Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

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20160129_b737_uudd7 - Seamus Phan in a Boeing B737NG procedure trainer

What if you live till 100 and beyond? What would you do?

Have YOU thought about retirement yet? No, I am NOT a financial adviser or anything related. I am NOT selling you anything. This is a philosophical and a pragmatic question.

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Soaring above in a hot air balloon

How to fail your job interview (or 5 things not to do or say)

I was sitting in the cafe I regularly frequent, and observed yet another fascinating exchange between a boss of a recruitment firm, and a candidate.

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Stack of old books

The Road Not Taken: Leaving science was my best career decision

I have always loved science, even as I was thoroughly loving art at the same time. You could say I have an ambidextrous mind, and I could love and juggle both science and art at the same time.

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Wall clock and time

What my unemployment as a young man taught me to succeed

I failed my junior college and went through national service in the army, and came out to the market after service, to face the worst recession in the 1980s. Unemployment was my daily reflection.

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Sengaku-ji, shrine temple for the 47 Ronin in Tokyo

Why I prefer to be a Rōnin than to work at a big corporation

The Rōnin (浪人, or wanderer) describes a samurai with no lord during the feudal period of Japan which lasted till the 19th century. Some of you may have heard of the tale of the 47 Rōnin, or have visited the shrine museum at Sengaku-ji (泉岳寺). The Rōnin enjoyed no perks or fixed stipends, and had to fend for themselves. It would seem pointless to be a Rōnin, right? Not so fast.

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Who determines your market value – you or the market?

A fair pay for a fair day’s labor, as they say. If you are paid a certain remuneration, it is equitable to how much effort you put in, and how much results you yield for the company.

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