Thanks for the insights Chris. Two things from your experience really stand out to me:
1. You are totally right, I just finished Radical Candor and boy can not having the fortitude to provide direct feedback when it is really necessary can really be detrimental to not only the team / org, but also the individual
2. Your points are super valid about agile ceremonies and the proliferation of meetings. Video feedback can totally be a supplement and at times even a replacement for some of those unnecessary touch bases.
Wild to hear you're full time in Vietnam! Very cool