Tag Archives: career

How to prepare for an exit interview?

An exit interview is a request for help in understanding why you’re leaving before too many others follow in your footsteps. We must consider what the true motives of the employer and the risks involved with participating. Do not overshare candid opinions on a variety of subjects and in so doing burned at least one […]

What must we do and not do during our notice period?

Every beginning has an end. On the first day I started my graduate school, I have started planning how to graduate. I heard stories of people who did not manage to finish their thesis and pass their viva, so I make plans to publish at least n research articles, so that not only my thesis […]

How to resign in style and make a graceful exit?

To give more face time to my beloved women of 4 generations, including myself [1], I decided to follow my mother advice to quit my job and to pause (perhaps exit) my career by the end of 2018. On 20180921 (my day off) at 8 pm, I made a skype call to California to consult […]

What are questions to ask friends or colleagues who quit?

People who come to the world, our school(s), workplaces and cities will eventually leave, including ourselves. On 20180831, Little Prince and I would meet with a nice Belgian gentleman who is moving back to UK in early Nov 2018. He learned it as a surprise too as he intended to stay for another 1-2 years. […]

How to survive and thrive in the future where AI and VR have become ubiquitous?

Artificial intelligence (AI). AI fosters real-time image and speech recognition. Virtual reality (VR) includes “both 360-degree graphics and videos such as those for Google Cardboard and augmented reality (AR) displays in which data is overlaid on a view of the outside world.” On 20180209, I read an article entitled Countdown to the Singularity (2018-2038) (see […]

What are our plans for autumn 2017?

I am thankful for the past seasons and hope for the best in the coming seasons. Here are our plans for autumn 2017: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn [daily] brush the teeth of Little Prince + Little Princess [weekly] trim the fingernails of Little Prince + Little Princess […]

What can we learn about focus from Daniel Goleman?

Focus is a word that I often told Little Prince in spring 2017, especially during meal time. He was relatively slow in eating, and in the mornings I often need to rush to work. It is not only him who needs to hone an essential skill of focusing, but also me. In summer 2017, I […]