Priorities of a founder

If gaining traction If you’re gaining traction, there will be fires everywhere. Prioritze the most important areas based on importance and urgency, then put out fires with deliberate focus. Else, If you’re not gaining traction, then you don’t have product-market fit. Keep experimenting and validating till you find it. How will you know when you have it? There will be fires everywhere....

March 16, 2021 · 1 min · Andrew Siah

How to work when you don't want to

On days when you don’t feel like it My past few days have been cripplingly demotivating. Our progress with goalsquad is slowing a bit. The initial exciting phase of ideation where we draw trajectories upward on the whiteboard is now being met with the reality that upward trajectories take a lot of work, a lot of testing, and many struggles. How today went Today was slow. I didn’t do much. Played a lot of chess games and worked out in the morning....

February 7, 2021 · 3 min · Andrew Siah

MEMSI 2021

Preface MEMSI is not a hackathon. MEMSI is not a business case competition. Heck, MEMSI does not even have money or opportunity prizes. No. MEMSI aims to educate what entrepreneurship is like through simulation, immersing into one industry (for my year, it’s aviation), and using the framework of Disciplined Entrepreneurship. Teammates MEMSI filters their participants. There are a simple interview and threshold one must pass (Year 3 and above). This ensures the participants are...

January 25, 2021 · 4 min · Andrew Siah

Goal of Financial Freedom is not idleness.

FIRE Today, one of the key goals I hear from my peers is the goal to FIRE (Financially independent, retire early). There have been many proponents of it, and many detractors as well. Yet, one of the main reasons we hear why people want to retire is so they can wake up whenever they want, eat whatever they want, and travel wherever they want. See the world and chill. Yet, we often hear from the other side that people who have reached FIRE find life to be dull, boring even, as if their life surmounts to nothing....

July 18, 2021 · 2 min · Andrew Siah

How Crowded is Columbia Dining Right Now?

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September 15, 2021 · 1 min · Andrew Siah