About Yesha 习移山

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Short Bio

Prof. Yesha Sivan is the Executive Director of The Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University Faculty of management (http://www.collerinstituteofventure.org/). He is professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at the School of Management and Economy at the Tel-Aviv-Yaffo academic college (http://is.mta.ac.il). He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) - a leading think tank focusing on connecting virtual and real worlds. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments (see for example: the Harvard 9-Keys for Knowledge Infrastructure). He published numerous papers in the areas of Strategy and IT, innovation, knowledge, 3D3C virtual worlds, and standards. Sivan received his doctorate from Harvard University. He has taught EMBA, MBA, engineering and design in the areas of strategic value of IT, the emergence of virtual worlds, and software development in virtual worlds. His avatar is Dera Kit, and his blog is http://www.dryesha.com.

About my Chinese Name: 习移山 Xi (to learn) 移山Yishan (to move mountain)

I have taken a Chinese name that resembled the sound of my Hebrew name.

The last name 习(xi) means to learn which is something I like to do, as well as teach. (I have dropped the "van" of Sivan).

The first name 移山Yishan means to move a mountain.  It is similar to Yesha (in English and Hebrew) plus "n".

The first name also relates to a famous Chinese story about Yu Gong Yi Shan who moved a mountain.
Here's a summary from http://history.cultural-china.com
In ancient times, there was an old man in front of whose house were two high mountains, making it very inconvenient for him to come and go. He gathered his family and started to level the mountains. His neighbor scoffed, "You are foolish. You are too old and weak to level a small hill, let along two big mountains." But the old man said, "I have sons, and my sons have sons. I will have endless progeny, but the mountains won't grow any higher." The spirit of the "Foolish Old Man" moved Heaven, and it sent two immortals to move the mountains away.
This idiom describes an indomitable will.

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What I think about:

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