Global Network Week at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain

I had a great time at global network week hosted by IE Business School in Madrid 🇪🇸 It was an incredible opportunity to learn a cool topic (Digital Transformation) in-depth with some of my current classmates and driven students from peer institutions around the world!       Here are some tips for future goers: (1) The Yale EMBA program covered lodging for the entire week assuming you arrive one day before and leave one day after. I extended two extra days out-of-pocket. We had no choice in lodging, but I recommend staying next to IE Business School or close … Continue reading Global Network Week at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain

10KSB Alumni Clinic at George Washington University

I attended the 10KSB DC Alumni Clinic on June 28th at the George Washington University. I loved connecting with fellow DC/MD/VA small business owners, and we had incredibly productive roundtable discussions on our current challenges. Thank you Babson & Goldman Sachs for organizing! Of course, my favorite part was seeing Denise & Rana from National Cohort 8 again. Continue reading 10KSB Alumni Clinic at George Washington University

David’s Reading Recommendations for New Entrepreneurs

I just sent a reading list to a couple new entrepreneurs, and I figured I should post it here as well. Here are the books that I found helpful in a few years after reading them. E-myth Revisited This book explores the conflicting roles inside an entrepreneur’s mind. Joy at Work This book goes in-depth on how accountability is the key factor to having fun at work (for everyone). I think it also went into small celebrations. One Minute Manager This is a practical solution not only for tasking and managing teams but also for yourself. Zero to One The … Continue reading David’s Reading Recommendations for New Entrepreneurs

Panel of Peers (Entrepreneurs) at Yale SOM

I had the privilege to be on the entrepreneurship panel at the Yale School of Management with three classmates who are much more accomplished than I am. I shared a perspective of a business with a mission to become the best provider of custom enterprise solutions while providing all employees with a balanced lifestyle. We discussed our visions of life and the company, our most difficult challenges, the entrepreneurial mind, lessons on organizational designs and cultures, and considerations for future entrepreneurs. Continue reading Panel of Peers (Entrepreneurs) at Yale SOM

Printing Press Tour

Professor Richard Rose gave us a tour of the printing press at the Jonathan Edwards residential college. I think he mentioned it was one of the oldest residential colleges at Yale. The basement of the residential college had multiple printing presses. This particular one was next to the laundry room! He gave us a brief history of printing and passed around some old documents that he had in his collection. Check out this picture of me holding an old Korean book! The Korean is mixed in with Chinese characters (this is pretty normal), but some of the Korean segments looked … Continue reading Printing Press Tour

2018 Audi Q5 Review

I drove the new Q5 as a loaner vehicle for the Q7. It was the newest generation and felt much more techie than our car. I haven’t tried the touchpad looking device, so I’m not sure about all the features. Honestly, the coolest part for me was getting out of the car. The door shines a crispy logo every time you open the door! I’m not sure if this will ever get annoying, but it was a fun experience for the first-time rider. Continue reading 2018 Audi Q5 Review

Garden 2018

When we moved into our Tribal House, we were excited because there were chestnut and peach trees in the front yard. We had a great time taking the chestnuts off the trees last year, but the peach trees were hard to harvest especially because most of them were partially eaten by bugs. The above picture shows the peach tree during the summer. The branches are weighed down by the peaches and looks more like a shrub. On the right, you can see evidence of deer eating the leaves. In our backyard, we planted cherry tomatoes, squash, pumpkin, green perilla, cucumbers, … Continue reading Garden 2018