Perspectives on the 9-9-6 work ethic in China

The 9-9-6 work ethic championed by technology companies in China suggests that every tech worker there should work from 9 am to 9 pm for 6 days a week. Within a year, it has gone from the envy of people outside of China to a serious pushback from the Chinese technology workers. In this article, I want to explain if the 9-9-6 work ethic is really sustainable for anyone out there and offer the perspective when 9-9-6 work ethic can work for an individual.

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When you join a startup, Please keep your eyes wide open

Oftentimes, you will read stories about employees being screwed on stock options in a startup or founders being total jerks during the acquisition process and leaving the employees nothing. Here’s a way to put everything in context before anyone of you decide to join a startup. In short, please keep your eyes wide open before joining a startup and understand the different perspectives.

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Why Digital Transformations Fail Case Studies II – Digital Assets are not Free

In this article, I want to focus on a specific problem that is common with the mindsets of incumbent operators about digital assets. This mindset problem has a drastic effect on the P&L and how the failure to fund digital assets can be detrimental to digital transformation. Using a simple example of how a hypothetical traditional news media company often fail with digital transformation in that mindset.

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