[photo of a Godzilla poking out on the roof of a cinema]
After three days spent hanging with this friend of mine who came over from the U.S., this morning commutation suddenly turned out rather mundane. In fact, I somehow feel doubtful of my belonging here. Still, I am not dissatisfied; nor am I stressed over it. My stupid aspiration of doing big has risen to a new overwhelming level, drowning me in an utter state of self-pity.
I decided to note down several eye-opening points in the several talks I had with my friend here because they truly helped organize my messy set of perspective. This guy has acquired a quite substantial a position in Google in Silicon Valley, and he thinks on a much higher corporate and global standard. I was, and still am, impressed at how much he has grown.
These notes are merely bulletted memo to retain the precious upset (uneasiness) I gained during these three days.
- Drones are revolutionary. It is not hard to make, perhaps, but it opens up much more horizons to explore.
- There’s a new trend of sharing drones: owners let people from other states borrow their drones to fly to certain places and collect information via a designated app.
- Drones are already used at Google as surveillance and several other purposes: checking broken pipes remotely.
- A guy promoted his device which can collect and share information among various manufacturers’ drones. The making takes only a few dollars while the margin surpasses your imagination.
- Considering the large number of drones sold last year in the US, the market for such a device promises fortune.
- Services with drones, however, still stay limited in the US because of other countries’ different legal system.
- Cloud market is already flooded with competitors.
- A guy, studying chemicals in school, devised a type of kitchen paper which can effectively wipe oil-stained utensils. He managed to persuade stores to put his product on their shelves and sold them at $2 each. Now he’s a millionaire.
- Revolution can come from the most down-to-earth daily feature and affect households, which in turn brings a huge progress in living personally and socially.
- Knowing how to market is a crucial key. Your self can become a commodity.
- While some are interested in making money – most of those in Silicon Valley do, others including me find creating things more exciting.
- No one is ever too old to succeed; always remember to come up and sustain ideas, even the most trivial ones.
- Do what I like, never give in to boredom.
As I carve these on my brain, hopefully I can make good use of them when the chance comes.
[no, the featured photo does not have anything to do with the contents]