How Was it Like Working for a Chinese Internet Company?

my work desk in Baidu Inc. music department
my name tag over my desk in Sogou search department
me and Kaiser Kuo (a rock star who was also the head of Baidu international comm)

Workplace was a major part of life

me (guitarist to the left) being in a band performing in the annual ceremony
Baidu Music employees recording a video to greet other departments Happy New Year

Projects were heavily top-down KPI driven

Baidu lobby in the late evening

Learning from the competitors was a daily norm

Censorship was part of the key architectural design



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