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About Misha

Hi, I’m Misha and thanks for visiting my page. I’m a Tokyo-based author, blogger and entrepreneur. I write about tech, Japan, and how to kick ass in your daily life. I read a lot too, but I try and keep my writing pretty straightforward and speak from my own experiences. 

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Why Do I Write? 

The word ikigai roughly translates to “the reason you wake up every morning” in Japanese. You could call it an intrinsic motivator, passion, or whatever.

Right now, my ikigai is writing. I’ve discovered, forgotten, and re-discovered this interest a few times, but I keep getting pulled back. And now I’m writing full time.

I’m not writing for any media outlet or publisher, and I publish all my articles and eBooks as an independent author on my blog and across the web. That means I don’t have to worry about trying to appeal to a mass audience or selling ads. It gives me the freedom to say what I want and write whatever I think would actually be useful to…you, the reader.

Perhaps you’ve found one of my articles useful, motivational or shared them with others. Perhaps one small piece of information I shared saved you time or money, or helped in some way. Maybe you thought, “hey, thanks for writing that!” If so, then consider becoming a monthly subscriber.

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Of course, you get some rewards. A $5/ month subscription gets you access to exclusive articles on my site. I research and deep dive into various niche topics, as well as those requested by readers. Occasionally I will post content here first before making it public, so you'll get a sneak peak into my writing process. 

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My Favorite Posts by Category


Systems First, Goals Second
Beginner’s Mind
How to Break Bad Habits

Meaningful Work 

When To Say “Yes” at Work
How to Use the 80/20 Rule for Better Networking
The Hidden Job Market


How to Enjoy Doing the Dishes
Unhappy Millionaires
How to Overcome Small Insecurities


Long-Term Water Fasting
Evening Routines
How to Meditate With Open Eyes

Articles on Japan

To read more about Japan you can jump to a full list here.
Interesting Articles to Start With 

My books in English and Japanese

1. The STAR Interview
2. Cracking the Amazon Interview
3. How to Become a Recruiter in Japan
4. Bullish on Bitcoin: 37 Strategies to Profit in the New Crypto Economy
5. Misha’s Book for Bathroom Philosophers: How to have more AHA! moments and other short life advice

Find them on Amazon here. 

Books I'm working on right now to be released in the next few months.

The Unlikely Pioneers of Japan: The Ultimate Guide to Live, Work and Play in Japan 

Thanks so much for reading and see you soon. Feel free to drop me a message anytime. 


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