For those who don't know me, my name is Meng. For those
who know me, my name is still Meng. Welcome to my home page! I hope you
didn't lose your way coming here.
My full name is Chade-Meng Tan. I started using
the nickname "Meng" when I realized Americans can't do names with more
than one syllable. ("Meng" is the name of a famous ape in Singapore).
I was trained as a Software Engineer. I used to
introduce myself simply as "an engineer", then
people would ask me, "So, what type of engineer are you?". My reply
"Well, I am a good engineer". This reminds me of a joke:
Q: How many software engineers does it take to
change a light
A: None, it is a hardware problem.
I work in a modest little company called Google, you might have heard of us. I
am Google's Jolly Good Fellow (yes, it is my
official job title). I used to be a Google engineer. I'm now
semi-retired. My current job description at Google is, "Enlighten
minds, open hearts, create world peace". In my free time, I try to save
I am the author of the New York Times bestseller,
Search Inside Yourself, a book
endorsed by the Dalai Lama
and President Jimmy Carter. That made my mom proud.
For more about my (mis)adventures, you can read my bio.
Anyway, thanks for coming to visit. Perhaps we can have
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org (or my assistant Karen at email@example.com).
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