Monthly Archives: June 2020

Career to Wealth: From Employee to Second Richest Person in China

Few years ago, he was just a normal Google employee. Let me put it in perspective, recently Colin Huang was valued by Forbes ahead of Alibaba’s Jack Ma but behind Tencent’s Pony Ma. Mr Huang founded Pinduoduo in 2015.

In monetary, relational, workjoy and life impact investment terms, how much was he valued and treated as an intern at Microsoft and as an engineer at Google?

As part of his workjoy conclusion, he said, “Google gave me far more than I contributed.”

Some other Google employees can list a tonne of issues that they may have with the company.

“Some early Google employees had been adversely affected by quickly becoming wealthy. They suddenly got too much money, lost incentives to work and started to look for fun and new careers. Many years passed, and they wasted their most precious time, when they were most likely to have other outstanding achievements.” – Colin Huang, 2016

Life is a journey, a triathlon, or hexathlon. Fun, Worklife – a job, a career – are just one of several gigs in the race. Not the rat race, of course. But your race. Where you maintain your own lane, pace, and work to be better continuously. Not bitter, because you are distracted looking at the race, lane, and pace of another.

No single company is perfect enough to tick all items on Myfunworklife Life Impact Investment checklist. But where will you rather live a big chunk of your daily life, work, transfer your skills and talent to if you have a ‘company name empty’ offer of employment letter?

COVID-19; Is There A Social Experiment Perspective?

COVID-19; Is There A Social Experiment Perspective

“With very little apparent concern or consideration of the possible consequences, we are engaging in an unprecedented social experiment.” – Janet Daley, The Telegraph, 06 June 2020

There are few write-ups that wakes you up from your self-enlisted sabbatical not to write. Janet Daley just hit like a second world war bomb, “into your eighth or ninth decade, you come to terms with the fact of mortality and come to appreciate the most basic truth of the human condition: that nothing is more important than family and friendship.” That speaks to part of what myfunworklife is all about.

Questions on our mind – For example, Is COVID-19 A Social Experiment?

Janet Daley, like some others, also have a lot of questions on her mind, but WHO is providing her with answers?

At first, she started like trying to remind herself of some facts. “At first we were told that it must stay in place “until we have a vaccine”. Then, without any explanation or apology, we were being given the new message that there might never be a vaccine.”

Then her questions poured, in torrents –
1. So normal human interaction is to be suspended far, far into the future?
2. When the number of new cases is down to almost nothing, will we hear yet more about the risk of a “second wave” in the autumn, or the winter, or next year?
3. Must it be decided simply by popular resistance and a gradual collapse of government authority?
4. When – and on what grounds – do we decide that this is over? Or is that logically impossible?

RECOMMENDED: The way we were, all of us, products of the way we were raised.

I can only answer one other question, among others that she asked, “Here is the more important question, to be asked of those on whose behalf all this damage is being done: is this what you want?” I do not know, I feel numb, I seems not to have a voice again. Perhaps, not even able to think for myself! Will that answer or status fits into one expectation from a social experiment?

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