Kaizen Monthly is a long-term project I began publishing at the beginning of 2020. It is my attempt to pursue exploration and creativity without external pressures or metrics. I’m seeking to work on thoughts and ideas that excite me and drive me forward.
The name is derived from the Japanese word ‘kaizen(改善)’ meaning “change for better”. It is representative of a concept in business of eliminating waste and continuously improving system-level problems over a long period of time.
I am aiming for each post to be published in a roughly monthly basis but this is loosely applied and is likely to change based on the course of the month’s activities and post depth.
- Explore topics that excite me; In an environment without pressure or the requirement of achieving externally-focused goals, I am aiming to refine the landscape of my abilities through repetitive introspection.
- Share curated content; I will inevitably consume content more mindfully (taking notes, analysing data, synthesising ideas) and am hoping to draw from various areas of inspiration and expose readers to new ideas and thoughts—hopefully fuelling their own creativity.
- Work on a long-term project; I am aiming to continue this newsletter for years, building a meaningful body of work through my writing and strengthening my reputation for innovative thinking and analysis.
- Expose myself to collaborative opportunities; To find like-minded people through unique topics of expertise and to talk and collaborate on interesting projects together.
- Build skill in various topics; After working on a project for a long period of time that focuses on learning and exploring fields that build on my strengths and creative exploration, I believe I can develop a valuable skillset in a number of key topics.
I believe that social media feeds have begun to overwhelm people with information and content without depth or relevance. I believe that people should curate their consumption preferences so that they receive distilled, purposeful thoughts on topics they truly care about—otherwise we are just consuming blindly.
To this end, you are welcome to sign up to the newsletter using the form below, where you will receive these monthly posts straight to your inbox.