On Humanity


Clarity

As anoth­er year approach­es, peo­ple over the World wel­comes the new start; a “reset” that appar­ent­ly is present in our lives much like a video game. At the stroke of mid­night Jan­u­ary 1st, all the the things we have done in the past year, flash­back. These things cov­er acts of which we try to jus­ti­fy as “doing things right”, but not nec­es­sar­i­ly “doing the right thing.” Those moments range from: what we ate; exclu­sive places we are at; pride for the home team and dis­gust for our rival’s; vent­ing out peo­ple we don’t like or irked us; or debat­ing pol­i­tics (’nuff said); etc. But one com­mon thing rings through, it isn’t about where we were; what exquis­ite meal we have con­sumed; what col­or-label we are get­ting wast­ed on; etc.—its who we are shar­ing those moments with.

So as the clock ticks to one of the most sought after events of the year, I wish you clar­i­ty. Clar­i­ty in choos­ing to do the right things; to grow stronger & wis­er; to flour­ish with truth in your heart; and to share this con­ta­gious pos­i­tive ener­gy with those that you hold dear close, as well as will meet through­out this jour­ney.

The Takeaway from Platform Talks: jeffstaple

I was for­tu­nate enough to attend the first-ever “Plat­form Talks” with jeffstaple1 here in Mani­la. For those that couldn’t attend, here’s a quick­strike of high­lights through­out this “ordi­nary” Tues­day, Octo­ber 30th after­noon…

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  1. Founder and Cre­ative Direc­tor of Sta­ple Design and Reed Space. []

Inspiration — Eddie Huang of Baohaus

Eddie Huang of Bao­haus NYC, in his talk dur­ing Big Oma­ha 2012 (May 11) pre­sent­ed by Microsoft BizS­park. Pret­ty fun­ny, and inspir­ing stuff.

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Huang is a writer, chef, entre­pre­neur and TV per­son­al­i­ty based in New York City. He is best known as the chef and own­er of Bao­Haus, which has received crit­i­cal acclaim and cov­er­age from The New York Times, The New York Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, The Vil­lage Voice, Town & Coun­try, XXL, The Source, Com­plex, Entre­pre­neur, The Wall Street Jour­nal and many oth­er out­lets. Eddie earned a flaw­less “$25 and Under” review from The New York Times, “Best Bun 2010” from New York, “Best Fries” from Time­Out New York 2010 and Top 10 Eats The Vil­lage Voice.

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