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摆脱贫困,早日成功的12条黄金法则

December 24th, 2005

一个目标:杰出人士与平庸之辈的根本差别并不是天赋、机遇,而在于有无目标。起跑领先一步,人生领先一大步:成功从选定目标开始。为什么大多数人没有成功?真正能完成自己计划的人只有5%,大多数人不是将自己的目标舍弃,就是沦为缺乏行动的空想。每日、每月、每年都要问自己:我是否达到了自己定下的目标。

两个成功基点:成功者找方法,失败者找借口。不满现状的人才能成为富翁。成功者不过是爬起来比倒下去多一次。

三大技巧:管理时间:你的时间在哪里,你的成就就在哪里。你不理财,财不理你。

四项安身立命的理念:做人优于做事,做事失败可以重来,做人失败却不能重来。豁达的男人有财运,豁达的女人有帮夫运。35岁以前你还没有建立起忠诚美誉,这一缺点将要困扰你的一生。把小事做细,但不要耍小聪明。

五分运气:人生是不公平的,习惯去接受它吧。智者早一步,愚者晚一步。

六项要求:智慧-别人可你以拿走你的一切,但拿不走你的智慧。勇气。培养自己的“领导才能、领袖气质。创造性-不要做循规蹈矩的人。明智。持之以恒的行动力-在你选定行业坚持十年,你一定会成为大赢家。

七分学习:知识改变命运。思考、实践、再思考、再实践。

八分交际:智商很重要,情商更重要-35岁以前建立起人际关系网。人脉即财脉。善于沟通-35岁以前要锻炼出自己的演讲才能。

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Mario’s Pizza and modern civilisation

December 24th, 2005

This is the best pizza I had in my life.

Mario’s Pizza is small Italian Pizza Shop at the corner of Elgin and Johnson St. The owner – Mario, an old gentleman with moustache running his family business.

Rich, tasty, and well balanced flavour. These home-made like pizza are only cooked for us. You can’t order them on the menu. One of them has a strange name – “monkey pizza”. It’s better to eat them, especially, after two hours tennis. With the home brewed red wine, very sweet, brought by friends. It’s called “pizza wine”. This is a beautiful night before Xmas.

Sometimes I think about which countries made the biggest contribution to the modern civilisation. British invented almost all the modern sports – soccer, rugby, cricket, tennis, badminton, golf, snooker… Except American invented basketball. French made big contribution to the world with wine and their haute cuisine, German with cars, beer and classical music. Italian with pizza, opera and the greatest artists – Leonardo da Vinci. Japanese with food and electric devices. Chinese with food, five thousands history and communism.

Thought after the interview

December 23rd, 2005

Directory Systems Technical Lead – a position created by the Information Infrastructure, Information Services, The University of Melbourne. This position is reporting to Manager Dr. D. Aldridge.

We give everyone a fair go. Let’s bring the game on. Do you want to pop in and be a great team player?”. There is no other choice except “yes”. “Great! That’s the spirit. And you play loser.

That is the rule of the game, and the candidate selection process this interview panel made. I, and some of my colleagues followed this complicated and subtle re-alignment.

We played losers… Just like a horde of mules, carrying the drugs through the borders.

If you have a look the position description carefully, you can see the blank space between each lines have been printed cleanly – “Terrence, you are not qualified for this job!”.

I found this secret before the interview. But, I still went forward… Work like a professional! Be a team player! Show trust, respect to your boss!

People on the panel, not all of them, hadn’t fully read my application. Some asked questions I already answered in my Cover Letter for criteria. Whiteboard and pen are not provided to let you draw the architecture of what you think. The interview felt a little bit dull. Someone stayed for filling the management duties. Interview was finished in 25 minutes rather than standard half an hour. Maybe someone needed to take an urgent coffee break I reckon.

If I would switch the seat with members on the panel, I’d like ask them two questions:

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