5。YouTube 创业不久，就被 Google 以 16.5亿美元 (US$1.65 billion) 收购，主要不是它的程序。其实它的程序并不是什么高科技。因此有许多其它重要因素。
8。我没有也不用 QQ. 想和我联络的话，请用 Skype 打 Lin41216 国外是 Skype 最流行，因为最方便，效率最高。
Here’s how I see it:
If American high school kids can get software projects (say PHP coding), and programmers in India, Russia and other countries (located in their own countries) can get software assignments in the U.S., why not Chinese college graduates? In other words, the problem lies with the un-employed Chinese college graduates themselves, more than any other factor. Don’t assume that young people in other countries are lazy, they are not. They may seem lazy sometimes only because they prefer working smart rather than working hard. The former approach is wiser than the latter. Internet is the easiest area to succeed for those with high-level software ability and motivation, but no capital. The world does not owe you a job, and you can create yourself a job, even a career. It takes entrepreneurial motivation, often lacking among Chinese students. In that sense, one can say that Chinese students, especially un-employed Chinese graduates, are entrepreneurially lazy, compared with their American, Indian or Russian counterparts.
People who just want to live from paycheck to paycheck are usually not very ambitious or motivated. Can an unambitious or unmotivated person be a very capable programmer? Possible, but not likely. Now I don’t deny that there are people who just want to master something 110% and do not care too much about being rich as long as they are comfortable and have a secure job, but people such as these who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of knowledge for knowledge’s sake are rare.
To be truly successful in life such as in business, you need to know more than programming. Of course, you can concentrate on coding and programming and be very successful if you’re truly outstanding, but if you want to have your own business or be an order of magnitude richer, you need to know much more and to take risks. In that case, you need to know much more than programming or have the right and dependable (and I emphasize, right and dependable) partners who are truly able and know their stuff that can complement yours. That means you better be very able in your field and be complementary to them also or the relationship won’t last.
You need to know what the trend is and see far ahead. Re-inventing the wheel is stupid, so is coding a website from scratch unless extremely simple. For example, if you want to be very capable in e-commerce, besides mastering a well-chosen language and related technologies, e.g. PHP+MySQL or ASP.NET+SQLServer, you still need to master a few useful tools, e.g. Drupal/Joomla + SMF, or DotNetNuke, etc.
If you want to set up a e-commerce website, you will need expertise in law and business, preferably in advance, and in any case sooner or later. You can master all these if you’re very focused and start early in life. Otherwise, you will need to partner with others of proven ability in areas that you’re deficient.
Trust is very important. Never inflate abilities or promise more than you can deliver, if you want to win the trust of very capable people. Don’t cut corners or mislead the other side, if you want a long-term partnership. The wise do not squander their opportunities or valuable relationships and have a long-term perspective.
Be humble and objective. Technologies (especially in the software area) change very rapidly. What you know today can become obsolete or superseded in ten years or less. Make the best of what you know but don’t play hard to get. There are lots of very able Indian and Russian programmers competing with you globally. It should be obvious to the Chinese software professionals that they are already falling behind. Any arrogance here will only cause them to fall further behind in global competition.
If you can find a very reliable, capable and well-rounded overseas partner to work with you, consider yourself very lucky. Remember, you need to have qualities (abilities, smarts, character, etc.) that will make yourself attractive enough to very capable people overseas as to make them willing to spend time with you and work with you. That’s simply the reality of life.
One can boast and exaggerate one’s abilities and qualifications and fool a few people sometimes. However, it does not work with truly able people, partners and employers. So, if your goal is to work with the very best, don’t play games. Be sincere and honest and you may have a chance.
My background: Software (desktop applications mostly), Law, Business, Medicine, Patents.
If you want to get in touch Skype me at Lin41216. I don’t use QQ. Good luck.