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My 70+ Years Old Misconception about US Immigration Laws
何毓琦 2024-6-19 23:44
America is often celebrated as a nation of immigrants (for their contributions and patriotiism) . However, one may also argue that the US is a nation of European immigrants both in terms of the majority population and racial identities. There is a darker side of US history of Anti- Asian immi ...
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Getting there is all the fun!
何毓琦 2024-6-18 22:11
Last night I received a phone call from a former Tsinghua student who was a student in my class when I lectured there in 2004. Since then he has come to the US received his graduate degree and started his academic career. He called to inform me that he has just received word from the Dean at Harvar ...
个人分类: 生活点滴|351 次阅读|没有评论
The Revolution in illegal drugs
何毓琦 2024-6-10 18:06
It is worthwhile to take note of the technological, social, and commercial revolution taking place in illegal drugs. In the olden day when opium first became avaliable, you need a pieice of land to plant the crop that can be used to produce opium.You need to own the land, to protect (i.e., paying f ...
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Another giant of control leaves us
何毓琦 2024-6-6 19:00
I just learned that Bristish control theorist, David Mayne, unexpectedly passed away on May 27 after spending a festive week with friends and family. He was 94. I knew David since 1969 and had close interactions with him both in UK and USA. Last time I seen him in person was at his 90th birthday zo ...
个人分类: 生活点滴|929 次阅读|没有评论
To young scholars wishing to learn (II)
何毓琦 2024-6-3 03:44
.In my active research days, I supervise no more than five students at any one time. To teach research and explore new topics, you need working with students in one-on-one setting in hour long session at least once or twice a week. I have been retired since 2007 and wrote my last paper in 2009. I ...
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To young scholars wishing to learn
热度 1 何毓琦 2024-6-2 21:06
TO: Young scholars wishing to establish communication relationship with me I receive request from young Chinese scholars exclusively almost daily/weekly via RESEARCH GATE or LINKEDIN who wish to establish communication and learn from me. I admire their desire to learn. Generalized que ...
个人分类: 生活点滴|987 次阅读|2 个评论 热度 1
Another advantage of senior community living
何毓琦 2024-5-29 19:47
Recently having living in this senior community for more than 2 years, I came to appreciate another advantage of such place - complete safety for the residents. For seniors living in their own home, whether alone or with their partner, you are completely at the mercy of home invasion and random att ...
个人分类: 生活点滴|1030 次阅读|没有评论
Climate Change, Home Insurance, and the Plastic crisis
何毓琦 2024-5-22 07:01
As a result of climate change, wide fire in Westerm states became numerous. Many home owners find their home are no longer insurable (i.e. their poilicy was dropped by their insurance company and cannot find another company to insure them against fire damage). As a result they were force to join a ...
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There are no magic learning pills or free lunches
热度 1 何毓琦 2024-5-19 20:47
Often influenced by Kung-Fu novels where a person accidentally found a magic instruction book and overnight became a expert in martila arts, young scholars starting out in their career try to find the same magic pill or secret instruction which enable them to acquire wisdom instantly and achieve wo ...
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The Peter Principle of Management
热度 1 何毓琦 2024-5-8 00:22
The Peter Principle says people are always promoted to the level at which they are incompetent. The logic here is that employee are rewarded for good performance by being promoted to a higher level. For example, a good slaesman becomes a sales manager. However, different levels of management ...
个人分类: 生活点滴|945 次阅读|1 个评论 热度 1

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