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The First-Time Manager in Asia by BH Tan

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Managerial Anecdote

Jason worked in one of Taiwan’s most prestigious high-tech companies located in the Hsinchu Science Park. As he was considered a “young tiger” in his company, he was put on the fast-track, making him the youngest section manager at the age of twenty-five. Things were going well. He had stepped into his higher responsibilities seemingly without missing a beat. He and this team of engineers were meeting and even exceeding all their targets every month.

Huang was Jason’s former boss. Upon Jason’s promotion, Huang himself moved upwards and became a department head in another division. Both persons had always got along very well. In fact, Jason considered Huang his mentor.

Six months after Jason became a section manager, Huang ...

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