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I’m a Tokyo-based author, blogger and founder of a global coaching platform called Carrus.ioI write a weekly newsletter about tech, Japan, and how to live a more productive and meaningful life. I try and keep my writing straightforward and speak from my own experience. You can view books I’ve written here and view a full archive of posts here. Check out my articles below to get started, and become a subscriber to access exclusive content here.

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What Japan Can Teach us about the Dignity of Work

What Japan Can Teach us about the Dignity of Work

12/17/2019

When a tourist comes to Japan for the first time, they’ll notice a peculiar sight. All across Japan, there seems to be an over-population of traffic guards doing seemingly pointless jobs. He or she is usually buckled up with a clean, blue worker’s outfit with neon safety straps, a helmet, and is proudly brandishing a glowing ...

A Recruiter's Advice to Undergrads Looking for their First Job: Don’t mistake the Trees for the Forest.

A Recruiter’s Advice to Undergrads Looking for their First Job: Don’t mistake the Trees for the Forest.

12/04/2019

When you’re looking for your first job, you have dreams of working in a company that you’re familiar with. A product you’ve used, a logo you can recognize, a place where your friends and family will immediately hear about and go OOOOOHH AHHH. “He’s a real go-getter, that one, working at XYX company that everybody knows.” If it’s ...

"Dyin' inside, but outside you're lookin' fearless" (The Illusion of Transparency)

“Dyin’ inside, but outside you’re lookin’ fearless” (The Illusion of Transparency)

11/11/2019

In college, a friend and I were walking to class and talking about the presentation we had coming up. “You’ll do great,” she said. “You’re the most confident person I know.” I almost burst out laughing. I told her to stop trying to make me feel better, and that it wasn’t going to help my ...

How to Make $68 in 30 Minutes with Zero Skills in Trading Cryptocurrencies

How to Make $68 in 30 Minutes with Zero Skills in Trading Cryptocurrencies

11/07/2019

Let me show you how to make $68 in 30 minutes with zero skills in trading cryptocurrencies. In fact, you’ll learn something in the process, and make money. Yes, really. It’s super easy.   Here’s how: Step 1: Create an account and log onto Coinbase.com, one of the largest and well-funded crypto exchanges in the world.   Step 2: Navigate to Coinbase Earn. You will see a list ...

Why You Shouldn’t Retreat Into a Cave or Drink Whiskey to Escape Your Existential Dread about Climate Change

Why You Shouldn’t Retreat Into a Cave or Drink Whiskey to Escape Your Existential Dread about Climate Change

11/05/2019

At the end of the 45-minute group meditation, the four of us sit in a circle sipping ginger tea with cloves, reflecting on the meditation. ‘My right shoulder had this sharp pain for a while, but it went away,’ one person says. We listen attentively, trying not to judge, and nod our heads in understanding. ...

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