Welcome to my first ever blog! My friends have been asking me to start writing a personal blog or blogging for years. I have been very reluctant to start a blog, because blogging needs commitment and effort. For a long period of time, I have not been able to find a theme or topic of my interest.I could not find a theme or topic, which I was interested to write for long period of time.
Until recently, two events inspired me to start a blog. The first event was my housemate’s graduation ceremony at my current university, Swinbune University of Technology. I saw a lot of happy faces of graduates, their friends and families inside the ceremony hall. The atmosphere was very warm and casual. When the graduates started to be honored for their certificates on the stage, their families and friends were busy taking photos or videos of the graduates while a few clapped. Most of the audiencewere talking amongst themselves or playing games on their phones. The same social interactions happened, when the master graduates started to get on the stage. Interestingly, when the Dean of business school announced that ,“We have three doctorate graduates today.” The people in hall wnt silent and looked up at the stage that very instant. When the Dean honor ed those Phd graduates, all the people in the hall were clapping. Thatkind of recogintionand respect motivated me to pursue my education career further. I hoped that I can get my doctorate degree in the future. That would be one of the biggest achievements in my life.
The second event was a phone conversation with a high school friend from Hong Kong. We discussed a book which he sent to me. The book was called Sun Tzu Strategy, which is one of the greatest classic strategy book of all time. We talked for hours about the applications of historical warfare in the modern business world. My friend and I were amazed by some of our findings. My friend told me that I should put them on a blog and share them with other people. Some people could benefit from that.
These two events have given me a very clear theme for my very first blog. The purpose of this blog is to track and record what I have read, seen and experienced throughout my journey to obtain one of the biggest achievements in my life, a Phd in Human Resource Management. As for the readers, I will select and recommend some practical and useful books and journal articles with my personal summaries and reviews. Constructive comments and discussions are highly encouraged and welcomed. I hope that everyone in this journey can get something useful and positive out of it.