Thai Nguyen

Product Design

SnapPea Design

Thai's Crew
Other Crews Thai is part of

Things I'd love to learn

How to swing a golf club. Anything Product related (digital to physical)

Golf give you many emotions and make you reflect on why you are a dumb dumb. Learning about new product and technology will provide more perspective and understand on why and how people use product. The knowledge will translate to more innovation and creativity in product design.

I really admire teammates who are…

Open to influence, like Boba, Foodie

It create a relax environment and culture that leads to open collaboration, innovation and creativities

My Achilles Heel is…

Boba, the cause of and solution of all of life problems

Buy more Boba

One thing that might surprise you about me…

I wing everything with a purpose.

Understand the end purpose/goal and derive an action plan and thought process around the problem. Must think through it at superspeed and debate yourself as you speak.

You will make my freakin day if you…

take something off my platesend me chocolateshare a problemshare an ideaMake Food

Don't make my Blacklist.....

Teammates say Thai stands out…

Collaborates effectively with teammates +2Balances internal resources effectively +1Maintains effective work life balance +1Creates warm, caring relationships with teammates +1Intentional and strategic project planning +1

My workplace

I'm most effective when I can evaluate the overall picture and vision of my projects. Ultrawide monitors to see the MS Project full project view and grants charts.

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

Someone who don't accept influence.

They don't need to agree but willing to listen and have an understanding of the other person perspective.

My favorite books 📚

Watership downThe making of a managerOne Piece MangaKingdom MangaFist Demon of Mount HuaLegend of Northern Blade

Watership Down is technically the only booked I read end to end. The Making of a Manager Audiobook was technically the first audiobook I listened to end to end. All the manga listed are my top current read because of the story line and main character development and personality.

What's in my dock

Creo, MS Project, Google Search, Click-up, Candor

My workplace setup

This summarize our team. The foodie (always eating), the chef/baker (looking for ingredients to cook/bake), the hard worker (working away), the slacker (taking the picture)

Most fulfilling project I've worked on

BlackBerry Porche Design Accessories. Furna Vaporizer

I get to use luxury high end leather.. Furna was cool because it showed SnapPea team collaborated effort from end to end utilizing each department skills set. Everyone had their hands on the project and wore multiple hats to ensure the success of the product. (Program management, PRD, PM, ID, Mech, HDW, FW, UX, UI, Sales, Branding, POS design, OoBE, Distribution, Customer Support, marketing, digital marketing, website building, sustaining, roadmap for next gen, etc...)

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1slack/email okwith kindness

Just do it. Provide feedback without fear. I will accept.

Outside of work, you'll find me...

Send Remy away to Golf

Go outside with Remy and wifey to look for food to eat

People who have impacted how I see the 🌍

RemyWifeyImmigrant ParentsMonkey D Luffy

Work hard to meet obligations. Support family. Enjoy life and find balance. Trust in others and provide the autonomy. Your team is what bring your work and vision to life and make it successful.

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

To relax to worry...

I prefer my teammates to provide constructive feedback so I can improve myself.

Things that deeply motivate me…

Getting things done ✅Having a good time 🕺Having unique experiences ✨Working w/ people who eat and boba

So we can work and have fun, not stress and eat more...

My areas for growth

Fosters high performance teamworkClearly communicates purpose and visionConsistently hits goals and is a high performer

Better communication on context with help the team understand the vision and execute it well

How I stand out

Collaborates effectively with teammatesMentors and develops teammates for their growthCreates warm, caring relationships with teammatesMaintains effective work life balanceMaintains clear long term vision that drives decision making

A collaborated ideas will make your work better

I learn best by…

doing itwriting it downblocking time to do itpairing with a teammateFeed me food

Collaboration and constructive arguments.

You can ask me about

Places to eatput a ring on her or himam I on the blacklist

The Alley Deerioca Puff. Places with good Korean Fried Chicken (Nuri Village). Best Sushi in town is Watami. There's no good pho in KW. When to put a ring on her/him. How to get out of blacklist.

Proud moment

Slowly building our team process and culture

Don't want our colleague to experience corporate life politics.

A fun fact about me is…

I'm a sprinter (100m only, beyond that, my heart explode)

Might be the reason why I want to do things fast when I can.

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Nothing.... Immigrant style....

They can't

👋🏼 I'm Thai

😬😧🥴 Recently went outside my comfort zone…

Every time I have to speak to new clients.

I don't like to speak to people I don't know

My favorite movie

All the One Piece Movies

Storyline and the relationships within the crew

My happy place

Remy and Golf

Best way to get me excited about something

Fluffy Pancakes, Avocado milk shake, Asian Cucumber, Steam Eggs, Dessert

Blacklist if it taste bad...

Am I lucky?

80% Luck, 20% Skill

This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill. Fifteen percent concentrated power of will. Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain. And a hundred percent reason to remember the name.

Teammates see Thai at work as...

Fair +1IndependentReliableHumbleTrusting

Teammates hope to see Thai grow in…

Willing to openly have difficult conversations +1Makes decisions promptly, even with uncertaintyClearly communicates purpose and vision

I'm energized at work by…

asyncin person workbuilding stuffsolving problemshelping others succeedjam sessions

Anything that bring a challenge

My biggest fear

Being bad, wrong, or corruptBeing helpless, invaded, or overwhelmedBeing trapped, deprived/limited, or in painBeing in conflict or separated from others, being without connection

How I try to show up at work

ImaginativeAnalyticalCreativeIndependentObservantOrganizedPatientResourcefulCurious

Keep a balance and healthy work environment and culture

I work best as a…

Functional executor: I love driving projects from the ground up. Doing the task gets me fired up.Strategist: I love managing projects. High-level strategy convos is where I show up best.Some mix of execution and strategy. I love doing tasks and the high-level strategy conversations.

Furna - Design end to end and continuation of the product when its in the market

Me when sh*t hits the fan

I wing everything but with purpose and calculations.

How I relax

Watch sports and read manga

Play with Remy and Sleep

My core values

BalanceFunChallengeCreativityWealth

It leads to trying new things and thinking creatively

Epic work fails

Hiring Mina? ;P AlthaRx

Need to fully upfront define project scope, test plan, product requirements and any deviation.

Most used emojis

Remy and Boba

Personality type

INFPPeacemaker

Long term and overall view

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AMmostly team timelots of in person collab

More personal collaboration and ad hoc conversation.

My Candor Graph

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