Tag Archives: people

How to optimize our mentors?

Mentors are defined as … Why must we have right mentors? to survive in the competitive world: “1 Billion young people will start work in the next decade – only 40% in jobs that now exist” The Economist, 23 Jan 2016 via Founders4School To find the right mentors: we can trust them and feel comfortable […]

How to network at conferences?

On 20171023, Honey Panda and I went to the first conference attended by Little Princess. I know that some people may be thrilled to see her, whereas some may perceive it negatively or even worse, be offended, but I think that exposing her to her parents’ work early is essential [1], so that she views […]

How to have happy and successful play dates?

As of 20171004, Little Prince has been to four different play dates (at three different families) in this autumn 2017 as planned. We look forward to more happy play dates that allow us to learn and make more friends. Little Prince enjoyed playing toys of his friends (especially given how minimalist we live), we also […]

What are you thankful for at work?

In summer 2017, I felt restless and a sense of learning and trying to do other things as my work. This is not to say that my current work has not been fulfilling, in fact it has allowed me to achieved some of my dreams since years and decades ago. In ubiquitous up-or-go systems, including […]

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 deal with nosy people?

On 20161127, I was reluctant to arrange for a lunch together with a friendly, generous, yet nosy friend: A. However, since she has been very keen to meet Little Princess and she would be upset if I delay further, I gave in and arranged a meet-up with her. A is most likely to be an […]

How to lead and change people without giving offense or arousing resentment?

On 2016xxxx, I met with my first subordinate whose hiring was greatly contributed by me. While she was not our first choice due to the better technical competence of the other candidates, but fortune favored her. To effectively lead people, we must influence them positively: Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Indirectly show people’s mistakes, […]