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In West Philadelphia, born and raised. Just like the song.

We actually lived in the northern suburbs of Philly, but my parents had a convenience store on 46th and Walnut, the heart of west Philadelphia. As a kid, I spent so much time there, my family started telling me that I was actually delivered at the store.

As the child of Korean immigrants, I grew up in a fairly typical Korean-American home. Continue reading

I Hate Every Minute of Training

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

I saw this on Facebook this morning.

And I thought – Yes. This is me. The hating part. Not the “I’m going to be live a life as a champion” part. Continue reading

Creativity Comes From Constraint

GoatI’m intrigued by the idea of creativity. Creative and innovation are the best and most widely available resources we have at our disposal. It’s free. It’s not limited in accessibility. It’s open 24 hours a day. I am constantly challenging myself and my students to look for creative solutions to problems.

And yet, one of the paradoxes of creativity and innovation is – it’s often best found in a setting of constraints.

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Don’t Fall In Love With Your Potential

progress bar, funny design with concept of potential loading

As a football fan that now lives in Ohio, I can’t help but notice the newsfeed that scrolls the national sports headlines…

  • “Johnny Manziel arrested for domestic assault…”
  • “Manziel to enter rehab treatment center for alcohol addiction…”
  • “Police use helicopter to look for Johnny Manziel after alleged assault.” – (this one was my personal favorite.)

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