Meng Wanzhou’s speech back at his alma mater: thousands of books, thousands of cups of coffee
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September 2, 2022
After many years, I came back to my alma mater again, and I was both moved and emotional.
Our campus has gone through hundreds of years of vicissitudes, and it is endless;
On the campus, we are just a young classmate, and we are in full bloom.
Looking at all of you here, I can’t help but remind me of my high school days. In that era, carriages and horses were slow, letters were far away, and time was long. As a former student of Duyun No. 1 Middle School, I am very grateful to my alma mater for training me.
I also thank my classmates for their concern and concern for me. Your letters to me are like a torch, giving me warmth and strength!
These friendships accompany me, go over every danger, climb mountains and chase every dream.
Today, the theme I share is: thousands of books, thousands of cups of coffee.
When we were students, we were thirsty for knowledge and used thousands of books to enrich our cognition and thoughts; after entering the society, we gradually realized that “it is difficult for those who do it alone, but those who do it all tend to follow”, and any progress requires the knowledge and experience of others Every opportunity to drink coffee with others is a rare exchange of ideas, and a thousand cups of coffee is to gather the wisdom of others to open up your own thinking. “Ten thousand volumes of reading, a thousand cups of coffee” is what I have observed and thought along the way, and I hope it can be helpful to you on campus.
Everyone can be a teacher, a cup of coffee absorbs the energy of the universe
There are various cafes in Huawei’s campuses across the country. Here, you may encounter company executives and are being interviewed; you may see foreign faces, sharing their views in fluent Chinese; Found a group of young people working out formulas on a whiteboard, arguing vigorously because of differences of opinion.
Even though the company has encountered unprecedented challenges in recent years, we still build many park libraries and cafes, and still maintain investment in employee incentives, honors, and prosperity of the park.
We firmly believe that the most important value creation of technology companies is innovation, and the source of innovation comes from the vitality and creativity of employees. The future is not saved, but created by continuous investment and hard work.
The heated discussions and the collision of thinking sparks are often the source of inspiration and the starting point of climbing. Today, we have established “Huang Danian Tea House” on or near many university campuses.
We encourage employees to go out of the office, have coffee with university professors and researchers, chat about ideas, and discuss the direction and future of the industry, and even the technical problems faced by the whole society.
We encourage every employee to read more, think well, and be able to argue, obtain the power of wisdom from the long and splendid human civilization, find the direction of breakthrough from the excellent practices of others and the industry, and open the ceiling of thinking. This is the “point” opening;
We advocate that every employee drink more coffee, exchange ideas with internal and external experts, and absorb cosmic energy by borrowing stones from other mountains. This is the opening of “face”;
We publicly publish advanced papers and technical problems on the Internet, and welcome the industry and society to jointly promote, inspire each other, and compete to solve problems, so that the power of innovation can rush forward. This is the opening of the “field”.
We strive to create an opening from “point” to “face” and then to “field”, promote the progress of the entire industry, and jointly solve the technical problems faced by the entire society.
In 2019, a doctoral student joined Huawei after graduation. His research direction is “brain-like intelligence”, which is an emerging interdisciplinary subject. Since 2020, he often drinks coffee and chats about technology with college teachers and students at Chasiwu, and also discusses academics and joint research with experts from different departments, and even brings in market personnel and potential customers to promote cutting-edge technologies. and United.
For more than a year, he drank more than 1,000 cups of coffee in the tea house. His team and product line have jointly completed more than 20 technological innovations and achievements transformation, and published more than 10 papers. Facing the rich fruits, he sighed: “The coffee in the tea house is made of sweat and sparks.”
Reading thousands of volumes can help us enrich our theoretical knowledge; a thousand cups of coffee can help us absorb ideological energy and stimulate innovation. What they have in common is that they require us to have an open mind, maintain curiosity about the unknown, and put in the sweat of struggle.
In the face of technological blockade, Huawei “has no heroes who fall from the sky, only mortals who stand up.”
With courageous and persistent attempts, make the goal clearer;
With invincible courage, make the journey more brilliant;
With the blood of moths to the fire, make the dream more pure.
Science is an endless frontier. From basic theory to commercial application is a long and arduous process, requiring decades or even centuries of conversion and promotion. In disruptive innovation, failure is inevitable and success is accidental. Only by opening up the boundaries of thinking, organizations, and talents, and bringing together countless brains to communicate, collide, and inspire each other, can it be possible to stand on the shoulders of giants and make breakthroughs in theory or application, and it is possible to illuminate like a beacon. development of the entire human society.
We believe that, no matter in the past, present, or future, the foundation of survival and development is “everything is talent, and openness is fundamental”. Today’s Huawei, as the issuer of industry development, we must use world-class problems to attract and achieve world-class talents.
Since this year, we have successively released the challenges and problems encountered by our industry to the whole society through the online Huangdanian Chasiwu platform. We have received positive feedback from more than 600 college teachers, and 91 colleges and universities participated in the unveiling. In early August this year, Huawei presented the “Spark Award” to the winners, thanking them for their significant contributions to the industry and the scientific community.
Maybe a few years from now, all of you here will join us in tackling challenges together.
Everyone shows their talents, and a bucket of paste glues the wisdom of the world
Peter Drucker said, “Most people spend their whole lives to make up for their shortcomings, but they don’t know that the energy needed to improve from incompetence to mediocrity is far more than the effort to improve from first-class to excellence. Only by relying on advantages can we achieve this. excellence.”
At Huawei, we do not require employees to be “proficient in everything” and “decathlon”, but to encourage employees to make persistent efforts in areas they truly love and excel at. “Single outstanding” talents with problem-solving and problem-solving abilities are what are most needed in the current period of overcoming difficulties.
Huawei is such an open platform that glues a group of people together to do one thing.
More than 20 years ago, there was a young man at Huawei’s Russian Mathematical Research Institute who was engaged in algorithm research. It can be said that he is one of the few “genius boys” hired by Huawei with high salary in the early days. Because he was unwilling to leave his hometown of Russia, in order to keep him, Huawei set up a local mathematics research institute in Russia. After he joined Huawei, he didn’t like to interact with people. He spent his days fiddling with computers, playing games, and occasionally doing some mathematical research. For a long time, he seemed to be mediocre, with no scientific research results. But it is such a “weird” genius who broke through the algorithm problems from 2G to 3G ten years later. Based on this achievement, Huawei also launched a Single RAN solution for the European market, gradually surpassing our competitors. .
The “weird minority” that is difficult for ordinary people to understand may have talents that ordinary people can’t surpass in some aspect. “Using people’s strengths and making the best use of their talents” is our way of employing people.
The protagonist of the second short story, graduated from Tsinghua University with a master’s degree in chemistry in 2016. After he joined Huawei, he engaged in software coding development. He said that changing the track is due to love. In the programming again and again, I realized the similarities between writing code and chemical experiments, both of which need to fully consider variable factors in a scenario full of uncertainty, and carry out detailed design from the end. Time pays off, not only did his inter-professionalism not affect his ability to become a coding expert, but his solid chemistry skills gave him a unique way of thinking and problem-solving ability.
In fact, Huawei has many such interdisciplinary scientific research talents. What Huawei values is their solid accumulation of basic disciplines and innovative problem-solving ways of thinking. In Huawei’s early power supply development team, there was a main person who used to be a dentist.
Mr. Ren said in an interview at the Davos Forum that he neither understands technology nor finances. He is just carrying a bucket of paste, sticking together outstanding people, and spelling out a talented Huawei.
Wisdom meets and listens to openness, and has light;
Love meets excellence and surprises;
Dreams meet with all-out efforts and miracles.
Heroes do not ask where they come from, and those who create value should be respected. The core of Huawei’s “paste” philosophy is value creation, value sharing, and mutual sharing, protecting the reasonable interests of each contributor and forming a cluster. Huawei has bonded employees from more than 160 countries and regions, as well as thousands of external talents.
Excellence can only be achieved by relying on advantages.
Life requires struggle at all times, and a long march with hard work
When I first joined Huawei’s financial department, I started as an accountant. In that era of manual work, accounting was not only a technical job, but also a manual job. At the end of each month, all the documents are bound by hand, and we sit on the floor of the office, punching holes with a hammer drill and binding with twine. Today, these jobs are increasingly being carried by digital technologies. Compared with today, the struggle at that time seemed a bit difficult, but the spiritual world was very rich.
What I want to say is that although young people no longer need to repeat the “Long March” we once had, the down-to-earth spirit of struggle will never go out of style, and each generation has its own new Long March.
The protagonist in the short story I will share next, Mr. Ren said after listening to her report: “You are the financial officer in my imagination!”
After graduating from the University of Chicago, majoring in financial engineering, he joined Huawei and worked as project finance in Huawei’s Kenya and Botswana offices. Although the financial theory learned in books is broad and profound, it cannot directly guide us to calculate a clear account or save a penny. In order to make it clear, she used the weekend to get off the site to understand every process of digging trenches, burying pipes, blowing cables, and backfilling. At the same time, she made up for the local tax-free policy, and not only calculated the accounts of each contract clearly , and also helped the company save a lot of costs. In her own words, “Thekitchen”The process is boring, but only by completing each process in person can you master the secret recipe of delicious food.
No matter what era you are in, you need to struggle every moment in life, and each generation has its own new long march.
We live in a digital world, and computing power has become the foundation of technological progress and economic development, which is changing our production and way of life. However, the current computing power is still far from meeting the needs of the future, and computing power must be one of the focuses of the world’s technological competition. In the future, if tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even hundreds of millions of servers can be scheduled in real time based on an operating system, it will bring about a huge increase in computing power. In the computing industry, China has planned 8 national-level hub nodes and 10 clusters, forming a grand strategy of “calculate the number in the east” and “deposit the number in the west”, and Guizhou is an important part of it. One of the common missions of our generation is to increase computing power hundreds of thousands of times, and let computing power bring us a more convenient and smarter world. You may have heard of the concept of “metaverse”. The metaverse is the virtual world that maps and interacts with the real world. The realization of the metaverse requires enormous computing power, including cloud computing and edge computing. Going forward, the metaverse will see breakthrough developments in your generation. Using technology to promote the development of industry and society is the new Long March that your generation needs to make continuous efforts and selfless struggle.
In the long march of the digital world, we will go ahead with determination and continue to seek.
On the Long March of the younger generation, you will let a hundred flowers bloom and take advantage of the momentum.
On the road of pursuing technological innovation and climbing scientific peaks, we need strategists who aim high and look up to the stars, as well as doers who have feet in the dirt and fragrance in their hands. “I like to see the thousands of waves of rice buds, and the heroes everywhere are smoking in the evening.”
At present, Huawei is enduring and facing unprecedented challenges. And we, from the impermanence of the long journey to the fearlessness of giving up others, from the chance of no retreat to the inevitability of the road to victory. On the new Long March road, we take our dreams as horses and our original intentions are like a rock.
In the face of repression, do you shrink back or continue to open up? How can we ensure business continuity when advanced components and advanced elements are unavailable? Breakthroughs in basic theory and basic research still have a long way to go. How can we make more valuable contributions, and how can we continue to lead the light of science and technology?
From the previous sharing, the answer may have been obtained.
The root of solving all problems and problems lies in talents. We will adhere to an open view of talents, absorb the energy of the universe with coffee prepared with sparks and sweat, bond the wisdom of the world with an open mind and pattern, and look up at the stars while keeping our feet on the ground.
Life is full of examination rooms, a perseverance lights up dreams
From childhood to adulthood, we have gone through countless exams, and each stage will face different exam questions. When we are studying, the school and teachers will set the questions; after graduation, the times and society will set the questions; when we don’t want to follow the old ways, satisfy the status quo, or are not willing to be at the mercy of fate, we will set the questions ourselves and tenaciously live a different wonderful life.
The road of life is long, and there are exam rooms everywhere.
In solving problems again and again, we have the courage to try and make mistakes, and we are young all the way;
In the difficulties again and again, we embrace changes and grit our teeth;
In the turmoil again and again, we will do our best and strive for success.
“The spirit of an era is the spirit of youth, and the character of an era is the character of youth.”
For the exam questions of life, starting a pen is the youth interpreted by sweat, and finishing the pen is the moment of firm writing.
Classmates, are you ready, whether on campus or at work, to always maintain an open and enterprising heart, always maintain a tenacious and down-to-earth character, and not change your course due to adverse currents?
Are you ready to become the best group in this generation, devote yourself to the research of basic disciplines such as mathematics, science, chemistry, biology, etc., strive hard on the road of innovation, and dare to be the first in the world?
Are you ready, in literature, art,educate, health, sports and other careers firmly love, not afraid of the long distance, learn from others’ strong points?
Are you ready to actively participate in practice while studying theory, strive for perfection, stop at perfection, and become a great country craftsman in the new era?
Are you ready to use your fiery youth to compose the years like water?
Witnessing history and going through changes, Duyun No. 1 Middle School is flourishing.
The future is promising for the students who go to the mountains and seas with love.
Duyun No. 1 Middle School of “determination, honesty, and responsibility” has lasted for a long time.
Firm, flying and dazzling young people, gather in the galaxy.
May you cherish your time and seize your youth. “And try new tea with new fire, and poetry and wine take advantage of the years.”
I have coffee, you have dreams, let’s work together!
(Source: Duyun No. 1 Middle School)