No doubt everyone has to apologize for his life, sooner or later. When we appear at the Last Judgment and the Recording Angel reads out a list of our sins, we will presumably be given an opportunity to apologize, in the old sense of rebuttal and in the new sense too, by way of confession and plea of repentance. In this life, it is better to apologize (in the new sense), but promptly, voluntarily, fully and sincerely. If the error is a matter of opinion and un-punishable, so much the better – an apology then becomes a gracious and creditable occasion, and an example to all. An enforced apology is a miserable affair. Besides, there is something distinguished about a ready apology. It is a mark of a gentleman, more particularly if it is not necessary. It is the opposite of revenge. Bacon wrote, “In seeking revenge, a man is but equal with his enemy, but in forgiving him, he is superior, for it is a princes part to pardon.” So, the person who apologizes freely has the moral ball in his court.
毋庸置疑，任何人,或迟或早，都要为自己的一生辩护当我们出席最后的审判时，记录天使诵读出所罗列的我们的罪孽，我们作了忏悔并请求宽恕，这样大概会被给予辩白(这个词的老义)和表示歉意(它的新义)的机会. 在今生中，道歉(新义)是桩对的事， 但是要做到及时、要心甘情愿、要完完全全、要诚心诚意。如果过错是看法上的事， 并且错不当罚， 那最好不过——说一声 “对不起”就成了一个显示大度的机会，可赞可叹，众人之楷模也。而被迫去道歉，那可就难受了。此外，随时准备好一句道歉的话，是一种高尚行为，特别是在没有必要道歉时而道歉，更显示出一个绅士的特质。道歉与报复相对。培根说:”寻求报复的人和他的敌人，是一丘之貉；能宽恕对方的人，其品格让对方相形见绌。因为，宽恕是王者之风。” 因此，谁把”对不起”常挂在嘴边，谁就在道义上掌握了主动。
Sometimes it is interpersonal skills rather than professional skills that really count in your career. Interpersonal skills are nothing but the ability to be good listener, to be sensitive toward other’s needs, to take criticism well. People with skill in social relations admit their mistakes, and take their share of blame, which is a mature and responsible way to handle an error. That’s why many ordinary employees survive violent corporate upheavals while people of great talent are being laid off. Sensitive in their dealings with others, they are well liked everywhere. People with poor interpersonal skills have trouble taking criticism. When confronted with a mistake, they put themselves in the first place. They deny responsibility and became moody or angry. They mark themselves as “prickly”.
The plane arcs softly into its final descent at Hong Kong International Airport. Below, Victoria Harbor, and the silent rhythms of countless ships. Beyond, sloping mountains fence in a breathtaking city view that seems to stretch forever.This is no ordinary airport. This is no ordinary city.An eldly man passes by wearing pajamas, bearing a brightly feathered bird singing merrily in its cage.Professionals gather at a roadside kitchen for noodles, congee and shrimp.
Incense from a tiny Taoist temple drifts into the pounding beat of rock music pouring out of a discotheque.A ferry travels on the nearby water regularly, taking passengers to an isolated island 40 minutes away, where Buddhist temples and tiny fishing villages dot the landscape, Hong Kong. Here, 161km south of the Tropic of Cancer, beats the pulse of Southeast Asia’s heart. Where East greets West, and past colors present.
飞机划着柔和的弧线最终降落到香港国际机场。俯瞰，维多利亚港，无数的船只演奏着无声的旋律。眺望，依山而立令人叹为观止的城市风景一望无际。 这不是一个普通的机场。这也不是一座普通的城市。 一位穿着睡衣的老人从旁边走过，手上提着一个鸟笼，一只颜色鲜艳的鸟儿在里面欢快地歌唱。上班一族聚在路边的餐馆里吃面条，喝粥，吃小虾。 一个小道观里飘出来的檀香混杂着从迪斯科厅里流出的摇滚乐有力的节奏，浑然一体。 一只渡船穿梭在附近的水面上，把乘客们带到离此处40分钟里程的一座孤岛上，岛上，寺庙和渔村交相辉映。 香港，在北回归线以南161公里处，如同东南亚的心脏时刻搏动；这里东西交融，时光汇聚
Shanghai, which means “above the sea”, is on the Huangpu River, the lowest tributary at the mouth of the Yangtze. The main city sits astride the Huangpu, only fifteen kilometers to the east coast. Shanghai was born to the world as a cosmopolitan city in 1842 when a British ship, slipping unnoticed into the mouth of the Yangtze River, reduced the Wusong Fort and took the city without a fight. On the muddy west bank of the Huangpu, the English first built sheds for their goods. Thereafter, came other traders: Americans, Germans, French, Russians and Japanese. All of them were avid for Chinese trade and Chinese gold. In less than a hundred years, Shanghai, teeming with factories, shops, banks, night clubs, race-courses and casinos, became the place for foreigners to seek adventure and romance in China.
Every successful business is built on superior senses of timing, opportunity, responsibility, and , not frequently, humor.None, however, is more critical than the ability to sense the market. A senior executive’s instinctive capacity to empathize with and gain insights from customers is the single most important skill he or she can use to direct technologies, product and service offerings, communications programs, indeed, all elements of a company’s strategic posture.Bill Gates, Akio Morita, Sam Walton, and others brought this ability to the enterprises they founded. Without it, their ventures might have been short-lived or at least far less successful.Paying attention to the customer is certainly not a new idea. But many top-level managers, particularly those at industrial companies, consider customer contact the bailiwick of sales and marketing staff.And even if they do believe that market focus is a priority, most retain only limited contact with consumers as their organizations grow, relying instead on subordinates’ reports –second or third hand information-to define and sense the market for them.
Corporate culture is a form of ideal, which is based on the value system of an enterprise and closely related to the management philosophy as well as the management behavior of the enterprise. It is where the kernel/core of business management lies.In the narrow sense, it refers to some fundamental spirit and affinity/cohesion that come into being in the production and management practices of an enterprise, as well as the common values and norms of behavior shared by the whole staff.In the broad sense, corporate culture also includes the culture of specific personnel in the enterprise, namely, the cultural psychological structure of the executives of the enterprise as well as the cultural behavior of the staff members.As an economic entity, the task of an enterprise is definite, that is, to produce more and better products, to create wealth for the society.What an enterprise is engaged in is kind of economic activity. Meanwhile an enterprise is also regarded as an organization of human beings, who, as a kind of social animals, require a kind of culture to normalize and regulate their behaviors.We should not regard entrepreneurial production as sheer mechanical operation and material change, but as a kind of social activity that the social beings of humans are engaged in. This is the starting point for us to understand and know about entrepreneurial culture
The first time I met him I was impressed by the far-away look in his eyes. They were such sad eyes, eyes that made you think of old sorrows, old dreams, old mysteries of life. They were certainly the windows of his soul. We were soon on familiar terms and I noticed a quick response to a kindly spoken word. A manner that expressed keen interest in any small attention. Our mere acquaintance developed early into a warm friendship and we had numerous walks together. His was ever a silent friendship and only by his manner were you sure he was enjoying the beauty and freedom of the country roads, the lush meadows, the cooling waters of the brooks we met. I used to enjoy watching his enjoyment, his feeling of companionship, his sense of being in friendly company, and I found myself responding to his moods and cheerful abandonment to the joy of the present moment.
Give-and-take takes place all the time in the whole course of our lives. Five-year-old children exchange lollipops of different flavor. “Mine has grape flavor. What about yours?”
“Strawberry. I do like to have a taste of a grape-flavored lollipop.”
“Ok, let’s exchange.” That’s what innocent children of five do. What they give each other is not just lollipop of grape-flavor or strawberry-flavor, but also the kind of friendship characteristic of childhood. At 25, it is the marriage rings of the same style that are exchanged.
“Do you like to take her as your legally-wedded wife and to have and hold from this day forward, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer , for better for worse?”
“Yes, I do.”
“Do you like to take him as your legally-wedded husband and to have and hold…?”
“Yes, I do.” People of twenty-five start to shoulder responsibilities at this age. What they exchange the ring is not just the most heart-felt, enduring love, but also the conviction and commitment to spend their lives together unto their very end.
The word “highway” is a misleading name of this phenomenon.This “Highway” is more a social and commercial environment than a static network.
The “highway” is composed of a network, and computing resources, but more importantly, the “highway” defines a new environment for people, and organizations to interact and communicate with each other.It is for these reasons that the building of such a “highway” can be done as a cooperative task force, rather than the more traditional service provider/user model that has been used in the past.Based on these concepts the information highway can be defined as: “A location-independent user environment that uses high speed networking and computing for multimedia communications.”This virtual environment allows users, for the first time, to communicate with each other in a near natural way, through the merging of three rapidly evolving technologies. These are: transmission, switching, and compression.
Internet, originally established as an experimental network for the U.S. Defense Department, now spans more than 20 million computers worldwide, with an estimated 400,000 increase every year.It offers electronic mail, thousands of bulletin board-type news-groups and a variety of database services.The electronic mail allows you to encapsulate your greetings with video images and sound as well as data.More importantly, it enhances collaborative working through an information-rich exchange of data.Experiments on transmitting live audio and video over the Internet have also been conducted.The sheer size of the Internet makes it a candidate for the backbone of the Information Superhighway.But in order to support the growing number of users and the multimedia applications, the available bandwidth will have to increase dramatically, which is the technical problem at the core of the Information Superhighway.
Either in music in fiction the most basic thing is rhythm. Your style need to have good, natural, steady rhythm or people won’t keep reading your work.I learned the importance of rhythm from music – and mainly from jazzNext comes melody that, in literature, means the appropriate arrangement of the words to match the rhythm. If the way the words fit the rhythm is smooth and beautiful, you can’t ask for anything more.Next is harmony – the internal mental sounds that support the words.Then comes the part I like best: free improvisation.Through some special channel, the story comes welling out freely from inside. All I have to do is get into the flow.Finally comes what may be the most important thing: that high you experience upon completing a work – upon ending your “performance” – and feeling you have succeeded in reading a place that is new and meaningful.And if all goes well, you get to share that sense of elevation with your readers (your audience). That is a marvelous culmination that can be achieved in no other way.
The turning point of my life was my decision to give up a promising business career and study music.My parents, although sympathetic, and sharing my love of music, disapproved of it as a profession.This was understandable in view of the family background.My grandfather had taught music for nearly forty years at Springhill College in Mobile and, though much loved and respected in the community, earned barely enough to provide for his large family. My father often said it was only the cleverness and thriftiness of my grandmother that kept the family away from starving.As a consequence of this example in the family, the very mention of music as a profession carried with it a picture of a miserable existence with uncertain financial rewards.My parents insisted upon college instead of a conservatory of music, and to college I went – quite happily, as I remember, for although I loved my violin and spent most of my spare time practicing,I had many other interests.Before my graduation form Columbia, the family met with severe financial reverses and I felt it my duty to leave college and take a job. Thus I launched upon a business career – which I always think of as the wasted years.
The word “science” seems to contain some magic power; if put forward, it should bring about immediate consent, with no possible discussion.This situation is exploited for advertisement, but it is basically unsound. Science is not a creed. It was not revealed to man by some superior deity.Science is a product of the human brains, and as such, it is always open to discussion and possible revision.There is no absolute truth in it: rather relativity is its rule. It represents a logical summary of human knowledge, based on human observation and experience, both of which are always of limited range and finite accuracy.As for the logic introduced into the classification of empirical facts, it is typically a product of our brain.We select experimental results that appear to us as logically connected together, and we ignore many facts that do not fit into our “logic”.This rather artificial procedure is our own invention and we are so proud of it that we insist its results should be considered as “laws of nature.”
A branch of science deals with a class of things, and the relations between these membersThus the ideal form of a natural science is the same as that of mathematics. The objective in a natural science is to discover relations which assert that if an event P is present in a situation, then the event Q also present. As a branch of science advances/develops from a descriptive and qualitative stage to one where the relations can be expressed in a quantitative and explanatory manner, the science assumes/takes on a mathematical form.
Astronomy at one time was a descriptive science, but work of Kepler and Newton established foundations, by means of which the laws of the heavenly bodies’ motions could be expressed mathematically. It is in this sense that mathematics is sometimes called the language of science.
When the scientific conclusions take on/assumes a quantitative form and frequently suggest new experiments, the hypothetical propositions of mathematics are called into play/in need; while, on the other hand, complexities in observed data of science stimulate the development of mathematics and broaden its foundation.
The will to win is a powerful motive, and individual athletes as well as coaches and administrators have studied such matters as the most efficient type of leadership and the optimal level of pre-game stress.Psychologists differ among themselves, but some contend that democratic leadership produces greater individual satisfaction while authoritarian leadership provides “results”.Many psychological studies have shown that female athletes tend to attribute failure to their lack of effort or will while male athlete point to external factors such as luck or the strength of the opposition.It has also been established that the ideal level of pre-game stress falls between utter relaxation and hypertension and depends in part on the sport; successful archery, for instance, calls for less pre-match aggressiveness than rugby does.Athletes in many sports such as golf, tennis, diving, high jump, and pole vaulting, where form and timing are crucial, often resort to a different method of pre-game “psyching” called imaging or visualizing.
This does not so much build aggressiveness as write a visual mental script to be followed in the contest to come.
To participate and to win — that is the Olympic spirit.It finds expression in/is demonstrated in the weak daring to defy/challenge the strong, and strong striving for ever better performance.Even better — the ideal always luring/encouraging a sportsman forward.He will do everything he can/exert to his utmost/spare no effort, never relax, never give up. It is said that none of the competition can avoid being defeated — even the best is bound to be surpassed by someone still stronger.This is the rule of sports — thousands of losers to set off one victor who in turn will eventually be replaced by someone on the honor list.However, undaunted/Never depressed/losing heart by the inevitable failure, he is always striving to do the best he can.When the time comes and he knows he can’t, he will step down happily to give place to the younger winner, aware contentedly of the fact that he has done his bit/played his part for the “even better” records of the Olympic Games.He will say proudly that he has not lived his youth in vain.Chances to compete for championship are few and far between. Life is short. Still short is the time for an athlete trying to win games. None other than an athletic contestant feels so keenly about the rarity of opportunity and the fleeting of time.