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My New Mission Started 12 Months Ago

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy My New Mission Started 12 Months Ago Hi Reader! Twelve months ago, I resigned from LinkedIn. In the afternoon of Friday, April 14, 2023, I turned in my badge and laptop back to the company that I had worked for almost 12 years. My colleague David stayed with me for one last photo, which you may see pop up around the internet. Jimmy's last day at LinkedIn, with coworker David I don’t consider this transition to be a career break. I’ve never taken any time off in my life...

about 6 hours ago • 4 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy Avoid Getting Forgotten In the last few months, I've been studying both marketing and how people can learn more effectively. I believe continuous learning is a way for people to stay adaptable for a better future. Effective learning means not forgetting learned skills. Effective marketing means audiences not forgetting the brand. In 1885, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus published his research on the forgetting curve. He was the first scientist to systematically test...

7 days ago • 2 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy Even the Sun Will Change. So Will Our Careers and Lives. What do you predict will happen during the upcoming Great American Eclipse in the United States? I believe we can learn about how to handle surprises in our lives and careers from these solar eclipses and other cosmic events. Centuries ago, people feared the sudden unexpected disappearance of the sun during eclipses with real terror. Today though, eclipses are generally regarded as a novelty life experience akin to...

14 days ago • 7 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy Essential Networking For Academic and Professional Success Do you remember how you got your first job? Your last job? Or any "lucky" break? Your network, both professional and personal, likely played a big part in it. For future career and business opportunities, your network will remain even more essential as the world twists and turns faster with AI and other trends. Just this week, take a look at the twin news of: Cognition is launching Devin the "world's first AI...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy Solving the Challenges of Data Leaders Through a New Leadership Group Meet Henry. Henry was a data scientist who got promoted as the “Head of AI and Data” in a 130-person company. Henry is now suddenly a first-time manager leading a team of two direct reports (a data engineer and an analyst). Henry is now also responsible for creating the company’s AI and data strategy while reporting directly up to the CTO and other C-level executives. However, Henry never got training as...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy The Advantages of Blogging on Medium I believe people who build their online brand will get more career options. Whether you aspire to work at a “dream company” or to start your own business, your brand will give you a competitive advantage. I’ll share with you how I'm leveraging Medium.com to build my brand to stay ahead of AI trends. This week, I’m thrilled that my story on “How I Became a Data Scientist Before I Joined LinkedIn” (friend link for you) was published in...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy Enabling Language Learning With AI I’ve always had a fondness for machine-based language translation. When I was a graduate student at Stanford University, my team won the award for the best business plan presentation in our entrepreneurial class. The business plan that we pitched was for an internet-based language translation service during the heady dot-com era when Yahoo! and Google were being launched from the same university. Besides getting the class award from the...

about 2 months ago • 7 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy How Can I Change to a Different Career? Hello Reader! First of all, I’d like to welcome the recent new subscribers this week. I invite you to use my open office hours for a brief introductory meeting with me, or for a quick question, or for consultation of how I can help you. Schedule 15-min call Today’s email is dedicated to data scientists and people who aspire to transition into data science. Be forewarned: this week’s email will be a bit more technical than my usual...

2 months ago • 6 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy Relationships Matter in the Age of AI What was the most important principle I learned over the 12 years as an employee at LinkedIn? It’s simple: “Relationships Matter.” Yes, it’s about professional networking and community. I still believe in this core value of “Relationships Matter” and apply it in my current work and life today. Fundamentally, relationships has always mattered. Building a solid professional network is one way to thrive in the age of AI. I explained more...

2 months ago • 5 min read

Jimmy Wong AI Jimmy Beware of the AI Backlash I published a blog article for Mentors and Coaches Are the GPS for Your Career. I’m not going to repeat the article here, but will give you a little bit of the behind-the-scenes glimpse into my content creation process. I didn’t use AI to generate the article. However, I did ask ChatGPT to do a high-level review of my final draft. I specifically wanted a final check that my wording was inclusive before publishing. My prompt: Give me feedback on my...

3 months ago • 4 min read
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