Outside

When I worked at my last Silicon Valley tech startup I was diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency by my doctor.  Me: "Well how do I fix it?" Doctor: "Go outside."

2 years

How to Deescalate any Situation

Someone recently communicated to me that we should not take responsibility for someone else’s mistakes. I understand where they are coming from-it truly sucks taking the blame for something beyond our control, that was someone else’s fault, or that was truly no one’s fault at all.

2 years

The Devil Wore Prada. Now Your EA Does.

A quick search of job listings for Executive Assistants typically throws me into a fit of rage. Listings which dare to print salaries of $40–50K in an insanely expensive market like San Francisco and requiring 0–2 years previous experience are the ones that will one day land me in jail for arson.

2 years

Company Culture is a Joke

“What is.” This describes what company culture is. It’s not the four idealistic words below the fancy letterhead at orientation - it’s what the current state of affairs is inside of the company. Companies like to package what they think their culture is and send it to all corners of the professional and social world to brand themselves as the best, the brightest, and the most fun workplace around.

2 years

Greenwashing & Environmental Protection

Our world is facing serious environmental problems that keep piling up. While some of the problems might be alike due to their global nature, such as the depletion of the ozone layer and global warming, others are local ones. The need to spread environmental awareness is important because our life could be threatened one day.

2 years

Stories - Chapter 13

Everything starts with the urge to escape. Happiness is elsewhere. Amongst all things family is the hardest to detach yourself from, both physically and ideologically.

2 years

Critical Criticisms in the Workplace

Recently I wrote an article that received some criticism. It was widely applauded too-my most popular one yet-but it was the first time that I have received harsh online criticism for my writing.