Why For-Profit Couchsurfing Failed

Why For-Profit Couchsurfing Failed

Last October, news broke that Couchsurfing CEO Tony Espinosa suddenly stepped down, the latest in a long line of setbacks for the newly private company. In this article, originally published in Bootsnall, I explore how an idea with so much promise lost its foundation...
Alone on New Years

Alone on New Years

The following is a letter I sent to my close friends on New Years and I wanted to share it with the world as well. Happy 2014 everyone! To my friends, scattered all around the world. New Year’s is supposed to be a time of joy, festivity. But here I am, in...
Am I Asian too?

Am I Asian too?

Let me start on a lighter note – an anecdote from my Freshman year of College, more than 10 years ago. I was at the In-N-Out across the street from the dorms, in bar-seating facing a window towards the campus, with two Asian-Americans dorm-mates I’d just...