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|Kai-Fu Lee and his mother at a wedding banquet of his nephew. Lee says he'd neglected the emotional needs of his family Jonathan Marchessault Jersey , and will spend more time with them. Photo provided to China Daily Finding Life in Death: My Credits for Death Education by Kai-Fu Lee. Photo provided to China Daily Kai-Fu Lee poses with Buddhist monk Hsing Yun. Photo provided to China Daily A photo shows Kai-Fu Lee receiving treatment. Photo provided to China Daily A photo captures a moment between Lee with his mother. Photo provided to China Daily Kai-Fu Lee. Photo provided to China Daily
Google China's former chief Kai-Fu Lee never imagined he'd write a book about death.
So he explains in the preface of his new book, Finding Life in Death: My Credits for Death Education.
On Saturday, Lee returned to Beijing for the book launch.
The IT venture capitalist and micro-blogger with 50 million Chinese followers had largely vanished from the public eye since he revealed he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in September 2013. He has been receiving treatment in Taipei.
The book recalls Lee's battle with cancer over the past 17 months and his introspections on how to live a better balanced, and more meaningful Brad Hunt Jersey , life.
"I am a workaholic, and I love my job," the 54-year-old said at the book launch.
"But faced with cancer, none of the thoughts flashing through my mind have to do with work. Death reminds me to live every day fully William Karlsson Jersey , rather than using them to chase fame and fortune."
Doctors discovered about 20 tumors when he underwent a medical examination at his wife's insistence.
His career was just peaking then.
Lee made Time magazine's annual list of the world's 100 most influential people in April 2013.
He was born in Taiwan and graduated from Columbia University in 1983. He earned his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988.
He worked as a Carnegie faculty member for two years, before joining Apple and then Silicon Graphics. He went to Microsoft in 1998 and moved to Beijing, where he helped establish Microsoft Research Asia, the company's fundamental research arm in the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2005 David Perron Jersey , Lee jumped to Google and became the founding president of the US IT giant's China operation. His hiring made headlines because of Google's unprecedentedly high offer and Microsoft's subsequent court action against him for breaking his non-competition agreement.
Lee left Google in 2009 and founded Chinese tech startup incubator Innovation Works.
He has since devoted himself to helping young Chinese entrepreneurs start businesses. And he had posted actively on China's main micro-blogging platform, Sina Weibo, until he was diagnosed with cancer in September 2013.
"I'v always worked hard, and I've learned and gained a lot during my life Luca Sbisa Jersey ," Lee writes in the book.
"But it seems life wants to teach me more."
Li's illness forced him to stop work and "earn credits for death education".
He initially thought fate was being unfair to him.
His friend took him to Buddhist monk Hsing Yun.
Their conversation changed his outlook.
"(It) woke me up," Lee writes.
"I'd long believed maximizing my influence and making a difference in the world was my purpose. But the master warned me that the quest for influence misdirects us toward seeking fame and fortune."
He realized his lust for fame drove him to work too hard. And objective-oriented work destroyed his health.
"It wasn't until my body fell ill that I realized my mind's illness was more serious."
The master's words made Lee reflect on his past.
Lee has learned to relax. His treatment has proven successful.
Now, his doctor allows him to work limited hours.
He said at the book launch that some of the seven "credits" he has learned are knowing health is priceless, everything happens for a reason and how to live in the present.
Lee also confesses he'd neglected the emotional needs of his family and parents Oscar Dansk Jersey , and will spend more time with them.
"If not for cancer, I'd probably continue with my old ways," he says.
"I'd perhaps become richer, and more famous and successful. But the illness and facing death have taught me a lot. I'll still work to make the world better. But now I know how to live a happier and more fulfilling life."
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Mahmoud al-Zahar, Hamas strongman, told a political seminar that he rules out any Egyptian war on Gaza Cody Eakin Jersey , but said "under the current situation, everything is possible, and Hamas will respond to any Egyptian attack on Gaza."
Ties between Hamas and Egypt deteriorated since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, which was followed by security crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters leaving hundreds of them dead while thousands others are on trials.
Matters got worse when an Egyptian court decided in two consecutive sessions that both Hamas and its armed wing al-Qassam Brigades are outlawed and termed them as terrorist organizations.
Officially Reilly Smith Jersey , Egypt has not charged Hamas of any actions against its security, but Egyptian media has been accusing Hamas militants of disturbing the national security of Egypt and aiding and training militants in Sinai.
However, Zahar said that his movement "is looking forward to establishing a good relation with Egypt whatever the political area of the current administration is."
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