Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight

An amazing memoir by Nike's co-founder, Shoe Dog chronicles Phil Knight's journey from a college grad doing soul searching to founding a company with a team of extremely talented misfits like him. Phil narrated his stories so well that I felt I'm reliving the moments with him. My top takeaways from this book: 1. Do what you believe in; 2. 2. Grow and compete with yourself; 3. Be fearless and fail fast; 4.It's more than business.

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

An extremely insightful book by Dr. Gawande, talking about elderly & end-of-life care and humanity in medicine. It's definitely uncomfortable and even sad to confront the reality of the fragile lives we all have, but it is an important conversation we all need to have at some point of our life journey. Young people naturally … Continue reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

What Weightlifting Has Taught Me about Pressure, Fear, and Confidence

In the joy of achievement, I reflected on this satisfying experience, and realized it has taught me three things that I should write down to remind myself when I face pressure and fear in the future: 1. Outside pressure will push you harder than you would to yourself. 2. Fear indeed is a figment of imagination. 3. Confidence accumulates, so cherish small progress.