George Dy, Jr.

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Last year, I committed to reading more books and attending more webinars to learn about the causes of climate change and the solutions for our crisis. …


This year, under the weight of the pandemic (amongst other traumatic events), I’ve spent an increasing amount of time working on my mental fitness. With a widening spotlight on rising stars like Naomi Osaka who has quickly become the face of mental health, corporations that have begun to support mental…


If I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with you throughout the years, you probably know about my fixation with Reddit. My history reading Reddit and origins in Digg-ing are boring and uninteresting, but the quality of content and information I’ve extracted from Reddit are nothing but the opposite.


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I’ve always liked the iceberg analogy.

Simply stated, an iceberg is more than what you see above the water’s surface. In fact, the majority of an iceberg’s mass is underwater and the rest is left to the imagination.

Over the last few months, I’ve been taking interviews and talking to…


I started this post while visiting Atlanta several weeks ago, but benched it after we returned from our trip. After spending a week in humid, Elsa-stormy Atlanta weather, I was eager to return home to cooler weather. Unfortunately, we were greeted with our second heatwave in 30 days. While it…


It’s been a scattered last few months for my writing. Just look at my backlog of writing prompts and you’ll find that in between the completed posts, there are about 10–15 starters that are sitting in draft, collecting digital dust.

As much as consistency is important to building an audience…


A Thousand Yards Pavilion by Precht

Sometime between late 2018 to early 2019, when I began collecting resources and digesting information about small-scale modular construction for emergency shelters in Oakland, I stumbled upon the Urban Villages Project. Before I dive in, I’ll give you an intro.

If you’ve spent any time with me on a road…


Earlier this year, I wrote a post called “Why a Three-Pronged Approach Will Create Resilient Cities.” The post was an exploration into the many theories around the City of the Future, an amorphous concept that takes different forms depending on the speaker. …


Fair Weather is a new corner cafe just south of Ladd’s Addition on SE Clinton in Portland

We’re back in Oakland and enjoying the reprieve from long-distance driving. The transition back into the workweek has been surprisingly gentle and we’re thankful for that. Needless to say, I always have a mixture of feelings when we get back home from an extended trip away. …


Hello from rainy Portland!

Over the last few days, my wife and I have been bouncing back and forth between several places in the Pacific Northwest. We left Seattle for Portland on Saturday last week, stayed with family for the night, and left again for a brief stay on the…

George Dy, Jr.

I’m an entrepreneur, product manager, and designer living in Oakland, California. I’ve spent the last 10 years bringing digital and physical products to market.

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