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Investing In People: The Most Profitable Business

When a gentleman wants to establish himself, he also helps others to establish themselves. When he wants to be successful himself, he also helps others to succeed. He judges others by what he knows of himself. – Confucius Have you ever wondered why my motto is “Investing in people”? It all started from a story ...

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Why You Should Lie On Your Resume

Not long ago I told you to steal to become successful. Today I will tell you why you should lie on your résumé. Yes I am crazy especially right after the Scott Thompson’s scandal.

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A Day in the Life Of A Social Media Influencer

  You don’t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me. – Scott Adams With the rise of Klout, a company that measures influences on social networks  which I usually refer as the ...

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If You Want To Be Successful, Learn How To Steal

Steal knowledge

Stealing is not bad as long as you steal the right things.  [Tweet this] … If you steal things, they will last until they are used up.  [Tweet this] If you steal money, it will last until you spend it all.  [Tweet this] If you steal power, one day you will lose it. [Tweet this]

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Modern Fairy Tale: A Story For Every Intern

I had a quick chat with my dear friend, Thien Le [@thien_le], about interns today. I told him a story about a famous singer who followed her dream. Her name is Sang A Im-Propp.

5 mins

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Gifts And Start Giving Cash

red envelope - giving cash instead of present

Yesterday, Alicia and I sat down and planned our birthday party next year. We decided to put NO GIFTS, CASH ONLY on our invitations . We are Asian [ I am not lying, even one of us looks mixed, and the other looks Hawaiian].  Asians give cash for all kind of things from weddings, birthdays, ...

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A Community Is A Brand, Without A Community There Is No Brand

A Community Is A Brand, Without A Community There Is No Brand

Yesterday, I had a great meetup with John Krissilas, CEO, Co-founder of TransitHub [@TransitHubTO], a new location-based startup in Toronto. TransitHub is a community for transit riders to connect, share and discover the hidden gems around transit stations and stops. It is an interesting idea. I lived in Vaughan and now in North York. I might ...

4 mins

Why Just Being Positive Is Bad

  I guess through your life, many people have told you to be positive. Today I will tell you why you should not be too positive.

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The Price of A Smile

I was born into old money. I grew up with new money, and now I have no money. I was born in a third world country, Vietnam. Many years ago, my family was very influential and wealthy. During the war, a lot of our properties were seized or some would call it ‘long term rented’. ...

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