May 7, 2017

"Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion" - Oscar Wilde

Apr 11, 2017

What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. What matters is to find a purpose,

May 7, 2016

2016 Cerebral Vascular Seminar in Shanghai

My writing project: a social media post for an event. It's for a medical professionals' club - Best Doctors Club (referring as BDC).

Sep 5, 2015

Interview with Hospira Asia and Japan Regional HR Director John Crawford - Part Two: being a culturally-sensitive leader...

In Part Two, John shared with me the two extremes of “culturally-sensitive” leader, and how to correct the common misbelief about what truly motivate local employees as well as break the hierarchy and create a fair working environment to release their full potential.

Aug 9, 2015

Interview with Hospira Asia and Japan Regional HR Director John Crawford - Part One: China’s talent landscape and developing local talents

I met John Crawford, Regional HR director Asia and Japan at Hospira, who shared with me his views on the latest competitive landscape between expat and local talent for MNCs in China nowadays and the most difficult cultural challenges faced in managing local employees.

May 31, 2015

Interview with Human Behaviour Specialist and Life Coach Adrian Cahill on coaching in China and cross-cultural understanding (Part Three)

I sat down with Adrian Cahill to talk about his experience in China. Adrian is a motivational coach who has lived in China for more than 3 years now. In the last post, Part Two, he talked about cultural barriers, and why cross-cultural misunderstandings have something to do with people's thinking patterns, and the "typical" Chinese challenge. In this part, he will talk about intercultural relationships and what's his strategy to cope with the "copycats" competitors.

May 23, 2015

Interview with Human Behaviour Specialist and Life Coach Adrian Cahill on coaching in China and cross-cultural understanding (Part Two)

I sat down with Adrian Cahill to talk about his experience in China. Adrian is a motivational coach who has lived in China for more than 3 years now. In the last post, Part One, he talked about the challenges of living and working in China; in Part Two, he will talk about cultural barriers, and why cross-cultural misunderstandings have something to do with people's thinking patterns, and then how he copes with the "typical" Chinese challenge...

May 16, 2015

Interview with Human Behaviour Specialist and Life Coach Adrian Cahill on coaching in China and cross-cultural understanding (Part One)

I sat down with Adrian Cahill to talk about his experience in China. Adrian is a motivational coach who has lived in China for more than 3 years now. He will talk about the challenges of living and working in China, how he copes with cross-cultural expectations, and his perspectives about what you can expect as a coach and how the Chinese think about coaching.

Apr 20, 2014

Interview with Former Deutsche Bank HR Director Jered Hol on HR Transformation

Jered Hol sat down with me to share his insights about HR transformation and his C-level executive experience in a 500 fortune bank in Asia. A year ago, he moved to Singapore in a new position as a member of a global project team on HR transformation while also simultaneously serving as the regional rep of Deutsche Bank. Due to many changes in the project and a general lack of progress, he decided to look for a new job in Singapore as well as in other selected cities in SEA, HK, SH, Tokyo and left Deutsche Bank at the end of March 2014.

Mar 25, 2014

Rio Goh reveals his secrets of establishing a successful career in China

I sat down with Rio Goh, the new country head of Morgan McKinley in China and listened to his stories of establishing a successful career in China. Since his arrival in 2005, Goh has started as a manager for a boutique recruiting firm and after several years, he has successfully gotten director role under his belt. How have he managed to do that...