Category Archives: leadership

Slow Down!

  Not too often we hear words like “release, slowdown, or patience,” in our busy work environment.  Certainly not here in Washington, DC.  Unless you chanced to be in a yoga or meditation retreat, those are special circumstances. Or are … Continue reading

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SNAFU Tuesday

SNAFU is an acronym that stands for Situation Normal. All Foul Up (slightly edited version) It seems to be a good descriptor today for the White House and our government operations.  Below are examples of what I mean: IRS’ online … Continue reading

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Personal Branding

  Personal branding is not for me.  Definitely not.  Why do I say that? you ask. For one, I refuse to be branded.  As long as I am alive, I am free to reinvent myself.  Some would argue otherwise.  After all, … Continue reading

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What’s To Worry?

It is 12 April.  And if you live in the United States and haven’t filed your taxes, you have something to worry.  Because time is running out with the Internal Revenue Service filing deadline of 17 April 2018, only five … Continue reading

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Better Tools, Better Work

Nowadays tools are getting more sophisticated.  Smart machines are not only replacing low skill, routine jobs (e.g. cashier, teller, typist), they are pushing into the mid- to higher end of the service sectors like information exchange and financial transaction. Growth … Continue reading

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Week In Review 8 Apr 2018

Yes it is April in Washington DC, and we are still getting snow flurries on occasions. Go figures. Isn’t it supposed to be Spring already? Good thing that I am not cherry blossom nor putting all my hopes on the … Continue reading

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On Human Answer

The Nature’s answer is logical like the water cycle explainable by physics.  It makes our world ticks. And by extension, our human life and history possible. Our Human answer, on the other hand, is emotional.  Often justified with logic that is … Continue reading

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Reuse Me Please

While in Oahu, Hawaii, I noticed a label on the bottom of the plastic shopping bag (pictured above).  It reads, among other things: made of 80%+ post consumer recycled material designed for at least 125 uses included instructions for clean … Continue reading

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Same Roles, Different Environments

Couldn’t help but notice the differences in climates between Hawaii, SoCal (where I recently visited) to the cold-windy Washington DC area and how the environment affects me. In HI, the weather is the warmest among the three places. And I can … Continue reading

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Tools

Human has been inventing  tools for a long time.  Like millions of years.  The purpose has remained the same over time – using tools to make our life easier. Wheels, engines, paper are examples of these tools. Tools help us to … Continue reading

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