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TPP & China: How we Doomed Ourselves

As American foreign policy shifts towards isolationism and protectionism, I think it’s important to discuss some of the effects this policy will have. This isn’t an exhaustive list or even a complete analysis of the one topic I want to cover TPP and China. It’s meant to begin a conversation and to document my ideas and thoughts on the topic. Continue reading “TPP & China: How we Doomed Ourselves”

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Automation

One trend I’m optimistic and pessimistic about, at the same time, is automation. This entails AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning (which has significantly improved artificial intelligence), and the improvements of optical and speech recognition software (also through machine learning). Advances over the last few years have begun to find practical applications and are slowly being introduced in several sectors. Continue reading “Automation”

The Benefits of Work-life Balance

In the last five to ten years, companies have begun rigorously implementing work-life balance initiatives. At least on paper. In the ever-connected work environment, it’s difficult to get away from the office when it’s always in your pocket. As such, work has slowly crept into nights and weekends. Work that used to require an office can now be performed on a beach in Cancun or a ski cabin in Colorado. Companies have provided workers with tools and technology to ensure they can perform their jobs anywhere and now expect them to. Continue reading “The Benefits of Work-life Balance”

Cambodia

If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia or specifically Cambodia then this is the post for you.

Overview

Cambodia is a fun and exciting country to visit and travel. There’s a few major themes and sites to see: Angkor Wat (and other temple ruins in the area), the genocide, the jungle, and the beaches. I’ll try to cover each of these, walk through the itinerary I followed, and provide some pro travel tips in the process. Continue reading “Cambodia”

The Evolution of Networking

Earlier today I was discussing networking, the function of meeting new people, with a few friends and stumbled upon an interesting evolution in importance.

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Going to the Booths

Next week Americans will cast their votes, declare a President, and end the 2016 election. This election isn’t about who’s president though. That really doesn’t matter. It’s about policy, values, and unity as a country.

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Why We Need(ed) Donald Trump

Our political system, the circus show it has been this year, has shed light on an anomaly in society. Despite what some of us think, Donald Trump and “Make America Great Again” isn’t the crack I’m referencing. While Trump and political division seem like a new phenomenon, over the last fifty years, American politics has seen a slow knife slip between the left and right. In 2011, that knife twisted, and the most liberal republican no longer overlapped the most conservative democrat. A confusing statement, but at that point and since, the common ground our representatives stood on disappeared. The disappearance of that common ground has brought us the deadlocked, lame duck political standoff that has left us all frustrated. Continue reading “Why We Need(ed) Donald Trump”

Hong Kong Itinerary

Okay, I’ve been MIA for approximately six months. As I was never really here, I doubt many of you missed me.

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Onward and Forwards

I haven’t been writing as frequently as I ought to, but in a concerted effort to continue documenting my travels, I wanted to post something before going to Thailand this evening.

Tonight, at 5:30, I’ll be heading to Chiang Mai for my first time in Thailand. As with any trip, it’s difficult to describe the mix of emotions I have prior to departure. Here are a few of my thoughts –

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