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


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


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


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 



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


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.