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Written by Phong Tran who lives and works in Tokyo building useful things. You can follow him on Twitter

  1. December 18, 2023

    Circle of competence vs comfort zone Years ago, when I was young, I asked myself, "Where should I devote my limited time to achieve the most…

  2. September 28, 2023

    The human brain, a marvel of evolution, houses an extraordinary faculty—the power of thought. Yet, it is an ironic paradox that despite…

  3. July 01, 2022

    The unexpected events of new house and new company at the same time gave me a chance to reflect on everything I had just been through. In…

  4. March 05, 2021

    https://blog.samaltman.com/how-to-be-successful Observing countless founders, I've discovered that many initially seek wealth, but…

  5. July 16, 2020

    Many people define success as the acquisition of wealth, fame, or power. This definition, however, is incomplete without taking into account…

  6. May 28, 2020

    http://www.paulgraham.com/smart.html People frequently mistake Einstein's intelligence for the primary characteristic that distinguished him…

  7. September 20, 2019

    Myoden, Japan, was not my first residence, but it was where I found my second home. My children and I have been here for almost a year…

  8. April 10, 2019

    The startup world is a perilous landscape littered with failed ventures. After about four months of being a part of it, I've realized how…

  9. November 15, 2018

    In a professional setting, effective communication is critical. Overdoing it, on the other hand, can have unintended consequences. It may…

  10. May 28, 2017

    I was terrified of having children before I became a parent. I was afraid that becoming a parent would mean losing my cool and trading it in…

  11. May 06, 2015

    Wow! I love blogging so much already. Did you know that "despite its name, salted duck eggs can also be made from chicken eggs, though the…

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