[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on August 8, 2016 at 12:02 am. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

[Migrated from a personal Evernote entry from 8/7/2016.]

I just listened to an hour-long NPR podcast on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510298/ted-radio-hour). I spontaneously started listening…


[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 27, 2016 at 6:40 am. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

Yesterday I bought Peter Thiel’s book Zero to One per my friend’s (strong) recommendation. …


[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 18, 2016 at 7:10 am. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

Today I got in a car accident. I was stopped at a stoplight in downtown Chicago with my whole family in the car when an SUV blindly…


[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 16, 2016 at 10:20 pm. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

One of the most memorable things that I learned from Psych 1 class my freshman year was the concept of perception and how our brain manages to…


[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

Sometime last November, I got unusually high off caffeine while at work, and somehow had this epiphany / crazy idea: What if for one of my art…


[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

[Migrated from personal Evernote entry from 12/13/2015]

It’s quite hard to express in words, but I just want to do so many things. I have so many…


[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 14, 2016 at 8:59 pm. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

[Migrated & extended from a personal entry in my Evernote from 12/23/2015]

I believe that the average human has the ability to learn and do anything in…


[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on June 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

I’ve been getting into writing (essays, journals, random thoughts) for a while now, but haven’t really published anything publicly. …


Ember Labs is my personal laboratory dedicated to building new businesses

I love making things. I’ve been doing it my whole life and I find genuinely indescribable joy in creating new things. Websites, apps, robots, products, businesses, writing, art, film — I’ve made a little bit of everything and constantly strive to explore more.

Being a maker myself, I’ve always appreciated…


5 lessons from Frank Lucas’ ultra-successful heroin empire in 1970s New York.

“Rap game, crack game ain’t that different ya know?
-Drake, Come Thru

It’s 2016 and unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of brands like Vizio, H&M, Zara, and Xiaomi. They’re very successful companies that make billions of dollars every year.

What about Blue Magic — does that…

Jack Kim

I create consumer products and art. http://jackk.im

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