2012 is definitely a great year, full of challenges and of course full of gains. SSCX has grew significantly especially in capability area, we have built up the relevant and important skill and capability not known before. Thanks to many new partners within the firm. What made 2012 a great year for SSCX is most importantly contributed by my long term colleagues. They are fantastic this year! I can feel the energy of a very dynamic and strong team players, you can’t find such team in many companies.
While, the company is doing great this year. Personally, I feel fantastic. I learn a lot this year. Some of them are pricey lessons, and I am lucky that I can learn them now, instead of later. The most important things I learn are to not judge people by what you see and how to put emotion aside from business. I found several people lacking integrity, while I did believe in them before. It’s a hard and painful truth, but if you learn about putting emotion aside, well, you can see much clearer.
Warren Buffet once quoted saying “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you!”. He is right. Well, so far, they can’t kill us. It’s a good lesson tho’.
I count myself lucky 🙂 In most areas, the company is doing great. I would like to wish you a happy new year and hopefully 2013 (yeah, some dudes call it 2012A, but I don’t believe in 13’s bad luck) will be a great year for you!