Projects

Some people have hobbies like camping, beer brewing, or board games. I like to do side projects. It’s how I learn and how I like to play.

Here are a few of the ones I’ve worked on over the years.

Record Breaking Podcast

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Record Breaking is a podcast where I interview people who have set or broken major records. In the first season, our guests including Mari Asp, who holds 3 women’s bench press records, Will Carlo, who set the all-time high score on Ice Climbers (yes the NES game) and Gihan Amarasiriwardena, who set a Guinness World Record for fastest half-marathon run in a full suit.

Ship Your Side Project

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A six-week side project accelerator for midcareer tech & creative professionals. Our first class of 14 students kicked off in Spring 2016. Learn more

Asian American Man Study

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Survey of 350 Asian men living in America on their experiences with work, life, and dating. Read the genesis and 2015 results.

Great F*cking Startup Advice

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Strongly worded suggestions for entrepreneurs built with Animate.css and Touchswipe.js. Number #2 post on on Product Hunt with 709 upvotes and featured on DesignTaxi. Check it out 

StartupAdventure

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A short choose-your-own-story game project built as part of the General Assembly Front-End Web Development course in April 2015. Play it here.

How to Get What You Want

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Published a short primer for ambitious people how they can get what they want in life. Reached #2 on Amazon in the Applied Psychology category. Available in PDF, Kindle, and Audiobook

Lessons Learned

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A small-group lightning talk event I co-organized focused on hard-earned wisdom from women leaders in November 2014. Read about it.

Tectonic Podcast

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A podcast I co-hosted with Sarah Allen in winter of 2013 on making innovation work in software, business, and life. We covered tech trends, blogging as a technical skill, and the future of education. Find us on iTunes.

Science of Willpower and Habit Formation

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A two-week online course I taught on Skillshare in Jan 2013 focused on the most up-to-date research on how people develop more willpower and enact personal change in their lives. 150+ students from around the world signed up. See the class on Skillshare or read a post on one key study.

Rejection Therapy

A little thing where I had to get personally rejected every day for 30 days in a row. Drove a bunch of traffic to the blog, and led to a front page story in the SF Chronicle. Start reading at the first week.