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hello there, yinhow here.

2020 update: currently on sabbatical in NYC. will be writing on my learnings during this sabbatical while surviving the pandemic.

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RealTalk (16)
Business (12)
Coding (11)
Tech (7)
Product (4)

2 Notes on User Feedback

October 16, 2020 2 min read

people don't know what they want, but they know their problems

How to Build Wealth

October 07, 2020 6 min read

wisdom from Naval Ravikant

No problem space is forever solved

September 17, 2020 1 min read

new is always possible

Automation Project: when is my gym least crowded?

September 04, 2020 2 min read

web scraping with Puppeteer, NodeJS, AirTable

My Best Cold Emails That Opened Doors

September 02, 2020 10 min read

people do read emails

Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly

August 12, 2020 1 min read

motivation and momentum

Overengineering

August 04, 2020 3 min read

if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail

GPT-3

July 27, 2020 2 min read

latest breakthrough in AI

Dumb Hacking vs Growth Hacking

July 21, 2020 3 min read

don't dumb hack

Decision Making Learned from Poker

July 14, 2020 5 min read

how to make better decisions in life and business

Machine Learning 101

July 07, 2020 8 min read

your 10-minute guide

Elon Musk biography review

June 28, 2020 5 min read

the most important innovator of our time

New Javascript syntax learned

June 23, 2020 1 min read

user.favorite?.shoes?.brand

Writing is Thinking

June 17, 2020 1 min read

To write well is to think clearly

Always Day One

June 11, 2020 6 min read

reflections on Big Tech

deploying Node server to AWS

June 01, 2020 5 min read

more high than poker

Newsletters I follow

May 27, 2020 1 min read

what keep me informed and inspired

(e-)commerce

May 26, 2020 1 min read

new retail experience

Applying for your dream job

May 21, 2020 6 min read

perspectives from an employer

Adding serverless Netlify/Lambda function

May 18, 2020 3 min read

all these just to get likes

Product-Zeitgeist-Fit (PZF)

May 10, 2020 5 min read

spirit of our times

the great Gatsby(JS)

May 06, 2020 3 min read

building this blog

JAMstack

May 05, 2020 3 min read

wtf is a JAMstack

No one gives a fuck about you

May 02, 2020 1 min read

free yourself

ikigai

April 30, 2020 1 min read

is that a sushi?

ReactJS – a beginner’s discourse

April 15, 2020 4 min read

quick guide for newbies

Serverless

April 10, 2020 1 min read

what is a serverless architecture?

Firebase - a starter's guide

April 10, 2020 3 min read

simple Firebase serverless implementation

Favourite JS Syntax

March 28, 2020 1 min read

and some modern JS books

learning to code (finally)

March 20, 2020 4 min read

working on my first project

Success is not linear

December 21, 2019 1 min read

grind

Cost of Entry

December 13, 2019 1 min read

embarrassment is the cost of entry

Work

December 13, 2019 1 min read

some thoughts

Leisure

December 11, 2019 1 min read

freedom from the work needed to survive

It is not a race

December 10, 2019 1 min read

it doesn't matter

Shots

December 10, 2019 1 min read

it doesn’t matter how many shots you’ve missed.

Competitors and PR for Start-ups

September 16, 2014 4 min read

3 key lessons

Bullshitting vs Fake-It-Till-You-Make-It

August 29, 2014 4 min read

as a startup founder, you have only one job - sell

Luck

December 17, 2013 5 min read

luck in startup success

Shutting Down

December 04, 2013 2 min read

celebrate startup failure

Hello, world

November 13, 2013 1 min read

purpose of this blog



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