The Definition of Marketing

This is just a mark to remind me to use my mind into thinking of something creative. Hope it can benefit you!

Marketing is the management process responsible for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably.


from The Chartered Institute of Marketing


Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.


from  American Marketing Association


Marketing is the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers, for the purpose of selling the product or service.




Marketing is the activities of a company associated with buying and selling a product or service… Continue reading

Leap Motion postponed shipping date for pre-ordered customers

logo_leap_motionI just got the email from Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald telling me they had to push back the shipping date of the Leap Motion controller units to July 22. The reason, Michael said, is they needed more time for comprehensive testing. I mean I have been waiting for over 3 month since I pre-ordered. The device is said to be amazing, with break-through technology etc., that was why I pre-ordered and just wanted to get my hands on the device when available. It is absolutely sad to know the change. Here is the letter from Michael Buckwald.
I wanted to reach out to update you on the status of our ship date. After a lot of consideration, we’ve decided to push… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Microsoft, or Skype, do something about your Skype/WLM integration!!!

So today I got a popup message from Windows Live Messenger that I must update to the latest version in order to use, which is Skype 6.3. So it is like an ULTIMATUM, I had no choice but updated it. To tell you the truth, I didn’t like the integration last time I updated my Windows Live Message and merged it with my Skype account and I Googled and found out Skype and WLM could co-exist and then I did the same to use them at the same time.

I guessed all my colleagues received the same message and it turned out to be true and I went to help them update it. It went pretty well when you login with your WLM credential, the problem occurred when merging… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

For me in China, the Christmas Day is over, those of you in the west semi sphere, you have few more hours to spend with your family. After all Christmas is all about family gathering, isn’t? What do you do at this time of the year?

For us, the Luna New Year (spring festival) is the day for family reunion! This is the time people celebrate, pray and eat. Yes, eat… It is a feast. Luckily this day is coming soon!

Let’s all celebrate!! Again Merry Christmas to all and happy holiday!… Continue reading

The world didn’t end. Now what?

So people have talked about the end of the world on 12/21/2012 for a very long time, I tended not to believe that the world would end, not on that day at least, however it did concern me a little. There were some what-ifs that I had in mind.

Now that the day has passed, and things are settled, what should we do now?

There sure are some options:

A. Continue my old life, tomorrow is just another day in my life; or
B. The world means nothing to me now, I will just get wasted and spend all the money on whatever I want… Then, I don’t know what will happen and I don’t care; or
C. Make my life more meaningful, do what I’ve got do. Chase the dreams that… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Does marketing service sales?

A few days ago during a meeting my boss and I argued when I mentioned collecting raw sales data for marketing analysis. My boss wanted me to give him purposes of collecting data before doing it, I emphasized that with raw data I could generate any kind of reports that could give the direction in marketing and sales activities.
Well that was not enough for him, what again he needed was specific purpose of it. I understood he was, as a boss result oriented, and I agreed with that. So I gave him a typical example of purpose of collecting and analyzing data: to know how our products were distributed and what else we could do about it in terms of marketing activities. That turned out to be not a… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Nick Cannon Doing Pole Dance on AGT

In Episode 7 of America’s Got Talent season 7, Nick Cannon who was the host went on stage after the contestant Lulu’s performance. Quite surprisingly, well not that surprise considering hist his history of hosting AGT, he took off his shirts and showed off his “bras” and did a pole dance with the contestant Lulu. How fun was that?! What would Mariah act after she saw this? Haha… Btw, didn’t it hurt to have his nipples duct taped?

Remembering My First Bumjee Jump

On June 3, 2012, it was a great day for outdoor activities and you just could not let it go wasted. And yet on this day I experienced my first Bumjee Jump, it was a lifetime experience of course. I always wanted to do a bumjee jump, luckily this time I found a friend as crazy to go with!

From a 50 meters high platform, I could see why not so many people want to play this sport. Looking down it was pretty scary. To get to the platform, you had to take stairs, lots and lots of stair steps! I mean by the time I got to the top, my heart already beat at 150.

The staffs spent quite a while doing the preparation which gave me enough time… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Raid 5 Gone After a Power Failure

Just now in my office when we were working, the file server was disconnected as well as the exchange server. I thought it was just a common power failure which we experience in the past all the time and had no problem. So I went back to the server room and found out that UPS was not on (power cut off). Nothing else usual was found, so I turned it on and then the server.

So I waited and waited and the Remote Desktop Connection could not be established after 15 minutes. So I got a monitor and connected it, the strange thing was the screen prompted “DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESSURE ENTER.” My instinct told me the BIOS setting was changed, specifically the Boot Priority. So I got in BIOS setting by hitting Delete. It was actually the booting disk was missing. By the way, I have RAID 5 built in a Silicate 3124 PCI-X external card. Now the Raid was shown on BIOS setting, what do I do? I was asking myself.… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Mark His Words!

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Inc… Continue reading