Tag Archives: productivity

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

How to nurture a photographic memory?

On 20160814, Little Prince told us that he would like to participate in a story telling competition. Since then, we have practiced everyday [1] using his favorite story The panda’s world by Caroline Arnold. I realized that he sometimes forgot the next line [2], and I made him a 3×3 visual memory aid (visual summary), […]