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. I am a skills and mastery guy.
  3. I am interested in using software to solve big problems in the field of Technology, Healthcare, and Education.
  4. I am curious about how every thing works, and obsess in understanding them, and learning deeper.
  5. I prefer working in a small team, with big ambitions.
  6. I've co-founded a few startups, since 1999. The most recent is Caresharing.
  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.


Work with me

I just started a consulting business, helping software teams build better software. Visit my consulting website, Next Level, for more information.



Read more from my blog.


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


Read: The Munger Operating System: A Life That Works markj.co/2lthVzr

Read: Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right markj.co/2lm1KFD?

It’s always a pleasure and a privilege to get up front and talk to students. For some reason, i’m always excited to talk about anything.

Writing software is a creative act, because like all creative acts, it's the process of doing that allows the right form to emerge. Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Read: Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber markj.co/2lcokjZ

Read: Prepare to Obsess Over the Future of Home Wifi markj.co/2l8Uf4Y

Read: Required Reading for Early Business Hires markj.co/2kVLwAD

Read: Aggregation Theory (on business models and market dynamics) markj.co/2lyelGR

Read: On the Myth of the 10X Engineer and the Reality of the Distinguished Engineer markj.co/2maLkgY

Read: Waiting to make their move: Asia’s looming labour shortage markj.co/2kGVXdp