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 strive to improve my practice of wondering, curious, reflecting, vulnerability, coding, advising, coaching, and facilitating.
  3. I am interested in using software to help solve big problems in the field of Healthcare, Education, Finance, and Economic Opportunity.
  4. I am 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 grow my boundaries.
  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 become better and create high quality software. Visit my consulting business, Next Level, for more information.

I am an adviser at Symph, Synacy.

Current mission in life (perhaps until i'm 50):

  1. Understand how teams in software companies thrive, grow, and create software.
  2. Create content and tools that help teams within Asia (markets: PH, SG, JP, AU, IND, MY), who are creating software, to develop and sustain.
  3. Strengthen and be with my family, as my kids go through the most transformative years of their life (14 to 28).
  4. Expand my boundaries, gain new perspectives of how i understand my life, others, everyone, and see more of the world.
  5. Improve my skills in: creative/essay writing, sleeping, awareness of self and others, focus and mindfulness, and public speaking.


I write on topics about life, learning, human behavior, psychology, mindfulness, self development, economics, society formation, social relationships, languages, culture, fitness, and adventure.

Read more from my blog.


Most gangster thing I have heard in a long time: Chow Yun-fat lives on just $100 a month, will leave entire $714 million fortune to charity Maximum gangster. 💪 shanghai.ist/2018/10/15/cho… Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Thank you, Paul. ❤️ Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

test Twitter Media - RT @Microsoft: Thank you, Paul. ❤️ https://t.co/SDj5Xp34jj

We lost a great pioneer and philanthropist in @PaulGAllen today. He almost single-handedly revitalized downtown Seattle. It is very worthwhile to read @stevesi's reflections as it really characterizes the person Paul was. twitter.com/stevesi/status… Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

TIL: when you tap on an Instagram video to select 'show me less like this', Instagram doesn't just ignore the 'show me less like this' signal, but also uses the fact you tapped on it as signal you want to see more of the same. Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Read: The Myth of The Infrastructure Phase buff.ly/2NRUIIN

Fuck FOMO. Get with JOMO - The Joy of Missing Out. basecamp.com/calm Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

test Twitter Media - RT @jasonfried: Fuck FOMO. Get with JOMO - The Joy of Missing Out. https://t.co/hAcGxeQVJK https://t.co/ovVGXvvefU
test Twitter Media - RT @jasonfried: Fuck FOMO. Get with JOMO - The Joy of Missing Out. https://t.co/hAcGxeQVJK https://t.co/ovVGXvvefU
test Twitter Media - RT @jasonfried: Fuck FOMO. Get with JOMO - The Joy of Missing Out. https://t.co/hAcGxeQVJK https://t.co/ovVGXvvefU

New post in OmSays: If you read just one piece today, you would read this piece by @borthwick because it is all you need to frame the technology opportunities around us. ift.tt/2NQwmPq t.me/omsays/348 Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

What America witnessed during Brett Kavanaugh's testimony yesterday was the face of entitled, white male rage, writes Medium columnist Jessica Valenti read.medium.com/dKNihLy Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo