My first blockchain transaction was in August 2016. After spending a couple of hours on r/Ethereum late at night, I decided to open a Coinbase account and buy 10 Ether (ETH). The Reddit post that convinced me said something along the lines of “Price of Ether would grow if a killer decentralized app (or DApp) was created on the Ethereum blockchain.

The price I paid per ETH at the time was $11.17, just after a 10x run-up from ~$1 in the previous months. I remember thinking that this is a steep price to pay given the recent run-up, but I…


This was originally written in August of 2017, I’ve had a chance to reflect more over the last year and plan to update the list over time

Inspired by Ben Horowitz’s Good Product Manager/ Bad Project Manager from 15 years ago, I thought I’d take a stab at writing my thoughts on what makes a good people manager vs. bad people manager after 4 years of management experience at a tech startup.

This is based on my personal experience, most of the bad cases noted here are crimes I’ve personally committed at some point during my career. …


Learning has been a top priority for me over the last year since I realized that it’s not only important, but urgent. I’ve learned a lot over the last year, but the more I learn, the more I realize how much there is still to learn.

I just finished the Coursera course for Learning how to Learn by Barbara Oakley. One of the key concepts from this course is that recalling the course material and expressing it in your own words really helps retention. …


Nathan Chan asked me a great question which led to this post:

“If you had a chance to ask someone you admire 10 questions, what would you ask?”

I’m imagining a scene where I got to interview Warren Buffet or Charlie Munger for an hour.

Here are my 10 questions:

Outside of your family, which 5 people do you admire or follow the most?

Outside of your family, which 5 people do you spend the most time with? (in real life or online)

What’s the most unpopular opinion that you hold strongly?

What cause(s) do you donate or give the…

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