Jane Nakagawa
Life lessons from corporate hell
Created 29 Jun 2021
  • Watershed New Years
    02 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Osechi Ryori My mom prepares a traditional Japanese feast every New Year's Day called Osechi Ryori. Once Christmas is over, the aroma of soy sauce, sake, and sugar fills the house as my mom toils for ...
  • Top 10 Shows of 2021
    26 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    Binge-worthy nights One of the few delights resulting from the pandemic and general lockdown has been binge-watching our way through Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and Apple tv. Pre-COV...
  • A Paradigm Shift
    19 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    It all started with Kaanapali We just came back from a glorious week in Hawaii. It was the first extended family vacation in three years, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the sun. The trip was bi...
  • Storytelling
    12 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Making the unfamiliar familiar Everyone loves the Jungle Cruise, but my favorite attraction at Disneyland when I was a kid was The Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland. A collaboration between Walt Di...
  • The Creativity Gap
    05 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    The Fugly Truth My daughter is a full-time content creator, and her career is being an Influencer. A couple of months ago, one of her videos went viral, and she now has 7.6 million followers. Those wh...
  • Millennial Women Rising
    28 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Hope springs eternal November was a good month for high-profile Millennial women. After 13 years, Britney Spears is free of her father’s tyrannical conservatorship. After nine years of trying to regai...
  • Mama-san
    21 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    How others see you As I grow older and my hard drive becomes full, I choose to store primarily good memories. I do this because I’m a natural optimist and believe the world needs more positive affirma...
  • Foolish Consistency
    14 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Consistency One of my favorite bosses as a corporate slave was very different from me. He wasn’t vain, but he weighed himself every morning, and when he was up a couple of pounds, he would be careful ...
  • Imprinting
    07 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    My 10 year old self My dad passed away last year just before the world entered COVID-19 lockdown. Of sound mind until the very end, he lived an extraordinary life of 97 years. He was a “salaryman” at ...
  • They’re Watching You
    31 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    The Gaff When I joined the ranks of upper management in my corporate job, I occasionally spoke on behalf of the company. With this responsibility came media training, and I still find myself leaning i...
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