Chade-Meng Tan, known informally as Meng, is a former software engineer and motivator at Google known especially for greeting celebrities who visit the Google campus.
He was Google employee number 107 and his job title was Jolly Good Fellow. He joined Google in 2000 after working for five years at Kent Ridge Digital Laboratories in Singapore. He officially left Google on October 30th, 2015 as announced on his personal blog. At Google, he worked for eight years in Engineering on projects such as mobile search. He then worked for two years as the Head of Personal Growth and was a member of their Talent Team. In these latter roles, he wrote a motivational course and the associated book called Search Inside Yourself has become a New York Times bestseller.
He started collecting celebrity photographs when Jimmy Carter and Al Gore visited the Google campus. This became a tradition and he now has a large collection of photographs of his meetings with celebrities at Google...
Quotes by Chade Meng Tan
People who are optimistic react to setbacks from a presumption of personal power. They feel that setbacks are temporary, are isolated to particular circumstances, and can eventually be overcome by effort and abilities. In contrast, people who are pessimistic react to setbacks from a presumption of personal helplessness. They feel that setbacks are long lasting, generalized across their lives, and are due to their own inadequacies, and therefore cannot be overcome.
The key is to let go of two things: grasping and aversion. Grasping is when the mind desperately holds on to something and refuses to let it go. Aversion is when the mind desperately keeps something away and refuses to let it come. These two qualities are flip sides of each other. Grasping and aversion together account for a huge percentage of the suffering we experience, perhaps 90 percent, maybe even 100 percent.
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