The reason you feel stuck is that you’ve been trying too hard with the same set of tools. How can successful people like you become even more successful?

If you are reading this article, chances are you are very successful, even if you do not realize it. You have conquered…


My Book List for Building Asset and Achieving FatFIRE

“Money is a great servant but a bad master.” — Francis Bacon

“Contrary to popular wisdom, knowledge is not power — it’s potential power. Knowledge is not mastery. Execution is mastery. Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.”

“Formal…


The key ingredients leaders must prepare to build great teams

I’m recently casted to investigate and fix culture issues, which are known to be the hardest and trickiest bugs to fix than actual product bugs that can be measured, reproduced, and tested with engineering tools. An unfortunate team worked hard on its goals for a year but ended up with…


Wait, aren’t good performance ratings leading to a promotion? That’s not quite the case, and definitely not guaranteed.

#1, Performance rating is the result of impact — what impact was achieved;

#2, Promotion is the result of behavior — how the impact was achieved.

There are many factors that affects…


“Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity. You’ll avoid the tough decisions, and you’ll avoid confronting the people who need to be confronted.”

Colin Powell

Does your day sometimes get derailed by an ill-received hater’s message or destructive criticism? This could happen to anyone, however…


When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

- Goodhart’s Law

For leaders in any team or organization, defining (measurable) goals is no easy job. …


Leadership capital is the recognition that there is a finite amount of power that any leader possesses.

- The Dichotomy of Leadership

Leadership Capital is similar to traditional monetary capital in many ways:

  1. They are finite.
  2. They take time to accumulate.
  3. They have compound effects.

Leadership capital is a resource…

Leon Liu

Engineer / Speaker / Leader / Diver / Pilot / Investor / Life-long Learner / Father of Two

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