While donations, petitions, and social media challenges are generally well-intended and positive things, they are short term in nature. In practice, however, this won’t solve the underlying issues.

Rather, now’s an important time to reflect on our own behaviours, beliefs, and biases (whatever they may be) and spark dialogue amongst…


Three years ago, I attended a venture capital firm’s annual meeting — an event where the company updates limited partners and portfolio companies alike on their investment and management strategy moving forward. One of their segments was on win rates. A company’s win rate represents the number of deals they…


It’s now been a month since I’ve come back from Malaysia, and this is long overdue. Readjusting to my life back home was difficult, but in hindsight, this was merely a facet of trying to re-ground myself given how much I had changed.

Now, when I think back on my…


*This blog was originally written on July 15th

Today is my 57th day living in Asia. A lot has happened. A lot has changed. In the past month, since my last post, I’ve found it significantly more difficult to derive explicit takeaways from the experience. Perhaps that in itself is…


“Those women just asked what a white person is doing here” my Malaysian co-worker translates for me as we walk through a local Bazaar on a small, rural island in Northern Malaysia. I laugh, as each passerby continues to glare at me with an equal mix of confusion, interest, and…

Liat Fainman-Adelman

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