Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

“You Sir, You Have 30 Days to Prove You’re an Exec of a U.S. Company With a License.”

April 28th, 2016|

The first few months of my work in Singapore in 1996 were complicated because I had to leave the country every 60 days to have my passport re-stamped as a visitor. [...]

Did You Hear the One About the Nail That Stood Out?

April 25th, 2016|

The year was 2000. I had just arrived in Seoul after 13 hours in the air and contorting my frame to the dreaded middle seat. Normally, I would take the blue [...]

It’s all about the PEOPLE at Hoffman

April 20th, 2016|

My time at The Hoffman Agency was regretfully short-lived, but so full — impactFUL and meaningFUL, that is. It represented a turning point in my career — from meeting the most [...]

Intersection of East (Taiwan) and West (Silicon Valley) Transcends Business

April 17th, 2016|

I didn’t know it at the time, but the Hyundai Electronics press tour in 1994 saw the start of two special relationships in Asia. You’ve already heard from Young Sohn, founder [...]

A Startup in Asia Pacific No More

April 12th, 2016|

This stretch of Tanjong Pagar Road “showcases” our first office in Singapore. It turns out the very same shot appears in Wikipedia. Talk about a startup. In 1996 Hoffman Asia Pacific [...]

China and the Résumé that Didn’t Slip Between the Cracks

April 10th, 2016|

Photo Caption: My relationship with Zhong evolved into a friendship. This photo shows her with my kids (Diego and Pilar) in their younger days during a day trip to San Francisco. [...]