Misc / Personal

Should Women Lean In Or Should We All Lean Back?

Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In seems to tell us we can work ourselves to death and it won’t harm our children. But why bother? Why do I need an excuse to be away from my kids anyway?

November 22nd, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Beginner’s Guide To Getting From One Place To Another In Hong Kong

Whether you’re moving to Hong Kong or just visiting, here are some simple tips to help you navigate the streets and not get lost.

September 9th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Why Americans Are Fat, And The Simple Yet Difficult Solution

Bad news for fat people. A new study shows that less than 1% of fat people will ever get thin. But I’m beating the odds. Here’s how.

July 20th, 2015 | 12 Comments

How Long Will You Be In Hong Kong?

The plan was always to be here for three to five years, and that is still the plan. Why that plan? Here’s why.

June 8th, 2015 | No Comments

Why I Moved To Hong Kong

We didn’t move to Hong Kong because of a job. We moved here to adopt a child from China.

May 31st, 2015 | No Comments

Don Loper Is Retiring

No, I’m not shutting down the blog, but I am retiring the use of “Don Loper” as its name. I’ve already transferred all my Twitter followers and history over to a new account @joshsteimle (it’s pretty easy, see here), and a similar change will be happening everywhere else I’ve used the Don Loper name, including with […]

April 18th, 2015 | No Comments

What It’s Really Like Flying Emirates Airlines Business Class

I’m in Dubai right now. I flew here on Emirates Airlines, Business Class, and I flew for free so I am in no way complaining–it was easily the best flight I’ve ever had. I just want to help you set your expectations straight in case you’re getting ready to flying Emirates Business Class for the first […]

November 5th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Video And Slides From My TEDx Talk

On May 31, 2014 I gave my first ever TEDx talk in Hong Kong to an audience of 1,000. The video went live on YouTube around July 19, 2014, and in the past two days has been viewed by a larger audience of almost 5,000. It was a terrifying experience, made more so by my […]

July 20th, 2014 | No Comments

My 2013 In Review. Hong Kong, Forbes, Adoption, And More.

As I sit in a Starbucks in Hong Kong, typing with my freezing fingers (it gets pretty cold here in the winter, who knew? not me) and nursing a hazelnut steamed milk (too expensive, but I figure it’s the price I pay for a place to work when I’m out and about in the city), […]

February 10th, 2014 | No Comments

Paypal Buys Braintree For $800M In Cash And All I Got Was This Story

It’s official, Paypal has acquired Braintree for $800M in cash. Congrats to Bryan Johnson, Braintree’s founder and a former client of mine. I met Bryan back in 2003 when he was working on a real estate development in Sandy, Utah. I still remember where I was a few years later when he was starting Braintree […]

September 26th, 2013 | 2 Comments