Welcome

For those who don't know me, my name is Meng. For those who know me, my name is still Meng. Welcome to my home page! I hope you didn't lose your way coming here.

My full name is Chade-Meng Tan. I started using the nickname "Meng" when I realized Americans can't do names with more than one syllable. ("Meng" is the name of a famous ape in Singapore).

I was trained as a Software Engineer. I used to introduce myself simply as "an engineer", then people would ask me, "So, what type of engineer are you?". My reply was, "Well, I am a good engineer". This reminds me of a joke:

Q: How many software engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None, it is a hardware problem.

I work in a modest little company called Google, you might have heard of us. I am Google's Jolly Good Fellow (yes, it is my official job title). I used to be a Google engineer. I'm now semi-retired.  My current job description at Google is, "Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace". In my free time, I try to save the world.

I am the author of the New York Times bestseller, Search Inside Yourself, a book endorsed by the Dalai Lama and President Jimmy Carter. That made my mom proud. For more about my (mis)adventures, you can read my bio.

Anyway, thanks for coming to visit. Perhaps we can have coffee together some day.

 

Contact me: jollybodhi@gmail.com (or my assistant Karen at thejollypa@gmail.com).

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