Two nights past and I basically haven’t seen London yet.
I generally don’t do this, but Yang Meng is so special to me so I promised to post a job for him to my expat community, although I warned him not many people are still following this blog. :-) Here you go.
Make life better. Get in on the ground. Start a career at Anker.
Started by a few ex-Googlers in 2009, Anker set out with one goal in mind: to design reliable, affordable yet inspiring products which we would use ourselves. Today Anker has 100+ employees globally, spread among Changsha, Shenzhen, San Jose, Tokyo and Beijing.
We’re passionate about technology and looking for ways to make life easier, more convenient, less consumed by the day-to-day. Anker thrives on the enthusiasm of a hardworking, earnest family of employees. If you’re looking for a job to challenge, inspire and reward you, we’d love to sit down and start talking about adding you to our team. We could be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know someone who might be a good candidate, we’d also love to hear from you and hopefully thank you with our $2,000 referral bonus once the person is hired.
Position 1: Copywriter (in Changsha/Beijing)
As a copywriter at Anker, you will serve as a representative of our brand by producing the written materials necessary to interact with customers. Both individually and as part of a team, you’ll find ways of reaching out to the public. By thinking from a user’s perspective, you’ll determine how to illustrate our products to the world.
- Consider newly developed products from the consumer’s point of view.
- Craft compelling storylines, taglines, and other narrative “nuggets” to introduce our products to a Western audience.
- Serve as a written ambassador of our brand by contributing to the company website, leaflets, promotional events, etc.
- Strong written and time management skills.
- Ability to view products from the customer’s perspective and figure out ways to attract them.
- Interest in gadgets and technology (smartphones, tablets, etc.)
- Outgoing personality with the humility to work as part of a team.
- Comfortable expressing him/herself in a Chinese work environment, preferably in Chinese.
Position 2: Marketing Supervisor (in Changsha/Beijing)
Be the mouthpiece of our company. We’re looking for someone with a flair for influencing others. Whether this be face-to-face or through online social media, you will be the person who works to spread our name. We need a juggler for this role – the ability to multi-task and plan ahead will be crucial to success.
- Build lasting relationships with members of the media to trumpet our brand.
- Create a strong online presence for our company through social media websites.
- Wear a variety of hats to communicate with consumers via forums and other channels.
- Warm personality and eagerness to meet new people.
- In tune with tech media, preferably with established contacts.
- Well-versed as to the ins and outs of social media.
- Excited to use persuasion and influence to ignite our brand.
Long time no blogging, right? Here is the new stuff. I am writing in the conference room at Goldman Sachs Private Internet Conference at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
I just finished a great talk with Tom Lantzsch, from ARM. It was a 1:1 – that type of session you register and spend about 30 minutes with people you want to meet alone. I regret a little bit to request that session when it is approaching because I suddenly realized that I don’t have any intersection between my business and chip design business, and I worried that it may end up with nothing essential and waste both party’s time, and it turned out to be exactly the opposite. Here is a brief note about what we can learn from ARM.
1. Long Term
ARM is a 22 year company. In its first 20 years, 20 billion chips was using ARM architect, and they got 6 billion on the 19th years, and about 10 billion after that. It was then ARM become widely known. They charge license fee, and royalty fee, and in the first many many years, they only run the company to be covered by the immediate license fee. Royalty fee is the big part (0.07 USD per chip) but that came much later. This is not common even in semi-conductor field, and their success is really postponed by focusing on long term.
2. Keep Small
ARM is a 17 billion USD company now. However, it only has 2000 full time employees. They intentionally keep the company small.
3. Run it Cheaply.
ARM is about cheap. They build a culture of cost. As executive committee members, Tom still travels on economic class, and most of ARM’s clients sitting in the section before in flights. Although it does not impact the company financially for CEO to fly business, it does affect the culture. We talked about Google, and talked about the expansion in people, and the luxurious travel package. We all agreed that it is one way road, and cannot come back. ARM charges 0.07 USD per chip (this includes the more expensive chips), and that is the core of its business.
4. Run it Different.
ARM is not a design firm. They feel lucky that several of their principles worked so well in the last 20 years. Thanks to the slow advancement of battery technology, ARM’s core competence around low power consumption chips are stronger over time. I assumed a senario that battery life goes 10x, whatever ARM does not matter that much. Tom agreed.
ARM is also about partnership. Since they don’t design chips, they set standard, and create the architect, so they have few thousand partners, and they used that as a big network effect component: More partners on the equipment side, the more partners on the chip designer side. They played it in a really big and long term way.
Inspiration for me
I was impressed. Many great companies share some common ground. That is very different from the majority. “Luke 13:24: Strive to enter the strait gate”. Follow what most companies are doing and suggesting, and you are doomed.
By talking with great leaders, I can understand how to keep the peace inside, and keep doing what we believe to be true.
I am at Pudong airport and get ready to fly to Puket – my first trip to Thailand, and one of the few trips to southeast Asia.
I sent an email to email@example.com, my old email at Microsoft.
Can you receive this mail?
This was my email alias many years ago.
Jian Shuo Wang
mail.microsoft.com rejected your message to the following email addresses:
mail.microsoft.com gave this error:
The email address you entered couldn’t be found. Please check the recipient’s email address and try to resend the message. If the problem continues, please contact your helpdesk.
Diagnostic information for administrators:
Generating server: BY2FFO11HUB004.mail.protection.outlook.com
Bingo! My email address is still not occupied by someone else. Just for the record, I checked just because we were at a Microsoft gather, and some conversation inspired my curiosity.
After switching to WordPress from MovableType, and after switching from Windows to Mac, I need to find some software to blog on my laptop. Here is MarsEdit. I saw some good comments from Quora on it, and here you are. This is the first post from the client.
Mr. Systrom, now 29, offered this as a parable for the roomful of would-be entrepreneurs who came to hear him talk at Stanford last spring: in the intensely competitive start-up scene here, success is as much about who you know as what you know. “Make sure to spend some time after the talk getting to know the people around you,” he told his audience.
Arrived in Hong Kong and stay in Causeway Bay.
I took a lot of photos with people I met, and many of them are good friends, but I never spent the time to organize them in a good way. Here is my attempt to make it happen.
Sanjeev Singh and Jian Shuo Wang. January 18, 2012 at Facebook Office in Melon Park, CA. Sanjeev was creator of Google Mail, and FriendFeed.com. I visited Sanjeev in Facebook after FriendFeed.com was acquired by Facebook, and had wonderful lunch together in the newly opened cafe.
Jack Ma, President of Alibaba.com. September 30, 2011 at Stanford University, CA. We attended China 2.0 Conference by Stanford University and Jack delivered closing speech after my pannel. We met briefly at the backstage.
Paul Halen, former China Director of National Security Council of White House. Taken in Oct 29, 2011 in Xi’an when we went to Karaoke together.
Jan Berris, VP of National Committee on US-CHina Relationships (NCUSCR). Taken on December 1, 2007 in Nanjing during the Young Leader’s Forum. Jan participated US-China relationship building from leading the US Ping-Pong team to visit China in 1971, and brought Jet Li to US.
Zhu Tong and Jian Shuo. November 2007 in Nanjing, China. Rose Zhu served as interpreter of Zhu Rongji and Jiang Zemin.
With Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, and currently CEO of HP. Taken on March 28, 2005 in Shanghai, China. Worked with Meg for about two months in Shanghai during the summer of 2005.
With Mark Zuckerburg, founder and CEO of Facebook. February 25, 2010, in Facebook, Palo Alto, CA. Mark hosted me when I visited Facebook office with Matt Colher.
Photo with Prof. Tan when I delivered speech on September 21, 2010 at Computer Department, National University of Singapore.
With Zhang Jie, president of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on October 3, 2011, in San Jose, CA.
Group photo of few day gathering Young Leaders Forum gathering in 2007. Among them are Christopher Cassidy, astronaut of NASA and visited space station; Matt Isler, Colonel of USA Air Force with a squadron of F-15C airplane. etc…
I am trying to collect a list of interesting media that is raising these years, and it is very different from the last generation. It is typically created by an experienced media industry person, but jumped out of the old framework. Here is the starting and I will keep updating the list.
- The Founder by former Chief Editor of China Entrepreneur editor Niu Wenwen
- Huxiu.com by former chief executive of China Entrepreneur editor Li Min
- TechNode by Lu Gang
- PingWest Just saw this morning. Chief Editor of CBNWeekly, editor Thomas Luo