Raymond Tang: Be humble -- and other lessons from the philosophy of water
Westpac's Raymond Tang wants to help bridge the East and the West by exploring and applying ancient Chinese philosophy in the modern world. Full bio
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packed with meetings,
something still feels missing.
was moving very quickly.
as fast as we can think,
I spoke to my friends,
my mind with junk food,
The Book of the Way and Its Virtue."
more than 2,600 years ago.
and the smallest book on the bookshelf.
to one particular poem.
when I first read this passage.
reading it to you guys.
just suddenly disappeared.
in this passage to my day-to-day life.
three lessons I learned so far
have helped me find greater fulfillment
flowing in a river,
and keeps all the animals alive.
any attention to itself,
any reward or recognition.
a few important things.
like I know what I'm doing
of promoting my glory and success,
the success and glory of others.
where I can get ahead,
their challenges so they can succeed.
connections with the people around me.
in the stories and experiences
new quirks, new ideas
I didn't know before,
and help from others.
to remain grounded,
the stories of the people around us.
is about harmony.
water flowing towards a rock,
it doesn't get angry,
somehow water finds a solution,
I began to understand
in the first place.
with my environment,
by the need to succeed or to prove myself.
from trying to achieve more success
to feel calm and focused again.
simply being who I am,
or expected to be.
on things that I cannot control
with my environment to solve its problems.
of describing the power of harmony.
without force or conflict,
sense of fulfillment in our endeavors
from achieving more success
from the philosophy of water
it can be a liquid, solid or gas.
or a flower vase.
and change and remain flexible
in the environment.
of constant change.
to a static job description
reinvent and refresh our skills
we host a lot of hackathons,
or individuals come together
in a compressed time frame.
is that the teams that usually win
experienced team members,
who are open to learn,
the changing circumstances.
to step up, to open up
and continue to be paralyzed
about Chinese philosophy
from the philosophy of water so far.
my guiding principles in life.
or just not sure what to do,
inspired by a book
of bitcoin, fintech and digital technology
how it works for you.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERRaymond Tang - IT manager
Westpac's Raymond Tang wants to help bridge the East and the West by exploring and applying ancient Chinese philosophy in the modern world.
Why you should listen
Raymond Tang grew up in Guangzhou, China. An advocate of cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace, he founded the Cultural Leadership Toastmasters Club at Westpac to help individuals find and share their unique selves and cultural experiences. He is also actively connecting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) talents with growth opportunities through his involvement with Westpac's Cultural Diversity Leadership Employee Action Group.
A technology geek at heart, Tang is excited by the possibilities at the intersection of technology and philosophy. He believes that great technology should help us connect deeper with ourselves, so that we can discover different ways to make a difference whilst staying true to who we are as individuals.
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