Category productivity

What are our plans for summer 2017?

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono Daily Goals: eat well + sleep enough (the basic needs that I did not enjoy sufficiently in Spring 2017 according to my beloved mother) […]

How to win talents to work with and for us?

As of the end of spring 2017, although I succeeded to obtain an almost-independent career pursuit, I still need to overcome the challenges of winning talents to work with and for us. *** Define (as a part of the DEAL strategy of Tim Ferris) and re-define. High potential / high talent != high value. Someone […]

How to avoid pointless meetings?

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be meetings.” —­Dave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author. In the morning of 20170426, I received an email asking me to attend a meeting that serves other’s […]

How to teach efficiently?

Teaching is one of the best ways of learning, hence I greatly appreciate opportunities to teach, tutor and share my knowledge, which are learned from others. Teaching multiple courses simultaneously allow us to practice interleaving and spaced repetition, they are learning techniques that allow us to develop neural chunks [1] To teach effectively: make a […]

How to persevere?

On 20161209, after the first skype with Little Princess, I thought of the following: You don’t know how persevered you can be until you have no other choices but being persevered. One of Little Prince’s favorite story in Summer 2016 was XiaoWanDou, the little bean that persevered in a foreign land, continued to live regardless […]

How to earn more money?

On 20161125 while visiting a friendly colleague, I learned from him that his fellow colleagues who have worked for over 5 years did not get any raise in salary. On 20161128, a colleague who will move to Australia in 2017 shared with me that he has not been allowed to request for a promotion since […]

Why must we collaborate?

On 20161128, a Little Princess’ adorer shared a simple game with me. Among three palms of three different game players, the unique one will win. Let say he collaborates with his wife and tells her that no matter what she was supposed to show palm up. Either he or his wife will surely win! The […]