Planning is Everything, but the Plan isn’t

The importance of being prepared because the plan will inevitably fall apart. The theme of preparation stuck in my mind immediately after the trip. The willingness to make sacrifices now for future success. On both an individual level and organizational level, due diligence is everything towards making smarter decisions. But at the end of the … Continue reading Planning is Everything, but the Plan isn’t

The Waldo Moment: How Black Mirror Inadvertently Predicted Political and Consumer Culture

Given the topic theme of our last class, who could expect me NOT to bring up Black Mirror. A wise duo once said: “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth over-doing.” For those who still don’t know what Black Mirror is all about, creator and writer Charlie Booker started the show to explore the dark sides … Continue reading The Waldo Moment: How Black Mirror Inadvertently Predicted Political and Consumer Culture

Storage was the Trojan-Horse: Omni’s Business Model and Future Vision

Omni started off as a loose idea in founder Thomas McLeod’s head in 2012. He had recently moved to San Francisco with his wife, where the two became frustrated with traditional unit storage. Omni’s itemized storage was his first plan, a user-interface that would easily track what you have in storage. For a few years … Continue reading Storage was the Trojan-Horse: Omni’s Business Model and Future Vision

Book Summary | Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

The word ‘hacker’ in the context of this book does not represent a faceless person in a dark room accessing unauthorized data. Hacker, the decades of the fifties through the eighties, defined those who experimented with computer technology out of a service to their own insatiable curiosity. Some the actions the hackers took were not, … Continue reading Book Summary | Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution