How I categorise my content consumption

I have no idea why I separate them this way, just some random thoughts Serious stuff psychology and economics human shortcuts and bias IT and business strategy Product design UI & UX illustration & sketching visualisation writings Tech dev Fun stuff: Photography nature beauty Culture and sociology poetry spirituality history Chinese traditional culture and medicine Food, tea, and wine Fashion, …

We manage relationships and keep the vision

As the medium post by Mike Atherton, managing product is actually managing relationships. In my organization, I talk to people, all sorts of people here. Each one holds a different perspective and forms unique relationship with the product. Broaden Atherton’s argument, everyone hires the product to solve their unique problems even for internal departments. One of the important skills for product …

Reschedule

Reading books make me think and improve. And I joy the feeling of getting lightened. Ideas and thoughts I absorbed are like beacons that light up in front of me while I ventured in the ocean. The two recent books I listened, read, reviewed, and experimented “Smartcut” and “So good they can’t ignore you” has once again filled off-work schedule with fulfilling activities. I …

Be Good and Be Known

In order to be known, we have to be good at something first. But to be known is not for the sake of fame, it is a way to get better. The danger is that we get trapped by known without further to be better. As human being, we learn and master new skills seldom as individual. Other than bury our heads in front …

Creator and Investor Do Not Sleep

Some new insights based on books I read and people I observed. The rich who has created wealth do not rest on weekends or public holidays. Investors often schedule warm up meetings during dinner, occasionally accomplished by their lovely and smart wife. They will travel on weekends to catch a meeting the next Monday. If it happens another public holiday …

Thoughts as a 3-month Product Manager in Shanghai

1. Information access in China is very restricted. Widely adopted collaboration tools and workflow to assist agile development are either completely inaccessible or unbearably slow. (VPN is a walk-around, but you can’t rely on it for mission critical tasks.) 2. Copycats are not up to standard yet. They either have very limited functionality, or didn’t integrate well to the rest. Instability …

Short Term and Long Term

A little reminder for myself: When things are tough, there is always a tendency to look around and envy others on what they are doing. Big funding rounds, high profile PR, corporate welfare, attractive salary and bonus packages… Keep my own focus and follow my own heart and passion needs courage and reminders. Don’t give in to the short-term happiness …

A Brief Aha on Chinese Medicine

I started to read books on Chinese traditional medicine since my daughter’s sickness last week. I hope I can find out something useful in protecting my families through the ancient wisdom. The first things I like to note down here is about the misconception of Yin(阴) and Yang(阳) we have always heard of in Chinese traditional culture. Yin and Yang is not only …