2018年6月6日 没有评论

开始读(听)Robin Sharma: The Leader Who Had No Title。


10 Human Regrets

  1. You reach your last day with the brilliant song that your life was meant to sing still silent within you.
  2. You reach your last day without ever having experienced the natural power that inhabits you to do great work and achieve great things.
  3. You reach your last day realising that you never inspired anyone else by the example you set.
  4. You reach your last day full of pain at the realisation that you never took any bold risks and so you never received any bright rewards.
  5. You reach your last day understanding that you missed the opportunity to catch a glimpse of mastery because you bought into the lie that you had to be resigned to mediocrity.
  6. You reach your last day and feel heartbroken that you never learned the skill of transforming adversity into victory and lead into gold.
  7. You reach your last day regretting that you forgot that work is about being radically helpful to others rather than being helpful only to yourself.
  8. You reach your last day with the awareness that you ended up living the life that society trained you to want versus leading the life you truly wanted to have.
  9. You reach your last day and awaken to the fact that you never realised your absolute best nor touched the special genius that you were built to become.
  10. You reach your last day and discover you could have been a leaders and left this world so much better than you found it. But you refused to accept this mission because you were just too scared. And wasted a life.

10 Human Victories

  1. You reach your end full of happiness and fulfillment on realising that you are all used up – having spent the fullness of your talents, the biggest of your resources, and best of your potential doing great work and leading a rare-air life.
  2. You reach your end knowing that you played at a standard of concentrated excellence and held yourself to the most impeccable standards in each thing you did.
  3. You reach your end in noisy celebration for having the boldness of spirit to have regularly confronted your largest fears and realised your highest visions.
  4. You reach your end and recognise that you became a person who build people up versus one who tore people down.
  5. You reach your end with the understanding that while your journey may have not always been a smooth one, whenever you got knocked down you instantly got back up – and at all times, never suffered from any loss optimism.
  6. You reach your end and bask in the staggering glory of your phenomenal achievements along with the rich value you have contributed to the lives of the people you were lucky to serve.
  7. You reach your end and adore the strong, ethical, inspirational and empathetic person you grew into.
  8. You reach your end and realise that you were a genuine innovator who blazed new trails instead of following old roads.
  9. You reach your end surrounded with teammates who call you a rock star, customers who say you’re a hero, and loved ones who call you a legend.
  10. You reach your end as a true Leader Without a Title, knowing that the great deeds you did will endure long after your death and that your life stands as a model of possibility.


Soil by Irène P. Mathieu

2018年4月4日 没有评论


Soil (Irène P. Mathieu, Twitter @gumbo_amando)

the way you say soil sounds
like soul, as in

after we walked through the woods
my feet were covered in soul

when it rains
the soul turns to mud

the soul is made of decomposed
plants and animal matter;

edaphology is the study of the soul's
influence on living things

while pedology is the study of how
soul is formed, its particular granularity.

you are rooted in a certain red patch
of soul that bled you and your

hundred cousins to life, a slow
warm river you call home.

maybe there is soul under everything,
even when we strike rock first.

the way you say soil you make
a poem out of every speck of dirt.

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2018年2月8日 没有评论

成功的因素有四个:天赋,勤奋,机遇和出身。除了“勤奋”以外,其它的因素都是不可控的,所以在这个方面讨论的都是如何“勤奋”。“成功学”和“自控力”类的书籍经常提到的一个概念,刻意练习(deliberate practice)“一万小时定律”,最初是来自心理学的研究(下文):

Ericsson, K. A., Krampe, R. T., & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological review100(3), 363. PDF Download



(一)每周工作五天,那么每天的有效工作时间至少是 10,000/3.5/52/5 = 10.99 小时

(二)每周工作六天,那么每天的有效工作时间至少是 10,000/3.5/52/6 = 9.16 小时




[1] Ericsson, K. A., Krampe, R. T., & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological review100(3), 363.

[2] Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success.

[3] Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

[4] Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. 


2018年1月14日 没有评论


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2017年12月6日 没有评论



There will be other opportunities to thank Archie for his contribution not just to the faculty but University leadership more generally. It is important to acknowledge here, however, the significance of that contribution in making and sustaining the faculty’s outstanding international reputation. He has worked with colleagues to build a wonderful foundation for the future and we wish him well for the future.


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