China-Singapore Jingwei Client, August 8th (Luo Kun intern Tang Xiaoyu) Recently, the talented teenagers recruited by Huawei have continued to attract people's attention. In fact, there are many former "genius teenagers" among the helms of Chinese enterprises. They showed their talents very early, and they followed their talents with diligence. The realization of their talents is just a matter of course.

Huawei recruits up to two million "genius boys"

Huawei data map. Photo by Wu Yihan

  According to Changjiang Daily, Huawei’s “Genius Project” was initiated by Ren Zhengfei to attract top talents through top challenges and top salaries. The challenges faced by these talents include resume screening, written examinations, initial interviews, supervisor interviews, several ministerial interviews, president interviews, and HR interviews. There are seven rounds of selection before they can finally enter the job. After becoming a "genius boy", his salary is paid according to the annual salary system, with a total of three levels, with the highest annual salary of 2.01 million yuan. At present, only 4 people in the world have received the highest annual salary of Huawei's "genius boy" at 2.01 million yuan.

  Zhang Ji, born in 1993 from Tongshan, Hubei, joined Huawei at the end of May this year and received the highest annual salary of 2.01 million in the "Genius Project".

  During the undergraduate period, Zhang Ji has excellent results, and obtained the English Certificate Four and Six, the National Computer Second Certificate, and the National ITAT Vocational Skills Competition Vocational Skills Qualification Certificate. For him, studying for postgraduate and Ph.D. is the goal he identified when he first entered the campus. In 2016, Zhang Ji achieved his goal of entering Wuhan National Laboratory of Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and became a PhD student in computer system architecture.

  In terms of work, because Zhang Ji has been busy with scientific research projects, Zhang Ji did not take the initiative to submit a resume to find a job, but many companies and universities contacted him. He first came into contact with Huawei at an international conference. In addition to Huawei, many large companies extended an olive branch to it, even offering an annual salary of 3.6 million yuan.

  Zuo Pengfei, Zhang Ji's senior, was selected as a "genius boy" last year. At the end of November 2019, Zuo Pengfei completed the thesis defense and graduated successfully. He submitted his resume to Huawei, Tencent, Alibaba, and Sangfor and passed an interview. He finally accepted Huawei's "Genius Project" project in December and received the highest annual salary of 2.01 million. In an interview with the media, Zuo Pengfei said: "Where are the geniuses? I spend all the time other people play games in the laboratory."

  In Huake this year, along with Zhang Ji, was selected as Huawei's "genius boy" and Yao Ting, a fifth-year student in computer system structure, whose research direction is new storage media, databases and key-value storage systems.

These big guys were once "students"

  In fact, in industries dominated by high and new technology such as the Internet and AI, there has always been a myth of learning to become rich.

  Liang Jianzhang, the founder of Ctrip, was very talented since he was a child. At the age of 13, he used computer programs to create ancient poems. At the age of 15, he graduated from junior high school and was admitted to the Juvenile Class of Fudan University. At the age of 20, Liang Jianzhang received a master's degree. Later, after studying for a Ph.D. for a while, Liang Jianzhang gradually realized that his studies did not challenge him anymore, so he entered the ORACLE R&D department.

  In 1997, Liang Jianzhang returned to China through ORACLE’s internal recruitment and assumed the position of consulting director in China. During this period, he served as a consultant for many domestic enterprises in management, software and e-commerce, and participated in the planning of civil aviation and China Telecom and other state-owned enterprises. Construction of large-scale enterprise management system.

  In 1999, 30-year-old Liang Jianzhang founded Ctrip. In just four years, Ctrip has become China's largest online travel company and successfully listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in the United States. Later, Liang Jianzhang gradually faded out of Ctrip's management and began to do some "challenging and more interesting" things.

Ctrip travel information map. Photo by Wang Yongle of China-Singapore Jingwei

  In 2007, Liang Jianzhang went to Stanford University to study for a Ph.D., and obtained a Ph.D. in economics in 2011. However, in 2013, Ctrip encountered a serious crisis, and the online travel industry was facing a period of transformation towards the mobile Internet. At that time, eLong and Qunar continued to develop to seize the market, and Ctrip was once embarrassed on all sides. Liang Jianzhang thus regained control of Ctrip and carried out drastic reforms. Three years later, Ctrip became the industry leader again. Liang Jianzhang, who had lost the joy of challenge, stepped down as Ctrip's CEO again at the age of 37. He only retained the chairmanship of the board of directors and devoted more energy to population research.

Data map of Chen Tianshi, founder of the Cambrian. China-Singapore latitude and longitude map

  Like Liang Jianzhang, a genius boy born in the juvenile class is the Cambrian founder Chen brother. In March 2016, under the vision of combining AI and chips, Chen Tianshi, born in 1985, and his brother Chen Yunji co-founded the Cambrian Technology Company. On July 20, 2020, the first Cambrian share of AI chips was listed and traded on the Science and Technology Innovation Board. The opening price on the first day was 250 yuan per share, which was nearly 300% higher than the issue price. CEO Chen Tianshi was worth more than 30 billion. yuan.

  Chen Yunji, born in 1983, was admitted to the Junior Class of the University of Science and Technology of China at the age of 14. In 2002, Chen Yunji entered the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and became the youngest member of the domestic Loongson-1 R&D team. He graduated with a doctorate at the age of 24. During his PhD, he focused on chips. He was promoted to a researcher at the age of 29 and won the China Youth Science and Technology Award and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award at the age of 33.

  Similar to his brother’s growth trajectory, Chen Tianshi was admitted to the China Science and Technology Junior Class at the age of 16, and graduated with a Ph.D. at the age of 25. During his Ph.D. studies, he mainly studied artificial intelligence. After graduation, he served as a researcher and doctoral supervisor of the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was 31 years old. Developed the first AI chip.

  According to Xinhuanet, in the past 2014, the paper that the brothers collaborated with Professor Olivier Temam of the French Institute of Information Technology became the best paper at a top international conference. In the following two years, the two of them and international academic collaborators have almost swept the processor architecture academic circle.

  Lou Tiancheng, who was born a year later than Chen Tianshi, swept the geek world in his early years, and his success continues to this day. He has the title of "Lord of Lou Guru" in the fields of computer and programming.

  In 2004, Lou Tiancheng was recommended to the Department of Computer Science of Tsinghua University. After graduation, he entered the Theoretical Computer Center of Tsinghua University, led by Academician Yao Qizhi, the only Chinese Turing Prize (Nobel Prize in Computing) winner in the world to study for a Ph.D.

  There has always been a saying in Tsinghua: Half of the country’s talents gather at Tsinghua, and Tsinghua’s half of the British are in the Yao class. In addition to Lou Tiancheng, entrepreneurs from Yaoban include Yin Qi, Tang Wenbin and Yang Mu, the founders of Megvii Technology, and Long Fan, the founder of Conflux.

  After graduating from university, Lou Tiancheng went to the United States, joined Google and Baidu successively, and became the youngest T10 engineer in Baidu's history. At the end of 2016, Lou Tiancheng and former Baidu chief architect Peng Jun joined hands to create Xiaoma Zhixing.

Screenshot source: Xiaoma Zhixing official website

  On June 21-22, 2020, Xiaoma Zhixing has been on the list of "China's Most Growth Emerging Enterprise in 2020" released by "Chinese Entrepreneur" and "2020 China's Most Innovative Enterprise" released by Forbes China . As the first unmanned unicorn company in China, in February this year, Xiaoma Zhixing received an investment of USD 400 million from Toyota and announced the completion of a new round of financing on the 26th of that month. On May 18, Xiaoma Zhixing announced that it has become the first start-up company to obtain a Beijing Autopilot Manned Test License, and it has been approved to carry out public road manned tests in Beijing.

  Although Lou Tiancheng said that the current autonomous driving companies have not crossed the threshold of "unmanned" and "large-scale mass production", there is no real competition in the industry. But after halfway through the journey, there are still endless possibilities in the future.

Do people with higher education have more opportunities?

  With the increase in the employment threshold of the society as a whole, a high degree of education has become a stepping stone to employment in a sense. For entrepreneurs, high education not only means relatively high quality, but also can bring invisible resources such as contacts for entrepreneurship.

  The blessing effect of a high degree of education on the success of entrepreneurship has become more apparent in recent years. The "2019 Hurun Post-80s Generation Rich List" released in October 2019 shows that 83% of the post-80s successful entrepreneurs have advanced degrees, and up to 40% of the post-80s successful entrepreneurs come from the top ten universities in China. 4 times the total list of the rich list. Peking University and Tsinghua University have produced the most successful entrepreneurs born in the 1980s, ranking first with 6 respectively, and Zhejiang University ranking third with 5. Among them, 6 from Peking University are Zhang Bangxin, Liu Yachao, and Bai Yunfeng from Good Future, Wu Jihan from Bitmain, Dover Hu Xingrong, and Jiufu Digital Anyfan; 6 from Tsinghua University are Kuaishou Technology Suhua, Meituan Dianping Mu Rongjun, Huobi Li Lin, Xiaopeng Motors Xia Heng, Megvii Technology Yinqi and Zhongqing Longtu Yang Shenghui; Zhejiang University's 5 includes Pinduoduo Huang Zheng, Guangqi Liu Ruopeng and Mobvista Technology Duan Wei. Four Shanghai Jiaotong University students Tang Ye, Dai Tian Tian, ​​Lu Lin and Wan Zhang, who are engaged in laser processing, joined the list.

  Hu Run said: "In this era, the requirements for post-80s entrepreneurs are even higher. Forty percent of those on the list come from the top ten universities in China, represented by Huang Zheng, a hard-working person, Zhang Bangxin, a bright future, and Suhua, a Kuaishou. Prestigious schools endow entrepreneurs with three major elements: first, smart brains, second, social resources, and third, the endorsement of prestigious schools makes it easier for entrepreneurs to gain investor recognition."

  Even after successful entrepreneurship, bigwigs will still look for "alumni circles." In recent years, it has become common practice for entrepreneurs to go to business schools for further studies. "Big guys go to business school, and the business cards they bring are thicker than textbooks." Similar ridicule also reflects that entrepreneurs go to business school not only to seek advancement in knowledge, but also to take this opportunity to seek concentrated expansion of their network resources.

  Of course, for entrepreneurs, academic qualifications are valuable, but innovative thinking and first-class execution are obviously indispensable. As Jack Ma said, "If you value academic qualifications, I can't enter Alibaba." "Diploma can only prove that you have paid a few more years of tuition for education. We are not even willing to recruit some graduates from Peking University and Tsinghua University." (Zhongxin Jingwei APP)

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