I was born in Melbourne, did high school in Singapore, and now live in the Bay Area. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Early on, I was infatuated with Green Day (I still am β€” I've got a Green Day tattoo!) To get my constant American Idiot fix I bought an iPod, initiating me into the Apple cult. One day I stumbled upon Xcode, an app you could use to... create other apps. From then on, I became student by day, iOS dev by night.

When I was 14, I won a scholarship to attend Apple's WWDC 2013. It was the most significant week of my life. I joined a global community of teen developers seeking to do great things, from which I have come close to some of the most ambitious and impactful young people in the world. I am eternally grateful to Apple for these opportunities.

In high school, I made lots of things β€” notably software products, music covers, and long articles β€” most of the time with Lenny Khazan. I also took a two-year high school philosophy course. I now reflect upon these experiences as being absolutely pivotal for my current mindset/outlook on life, goals, and direction going forward.

In 2016, I was admitted to Stanford University. Since arriving, I've been influenced by a few students, alumni, and faculty who've offered invaluable advice for pursuing my goals, and who've shaped many of my perspectives. During freshman fall, I engaged in 4 months of reading and self-reflection. My aim was to take a step back and figure things out β€” personal values, long-term goals, narrative identity β€” from first principles. I may have failed a couple classes, but those were the most value-adding four months of my life.






  • Principles
  • Sapiens
  • Homo Deus
  • Win Bigly
  • The Origins of Happiness
  • The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion
  • Industrial Society and Its Future
  • Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
  • 12 Rules For Life
  • The End of Education
  • In Defense of a Liberal Education
  • Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses