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Spotify launched in South Korea, February 1st 2021. Despite the initial hype, not much has changed in the streaming market of South Korea.

Spotify had finally arrived in Korea after a long await. A few of my friends had been using Spotify by downloading a VPN service and downloading it using the VPN. On and on they would compliment Spotify’s recommendation algorithm and how it would continuously spit out good music like magic. Naturally, I became excited when Spotify announced they were coming to Korea and you could download and use it with ease.

About 2 months has passed from…


“The purpose of a doctor or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of the patient, but to increase the person’s quality of life” — Patch Adams

Patch Adams was a wonderful movie starring the great actor Robin Williams and is based on a true story of the doctor Patch Adams. It was created a long time ago but only recently have I been given the opportunity to watch it. The plot regards how Patch who was once suicidal, decides to become a medical student after helping other patients at the mental hospital he…


Billboard Hot 100 has been around since 1957. That was nearly 50 years ago. A lot of things have changed since then and a need for a change is rising.

A lot of the time when you don’t know what to listen to, you go the the Billboard Top 100 and start listening from the top down. You skip a few sings you don’t like and listen to a few that are. As you go down, you might meet ‘your song’, that song where you need to sing along and dance to. Your jam.


Tesla stocks are rocketing into space and just with the mention of Apple making their own cars has created a stir in the market. Smart cars may be the next big thing. But then who’s going to create the next operaing system for these cars?

The advent of the smartphone back in the early 2000s created a huge change in the market that we once knew. Entire ecosystems started to arise as companies that created apps started to receive huge investments as well as handle a sea of customers. With this change, a paradigm shift occured where the once dominant…


You gotta know more to make more.

Everyone wants to make better products. This goes for nearly any job in the world although the product may vary depending on the career of choice. For a chef, the output would be the food they put out. For a software engineer, it could be the code they write or the software they made. For a product manager it would be the product they created. Everyone wants to be make something good. But in order to make something good, you need to know all about that particular ‘something’.

In the case of a…


Kpop has become extremely popular thanks to BTS and Black Pink. But these are just a few idol groups who represent South Korea. Let me tell you about a few Korean hiphop artists.

From ‘The Korea Herald’

I love music. I love listening to it while I drive, walk, and from time to time, vacuum the house. I’ve actually been making music since highschool and the genre I fell in love with was hip hop. I’ve been listening to it ever since. True, as I’ve gotten older some songs that I loved to hear back when I was younger are…well hard to listen to…


It might be for reasons that aren’t so obvious

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Why in the world are we still reading printed books? They’re heavy, more expensive, and take up so much space. With the advent of ebooks, all you need is a tablet and you can practically carry around a library. Yet people are still reading printed books and by a surprising amount.

There are various papers and blogs about why people are still buying print books. I wanted to share some personal reasons why I believe people are still reading printed books.

  1. Printed Books: You can see and also feel your progress


Disney + was launched a few months ago and its user base has soared. The question is will it beat Netflix?

Photo from article written by Alex Kane

Disney+ has been putting out some great content with the Star Wars series ‘The Mandalorian’ met with great applause and a large variety of Marvel Series coming out soon. Disney has also withdrawn all of its content on Netflix and providing it exclusively to subscribers of Disney +. The time when we watched Marvel movies on Netflix is long gone.

So is the end of Netflix slowly but surely dawning? I personally don’t think so. …


I’ve been using Powerpoint(PPT) all my life until a few year ago when I got my first Macbook Pro. I met Keynote then and we’ve been best friends since.

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In South Korea, almost everyone uses a Windows computer and the people who have Macbooks usually get glances from other people at the coffee shop. It’s that rare to see someone with a Macbook and usually those who have it are seen as either a developer, a designer, or well hella rich.

I was one of the common folks and with a Windows computer, naturally I would use PPT for my…


There are so many books and blogs on how to be a good product manager. But so few have realistic, pratical advice.

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Most of the blogs and books I read about how to become a better product manager discuss skills such as ‘communication’ and ‘trust’. They say you, as the product manager, have to lead your team through hardship and make the hard decisions. But as a junior product manger, a lot of this advice seem abstract and not very practical. …

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