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Career Path Discussion
Nov 21, 2011
Sean Chi (NTUEE 99)
能力
vs.
興趣
My R&D Career
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Start-up environment: cross-functional works
Curiosity kills the cat?
R&D value: cost down?
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Time to change - a balance of:
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Interest: business result, end customer.
Demand: downstream integration. Cross-border.
My days with ASUS
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Very strategic
Diversity: large organization, sourcing from the world
However, there is a missing link between innovation and
commercialization.
Step out of your comfort zone!
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The world is flat
Jump from my engineering training:
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Functional: Finance, marketing, strategy, design…
Personal: risk-taking, listen to customer, think beyond utilitarian, negotiation skill,
business acumen, open-minded…
Story teller + analytical thinker
MBA
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Before
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In school
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Know your self
Future plan
Culture shock
Structured thinking
Diversity
Selling yourself
After
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We’ll see…
Find your passion
 Life will connect the dots.
 Live as you will die soon.
 多元化的成功
Everything will be fine!
Find your passion – some tips
Experience it, and talk to people!
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Define your own success
Avoid sunk-cost bias
Think wild - Everything is possible
Aim high
 氣度決定高度,格局決定成就
What to consider about a job?
(what motivate you!?)
Tangible:
 Job assignment
 Financials
 Title/Reputation
 Organizational power
 Location/Travel
 Learning
 Impact
Intangible:
 Job nature: creational.
operational. diversity. team.
communication…
 Culture
 People
 Opportunity
 Networking
 Social impact
50/50 rule: contribute 50% of a job by your
expertise to learn the other 50%
So, what’s next?
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Enjoy your life!
Step out of comfort zone. Be open.
50/50 rule
Create creditability and build your confidence
Be realistic and socially responsible
Maslow’s triangle
Find your passion: toolbox
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Think deep
 What stay you up?
 What motivate you?
 The happiest moment?
 Key change in life?
 10 years from now?
 How do you want to be
remembered?
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What motivate you?
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Tool:
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Contact:
Sean Chi
[email protected]
Financial
Title/Reputation
Power/Authorization
Learning
Impact
Altruism
Diversity
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