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How states of transition preempt true transformation; the role of VR and XR in shaping real reality

Last week I experienced probably one of the greatest exhibits in my adult life. Titled “Liminality”, the NYC-based Musem of Future Experiences (MoFE) puts a dreamlike spin to immersive entertainment. …

How increasing memeability in crypto is critical to boost credibility and viability

Illuminating the future: one joke and one coin at a time

Last time I wrote a piece about formalizing the practice of play — how playfulness mixes with mindfulness to form a modern-day cocktail of wellness practices. To my pleasant surprise, a whimsical white paper on a new crypto concept dropped in early June titled “LAMP”. Naturally, my brain saw this…

Why being childlike is one of the most mature choices you can make

Time machine to Sam circa 2002: a keen affinity to playful poses

From the clickety-clack of a Lego tower snapping perfectly into place, to the fresh evergreen scent of scaling Vancouver cedar trees, play has been a formative part of my personality and self-concept. Through my days of random frolicking in sandboxes and seesaws, I’ve realized that adopting play into all aspects…

My improv-inspired mental models for product management, start-ups, and life

Improv pals joined together by a love of wit and wordplay

I often get asked about my improv background during icebreakers, one-on-ones, and interviews. It’s not a common hobby among business and tech folks in my immediate environment — I tend to gloss over the details to avoid unleashing an unsolicited technical comedy meta-analysis. …

Why getting good at self-discovery (inner work) is a secret superpower

Psychotherapy is built on a promise: you bring your suffering to this private place and I work with you to keep you safe and help you heal” — Todd Essig, PhD

Keeping you safe and helping you heal. This quote calls out an important tenet of traditional therapy: bottle up…

Finding solace in just breathing and letting go.

As the public health crisis rages on with lockdown loops and mutating virus strains causing a standstill, few are talking about a potentially more wicked problem at hand: an echo pandemic quietly terrorizing our mental health. We’re presented with a balancing act…

The rapid and rigorous journey of dancing with deep data and learning the tech tango, thanks to the Skillful community!

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How do you conquer the proverbial chicken-and-egg problem of breaking into top technology companies who already expect extensive experience, especially with a non-traditional background?

This was the central question on…

Sam Wong

Aspiring product manager, armchair philosopher, and avid improv comedian.

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