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Mable, New York

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Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Three Great Gifts From My Mother

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On this Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to remember my mom than to share three great gifts she gave me long time ago. I can’t say that she knew how these little random things she’d done…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Can China Lead?

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Last Thursday, I was invited as a guest to join Harvard Professor William Kirby on a Boston public radio program “Open Source” to discuss a billion dollar question – Can China Lead? “Can China Lead?” is Kirby’s new book based on…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Getting In v. Fitting In

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  Earlier this year I applied to get into the piano performance and interpretation seminar at NEC – the New England Conservatory As I read the class description, I thought I should get in and fit in because it sounds like…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Are You Ready for Work?

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I talked and dined with a Harvard student, a new friend, last week about her career interests and job search after graduating this May. Among the numerous barriers that she has to overcome to secure a job interview in the…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Mind Over Body?

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How often do you hear this mind-centric mantra “Mind Over Matter?” As this phrase implies, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. But what if  it – is your body? Can your mind control your body? Can your mind tune…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

A Million Dollar Question

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On the eve of Chinese New Year of the Goat, I found myself challenged by a million dollar question in the least expected of places. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Special Something For Special Someone?

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Valentine’s Day was one of my most dreaded holidays for most of my single adult life. I dreaded that urgent sounding message on TV…“Have you found that special something for that special someone in your life?” I dreaded those commercialized…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Why Is Mind-wandering Good For You?

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Does your mind wander? Is mind-wandering a good or bad thing? For me, mind wandering was a bad thing. As a brooding teenager growing up in a high-speed, high-voltage pressure-cooker society like Hong Kong, I often heard scathing remarks from…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Are You A Hothouse Flower?

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We have all heard of the expression “A Hothouse Flower,” (温室里面的花儿), we all dread being called one. Who wants to be perceived as a flower that grows up in a heated greenhouse – exquisite and delicate – but so fragile…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Why Personal Brand Matters?

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When I became an entrepreneur by launching a media start-up a few years ago, I had to quickly learn many business concepts and lingo – elevator pitch, market niche, value proposition etc. But none seemed harder to change or control…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

Stall Talk: A Survival Guide After the Holiday

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I have never liked stall talks. As we know, stall talks are the kind of friendly private conversations usually between girls during their toilet visits. And increasingly, they have also become the kind of PR/marketing messages wrapped around porta-potties popularized…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

My New Year’s Resolutions 2015 – What Really Matters?

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Happy 2015! Have you mapped out an ambitious list of New Year’s Resolutions “Do’s & Don’ts?” Why do we tend to make these big bold plans at the beginning of every year? And why do we keep breaking them, making…

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Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.