Archive | July, 2009

Breath, and Appreciate the Moment

Why is it so difficult for us in the Western culture to live in the moment? Right now, it’s blazing hot in Seattle. I’m sipping ice tea at Tully’s and I realize that I’m not really enjoying the refreshing drink. I’m thinking about what I have to get done and who I have to talk […]

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Hunting and Clubbing Little White Balls As a Family Tribe

My father, brother-in-law, brother and I played golf together today. It was a comical foursome on a scorching day  in Seattle. My father started playing golf about nine months ago at the age of 72. He’s lost some mobility due to a surgery to remove calcium deposits in his neck that constricted his spine. Nonetheless, […]

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Get in the Zone, And Stay There

Have you ever been in a zone? Athletes talk about it all the time, when everything slows down, their confidence peaks, and they are in complete control. I’ve actually experienced this a few times playing basketball when I just knew that I could get a step on an opponent, shoot, and know that the ball […]

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Maneuvering Through Opportunities & Traffic in Vietnam

I hold on tightly behind my brother as he deftly maneuvers his scooter through the seemingly chaotic traffic of Ho Chi Minh City. At first, watching hordes of cars and scooters sharing the streets and avoiding each other without apparent defined rules can be both astonishing and terrifying. But from the back seat of Paul’s […]

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Asia Offers More Than Just A Business Opportunity

One of my criteria for a new start-up venture was to have an international twist. Having lived and worked in Europe and Asia, I was comfortable with either or both. As fate would have it, I’m heading back to Asia and couldn’t be happier about it.  If the business plan is well executed, we’ll be […]

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Live Your Passion, Integrate Your Life

For me, work and personal life mostly overlap. I don’t work 9 to 5. Sometimes, I’m golfing in the morning and working at night. Other times, I’m at happy hour with colleagues by 4 pm, then head home to answer work emails. I’m not so atypical, as many people enjoy the same flexible work environment. […]

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Naming of a Company, Lift9

Hey, what’s in a name? Well, quite a bit according to branding experts. Naming companies have become increasingly difficult with the prerequisite of having to secure a corresponding domain name. It amazes me the words and combination of words that have been secured as domain names. Branding experts generally advise new companies to pick a […]

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