On Business – I have founded and ran a few software and media development companies, and much of my experience in business come from those ventures. While there are many similarities in all businesses generally, some applications may be truer in one industry than in others.
On Success – They say it takes about 25 years to become an overnight success. So while I work hard and long, I’m in no hurry for popular accomplishment. Finding meaning in work is as important as its outcome to me, and prioritizing close relationships along with work is nonnegotiable. In both relationship and business, I am growth and long-term minded with a dogged commitment to financial discipline.
On Faith and Spirituality ― I am a Christian, and that significantly affects my outlook. The tenets of my faith are: (i) my relationship with God is founded first on an intimate personal fellowship. Dogma and traditions are great, but secondary. (ii) God is secure – has to be if really Almighty. Therefore, the Being shouldn’t require the neediness usually put around it by people. If needing us to create its own sense of existence, then that Being isn’t fit for what we deem it to be. On the other hand, if this Being is Absolute as repeatedly ascribed, then it shouldn’t be intimidated or compelled by defiance, despite our self-importance. Read More »
On Humanity & Causes – I regard business as important as charity because innovations solve human problems and enhance standards of living, see an excerpt. I am also more inclined to children and juveniles in destitution, and programs that offer sustainable paths to break the cycle rather than momentarily alleviate. However, I believe both short and long-term solutions are equal partners in the process.
On Writing – My writing here is a public diary: personal experiences and interpretations about life openly shared. While factual, I indulge some fictional elements for assortment. A few articles are limited using a passcode intended for a closer circle but, over time and comfort, I intend for all contents to eventually be public.
On Politics – I am apolitical in the sense that I neither identify with any one political ideology exclusively nor deem such ideals the only means to build and resolve society. However, I am fully engaged in current discourses and world affairs bearing in mind that real-life events are seldom as black and white as we often like to imagine them to be: we live in a world that is messy to complexities practically impossible to grasp or scrupulously redress and survival for only the fittest, seemingly nature’s penchant, is as distasteful as the coercion to conformity by a majority. 樹倒猢猻散 Since governments are ultimately a product of people, I cheer a little more on individual maturity than I do on general public movements – even though reckoning both as equally important. In the long run, I think better individual values in multiple will effect a better government – regardless of its size. Read More »
On Criticism – A hallmark of life is the variety of our individual experience. This diversity is the cradle of creativity and how we’re able to appreciate the world in forms and expressions different from our own, and that’s good. It also means that opinions are necessarily manifold, and even though understanding the sensitive emotions around criticism, I make an effort to keep an open mind even on the most fundamental subjects. On personal criticisms, while people are prominent in my sense of life, their approval isn’t necessary. Even though a gentleman to an extent, I am no Boy Scout and becoming one isn’t exactly on my list. Communing and cherishing the people in our world is a quintessential element to my engagement of life, but it just isn’t where I define myself. It shouldn’t be for anyone. | See an Excerpt »