• A Tiny Wearable Device that could Revolutionize our Education System

    As someone who spends a lot of time thinking about the future of technology in education, I often get asked for technologies that I think are revolutionizing our education system. To most people’s surprise, my favorite answer is Google. Now, we don’t think of Google being an educational product, but …

  • The End of the Beginning

    Wow, what a summer. Christiaan really wasn’t joking when he said that the internship would just fly by. Yet when I reflect back on the past 9 weeks, I realize how much I’ve learned. Here’s a quick summation of my top three findings: 1. People, people, people. By far the …

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  • Comic-Con with Madefire

    San Diego Comic-Con, “the largest convention of its kind in the world,” according to David M. Ewalt, from Forbes Magazine, spans genres, with comic, movie, television, pop culture, and Sci-Fi industries of past and present joining together in one city and generally under one roof. Attending Comic-Con several weeks ago …

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  • The Marginal Returns of Advice

    If you’ve ever taken an Economics class you may recognize the meaning behind the blue curve above. The curve represents the Law of Diminishing Returns and it suggests there is a point (the middle phase in the graph above) when adding one more employee to a company will result in …

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  • Rocket Scientist + Founder + Student

    Last week, I had a chance to speak with Brendan Tseung, a co-founder and the CTO of Stanford-born startup, Phos. Although I lived only a quarter-mile away from Brendan last year (Both of us were coincidently living on the east side of Stanford’s campus), I hadn’t stumbled upon Phos and …

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The Best Summer of my Life

It all began when a friend who had done TEC before recommended it highly. From the beginning, it seemed like a dream come true. I had always wanted to work on the product team at Fitbit and seeing that they were one of the True companies got me really excited. …

Three Lessons from the True Family

As part of the True Entrepreneurs Corp program over the summer, I was privileged to learn from some wonderful people. Here are my top 3 takeaways. Andy Grignon — “Don’t pre-fail” I see this cycle in my own life a lot: I get passionate about an idea -> I think about how complicated it …

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Farewell to my Unforgettable Summer

Through TEC 2013, I learned from incredible founders and investors, made great friends, and marketed for Madefire.  It was a fantastic, unforgettable summer of work, education, and fun! The True Ventures folks are truly talented and incredibly kind. And, I loved getting to know the other TEC fellows. The weekly …

Tech Renaissance

At our first TEC Thursday, the founders of True Ventures made the analogy that being in the Bay Area today is to technology and startups what being in Florence was to art and culture during the Renaissance period. This is the time and the Bay Area is the place for …

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The End of the Beginning

Wow, what a summer. Christiaan really wasn’t joking when he said that the internship would just fly by. Yet when I reflect back on the past 9 weeks, I realize how much I’ve learned. Here’s a quick summation of my top three findings: 1. People, people, people. By far the …

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Comic-Con with Madefire

San Diego Comic-Con, “the largest convention of its kind in the world,” according to David M. Ewalt, from Forbes Magazine, spans genres, with comic, movie, television, pop culture, and Sci-Fi industries of past and present joining together in one city and generally under one roof. Attending Comic-Con several weeks ago …

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Surround Yourself with Folks Smarter than You

One of the best lessons I learned this summer was: surround yourself with people smarter than you. I’ve been fortunate to have a fast-paced, high-knowledge environment forced upon me this summer that allowed me to be in constant contact with driven fellow peers, experienced serial entrepreneurs and veteran venture capitalists. …

Law Of Dimishing Returns

The Marginal Returns of Advice

If you’ve ever taken an Economics class you may recognize the meaning behind the blue curve above. The curve represents the Law of Diminishing Returns and it suggests there is a point (the middle phase in the graph above) when adding one more employee to a company will result in …

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Rocket Scientist + Founder + Student

Last week, I had a chance to speak with Brendan Tseung, a co-founder and the CTO of Stanford-born startup, Phos. Although I lived only a quarter-mile away from Brendan last year (Both of us were coincidently living on the east side of Stanford’s campus), I hadn’t stumbled upon Phos and …