About me

My name is Mark John Buenconsejo, and here are 10 things about me:

  1. I am a computer programmer, and have been coding since the 90s.
  2. Some of my core skills are thinker, doer, coder, facilitator, advisor, and coach.
  3. I am interested in using software to solve big problems in the field of Technology, Healthcare, Finance, and Education.
  4. I am always curious, about many things (specially social behavior), and obsess in understanding them, and learning deeper.
  5. I prefer working in a small team, with big ambitions.
  6. I have co-started a few businesses, since 1999. My most recent one is Next Level.
  7. I like to go on an adventure, discover things, endure hard stuffs, and test my limits.
  8. I like being outdoors, be it by run, hike, bike, swim, or camp. One day or multi-day events are interesting for me.
  9. The longest endurance activity i have finished was 12hrs on a run, and i look forward to extending this in the future.
  10. I live with my wife and our 3 kids, in Cebu, Philippines.


  • Twitter - this is my main distribution channel for content i share online.
  • Instagram - photos i've taken that i find interesting to share.
  • GitHub - codes i wrote and allowed to share online.
  • LinkedIn - my professional background and resume.
  • Strava - sports data from my adventures.
  • Vimeo - videos i've produced so far.


I help software teams create high quality and better software. Visit my consulting business, Next Level, for more information.

If you are looking to outsource design and development to me, or looking to have someone help you develop a technology roadmap, i am available as a Principal Consultant at Symph.

Also, working as an in-house Technology Strategy consultant at Reapra.


Read more from my blog.


And, this is me! Relaxing, having breakfast, at the Sunset Bar of Coco Grove resort in Siquijor.


Read: Reaching Peak Meeting Efficiency buff.ly/2HRLwku

Read: What We’ve Learned Building a Remote Culture buff.ly/1FP9imS

Read: The Power of Listening in Helping People Change buff.ly/2L9P3ZI

You think people going to the mall are a lot more civilized than the ones leaving their trash at the mountains or beach. Think again. Don’t be like Andrew. Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

I’m becoming less convinced that people are “irrational” and more convinced that when you see behavior that looks irrational it's because (1) you don’t understand that person’s goals, (2) you don't have all the info or (3) you're viewing the situation on a different time horizon. Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Read: The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs buff.ly/2KsOHgm?

Read: If you're a manager in a startup (or want to be one), read this: buff.ly/2KI77tA

Read: Designing Online Meetings that Feel (Almost) Real buff.ly/2FSlR5e

Read: Why and How to share your Manager README (plus here’s mine) buff.ly/2GJEi1B

Read: Three-day no-meeting schedule for engineers buff.ly/2FBBHkM