面试的最后一环一般都是薪资谈判，恐怕也是大家最头疼又最关心的一环。头疼是因为不知道怎么和未来的雇主谈判，关心是因为好不容易走到这一步，既想拿到这个心仪的数字，又怕自己要价过高而错失机会。比如我就碰到过，猎头开始给了很高报价，等到薪资谈判时和雇主一起又极力压价；未来老板给了薪资，又被招聘专员砍价等等戏剧性的薪资谈判。如果你想彻底解决这一难题，那么绝对不能错过本周四推荐的长文，Patrick McKenzie 花了七千词的篇幅详细介绍了薪资谈判的点点滴滴，据说读完这篇文章，你的下一份薪资能大涨20%:)
Dan Shipper 介绍了过去这一年他建立的一些习惯，比如饮食/运动等等。他花了很大篇幅介绍了保持心理健康的一些行动：
- 使用 sun lamp
- 尝试 ACT (Acceptance and Commitment therapy) 疗法；
- 尝试 couple therapy。
今天的推荐并不是一篇文章，而是一组 David Perell 介绍自己阅读的 tweets：
Stephen King 曾经说要严肃对待写作，不要以为写作和洗车相提并论。Robin Sloan 并不同意这一看法，在他看来，任何写作都有可能成功，任何原因的写作都有可能成功。他说变形金刚的剧本就是如此：先有了那些玩偶，然后玩具厂商要求编剧们基于这些玩偶编造一些故事，把他们穿起来，结果最后大获成功。所以要想通过写作成功，最重要的不是写什么，而是坚持写作。
Patrick McKenzie 写了一篇非常详尽的文章来介绍如何谈判薪资：
- 所谓的 package 包括工资，医保，假期，补贴等等；
- 公司雇佣一位员工所付出的成本大约是 ta 工资的两倍，所以要求提高一部分工资，对于总成本而言其实是一个小数字；
这是 Dan Wang 于2020年底写的年度总结，就像2021年的年度总结一样，他花了很大篇幅记述了他对中国的观察。
- This year, I read every issue of Qiushi (translation: Seeking Truth), the party’s flagship theory journal, whose core task is to spell out the evolving idea of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
- Propaganda might not matter to you, but it matters to the party. Anne-Marie Brady has pointed out that the leadership considers propaganda to be the “lifeblood” of the party state.
- For the most part, the party’s role can be boiled down to two items: inspiration, by setting the ideological direction, and control, through its power to select personnel.
- Some of it however can be absurd: I’m skeptical that anyone can readily explain the nuances between “rule of law,” “socialist rule of law,” and “socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics.”
- Daniel Koss reminds us that the longer that revolutionary parties have to struggle before consolidating power, the stronger their ideological commitments and the greater their governance durability tend to be.
- Some of these masks had problems early on, but the manufacturers learned and fixed them or were culled by regulatory action, and China’s exports were able to grow when no one else could restart production. Soon enough, masks were big enough to be seen in the export data.
- Francis Fukuyama states that high-trust societies have “spontaneous sociability,” in which people are able to organize more quickly, initiate action, and sacrifice for the common good. On each of these metrics, I submit that China should receive high marks.
- Even though the government has every reason to be confident about the effectiveness of its virus containment, it has issued a jail sentence to a citizen journalist under the catch-all charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” For all the emphasis on seeking truth from facts, the state still maintains this practice of shooting the messenger or jailing its critics.
- Not only has the government ramped up censorship, society as a whole is developing greater intolerance for dissenting ideas.
- As a society grows rich, its problems become social: an organizational sclerosis, which no technology is sophisticated enough to solve.
- The US responded to the rise of the USSR and Japan by focusing on innovation; it’s early days, but so far the US is responding to the technological rise of China by kneecapping its leading firms.
- US restrictions are setting back Chinese companies in the short term, but I think it’s unlikely they can crush the broader effort to catch up. No country has monopolized a key technology forever: instead, the history of technology has mostly been a history of diffusion.