hello there, i'm Nettra (pronounced according to spelling: net + tra = nettra).
i'm a global nomad and digital native currently based in Paris. i was born in California, raised in Phnom Penh and loved my three years in New York City.
i am a recovering political scientist keen on helping diverse stakeholders work together towards sustainable solutions to poverty. learning about the impact of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity on society is what gives me energy.
this tumblr helps me keep track of things which have happened to me, as well as the interesting, funny, inspiring and beautiful links i find this on this internet odyssey (read more).
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From an old but good piece in 2010: Why China’s Web Copycats Succeed - Forbes
Loved the first edition of @TheLi_st newsletter (sign up: http://theli.st) #getlisted
An excerpt of one of the items looked at some cool women in tech. I’m looking forward to looking up the ones I don’t know later on.
Fast Company’s annual list of 100 Most Creative People In Business - congrats to Leslie Bradshaw (Gui.de), Sarah Simmons (City Grit), Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code), Nate Silver (NYT), Hilary Mason (Betaworks), Lara Setrakian (Syria Deeply), Ayah Bdeir (Little Bits), Katie Rae (TechStars), Kate Lee (Medium), Christy Turlington Burns (Every Mother Counts), and of course, late-bloomer Connie Britton. Ratio: 50/50. It can be done!
This interview has been mocked around the internet presumably because Morin seems extremely privileged, unaware and like he takes himself too seriously.
There are some insightful things in here though (like turning your ringtone off completely — I do that a lot and it is extremely calming. Plus, I admire those who are bold enough to state their preferences and define life by their own terms. And, I enjoy Path.
Great piece, even if you don’t think you are an entrepreneur: Kasper Hulthin: Not Building Something That Matters - The Accelerators - WSJ