Random Thought: Egoless Ego

I have three insights about doing great things and achieving major breakthroughs, and they all turn out to be contradictions. Exhilarating Discomfort Making a commitment to achieve a breakthrough is very exciting, but very...

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Random Thought: The Prognosis for China?

I can’t make up my mind what the prognosis is for China. There are 2 diametrically opposing hypotheses, both seem possible and reasonable. One hypothesis says China will prosper and become the biggest, richest, most...

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Funny Thought: Standing Up for America

It turns out that the CIA has been making friends in Afghanistan by giving Viagra to Afghan chieftains. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/25/AR2008122500931.html?hpid=topnews Q: How do you tell which...

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Funny Thought: Love Me, Hate Me

There are 2 ways to inflate one’s own sense of self-importance. One is to think that people love me. The other is to think that people hate me. In reality, I discovered, people just ignore me.

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Funny Thought: Christmas Time

Every year, right about this time, I get annoyed that Christmas happens in late December, right when the weather sucks.  Constantine could have chosen any day of the year to be Christmas Day, but instead of choosing a nice...

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Funny Thought: Stop Sign

A joke my 9-year-old Angel made up:   There was a man who came to a ‘Stop’ sign.  He stopped for an hour and caused a lot of traffic.  A police officer came by and asked the man, “Why aren’t you...

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Funny Thought: Bar

When I go to a bar, I expect to see a bunch of crazy people saying nice things about me. You know, complimentary nuts.

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Meng in the News: 陈一鸣幽默风趣 虔信佛教

Story about me in the Chinese World Journal (世界日报):   陈一鸣幽默风趣 虔信佛教  座右铭:生命太重要,不能太认真  【本报讯】陈一鸣在人才济济的网络巨擘Google公司,能够纵横自如,除了工程师专才,幽默风趣的个性显然也帮助他建立重要的人际关系。...

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Meng in the News: 南大毕业生陈一鸣捐款设奖学金

Story in 联合早报 about my philanthropy.   June 25, 2007 回馈社会,先从母校开始 南大毕业生陈一鸣捐款设奖学金 1994年,陈一鸣(37岁)毕业自南洋理工大学电脑工程系。现在,他是美国网站搜索公司谷歌(Google)的电脑软件工程师。 每年捐献一万元...

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