I’m Julia Clavien. I was born in Australia in the mid 80’s. I grew up all over the place, but I spent a lot of formative years in Melbourne, Australia. In my 20’s I lived in parts of South East Asia and Europe, and in my 30’s I’ve been based predominantly in San Francisco, USA.
I’m currently in New Zealand.
I love to read. Here’s what I’m currently reading. Here are some of the books that have had a big influence on me.
This site is a scratchpad for notes on my curiosities. Some of it is quite good and I’m proud of it, some of it is half-baked and embarrassing. Sometimes I cover technology and broader business and leadership topics. Sometimes I muse on philosophy or psychology. Often it’s shallower stuff like travel and lifestyle. All opinions are subject to change – because Bayes’ rule.
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