What I’m Doing Now

Inspired by the now page movement. last updated June 29, 2021

I Wrote a Book!

After 3 years of hard work, I finally finished The Fail-Safe Solopreneur: 6 Essential Practices to Manage Your Well-Being Working for Yourself.

You can get the book in Kindle, Paperback and audiobook formats on Audible and iTunes.

Solopreneur Well-Being  

Our modern economy and technology allows us to survive independently from a tribe for the first time in human history. I believe this is also exacerbating a crisis of loneliness, and along with social media, posing a real challenge to our collective mental health.

I hope to spread the message of the book – that solopreneurs and self-employed creatives should expect and plan for failure, anxiety, instability and loneliness. If they can weather these emotional challenges, they can do their best work and make the most of their freedom.

If you have a podcast, blog, publication or community, please reach out! I’d love to contribute.

A first reader, inspired by the book, wants to create an app for it. Right now, you can join our Discord to talk about the book, share your experience and find accountability partners.

Meanwhile, I’m writing or podcasting on this topic once every two weeks.

Completing the Human Capital Leadership Institute’s Leader’s Programme

I’ll be “graduating” on July 21st. I’ve enjoyed learning from world-class practitioners, academics, and executive coaches, and exploring topics like trust, power, and culture change. I’ve met many corporate managers, especially from Temasek, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. The program has helped me reflect deeply on my own biases and how I can manage them.

The program has inspired me to grow as a founder; right now, I’m looking at how I can attract more talent to my business, Touch MBA, and further its mission to help thousands get a life-changing business education.


Inspired by my leadership program, I’m focused on two big concepts (that are also amazing books), Leading with Questions, and The Power of Giving Away Power. I’m trying to develop my tolerance and skill in navigating business and leadership in the complex space.

Leveling Up in Salsa, Bachata & Rumba

Ho Chi Minh City is experiencing its worst wave of Covid since the start of the pandemic. We’re on lockdown. While I can’t dance socially, I’m practicing everyday in the sunshine – my form of resistance – and learning from my teachers, Jimmy, Nadia, and Natasha and Bachir.

A month ago we filmed a bachata video for Prince Royce’s Adicto:

Testing a (Secret) Business

I had to put this idea on the back burner to finish my book. I’m excited to test this idea Q3 2021.

Playing Too Much Catan

Join our “guild” on Catan Universe: Catan Sua Da. My ID is: vivedj.

updated June 29, 2011 from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam