December 15, 2014
This book helped. It’s concise. It teaches you how to organize messy information of all kinds, without using jargon like “information architecture” or “user experience” or “wireframe” or any of the other tricky-to-explain phrases I’ve learned over the past few months.
October 15, 2014
This is not my first experience with re-entry. I’ve experienced two severe bouts of reverse culture shock over the years, along with many milder ones. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way.
February 28, 2014
This morning I opened a notebook filled with scribbles from 2012 — ideas that overflowed from my brain while I had way too many things going on at once. As I read through these notes, I snapped pictures of a few of them to share with you.
February 12, 2014
“People either want to go internationally or not. That’s not as big a part of the decision, it’s usually how to make it work and decide how you’re going to make it happen.”
October 3, 2013
This post originally appeared on The Daily Muse. Even if you’ve been working abroad for a while, and you feel comfortable getting around the city and chatting with colleagues, there’s something incredibly intimidating about being invited to give a formal presentation in your second (or third) language. Take it from me: The first week I […]
August 14, 2013
I’ve been neglecting this blog for the past few months, so I’m making up for it now, with pictures, links, and more. That first collage is from a stroll through the neighborhood on a pretty fall day here in Santiago. The past few months have been busy! Here are a few snapshots, in no particular […]
August 21, 2012
As I mentioned in my last post, I’m studying Diplomado en Creatividad e Innovación, a new program in the design school of one of Chile’s best universities. It’s a night-and-weekend class with a diverse group of students. The class has several different modules, each with a different teacher. We just finished a section on needfinding. […]
March 8, 2012
First of all, check out my brother’s project. The ZBoard: The Weight-Sensing Electric Skateboard. On Kickstarter! It’s so amazing to see how many people have already backed the project. Keep up the good work, Ben! Today is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is not a holiday that I grew up celebrating. I first celebrated […]
January 30, 2012
Today’s New York Times features a Room for Debate section about the need to learn multiple languages. Six panelists, including author Stacie Berdan, agree that it is crucial to learn more than one language to operate in the new, globalized world. They all refute an assertion by Lawrence Summers, former president of Harvard University and former […]
December 20, 2011
If 2010 was the year I spent thinking about Chile from China, 2011 has been the year I took action on this vision. It has been a crazy year, and I am so happy about where I am right now, in the final days of 2011. The last day of 2010 was my last day […]