Fei’s Website Everything about Fei

July 16, 2009

Lean Startup

Filed under: Business — Fei @ 6:45 pm
mixergy

www.mixergy.com is a nice website. The founder interviews a lot of successful entrepreneurs, and the interviews are very enlightening. I will post some interesting interviews in the future.

I listened to the interview with Eric Ries, on the lean startup concept. Eric explained the pros and cons of stealth mode, the separation of customer launch and market launch, and how to test assumptions using customers’ feedback.

Eric learned market testing the hard way from his startup IMVU. How he and his team developed a technology brilliant 3D avatar plugin of IM, but failed to attract any customers. How he learned the lessen that his basic assumption was totally wrong. He then scratched months of hard work and started all over again, turned the company 180 degrees, launched a new IM with 3D avatars and achieved great success.

Here is the interview: http://mixergy.com/ries-lean/

July 12, 2009

我的二毛五分钱在哪儿?

Filed under: 往事如风 — Fei @ 3:28 pm
By Darren Hester

By Darren Hester

今天中午在餐馆吃面条,心想要付现金。面条吃到一半就在心里把要付的总数算了一下。口袋里有一些硬币,拿出来一看,一枚二毛五分,一枚一角,两枚五分,两枚一分,心想碎钱正正好。当时记得很清楚碎钱是这个数目。

面条吃完了,该付帐了。我又从口袋里掏出这些碎钱来。一看,傻眼了。那二毛五分钱不见了。只剩下一枚一角,两枚五分,和两枚一分的硬币了。怎么回事?我手又到口袋里去掏,把口袋里所有的东西都拿出来找,哪里找得着。口袋软软的,啥也没有。再看看地上,啥也没有。手上的硬币也不见二毛五分钱。如此翻来覆去五六次,还是没找着。当时也不是在乎这二毛五分了,只是好奇那硬币跑哪儿去了。不过当时不认为这钱丢了,只是它不想让我找到。

好吧,找不着也没有办法,我就把硬币放回口袋。付钱时就给了一元纸币。出了餐馆,手又不由自主的放在口袋里。咦?我哪来这么多硬币?掏出来一看,那枚二毛五分钱好好的躺在手中。就是我之前怎么也找不到的那枚。

我觉得这时候大多数人都会认为自己没有找仔细,我不这么认为。我口袋里掏了好几次,所有东西都拿出来了,没有找到。手上也明显没有。我不觉得是我的问题,而是那钱的问题。它就是在我要付钱的时候消失了,之后又回来了。

其实这不是第一次发生这种事情了。以前我也有偶尔找不到东西的时候。刚开始的时候我总觉得是自己的问题,找得不仔细。但后来我总是发现那失去的东西在我找了很多遍的地方出现,那我找的时候总是视而不见?我现在觉得是这样东西消失了,之后又出现了。所以找不到的时候着急也没有用。

最奇妙的是现在我每次找不到东西就会想一想这东西是不是丢了。如果直觉告诉我没有丢,我就想是放在哪儿了,如果想到的话就去那儿找,十有八九能找到。如果想不到的话也不担心,心里会默默许愿让那东西出来,过一两天它自然就出来了。如果直觉告诉我东西丢了我也不担心,因为担心也找不回来。而那东西确实就再也没有出来过。

July 11, 2009

Wells Fargo Sues Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Denies Allegations

Filed under: Economics,Readings — Fei @ 11:00 pm

Court RoomI don’t usually do this, but this is so hilarious…

However, it definitely shows how rigid the American law is. Seems ridiculous on the surface, but the ridiculousness is based on a sound system foundation 🙂 I’d rather have this than making exceptions….

“Due to state foreclosure laws, lenders are obligated to name and notify subordinate lien holders,” said Wells Fargo spokesman Kevin Waetke.

Here is the link: http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/al-lewis-wells-fargo-bank-sues/

Powered by WordPress