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“I wish you enough”

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I heard this poem last night. I couldn’t wait to get home and search for the text online. It really resonated with me. I hope you like it, too. 🙂 "I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. I wish you enough rain to appreciate […]

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Impressions and lessons from Taiwan trip

November 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I’m back from our two-and-half-week trip. We visited Taiwan. It is a beautiful, vibrant, and super friendly place. Here is a summary of what I did and learned. I visited Taipei 101, the world’s tallest completed skyscraper according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Habitat. It has the world’s fastest elevator at 55.22 ft/s. […]

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The anti dot com path to success: A different way of living and working

October 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I have read Bread and Butter: What a Bunch of Bakers Taught Me About Business and Happiness three times. It has fundamentally changed how I look at work and life. A few years ago, when I was living in Chicago, I visited the Great Harvest Bread store in Evanston, IL. I loved their bread. I […]

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Who was the bartender I met at Montana?

August 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Several years ago I was part of a group of first-year MBA students who did a week-long service project in Southwest Montana. If you have never been to Montana, you should definitely visit it once in your life time. When you get there, you’ll understand why it’s called big sky country. It’s beautiful, wide open, […]

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The zero vacation day dilemma

July 22nd, 2009 · 8 Comments

I have four weeks of vacation days each year. I use all of my vacation days every year. But, I feel I haven’t taken any vacation for the past three years. Okay, I might be exaggerating a little bit. But, honestly, I feel that I haven’t taken a vacation for a very long time. The […]

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Off the grid

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments

I haven’t made any post for a few days because I was completely “off the grid”. We spent a few days in a small resort near Port Townsend in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. No Internet connections, no emails, no computer access, and no web surfing. We swam, played tennis, and spend some quiet time […]

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Five Career lessons from watching Jon & Kate Plus 8

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

My wife and I have been watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 for the past year. We have two little ones, so we  really identify with the daily struggles Jon & Kate have been going through. 🙂 In case you never watched Jon & Kate Plus 8, it’s a realty TV show about the Gosselin […]

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The World is flat, but

April 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I enjoyed reading New York Times best-seller The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. But, I feel that Thomas Friedman painted an overly rosy and simplistic picture of globalization. Let me tell you a true story. I have a friend who works for one of the largest IT outsourcing companies […]

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What do these men share in common?

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Please take a look at the following table. What do these men share in common? Name Birthday Age as of 4/18/2009 David Murdock 4/10/1923 86 Sheldon Adelson 8/4/1933 75 Warren Buffet 8/30/1930 78 Charlie Munger 1/1/1924 85 Rupert Murdoch 3/11/1931 78   All of them are more than 75 years old billionaire still working They […]

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You must be a lazy man if it takes you ten hours to do a day’s work

March 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

When A.B. Farquhar, a Pennsylvania businessman, mentioned to Carnegie that he was always sure to be in his office by “seven in the morning”, Carnegie remarked laughingly: “You must be a lazy man if it takes you ten hours to do a day’s work.” “’What I do,’ he said, ‘is to get good men, and […]

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