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Finding Your Calling (From the 110th National Day Address)

Having recently endured a month of rehabilitation from continuous work, I was in dire need for some powerful inspiration to tackle 2018 with a renewed sense of calling. And the 110th National Day address by His Majesty the King of Bhutan was exactly that. I’m sure that I speak for everyone who witnessed (or in my case, listened on the radio as we ascended towards…

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My MaGIC talk

While a massive part of marketing depends on hard data and empirical analysis, today’s customers crave personal connections with the brands they interact with. For the budding technology startups in Southeast Asia, it is easy to get muffled in the unit-economics game, but the real race begins at the start of a customer’s journey. Every company is more than the products and services they sell…

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Too Foreign for Home, Too Foreign for Here

As far as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to travel the world, and live in different cities and experience different cultures. By the time I was in High School, I was ready to jump headfirst into a global adventure with arms spread wide open, and now, having lived in New Mexico, Rhode Island, New York, Hong Kong, Oxford, London, and Kuala Lumpur, and having…

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Why Your Startup’s Story Matters

I was recently invited to speak at the 4th MaGIC Academy Symposium on Disruptive Entrepreneurship. Staying true to the day’s theme of Growth and Opportunities, I spoke on the topic, ‘Why your Startup’s Story Matters. I wanted to highlight the importance of empathy in growth and marketing – how understanding the customer’s story helps us identify areas of improvement and growth. I wanted to share…

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