Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The end… and the new beginning

This is my first blog post (well, my test post is the official first). The last two years I spent at MIT Sloan were absolutely the greatest time of my life. As I left the MIT graduation with the seemingly important MBA degree diploma tucked under my arm, I knew that the good time was all over.

Now, I face the real world with better times. To be honest, I am so much excited than ever. With all the experience, skills, and network I gained over the last two years, I can finally make real difference in the world.

Despite the lack of confirmed job post-graduation, I thought I share with y'all how I am going to focus on.

  1. Family - Well, obviously. Before I came to MIT, I was determined to make the most out of the two years. 24 hours were just too short to do what I wanted to get out of the b-school. Thanks to my wife and now 9-day old baby girl Daine, I had a fair share of time outside home, maximizing the value of my b-school education. You two ladies mean the world to me, and you always have
  2. Building early-stage, innovative companies - I let go of many, many job interviews from some of the most respected companies in the world. First of all, I was stupid but I have absolutely no regret, because my passion tells me that I LOVE building things from nothing. I just cannot be happier with getting stressed out about not having a definite direction whether it's successful or not. Of course, I'd like to make things work and be successful. I don't know where I will end up for my job, but it will be somewhere in-between vacuum space, working hard, and part hard!
  3. Solve difficult problems - The first day at MIT started with a speaker from OnStar's VP of New Business Development, who is also a Sloan alum. The greatest thing about b-school was hearing all kinds of opinions and life lessons about how I should live. He said that solving problems that is just too difficult to solve was the life motivation to him. Okay, this really sounds cliche, but this is what I need to do. I encourage everyone to do this as well.

The above three topics will be the focus of my blog. Come and visit me often, and comment!

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