올해 상반기에 나는 미국에서의 15년이라는 세월을 정리하고 한국에 왔다. 한국에서 보낸 이번 한 해는 내 인생에서 정말 기억에 남는 일년이 될것 같다. 작년은 비교적 더욱 화려하고 성취감이 들었던 해였다면 올해는 여태껏 일을 쫒느라 미쳐 챙기지 못한 인생의 소중한 부분들을 재정비하는 해였다. 미국에서는 잘 보지 않았던 한국 드라마도 엄마 아빠와 저녁때 같이 보고, 할아버지와 산책도 다니고,… Continue reading What I am thankful for this Thanksgiving
This article is meant to be for my friends or 3-4 girls in early-mid twenties who sometimes chat with me on life, career, whatnots. A disclaimer I would throw out is that I don't have all the answers, and that it is prudent to gather advice from all angles. Here I have summarized main ones… Continue reading Busting the Myths of a “Good Life”
“Successful private equity needs macro-economic and micro-economic factors. These include political stability, sophisticated capital markets, corporate governance, strong entrepreneurial structure, and proper benchmarking. Other factors include fragmented markets, low competition, and comparability of funds."— Markus Ableitinger, Director of Capital Dynamics (Originally written: 10.12.2018) Businesses did not begin to champion social impact or corporate social responsibility… Continue reading Translating Risk for Social Impact
국무부에 어떻게 들어갔는지 사람들이 종종 물어본다. 대학교 시절 나의 첫 직장은 라디오 리포터였다. 내 영어 발음에 자신감이 없던 나는 그걸 교정하고자 내 목소리를 녹음하고 방송으로 나오는 리포터를 하게 되었다. 이 일은 나름 재미있었고 취재하는 과정에서 다양한 사람들을 만나게 되었다. 이 후 나는 마케팅 스타트업에서 2년 일을 했다. 벤더빌트 대학 에서 나는 메이저를 Anthropology & Communication… Continue reading 나는 어떻게 국무부에 들어갔나
Investing in sound value-driven opportunities that can significantly reduce global threats are “good” investments, not only in a humanitarian sense but also in driving monetary value. So how do we know what lies ahead of our future? What is the greatest crisis of our generation? What is relevant to us? There is a lot of… Continue reading How do we invest in our most emergent global crises?
Today, I overheard a family arguing about a kid with autism on schooling options, making friends, and whatnots. There were a lot of stereotypes thrown around, and I felt a sudden urge to write a post. I could imagine this not being a standalone event. I'm no expert, but I did work with a student… Continue reading A Memoir on Autism
I, for one, need to take it less seriously. If I didn't feel like it wouldn't last, I often did not often even take a chance. Someone said this to me though, what if you get to miss out on the emotions we get to experience in the 20s? The thing is, I've always wanted… Continue reading Dating. How Do You Do It?
The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. Until early 2000s, investors have historically drawn a clear distinction between their investment activities and philanthropy. Recently, the impact investing industry is growing rapidly. The idea of impact investing came about from Christian ministries in the United States in mid-1700s when moral… Continue reading Understanding Impact Investing