Confucius said: “A fine horse is admired not for its strength but its heart.”

Talent can only get you so far. You need to develop a host of other qualities to achieve long-term success in life. Strength and determination are vital if you are to overcome obstacles along the way and complete tasks that other people think are impossible.

Courage and calmness when you are under pressure also come very high on the list. So too are the curiosity to find out what is really going on and the wisdom to make the right judgment about a particular situation…

Richard Brown

I live in Taiwan and am interested in exploring what ancient Chinese philosophy can tell us about technology and the rise of modern China.

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