NOC is finally over, with the end of my business case presentation.
It wasn't pretty, but I really hope that I get an A for it (since I
did not get to see what other people presented, I can't be sure).
Prof Kau was very nice and asked questions that gave me a lot of
space to answer.
Doing the presentation brought back a lot of memories from work.
Suddenly, I almost felt that I was back in the office again.
However, despite liking my boss and colleagues, I was not very
passionate about that industry. However, it was good to challenge
myself in a totally unrelated industry.
Running a business to sell it off or running a business cause you
have a passion for it? Although I am more inclined to the latter,
it seems that I hear a lot of my peers who think that running a
business is solely to get it to a point where you can exit. I must
qualify that most of them who possess this thought are interested
Tomorrow will be interesting. It mark
Can't believe this. I would be crippled without access to gmail.
Can't imagine the impact on people and businesses in China if this
Good PR though.
On the flip side, China is facing a lot of problems with
external media trying to influence its citizens.
No rights and no wrongs..
Met Jason yesterday for coffee. I was never close to him in school,
but it seems so weird that we can talk about topics easily. We
share common interests in China. He comes from a tech/finance
background, and I come from a engineering? background.
'It's not the amount of hours you work, it's the amount of work you
put in the hours.' - one of the personal mantras I will
Want to finish my presentation for tomorrow (suddenly seems quite
boring, gonna look up Steve Jobs for tips) and actually start
thinking about CS3216. There must be something a group of smart and
passionate people can do beyond Singapore, given 3 months.
I can only say that most of the younger ones have the advantage of
time to learn, and most of the people around my age have the
advantage of a better skillset.
Team of good people with good idea > team of good people with
bad idea > team of bad people with good idea > team of bad
people with bad idea
Saw this from a very good friend email's signature:
'The purpose of life is to discover your gift, the meaning of life
is to give your gift away' - David Viscott
A pretty good answer =)
Recipe for a successful module
1. Take a passionate lecturer who
2. Is slightly crazy and wants to
3. Challenge students to reach their potential by
4. Making them do stuff they
5. Never thought they could
6. With people they don't know so that they can
7. Learn from each other.
I hope that the people taking this module consider going for NOC.
Most of the year 3s and year 4s are probably too old, but the year
1s and 2s still have the chance. The culture in SV, BV and
Stockholm should suit the people in class. It will even make them
become better, as they leave the comfortable environment of home.
Home sometimes makes you lazy and complacent. NOC in China.. is a
I feel old when taking the class. Old in the sense that they all
seem so untouched by the cynicism that a whole life in the
education system causes in people. I hope they never lose their
passion, cause it took me a long time to find mine and I
Has anyone thought about using the TPS for our personal lives? It
would be interesting to see how it could be implemented.
Common concepts (copied from Wikipedia)
- Andon (行灯) (English: Signboard)
- Genchi Genbutsu (現地現物) (English: Go and see
- Hansei (反省) (English: Self-reflection)
- Heijunka (平準化) (English: Production Smoothing)
- Jidoka (自働化) (English: Autonomation - automation with
1. 跟 Eric Ries的访问， 有关 Minimum Viable Product (最基本有效产品)
2. Guy Kawasaki - Art of Innovation
4. 'Flow' - 心理学、成功秘诀
5. How to Make Wealth 怎样制