I’ve long been an admirer of the military and more so the elite special forces. At Capital Camp I had a chance to take a short workshop with the awesome folks of Asymmetric Solutions on tactical awareness and shooting. All the instructors were ex-SOF (Special Operations Forces) like Navy SEALs…


“Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.”― Virgil

  1. This is incredibly smart.

“Jon Oringer, the billionaire founder and former leader of ShutterstockInc., a global photography provider, is taking aim at a new gig.

Over the past year, he and a partner have invested in more…


We’ve all seen these situations in real life, and in some cases, actually been in these situations. The Supremely fit Olympic Athlete who cracks under pressure in a competition. The ball player who trains madly for years but freezes in his/her first game. …


If you get past the clickbaity title, you will find that it’s absolutely true. I am incredibly fortunate to have lived in San Francisco now for the last 22 years of my life and have a Love-Hate relationship with America. Trying not to sound ungrateful, I admit I been such…


“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”― Gautama Buddha

  1. “For the aspiring Sovereign Individual, a person of humble and growing means, you have to take a pragmatic approach to creating your passport portfolio.

Design your jurisdictional…


I’ve recently gotten into this recent modern Taiwanese tv series called “The Making of an Ordinary Woman”, which traces the story of a young career oriented lady who is making her life in the big city of Taipei far away from her family down in Tainan (southern Taiwan).

She spends…


The reality right now is many people are feeling stuck & unhappy. A recent survey by Gartner states that only 13% are highly satisfied with their work. A whopping 46% are HIGHLY dissatisfied with their work experience. …


“Heroism is Endurance for one minute more” — George F. Kennan

  1. “The point is that policies will shift as the nature of productive society changes.

The people and institutions that advocate for policies to stay the same and “go back to normal” are the immune system response of the elite…


War time and Peace Time. Depressions and Boom Times.

I’ve thought alot about why militaries that are developed during times of peace tend to get wrecked in the beginning of the war. The generals who rise and run it during peace tend to be bureaucrats and politicians versus true warriors…


Lessons from archery class. Instructor recommends focusing on groupings and consistency. Then focus on “Gap Shooting” which is the process of shooting one arrow to see where it lands and how far from the target. Use that as a measure to focus where you shoot the rest of arrows to…

Marvin Liao

Ever curious: Tsundoku, Reader, Aspiring Shokunin, World traveller, Investor & Tech/Media exec interested in almost everything! www.marvinliao.com

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