Blue Sky

a work-in-progress by lily chiu

Category: Work

What’s Happening To Us?

I’ve refrained from talking about Pinterest and all the remarks around Pinterest “clones” out there because I don’t want to deal with those who will race to call me biased given my role at BO.LT. But — I can’t sleep so I might as well get these thoughts down. Let me say right now, this [...]

A Good Problem To Have

I find myself thinking, “that would be a good problem to have” a lot these days when thinking about work and product releases. They usually revolve around having massive scale and usage, and things generally playing out quite nicely. And then I move forward to the more immediate problems at hand. It’s a fun exercise [...]

There’s A Real World Outside San Francisco

I know the title should be a no-brainer, but as someone who lives and works in San Francisco, I have to admit that I sometimes forget what SF is really like relative to the rest of the world. Here’s my attempt to visualize the disconnect: You know that feeling when you’ve been on vacation a [...]

The Case of the Missing Post

Once upon a time, there was this blog post that lived on lilychiu.com for months without a peep. And then a funny tweet went out, and suddenly everyone wanted to see what all the fuss was about. There was intrigue, drama, and mystery, and then the post went *poof* in the day. Instead, people saw [...]

5 Signs Your Employee’s About to Quit

As somebody who recently switched jobs, I feel I can offer some helpful advice to companies who are looking to reduce churn. I’m often surprised when I hear managers say “I didn’t see it coming at all!“. The signs are glaringly obvious. This post is meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, and yet still 100% [...]