How I’ve learned to spend more

I used to be extremely cheap, as in I took the toilet paper rolls from the business school stalls so I didn’t have to buy my own. I’m still very cheap, but I’ve learned that being cheap has additional costs. I’ve shifted to becoming more frugal. I spend more on things I value and spend…

Why Amazon Won’t Eat All of Ecommerce

The Amazon Advantage and how Nuancers, Curators, and Category Shifters will continue to innovate in the eCommerce space despite the market dominance of Retail Behemoths. I don’t like Amazon. Not just the fact that they’re a behemoth in online retail. It’s the lack of trust between customer and seller. I’ve noticed in the past year…

Beware dropshipping product reviews

Product reviews are not safe anymore. I’ve read a few articles recently talking about the proliferation in Facebook groups for buying fake 5 star reviews for Amazon listings. (If these journalists are finding them why doesn’t Amazon do something?) Dropshippers are also cashing in on “fake” reviews. Now I’m putting “fake” in quotations because I…

Strong opinions loosely held

Strong opinions loosely held

I first saw this quote on Nat Eliason’s Twitter and it’s one of those rare sentences that actually resonates. I’m not one for quotes, but there are times I find one that speaks to something I’ve been thinking about and does it so succinctly. What I love about it is that it helps explain something…

Energy & Schedules

Originally written March 29, 2019 – Updated January 9, 2021 I optimize the times I do things during the day based on my energy levels. It’s taken a while to figure out but I’ve finally got the hang of it. Mornings This is my prime time. It is silent, nobody else is awake. I get…

Why I like Taiwan

I talk a lot about Taiwan and most of the pictures on this site are from from trips to Taiwan, but I don’t actually live there. I’m just a big fan of the country. When I was studying abroad in Hong Kong in 2013, an acquaintance there recommended I visit Taiwan. He had just gone…