Michelle Lu

live performance with lots of crying. @umich Engineer, previous @MPowered, current @Amazon Ops


U got inventory

on waiting for things and hoarding goals


One Monday afternoon a very smart operations management teacher of mine told my class to think of batch…


In industrial & operations engineering, we study how to remake/create processes so that they add more value, get the job done better, become less time consuming, etc.

Recently, in my senior design project, I had a super enlightening experience:

My group and I were concerned with creating a tool-washing schedule for 8 employees of a tile making company. These 8 folk have the sole…


My America = Cafeteria School Lunches

a tribute to Chinese New Year


Dominos Pizza day were the best days from my middle school years. Every Thursday, the lunch…


Slackening Constraints to Increase Serendipity


I come from a school of thought that advocates for very meticulous process design to ensure an expected result. This was drilled into my…


What I learned about stamina

from a 1 million square foot warehouse


This past summer I spent 10 weeks working in an Amazon fulfillment center. If you’re not…


Thank God I’m Not Organized

and how this set me up to grow a lot faster


Yesterday I was talking with a friend about his partner in crime for a huge event he’s…


I didn’t grow up to be an event planner

the girl who ran the world’s largest hackathon


6 months ago I sat across from someone in whom I saw a lot of potential…


 The 3 Keys to…fuck it, i’m a failure don’t listen to me

( feel better about yourself)


I’ve been a blog-writing, hobby-adopting, advice-giving whore for the past week, mostly because the articles I’ve been reading keep telling me to adopt hobbies and write valuable content in my blog posts, in the form of advice. Well I’m gonna take a break from the self…


The 3 Keys to…fuck it, i’m a failure don’t listen to me

( feel better about yourself)


I’ve been a blog-writing, hobby-adopting, advice-giving whore for the past week. This is my gift to you:

1. I follow a lot of entrepreneurs on Twitter that I find by typing in the tag “entrepreneur” in the search bar, and then I favorite and retweet their…