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Where can I touch a brand new ThinkPad T450s

May 12th, 2015 · Comments

I have done my research online. I want to buy the laptop with the best keyboard with a Trackpoint. I want a laptop that is not too heavy so that I can travel with it. I have a Macbook Pro but I’m still not used to Mac. My last few laptops were all from HP. [...]

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Will you take a job if it doubles your pay?

May 12th, 2015 · Comments

You’re offered a job that double your total compensation. The amount is potentially life style changing as you will pay off your mortgage in a couple years. The compensation package is a two-year deal. You’re joining a struggling company. They know they have to pay a lot to attract a candidate of your caliber. Will [...]

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Create the best possible environment for myself

November 10th, 2014 · Comments

I used to think that I can survive and excel in any environment with persistence, strong work ethics and mental toughness. I cannot say I was wrong but my thinking has evolved. A fish needs to the right water to thrive. Each individual needs the right environment to maximize his or her talent. I’ve been [...]

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Which city is the E-commerce capital of the world?

November 10th, 2014 · Comments

The answer is Seattle. It’s interesting how many companies are opening offices in the great Seattle area. Google already has a large presence with offices in both the Fremont neighborhood (i.e. the “Center of Universe”) and Kirkland. Both Facebook and Twitter have offices in Seattle. Apple is opening an new office in Seattle. Alibaba has [...]

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How I make my commute more productive

June 14th, 2014 · Comments

I used to listen to sports talk radio during my commute. Lately I have decided to make my commute more productive. I have been listening to audio books and podcast. My favorites are: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Your Secret Wealth (6 Compact Discs) Tim Ferris Podcast Ask Altucher Personal Power II (30th Anniversary Edition) [...]

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Are you climbing the right mountain?

July 17th, 2013 · Comments

I have to admit that I’m a driven individual. I’m ambitious and competitive. However, I also consider myself highly ethical. The result is internal conflict – I tend to fight against myself – I want to move up the ladder but I also don’t want to play the politics. I struggled. I had my moments [...]

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Work from Home, VPN access and your job security

June 7th, 2013 · Comments

A lot of companies have flexible work hour policy. They allow employees to work from home for some days. To work from home, the employee will need to log into his/her employer’s Virtual Private Network (VPN.) Once you logged into VPN, you are being watched, tracked and analyzed. When a company wants to lay off [...]

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I love to learn! Do you?

June 7th, 2013 · Comments

The number of online learning opportunities has been grown exponentially. It’s very exciting time for anyone who love to learn. Here is a list of learning sites & resources I use regularly: I installed TED iPhone App and listen to TED programs for ideas, information and inspiration I subscribed to Mixergy in my Podcast iPhone [...]

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Exciting update on How to Get a Job at Amazon.com

June 7th, 2013 · Comments

I published How To Get a Job At Amazon.com ebook  four years ago. I’m happy to report that this book has helped many people to get full time job offers from Amazon.com. Some of them even contacted me and had lunch with me after they relocated to the greater Seattle area to work for amazon.com. [...]

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Will there be more layoffs in second half of 2013?

June 7th, 2013 · Comments

I only have qualitative information but I predict unemployment rate will go up as there will be more layoffs in second half of 2013. The Obama Care changes will take effect in January 2014. I’m not against health care reform. But I think companies will start to cut staff to help offset the increasing health [...]

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