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May 04, 2006

confession and continuous improvement

recently I have been doing research at home, for assignemnts and for the dissertation, at the mean time I downloaded some buddist movies for mental renewal.

in Buddist philosophy, confession and continuous improvement is very important. we should confess everyday, or at least reflect everyday to understand what we have done. something we have done well, something we have done wrong, something in between then we should improve.

how to improve ourselves? there are three points:
1. shame yourself. what is the difference between human being to other being? we will feel shame. e.g. when we did something wrong we will feel shame, when we realised our weaknesses we will feel shame. shame yourself give us an opportunity to look at our heart deeply and clearly.

2, fear. some people will say: no of course not! I wont fear anything! only coward have fear!

yes, maybe you are brave enough to try everything, or handle every situation, or face any difficulty, but this fear is linked with your consciousness.

some people they fear nothing, because they dont believe in karma, causes and consequences. they thought they could escape the law after they did something so called clever, and believe no one could ever know. every concequence has a cause, if people could escape this life, oneday they will still taste the bitter, only matters the time. how can we not fear?

nothing is certain in this world, only death and tax. when that day comes (not the taxation day) even you want to improve or confess will be too late. all your dreams, your ambitions, your reputation, will stop where they were when the death reach his hand to you. time is always so little, and always so much to do, how can we not fear?

3. brave

we always try to give ourselves many excuses to defer day by day. I will do it tomorrow, I will do that next time….not good!
facing our own mistakes and weaknesses plus trying to improve ourselves, it takes bravery. a hero is brave, and a person who try to admit his mistakes also trying to improve is another kind of hero too. mariah carey sang a song hero, that hero exists in everyone, it is our own concsiouness and bravery!

so, continuous improvement one hand need a mentor to advice you; in another hand, you need to believe karma is your witness.

April 09, 2006

knowledge, asset, technology

these 3 are inter-related and interdependent. technology could not exsit wothout proper knowledge and financail asset to develop. knowledge could not renewal or move on without asset (financial) to support. Asset requires knowledge and technology to maintain and develop….

the principle actually is similar to the material vs intelletual consesus. without material suppot intelletual could not last long, without intelletual support material just empty shell. what makes human being became the king of the nature? intelletual, it is the spring of our lives, it's the light of our darkness, it's the oxygen for our soul. however without material support, our body would not be there, so there will not be a carrier for the intelletual.

outsourcing topic

this is interesting topic too, you outsource what you lack, and someone who is good at it offer what you want.

good relationship and marriage should be two ways mutual outsourcing, we both offer each other something we are good at, in the same time we recieve something we lack from each other, hopefully during the whole process we all develop and improve out life, mind, attitude…

(to be continued)

tacit knowledge consideration

this is a very interesting topic, tacit knowledge is more likely to be the philosophy consesus rather a business aspect.

(to be continued, after my PEUSS)

March 29, 2006

5 stories



(立场不同、所处环境不同的人,很难了解对方的感受;因此对别人的失意、挫折、伤痛,不宜幸灾乐祸,而应要有关怀、了解的心情。 )

Different Situations

There are one pig, one sheep and one cow lived in the save place. One day, the shepherd caught the pig and tries to pull him out. Pig was crying, sheep and cow were annoyed by his noise, said: “What is the matter? He often catches us and pull us out, we never cry!”
The pig said: “That’s completely different! He caught you for your wool and your milk only. He caught me for my life!”

(People often cannot understand others in different situations. When you see others frustrated, hurt, painful, please try to care them not laughing at them. )

2、 靠自己

妈妈:因为蚯蚓弟弟会钻土, 大地会保护他啊。

Depend on ourselves

Baby snail asked:” Mom, why we have to carry this heavy hard big shell since we born?”
Snail Mom: Because we don’t have any bone to support us, so we could only climb but very very slow. Therefore this shell is here to protect us.
Baby snail: but why caterpillar has no bone either, she doesn’t need to carry this shell?
Snail mom: because caterpillar could become butterfly one day, the sky will protect her.
Baby snail: then earthworm has no bone nor became butterfly one day, why he doesn’t need to carry this shell?
Snail Mom: because earthworm could drill, so the earth would protect him.
Baby snail cries: we are such poor creature! There is no sky or earth to protect us.
Snail mom said: Honey, that’s why we have the shell! We don’t depend on the sky or the earth, we depend on ourselves!

3、 鲨鱼与鱼

曾有人做过实验,将一只最凶猛的鲨鱼和一群热带鱼放在同一个池子,然后用强化玻璃隔开,最初,鲨鱼每天不断冲撞那块看不到的玻璃,耐何这只是徒劳,它始终不能过到对面去,而实验人员每天都有放一些鲫鱼在池子里,所以鲨鱼也没缺少猎物,只是它仍想到对面去,想尝试那美丽的滋味,每天仍是不断的冲撞那块玻璃,它试了每个角落,每次都是用尽全力,但每次也总是弄的伤痕累累,有好几次都浑身破裂出血,持续了好一些日子,每当玻璃一出现裂痕,实验人员马上加上一块更厚的玻璃。后来,鲨鱼不再冲撞那块玻璃了,对那些斑斓的热带鱼也不再在意,好像他们只是墙上会动的壁画,它开始等着每天固定会出现的鲫鱼,然后用他敏捷的本能进行狩猎,好像回到海中不可一世的凶狠霸气,但这一切只不过是假像罢了,实验到了最后的阶段,实验人员将玻璃取走,但鲨鱼却没有反应,每天仍是在固定的区域游着它不但对那些热带鱼视若无睹,甚至于当那些鲫鱼逃到那边去,他就立刻放弃追逐,说什么也不愿再过去,实验结束了,实 验人员讥笑它是海里最懦弱的鱼。

Shark and fish
Someone did the experiment before. He put a vicious shark with some fish together in the pond, but using special glass to separate them. At the beginning the shark attacked the transparent glass everyday, he tried to eat those fish but he could not. Every time staff change a new glass when the glass had a small crack, it became harder and stronger material, the shark often attacked till bleed.

Eventually one day, the shark stopped attacking the glass, so the staff removed the glass, but the shark still stayed in his side. So the experiment was off, staff laughed that shark was the most coward creature in the ocean.

But people who hurt in the relationship before all understood why-because the shark doesn’t want to get hurt again.

4、 神迹




A small town in France, it said there was miracle spring water could heal many diseases. One day, a retired soldier with one leg only arrived. People said: “poor guy, does he want to beg the God give him another leg again?”
The soldier heard it and answered: “No! I want to beg the God to show me how to move on my life without one leg.”

(Try to accept the fact what you lost, and try to appreciate what you lost. Whatever lost or gaining in our lives, we should try to light up the fire for our future, don’t cry for the pass and try to find out the meaning of the lives.)

5、 钓竿


Fish Rod

An old man was fishing by the river, a kid saw it and came next to him. Old man likes the kid so wants to give the fish to him. The kid said no. old man surprised: “why not?” the kid said: “I want to have your fish rod.”
“what you are going to do with that fish rod?” old man asked.
The kid said: “the fish would be eaten very shortly. If I have the fish rod, I could fish for myself, then I could always have fish.”

(You might think he is a clever kid, but he isn’t . if he only asked for the fish rod, he cannot even have one fish at all. Why? Because he doesn’t know how to fish yet, so only acquire the fish rod is useless. The trick for fishing is the fishing TECHNIQUE, not the fish rod. many people thought they have the fish rod so they have everything. As the kid thought as long as having the fish rod then he could always have fish, employees thought as long as they sit on the director’s office then make them always have money.

March 20, 2006

Robustness, Six Sigma, Engineering

since the product improvement using six sigma, the modules invlove a lot of engineering system design, and I found it's very interesting!

robustness Design and Development even made me want to be an engineer in the future, but my Mths, Physics are very bad, so I know just dreaming.

Now I want to know more about engineering knowledge, and I admire engineers! our lives rely on engineering environment, and the engineers are there to maintain, develop, innovate them, I like Robustness this word, haha!

January 27, 2006

Product improvement using six sigma

what a busy week! I will catch up more ideas later, now need to cook!

January 12, 2006

chanllenge yourself

after I submitted Statistics and Financial analisys control those assignments, I found i have passed the challenge!

my year one I failed the statistcs subject, year two and three I failed my finanical management and international financial analysis. these 3 subjects drugged my average mark down to 51.2 only, wherewas my other subjects all above 60. I want my 2.1 degree back!! only if I could turn back the time.

I dont want to forever live under my shadow, I hate numbers it is well known, but I want to challenge myself. I wish I could pass these two assignments, that's the most improvement for me during these 3 years, coz I could overcome the fear!

after I did the statistics assignment, I think it is actually quite practical tool to be used in the reality, powerful tool. if I dont need to use the posson distribution again, haha.

the FACS assignment is …..difficult, but interesting. I cannot believe I could write 1500 words against the financial statements! I did translate the numbers into english!!! or I should say I did interpret !!

so form today, when I look at a financial statement, I could understand if this company is doing well or not, I could understand if this company have large loans or not, if this company market share is positive or not….

if I didnt write the assignments, I would never know I could achieve this!

some reflecttions about TQM ad Business Exellence

recently I HAVE bought m;any books from Amazon, much cheaper than buying from waterstone _

When I was studing my undergraduate degree, TQM this subject interests me the most. that's why I chose our EEE course. however after I look at the TQM book and Management and Quality Control this book, I have some queries and reflections I would look to blog.

Total Quality Management appeared earlier than business Excellence, and seems Business Excellence cover more holistic topics than TQM. TQM seems concentrate on Quality system, quality control tools and communication, teamwork those aspects, looks like the Process enabler and people enabler in comarison to EFQM model.

TQM foundation said the model for TQM is: Culture, communication, commitment, process, customer and supplier. I thought it seems to be the alternative names for leadership, partnership, people, Customer, process. what missing here are strategy, CSR and key performance result.

TQM looks more likely to be developed from Deming philosophy, whereas EFQM model more likely to be developed from more than Deming theories, for instance PDCA, learning organissation such theories.

MOst of my friends ask me what I am studying, I say business excellence, they dont understand at all. I say TQM, they still dont have a clue. I say, ISO9001 is as mall part of that, they will say: oh I see! quality assurance!!

such narrow and pathetic preception for most of people. quality assrance yes is quality, but quality certainly further beyond this "tangiable" thing. we are talking about quality both in terms of tangiale and intangiale aspects, those intagible things are more difficult and more important to be developed, improved for a company.

December 16, 2005

christmas party

the christmas party was great! be honest it was the first time I have had such social activity in uk during my entire study years.

It was the first time that my course director attend and had fun with us, and first time that I hang out with none-chinese classmates. (dont call me discrimination but I never hag out with local classmates before in newcastle. either they were not interested, or I thought they ae too wide…haha)

I remember when I was in switzerland I hang out with my German teacher and llclassmates for babecue events, such great memory. and I am glad that our EEE course is a small group, there is no gangs or paty separation, no others gossip around your back…..

I feel very happy since I study at warwick, and started te course. I have to say the course is quite difficult for me and a bit intensive. but being good and study hard supposed to be criteria fr every good student isnt it? we study together, cook together, go to sport centre together, shopping together…we learn from each other, not only the academic things butalso social things.

to all my classmates: today we might feel a bit hard and difficult in this subject, but in th future when we look back, all of these would become the most beautiful trousure of memories. whatever harsh we are fcing at this moment, just lead us to understand, what is bitter from the sweet.

All the best to our master degree!!!

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