Monthly Archives: March 2013

A few thoughts about Taiwan before I head to bed

  Will blog more once I get some rest, but I fell in love in Taipei when I was there. A few key things that I’ve recognized: I enjoy hearing the sound of the Mandarin language and being able to … Continue reading

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Big hug!

See you later, USA, in a week.

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WSJ Column: How we lose in the race to win

And here’s what I’ve learned: the leaders are not the highest IQ people in any organization. They didn’t get the highest grades, they didn’t score the highest exam scores. They got to the top because they have the ability to … Continue reading

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It’s time to change the way we talk about sustainability

Sustainability messaging must shift hard from a focus on abstract responsibility to one that helps people make subconscious choices that make them feel good about themselves. We need to speak to the heart, not to the head. From Peggy Liu, JUCCCE … Continue reading

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“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Found this article from Tiny Buddha about not doing things that you don’t want to do. I think in life, we always have to reflect, take our time, meditate, in our true intentions, and identify which things we know for … Continue reading

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Drawing artistically versus drawing for city planning / environmental design

There’s something different being able to draw organically versus drawing for a very technical, functional purpose (for example, architecture or city planning). For some reason, there’s some sense of my personality imbued in my drawings, something that represents me and … Continue reading

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Having a strong sense of trust among your peers is more important than how well you do

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been milling over organizational behavior, professional development and it surprised me is that it matters more that you are able to establish trust among your peers/co-workers rather than how well you do. Let’s break … Continue reading

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