Month: August 2009

Lessons Learned 2009-8-30

The week ended on a strong note. Here’s what I learned: 1) Don’t cry about working hard. Just get the job done. Pity parties are infinitely more annoying when the goals and hard work are self-imposed. Nobody cares because everyone else works just as hard as you. 80 hour weeks in the bank, weekends at …

Kimchi Spam Fried Rice recipe

I’ve always wanted to make this ever since I was introduced to it in the Asian ghetto of Berkeley. It’s a deliciously unhealthy snack that combines the saltiness of spam, spiciness of kimchi, and irresistible temptation of fried rice into the Voltron of quick Asian foods. It’s made much like any other fried rice dish, …

Lessons Learned 2009-8-23

Things I learned this week: 1) It’s up to the leader to be enthusiastic, it’s up to the team to be passionate I’ve been around long enough to see groups rise and fall, and this is one of the Catch-22s that often happens. If the team is struggling, the leader often begins to lose enthusiasm, …

Training with Acute Injuries

There’s a common misconception that someone should stop training when they have an acute injury. That is in fact wrong and it is a primary reason that people begin to ignore and resist medical advice. Forcing someone to stop training also adds to the psychological burden of being injured, the mourning of the loss of …