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Five Lessons From Bezos's Annual Shareholder Letter

A generally accepted practice for leaders in business is to stick to your circle of competency. For everyone except Jeff Bezos, that is. Over the last twenty years, Bezos has proved he is exempt from this general principle after mounting repeated offenses in varied markets where he had no evident …

Leadership

Does Your Kid Have Low Self-Esteem? Here’s How to Test.

Kids with low self-esteem may experience depression and anxiety, and perform poorly in school. This quick test identifies the problem, and proposes …

Self-esteem

步道》瓦拉米步道:佳心—瓦拉米山屋(當天往返)

經過了多年,終於一償宿願,<br>總算讓自己腳步在「八通關古道」又往前推進。 <br>天剛亮,就從登山口啟程,<br>打算趁著早晨的氣溫還沒上來,盡可能多走一些,<br>先到達「佳心」大休息再說。<br>「登山口 → 佳心」這路段曾在多年前書寫過(按這裡),這篇就不再贅述。<br>但提醒:到達佳心之前,約步道3.6K處,需高繞要注意。- 2018 …

華爾街傳奇達里奧:人活到極致 無非 6 個字

《Principles》英文版於 2017 年 9 月 19 日出版,甫上市就成了暢銷書。作者雷·達里奧 (Ray Dalio) 是世界最大的對沖基金公司 — 橋水 (Bridgewater) 的創始人,影響力巨大,達里奧不僅有錢,還有思想。<p>達里奧是個相信原則的人。這本書所說的原則是他多年實踐的結果 …

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics

Bill Gates Says This Book Is 'One of the Most Important' He's Ever Read

Millions of people have tuned in for Swedish physician and statistician Hans Rosling’s TED Talks over the years, and the videos caught the attention …

Self-improvement

10 Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently

Thinking differently begets behaving differently.<p>To be an effective leader, you need to think like a leader. But what does that even mean?<p>Successful leaders tend to share habits of thought that set them apart. While these patterns have many elements, they're grounded in an understanding of the …

Self-improvement

18 Travel Adventures No Bucket List is Complete Without

Laying on the beach and getting a tan may cut it for some travelers, but how about swimming with sharks and jumping from airplanes? If you prefer …

Adventure Travel

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Retirement

10 things I wish someone told me before I started working from home

After I graduated in 2010, I took an entry-level advertising sales assistant job at a well-known print magazine. For the next six years, I spent time …

Time I

A Man Who Studied Rich People for 5 Years Found That They Avoid One Type of Person

Who you hang out with can effect your net worth.<p>Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.<p>After researching the daily habits of wealthy …

Self-improvement

I spent 5 years studying millionaires — these are the 4 steps to achieving financial success

In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 millionaires, with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>One of the many revelations of the study was that the life you have is a reflection of the foundation you've built during your adult years.<p>If you work hard and …

Self-improvement

How to Instantly Become More Confident, According to Tony Robbins

It's a simple tweak.<p>For Tony Robbins, confidence and success isn’t a mentality—it’s a physical state of being.<p>Fixing your posture and taking care of …

Tony Robbins

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Alice In Wonderland

A psychotherapist shares 7 things you should do every night if you want to be more successful

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

Self-improvement

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Investing

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

Personal Finance

七個與「團隊合作」息息相關的英文慣用語

文:Wil<p>對很多人來說,團隊合作是工作中非常重要的一部分。在這個結構錯綜複雜的社會中,擁有好的團隊合作往往可以讓任何一件事情進行得更有效率。如果你常跟英語母語人士聊天,你就會發現在他們的用字遣詞中,很多慣用語都是跟團隊合作有關,這也反映出今天我們這個主題的重要性。現在立刻就來學學以下七個與「團隊合作」息息相關的英文慣用語吧!<p>To build a team – 建立團隊共識<p>當一個部門主管為了要凝聚這個部門團隊的向心力時,會舉辦一些活動,讓部門的成員透過活動的過程培養彼此間互信互助的默契,通常我們也會用"team building"這個詞來形容這樣的行為活動。<p>The accounts manage …

鍛鍊自學力的「SQUARE法則」&應考當天的三「不」原則

文:鬼頭政人<p>應考當天,金榜題名者的三「不」原則<p>又不是遠足前晚卻睡不著、看著電視卻心神不寧。應考當天,往往處於這樣的精神狀態……大考之日,一早便顯得忐忑不安的人比比皆是,因此你並非特例。<p>從事證照考試相關工作的我為了當面關切考生,每逢考季,總是週週到考場報到,為大家加油打氣。想當然耳,我也會順便發一下自家公司的傳單。<p>話說回來,究竟該如何應付考試當天的忐忑不安呢?坦白說,應考當天無論念什麼書,結果都不會改變。基於此故,原則上這天做什麼事都行。<p>話雖如此,我認為考試當天有三件「不該做的事」,接著就來介紹這三不吧。<p><b>一、不要做異於平常的事</b><p>這是鐵則。讓腦袋保持冷靜直到臨考之前,為十分重要的事,因此不能刻意去做 …

10 things successful people (who are actually happy) do differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you’ve been chasing, two new …

大事小事都要趴踢!八種美國常見的派對類型,英文怎麼說?

文:Ivy宋小宛<p>一般我們對老外的印象是他們很外向,很容易就交到朋友,不像我們比較內斂,不太敢跟陌生人講話。而這樣的民族性也可以從他們的派對文化上看得出來。怎麼說呢?<p>不論大大小小的事,老外就是愛開party!搬家要開趴踢,結婚前要開個告別單身趴踢,就連生小孩也要開個趴踢。只要找得到藉口就能開趴踢!<p>而受邀參加這些派對的人並不一定都認識彼此。因此在國外參加派對也成了結交新朋友和幫助英文學習的好場合唷!<p>參加派對前,別以為你只要人出現就好,有些派對還需要你大費周章地好好準備。不然妳就遜掉啦!<p>以下是幾種美國比較常見的派對類型:<p>Housewarming party 喬遷派對<p>顧名思義housewarming …

6 ways to channel your inner underdog

It’s frustrating when others don’t give you the respect you deserve. You feel like you have to prove yourself over and over again. Underdogs have a …

Here's How Resilient People Avoid Taking Things Personally

Next time you're feeling hurt or angry, this is what to do.<p>"It's not personal. It's just business." How many times have you heard those words when you were smarting over a job you didn't get or a pitch that got rejected, or a professional setback or slight? And how often have you found them …

Self-help

發福、變胖不要只會用"fat、heavy"!善用"shape"這個字,就連懷孕、喝醉也能這麼用

Shape是形狀、輪廓,可以表示身材的「曲線」、個性的「樣子」。和外國朋友打招呼,如果你問:"How are you?" 而老外回答:"Oh, I'm in great shape."那可不是在自誇他身材好,而是指一切都好,可能包括身體、工作、運勢……凡事都順利。Shape與其說是「身材」,其實它更 …

「開始」專案不要只會start,這樣說更道地!6個常見的美式職場片語

like or not,不管你欣賞或不欣賞,西方職場充滿了各種片語。他們不講「開始」一個專案,而用get a project off the ground;不說「聯絡你」,而用touch base。一起來看看幾個道地的美式說法。1.hands-offhands-off,從字面上的意思就是(雙)手都離 …

5 Ways To Relax Your Mind

When your thoughts seem to be swimming, you may wonder how to relax your mind. And because learning how to relax your mind can bring benefits for …

7 Words Confident People Don't Have in Their Vocabulary

If you want to make a sale, inspire your team, or feel confident, these words have no place in your conversations.<p>When we become anxious, we begin to use words that don't do a great job at hiding those feelings. It's an unfortunate thing that happens -- I mean, who wants their audience to validate …

Vocabulary