The Ultimate Heist – Wonolo’s Seven

I love heist movies. What I love about them is that seemingly impossible missions are accomplished by a group of misfits. Interestingly, startups are in many ways similar to heist movies. As I go through my own startup journey building…

When Demand Spikes, Demand More

Think of the worst things that can happen to you when running a business. OK, maybe not the absolute worst, but some pretty disappointing stuff - such as working amazingly hard to drive sales and then failing to follow through…

Lessons on Making a Decision from Mr. Miyagi

One of my all-time favorite movies is the Karate Kid. This year it celebrates is 30th anniversary (now I feel old) and it had been at least a decade since the last time I watched it so I fired it…

Why We Work – Episode #1

One of the greatest joys derived from working on Wonolo is hearing the stories Wonoloers tell us about how the opportunities they came across through Wonolo have impacted them. This will be a series of those stories that we'd like…

Our Product is Our People

As a part of the sharing economy on all three sides (supply, demand, and building a sharing economy company) I live and breath the new way 'marketplaces' are taking over the world. One thing that more marketplaces should be mindful…

Why building Wonolo is so rewarding

I was woken by a violent shake. When I opened my eyes, the whole house was trembling. It was an earthquake! After living in San Francisco for almost 5 years, I became numb to small earthquakes that occurred here and…

7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Try On-Demand Staffing

If you ever thought Amazon Prime delivery was too slow, you are probably neck-deep into the on-demand economy. From on-demand dinner to on-demand drivers to on-demand doctors, anything you need is available with the push of a button righ...

Entering the second half of our first year

I am hustling around Fisherman's Wharf with 3 other Wonoloers, trying to get 30 seconds with people passing by. "What are you doing tonight? Do you like comedy?" Today, my job is to sell comedy show tickets for a SF…

My First Job

My very first job was as a newspaper delivery boy for one of the largest newspaper companies in Korea. Although I was getting paid only $3 per hour, I really wanted the new Nintendo and this was the only job…