Life Thought

Will reading this book make me stop being an atheist?

While in Dallas, I attended church on a Saturday with the family of a potential client, whom I had just presented my company’s pitch to. It was my first real exposure to Christianity. After the service, we had lunch with Richard, whom we had met at the church, along with his wife and daughters, all devout Christians. Richard shared how his life transformed and he found inner peace through his faith. Initially, I was skeptical,…

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Thought Life

Jonah. How do you feel about your time in the US? What stands out?

Thanks for asking, John. I’m going to give a long answer for the questions. The past 50 days have been a rollercoaster of flights and road trips. The money we spent during this time is twice the annual income from my first job. Living in the United States is no joke when it comes to expenses. But for me, every bit of exhaustion and every dollar spent has been worth it, thanks to the amazing…

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MagneTalk Technical

Why N42 Magnet can operate well beyond 80°C?

When choosing a magnet for high temperatures, it’s a common mistake to simply rely on the maximum working temperature specified on the neodymium magnet grade data sheet. This only holds true when the length-to-diameter (L/D) ratio is 0.7. N M H SH UH EH 80°C 100°C 120°C 150°C 180°C 200°C Maximum working temperature of different neodymium magnet grades when L/D ratio is 0.7 Body Build Analogy When explaining this concept to engineers, I frequently use…

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Business Thought

2023 Recap

I’m sharing this post to sum up my experiences in 2023. For our business, this year marked a decline compared to 2022 in terms of sales and profit. However, we’ve started working with several companies in the early stages of their projects. These projects are more technically solution-oriented instead of pure price competition. As a magnet company, instead of relying on traditional methods like sending “junk emails,” we’ve successfully attracted potential clients by creating valuable…

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Business Thought

The Hidden Cost of Low Price

Magnets as Commodities and Price Competition In today’s market, magnets are often treated as commodities, and Chinese magnet companies are engaged in intense price competition. This may work well for purchasing managers whose responsibility is to reduce costs for regular orders, provided that robust quality control practices are in place. Beyond Price in Early Project Stages When purchasing magnets for a new project in the prototyping or sampling stage, price is merely the tip of…

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Technical

Polar-Anisotropic Ring Magnet

Explaining the benefits and design rules of polar-anisotropic multipole ring magnets can be a bit tedious. To make it easier for you, as an electric motor engineer, I’ve written a brief post listing the key points for quick understanding. Advantages of Polar-Anisotropic Ring Magnets Design Guideline for Engineers We have currently produced polar-anisotropic rings with outer diameters ranging from 4.5 mm to 43 mm. Larger or smaller magnets are not impossible but are waiting to…

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Business Thought Work

Self-reflection after Two Weeks in the United States

Over the past two weeks, I have met with 6 client companies in various cities across the United States. In the coming four weeks, I am scheduled to meet with another 6. Interestingly, business is often the least discussed topic in our meetings. Instead, my goal is always to “seek attention” by physically being closer to current and potential clients. I am willing to fly for two hours just to have a 30-minute meeting with…

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Moments Thought

Random thoughts during my flight from Detroit to Chicago.

Flying first class can be painful when you’re not actually that well-off. But once you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to go back to economy. Flying first class offers more than just physical comfort. Mentally, I need it to feel different from most people who fly economy class. I believe I’ll be very successful one day, and I’ll fly first class without even checking the rates. I have a temper that I can’t resist. Even with…

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Thought Life

Five Days in Texas: From Austin to Dallas

Yesterday, my girlfriend and I visited a local church in Dallas after meeting up with a potential client, Lisa, at Starbucks. After the service, Lisa connected us with a local family, Christine and Richard, along with their two kids. This was really helpful since I’m looking to make as many connections as possible on my first trip to the US. We had lunch with Christine and Richard, and they asked us what surprised us the…

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