Showing posts from September, 2015

The Sweet Spot - Business Operations, User Experience Design, and Learning & Development

Lately, work has been challenging just because the amount of work that needs to get done, and the lack of resources to all the work. The reason it's really challenging is because I care a lot of the growth and success of the company, and the impact I have as well as the results I drive working with the team.

I have a work plan with list of 100 things to do, and I have 3-5 big things in my mind that I constantly thinking about and focusing on. While I was commuting back from work yesterday (Friday night), I started thinking about some of my responsibilities, and I realized how fortune I am to own three functions that I love absolutely the most. I felt grateful for a few mins, and then it faded away as I was unwinding from my day, and just watching a good movie.

This afternoon, the same idea came back to me again:
I am in my sweet spot. I manage three functions (Business & Sales Operations, User Experience Design, and Learning & Development) that I am most passionate about, tha…

Personas - Olivia Pope and Jane Bingum

I recently binge watched another great show I discovered on Netflix: Drop Dead Diva. This show is about a aspiring model who gets killed in a card accident, but is bought back to life an as intelligent overweight lawyer. The series is about how she rediscovers/redefines herself as a person, connects with her friends, family, lovers, coworkers, and clients, and fights civil and criminal cases. 

As I was watching this show, it made me realize how much I connect with two characters from the tv shows that I have watched: Olivia Pope from Scandal and Jane Bingum from Drop Dead Diva. 

A lot goes into building a character from a tv show, and they seem very realistic. I feel like they are real human beings in this world that many people can relate to in one way shape or form. They show crew have done an excellent job in building and showcasing these two characters. 

I thought a lot about who they are, their personality, relationships, up to and including their style. Even though, these are two v…


It’s been a while since I have written a journal or a blog, so I thought I would take the opportunity to use my train ride home today for a blog entry.
Since I started working at Covisint, I use the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system to get to work every day. Almost every day. I used BART less than five times in the past six years that I lived in Bay Area, and now it’s my primary commute system. I don’t like commuting, so I always moved within 30 mins drive (with traffic) to my work. At first, it was a bit hard, but it’s not too bad. Few major things I learned quickly: Parking system! There is no parking past 7:30 AM from my home bart station (Fremont), so if I want to get on a train past that time, I have to drive to a different station.Since Bart is so close to my home, my drive is like 5-7 mins. I figured a way to drive 20 mins to the Bayfair station (no traffic) and get on a train from there to the city in the same amount of time without sitting in traffic.At first, the ticketin…