Software is eating the world and disrupting the business models of traditional industries. In this essay, we discuss why hardware (or physical assets) imposes constraints to the disruptive nature of software startups with the failure of sustainable unit economics.Continue reading When Software meets Hardware (or Physical Assets)
The laws of thermodynamics in physics have contributed significantly to our understanding of energy and phenomenon in the physical world. In this article, I explain how these laws of thermodynamics have offered me perspectives on communication, truth and media.Continue reading Thinking about Communication, Truth and Media with Thermodynamics
Loyalty is an under-valued virtue in the times of today. Yet it has helped me navigate the difficulties over the course of my career. In this essay, I explain why the virtue of loyalty is important to me and how I have incorporated the value into my tours of duty in my career.
While we are often busy with our daily lives, we are oftentimes interacting with the changing environment around us. We often see that that conventional wisdom is overturned by disrupting forces or paradigm shifts. Hence I often tell myself that it is important to look at what’s ahead and what’s changing around my environment and figure out the response to change. Lately, my observations indicate that the current cycle of the Internet might be coming to an end while a new cycle emerges.
One of the most important books I have read in 2017 was Ray Dalio’s principles. He has recently published an interesting video which reframed the way which I have understood economics. It is the best economics 101 which makes me think differently about our economy in terms of productivity, long and short term debt cycles over 10 years.Continue reading How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio