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Joke business cards are fantastic at times, take a look at this one.
The best part is that it's a joke, but not in the way you expect – it’s real. Chade-Meng Tan’s official job title at Google is "Jolly Good Fellow".
The reason he is titled "Jolly Good Fellow" is because he is a fellow at Google - in that he is a valued engineer.
And he's the 'Jolly Good' fellow because he's now the engineer of happiness, or making people feel - as you've probably guessed - jolly good.
On his website, Chade-Meng Tan, who says he calls himself "Meng" because he "realised Americans can't do names with more than one syllable", described his job status as such:
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 the world.
The class he started at Google, "Search Inside Yourself", led to a bestselling book of the same name. It proved wildly popular and has evolved into a programme with thousands of applicants every year.
It focuses on teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, leading to a compassionate workplace and maintain calm, clear functionality.
The premise, essentially, is based around the evidence that human compassion produces happiness, and that the practice should be encouraged systemically.
To see his TED Talk, see below:
What a jolly good, Jolly Good Fellow.
(H/T Business Insider)
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