May 302013
 

Yun Ma is the Jeff Bezos of China, and successfully started several of the most successful Chinese internet B2B and B2C companies despite limited education. In his recent retirement speech, he gave 30 advices for people. Full of wisdom!

1.每天列出3件最重要的事。
List the three most important things you want to do every day.
2.比别人早10分钟到公司。
Arrive at work 10 min earlier than others.
3.开口前先想几秒钟。
Think a few seconds before talking.
4.发脾气之前先数30个数。
Count to 30 before getting angry.
5.不确定时,挑最难的事做。
When uncertain, pick the most difficult thing to do.
6.给每件事规定完成日期。
Give each action item a deadline to finish.
7.坐第一排的位子。
Always sit in the first row.
8.观察走在你前面的人。
Observe carefully the people who are ahead (in achievement) of you.
9.比别人多坚持10分钟。
Persist 10 min longer than others.
10.记住身边每个人的名字。
Remember the name of every person around you.
11.抢着做事,即使是打扫卫生。
Be the first to do good things, even if it is cleaning.
12.在背后赞美别人。
Praise others behind their back.
13.重视身边的每一个人。
Pay attention and show respect to everyone around you.
14.听别人把话说完。
Listen well and let other people finish their sentences.
15.给别人的比别人期望的多一点 。
Deliver a little bit more than what is expected.
16.批评人之前,先进行赞美。
Praise people before giving them criticism.
17.随身带着纸和笔。
Always carry a pen and pencil (or an iphone /ipad :).
18.醒后2分钟内记录梦的内容。
Write down your dreams 2 min after you wake up.
19.列出自己的10条弱点,并一一改正。
List 10 drawbacks in your own character, and try to correct them one by one.
20.重要的决定最好隔一天再发布。
Wait for one more day before announcing important decisions.
21.睡前5分钟向自己提问。
Ask yourself 5 min before sleep??
Think of three things you are grateful before sleep.
22.每天保持微笑去上班。
Smile on your way to work every day.
23.绝不把工作带回家。
Do not bring work to home.
24.和家人一起吃早餐。
Have breakfast (or dinner) together with family.
25.通过朋友认识新的朋友。
Make new friends through friends.
26.每天读半小时书。
Read books for half an hour everyday.
27.定四个短期目标,选一个核心目标。
Select one long term goal and four short term goals.
28.赚钱永远也不是你人生的第一目标。
Making money should never be your top goal in life.
29.把目标写下来,并每天大声念10遍。
Write down your goals, and read it aloud 10 times every day.
30.立即行动!
Do it now!

May 212013
 

Can’t believe I haven’t written for over a month. I am doing some research on whether to invest in a HiSeq2500 or Ion Proton for RNA-seq and mutation detection. Checked out SeqAnswers, company specs, then see the NGS Field Guid 2013. Seems that HiSeq2500 is still the winner, with both the normal and rapid run giving better flexibility, good solid yield, and existing analysis pipelines. It is great that Ion Proton is also making headway. While it creates risks for investing on the wrong machine, competitors like Ion Proton motivates Illumina to continue improving its machines. There are a lot of exciting opportunities…