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Lesson I Learned

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Xiaowei Chen

on 27 April 2016

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Transcript of Lesson I Learned

Who are you?
PhD in Computer Science, HKBU

University Lecturer
Deputy Head of Marketing
Technical Trainer
Others - Pre-sales, Product Management, etc.
What do you want to share?
My work and travel experiences

Lessons

Self-understanding

Career Selection
My work experience
My travel experience
So you want?
What life do I want?
A deeply satisfying AND financially successful life

What should I do?
Do what I love that happens to be what others value and are willing to pay for.

Still on my way...
Self-understanding
What are your strength and weakness? (Job oriented)

Can you find a dream job which matches your ability? (Try to catch)

Does a job description match your ability? (Crafting a story)

Do you like the job after you get it? (adjust yourself)

After one/two years, do you still like the job?

Incrementally improve / Change direction


Career Selection
Single functional vs. Cross functional

Tactically strong vs. Strategically strong

Critical thinking vs. Strategic thinking
Life is long.
One key to success over the long haul is simple:

Integrity.
Goal
Lesson I Learned
Self-understanding and Career Selection
Xiaowei Chen, Michael
michaelcxw@gmail.com
https://hk.linkedin.com/in/michaelcxw

Traveling, Reading & Writing, Photography, etc.
Norway
Hawaii
Antarctic Peninsula
China ASEAN
Argentina
South Africa
USA
Australia
Dubai UAE
New Zealand
Leave Univ: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_538f46f7010009ek.html
PhD life: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_538f46f70101ojz5.html
First job in HK: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_538f46f70101ru9y.html
Question: Are you pursuing your own dream or someone else's?
Single functional vs. Cross functional

Tactically strong vs. Strategically strong

Critical thinking vs. Strategic thinking
One key to success over the long haul is simple:


Integrity
Long term: Portfolio Theory
Life is short.
Will you be spending the rest of life truly living, or just surviving?

Are you pursuing your own dream or someone else's?
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