Four frightening words every manager must avoid

One of the most dreadful sentences at work: “We need to talk.” A manager comes to his engineer’s desk and says in hurry: “We need to talk.” Engineer in fearful voice and distressed look: “Now?” Manager:  “Tomorrow as I have to run.” The manager leaves and the engineer is in complete puzzle. He’s now wondering … Continue reading Four frightening words every manager must avoid

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The key to be successful in the corporate world

The key to be successful in the corporate world: leadership. Steve got out of college and got a job at ASoft Inc. as an engineer. In less than 2 years, Steve got promoted to be a manager due to his accomplishments. In other words, Steve was put into a leadership position. He had no experience leading … Continue reading The key to be successful in the corporate world

Overwhelmed leadership awakened

The  Deloitte’s "Global Human Capital Trends 2016" report (page 27-33) show an overwhelming conclusion: "The leadership challenge is urgent and growing in importance." "89 percent of companies see leadership as an important or very important issue (up from 87 percent in 2015)" "57 percent cite leadership as very important (up from 50 percent)" "28 percent of respondents reported weak … Continue reading Overwhelmed leadership awakened

My thought on Buffett’s partnership letters

He was definitely well-trained under Graham. He was quite young when he started his partnership but was very disciplined already. Buffett talked about buying a security with a huge margin of safety and would like the stock to go down so that he could buy more of it for less. He was certainly confident with … Continue reading My thought on Buffett’s partnership letters

Eat your own cooking or soon no one will

11:09pm 8/24/2016 My dear clients, It was 7:30pm and I was having some fries with my son at McDonald. McDonald's food was good as always. If you know me, I'd rather have McDonald than a fancy sushi meal. A powerful thought came to my mind. Does McDonald's CEO (currently Steve Easterbrook) eat McDonald's food? Their service … Continue reading Eat your own cooking or soon no one will