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Jason Shen

Jason Shen

Human(e) technologist on a mission to help build resilient teams and organizations. Former NCAA gymnast and three-time startup founder.

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087: Living Recklessly

🤔 Who do you depend on? 🧠 Joan Didion's UC Riverside Speech 🖼 Finding Peace (S&B 038) 👉 Gamma (a docs + slides mashup)

Cultivating Resilience Edition 087: Living Recklessly
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086: Embracing Uselessness

🤔 How do you restore yourself? 🧠 Embracing Uselessness 🖼 Stress Management (S&B 037) 👉 A checklist to track 2022

086: Embracing Uselessness
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085: New Year’s Edition

🤔 What does resilience mean to you in 2022? 🧠 bell hooks on the vulnerability of love 🖼 Intentions (Scotch & Bean #036) 👉 A Twitter 🧵 on annual reviews

085: New Year’s Edition
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Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen

Reading Notes on Preventative InterventionsIn a Nutshell: Upstream is a book about prevention: how to not just mitigate the damage of problems after they happen (downstream) but address the underlying drivers of the problem such that the problem no longer occurs or is much less severe. This type of work

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
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084: 13 Resilience Lessons From 2021

A look back on Cultivating Resilience in 2021, including Presidential leadership in turbulent times, the "stress-is-enhancing" mindset, how near-misses help you win and 10 more ideas to help you build, adapt, and lead.

084: 13 Resilience Lessons From 2021
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083—What's one thing you're proud of doing this year?

🧠 Branding the Problem 
🖼 Show & Tell (Scotch & Bean) 👉 12 Days of Cardmas

083—What's one thing you're proud of doing this year?
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082—Why does software change so fast?

🤔 Moderate living success or legendary success post-death?
 🖼 Memes for PMs + Founders
 👉 Wombo.art (Generative Art)

082—Why does software change so fast?
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081: Sources of meaning

🧠 Should we take a day off? Like really off? 🖼 Shadow (Scotch & Bean #034) 👉 A full-body kettlebell workout

081: Sources of meaning
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080—Unpacking "Traditional Masculinity" and How It Relates to Resilience

In late 2018, the American Psychological Association put forward a set of guidelines for psychological practice with boys and men. The drafting process started way back in 2005 so it's far from a flash-in-the-pan project.

080—Unpacking "Traditional Masculinity" and How It Relates to Resilience
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079: The Story of How I Switched to Ghost

🖼 How does an organization forget? + 👉 Ethan Mollick: A Twitter professor worth followingThis the 79th edition of Cultivating Resilience, a weekly newsletter how we build, adapt, and lead in times of change—brought to you by Jason Shen, a PM, resilience coach, 1st gen immigrant, ex-gymnast, and 3x startup founder. 🧠 The

079: The Story of How I Switched to Ghost