Episode 63 Step Mother

Last week, I went back to China to visit my families with Jason. Yesterday I told Jason, “I absolutely don’t need any more pajamas but my step mother got me pajamas again, the fifth set! — well I actually kinda like them.” That conversation sits me down for this post. I grow up in a traditional Chinese... Continue Reading →

Episode 41 The Unity of Knowledge

I’ve been a blogger for over a decade. In the recent two to three years, I mostly post on Wechat moments, which is pretty much the equivalence of Facebook used by the Chinese community. Very often if a non-Chinese friend asks “So where is your blog?” I have to awkwardly say oh that’s on a... Continue Reading →

Episode 16 How I Learned to Tell American Jokes

About two years ago, I wrote a blog about Why Humor is So Valued in American Culture: WhyHumorIsSoValuedInAmerica Today I am taking the chance to thank all the awesome people who helped me along the way, to reflect on the significance and breadth of application of #ChicagoApproach, to summarizes my progress over the two years, concluded... Continue Reading →

Episode 15 Small Talk… And Then?

This is a speech I delivered in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business when I lived in the US for the first 6 months. I designed a social experiment related to small talk, and was pleasantly surprised by the results. The speech presented the results and insights. It received a standing ovation at... Continue Reading →

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