Ideation + Execution. An Early Adopter obsessed with all things tech and social. Absolutely passionate about communities, technology & the future. Lover of tea who is slightly obsessed with Star Wars. Loving Husband & Father.
Yup that’s me in a blurp…
Now some longer form….
I’m digital strategist, technologist & online professional that believes “community” should be at the core of any company’s strategy. I’ve spent most of my career working for startups (but I’ve worked with and for much bigger media companies.) Call me a glutton for punishment, but I love the creative working environment you find in the often hectic and fast paced world of entrepreneurs who have grand ideas, visions and products they are trying to bring into the world. The ever changing nature and uncertainty of startups has never bothered me – if anything I thrive on it.
I’m a “Third Culture Adult”, growing up as a Third Culture Kid, having spent a great deal of my life in Hong Kong and Traveling extensively. What does that mean? Well…
- I can can curse convincingly in at least six different languages.
- My accent, and the language/choice of words I use changes depending on who I’m talking to.
- I’m really good at calculating time differences.
- I start getting birthday wishes several hours before my birthday, from my friends in the far east.
- I have a love-hate relationship with the question “Where are you from?”
- I’ve spent an absurd and probably unhealthy amount of time on airplanes and definitely know my way around jet-lag recovery – need a tip? Drop me note.
- My circle of best friends is as politically, racially, and religiously diverse as the United Nations – seriously my high school had students from over 50 nations.
- This post is so true – YES to all
For more on Third Culture Kids check out this awesome video:
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Do more of what makes you happy
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill
“Imperfection is a form of freedom.” ~ Anh Ngo
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~ Excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt’s “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.
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