I'm Steven. I work in product management at LinkedIn. I like to make things - mostly food recently, share stories, and learn what makes things (and people) tick. I enjoy reading about productivity, life principles, and the future. In addition to books, talk to me about burgers - I keep a running list of my favorite burgers in the world. I spent five years in Seattle for university + work and built up some serious Pacific Northwest habits, like whole-day stints at Little Oddfellows and climbing at the Seattle Bouldering Project. I spent half a year in Manhattan, frequenting my local Bean & Bean nearly every weekend or The Flatiron Room when I wanted a touch of jazz. I'm now based out of the San Francisco Bay Area (splitting my time between Sunnyvale and SF), spending time with my family and friends at parks in the city (Golden Gate is the favorite!) with some good food in hand.


Check out more at my goodreads

Ikigai;The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life - Hector Garcia (May-24)

A quick and easy readthrough with a study of some of Japan's longest lived residents. It was both captivating and informative to learn about the world's 'Blue Zones' where people live exceptionally long, and I thought the book did a good job detailing observations of these people. I loved that each chapter summarized the lessons learned from each section. While I might not enact each of these practices myself, I found it interesting to learn how other people lived - especially in Ogimi, Japan - and how they fostered community, activity, gratitude, and passion.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottlieb (Sep-23)

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone evokes a lot of self-reflection as the author Lori Gottlieb takes you along the development journey of some of her patients, as well as herself. As you learn about the presenting problems of select patients, you discover underlying factors that are relatable to many. In two cases, her patient and herself, faces their own mortality. This especially made me think of my own perspectives and how I would handle such scenarios. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who is curious to learn more about psychiatry and psychology with a very human element woven in to each story.


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