Zhi:You must read Malcolm Gladwell.
Jiang: Tipping point? I have. I liked it.
Zhi: So which are you: a connector, a maven or a salesman?
Zhi: Connector, meaning people who carefully keep up even casual social connections. Maven, meaning someone who has lots of information about products and deals. Or salesmen, who persuade people of something they are doubtful about.
Jiang: I’m an extreme form of none of them. I know a few people, I know something about my job, when needed I can persuade someone to do something.
Zhi: You’re a generalist?
Jiang: I’m a reductive definitionist. I can explain things simply.
Jiang has a talent for summarizing in a few everyday words. The skill might be called reductionist definitionism. He calls himself a reductive definitionist.
But Jiang is not only this. His whole is more than the sum of his parts. He is also a professional mah jong player.