Tag Archives: work

How to survive in a corporate world?

No matter where we work, there will surely be competitions. To survive in a corporate world: Be proactive [1] and more than willing. In tight times, attitude matters. Be humble. “Never make anyone feel bad for not picking things up or getting things done as efficiently as you do. Being brilliant never gave anyone the […]

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 be diplomatic?

To live harmoniously with other people (including our parents or lover), we need to be tactful and diplomatic. To be diplomatic, Do not criticize, do not complain, do not argue! Practice turning complaints into gratitude [4]. Steps in communication matter [1]. Refer to the checklist for writing effective and diplomatic emails. Put ourselves in other […]

Why must we not blindly believe in experts?

On 20161102, our family members saw the highest number of doctors for outpatient consultations. For my first appointment, I was disappointed that I spent less than 5 minutes sharing my problem with the specialist (he is polite, curious and works in a big clinic), but he did not even perform manual examination, and we had […]

How to be independent?

As parents, one of my prayers for our children is that they will grow into independent people. At the most fundamental level, independent people are able to care for their food, clothing, accommodation, and travel [4], collectively termed as 衣食住行, which are the basic necessities of lives and termed as the physiological need by Abraham […]

How to deal with critical, demanding, unreasonable customers?

Honey Panda noticed that I appeared sad and disappointed about a comment from an unreasonable customer whom I had spent time and energy to help, especially when I was not well in Spring 2016. Honey Panda shared his view that based on the comment, she has condemned me, with no respect. People judge others, so […]

How to apply The Pareto Principle or 80/20 Rule?

The Pareto Principle, named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto and promoted by Joseph M. Duran – a pioneer in quality management, is also known as the 80/20 Rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity. The Pareto states that ~80% of the effects come from ~20% of the causes. It […]