A product of East and West, and a citizen of the world.
A lover of nature, long walks, and meditation.
Both a thinker and a doer.
A restless spirit who wants to explore every comer of Earth.
A news and health junkie.
An oftentimes struggling but occasionally successful entrepreneur.
Someone who is guided firmly by reason and science, but a hopeless romantic at heart.
An avid and omnivorous book reader who can easily spend 2-3 hours in the library everyday (time permitting).
A political libertarian, but someone who also believes there is a role for government to help the poor and needy.
Books: I read mostly non-fiction these days. I used to read a lot of fiction and some of my favorites include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Wild Swans, Catch-22, 1984, Brave New World, Grapes of Wrath, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Angela's Ashes, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Old Man and the Sea, among others.
Non-fiction: Plato, John Stuart Mill, Nietzsche, Richard Dawkins, E.O. Wilson, Jared Diamond, Jeff Sachs, Milton Friedman, Francis Fukuyama, Nicholas Kristof, Amartya Sen, Dani Rodrik, Niall Ferguson, Peter Berger, James Fallows, Peter Hessler, Bernard Lewis, Steven Pinker, Jim Collins among others.
I also enjoy The New York Times, Economist, FT, WSJ, Fortune, Wired Magazine, National Geographic, New Yorker, McKinsey Quarterly and Knowledge@Wharton.
Learning new things.
Friends and family.
Extra credit if you:
- read at least one newspaper
- are good at navigating between cultures
- cycle, swim, and hike mountains
- can speak at least one foreign language
- care about the environment
- enjoy wine, jazz, and/or are working towards a PhD
- look like a Victoria's Secret model!