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Review of Crush Price Objections Crush Price Objections is a book about holding the line on prices and protecting margins for sellers. The author hopes to prepare the readers to handle a price objection than the buyer is to offer it. Sellers’ challenges One fundamental challenge of dealing with price objections is resolving differences in your subjective realities. Since the outcome is strongly tied to expectations, it is a good strategy to...

读后感 《李嘉诚》是香港大亨李嘉诚的自传。书中对李先生谈商论道的一部分言论和他的奋斗经验加以解读和分析,希望给读者带来启示。 商业的本质 商业的存在,除了创造繁荣和就业机会,最大的作用就是服务人类的需求。 要将生意经营好必须具备时时刻刻走到别人前面的领先精神,如果落在别人后面,想要追赶就要花费很大的力气...

Review of Fluke Fluke tries to reframes our sense of who we are and how our world works. The author aims to dispel some of the damaging myths we pretend are true while exploring 3 facets of human experience that can help us understand ourselves. Storybook version of reality We focus on big, singular changes to expel big event, ignoring the small grains of sand that pile up and create avalanches. It is the storybook version of reality where everyt...

读后感 《阿甘投资法》探讨的是一个适合普罗大众的投资系统。由于这本书是为台湾民众所写的,所以作者建议美股搭配台股,美股为主,台股为辅。 正确投资观念 对投资而言,要的是结果——早日达到财务自由,或让金钱做事,借助获利实现理想。要做到这些,需要观念的指引、对的方法和管理。观念比技巧重要,因为观念是一个方向...

Review How to Beat Diabetes is the true story of the author’s determination not to become a statistic of Type II Diabetes. Type II diabetes There are 2 types of diabetes, being Type I diabetes and Type II diabetes. Type II diabetes is the common type. In Type II diabetes, the body loses its sensitivity to insulin, causing glucose to circulate in the blood and spills into the kidneys. Staying power The author attributes her success to stayin...

读后感 《激情创业》是作者的创业之谈。作者希望这本书能够点燃读者实现自己梦想的激情。作者原本是在学术界谋职的,过后跨界进入商界,体悟出了书本和实践之间有着巨大的鸿沟。 个人成长之路 人生应该分成两步走,首先必须要做的事就是积累。每个人都必须先积累知识、财富、经验、资源,并被社会认可。有了充分的积累才可能...

Introduction Forty Years to Life is an exposition of part of the transgendered condition from the perspective of the author who has known it personally. I received a request to review this book and proceeded to read it. Author Brenda Bradford Ward is a transgendered male-to-female woman. She had a career in financial services and is currently a doctoral student in sex and gender psychology. Contents Forty Years to Life has a total of 20 chapters....

介绍 《为什么你的退休金只有别人的一半》是一本台湾的理财投资书籍。这本书结集作者在课堂上教过几百人的经验,是关于投资基本功的再度修炼。我是被书名所吸引,想看看是什么错误会导致退休金比别人少一半。 作者 阙又上是一名财务规画师、美国又上成长基金经理人,有近三十年的投资管理生涯。 内容 《为什么你的退休金只有...

Introduction Power and Progress is about the direction of technology development. This book explores the nature of the economic, social, and political choice, the historical and contemporary evidence on the relationship among technology, wages, and inequality, and the ways to direct innovations to work in service of shared prosperity. After reading Poverty, by America, I stumbled upon this book and decided to read it. Author Daron Acemoglu is Ins...

介绍 《因为这是你的人生》是蔡康永的情商课第二课。这本书所讲的是为自己增加人生选项以及如何吸引有趣的陌生人成为朋友。我会想要读这本书是因为以前读过作者的书都觉得不错,所以在看到这本书时就拿起它了。 作者 蔡康永是台湾电视主持人、作家、电影导演。 内容 《因为这是你的人生》有一篇康永的序、二十六篇章节和一篇...

Book of the Month: December 2023
General / 4th January 2024

English The only book that I read last month (Power and Progress) does not have a 3-star rating, thus there is no book of the month for December 2023. 中文 《因为这是你的人生》探讨如何处理你的人生和人际关系。作者在书中给出了他自己的看法与建议,我个人觉得每个人或多或少都能从这本书中学到一些人生道理。...

Power and Progress: Our 1000-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity – Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson
Non-fiction / 23rd December 2023

Introduction Power and Progress is about the direction of technology development. This book explores the nature of the economic, social, and political choice, the historical and contemporary evidence on the relationship among technology, wages, and inequality, and the ways to direct innovations to work in service of shared prosperity. After reading Poverty, by America, I stumbled upon this book and decided to read it. Author Daron Acemo...

Book of the Month: November 2023
General / 1st December 2023

English Poverty, by America explains the persistence of poverty in a land of abundance. The author provides the reasons for this issue and gives some recommendations to tackle it. This book is actually quite easy to read, contrary to its heavy topic. If you would like to contribute to help the poor, this book would give you some ideas. 中文 《因为这是你的人生》探讨如何处理你的人生和人际关系。作者在书中...

因为这是你的人生 – 蔡康永
非文学 / 11th November 2023

介绍 《因为这是你的人生》是蔡康永的情商课第二课。这本书所讲的是为自己增加人生选项以及如何吸引有趣的陌生人成为朋友。我会想要读这本书是因为以前读过作者的书都觉得不错,所以在看到这本书时就拿起它了。 作者 蔡康永是台湾电视主持人、作家、电影导演。 内容 《因为这是你的人生》有一篇康永的序、二十六篇章节...

Poverty, by America – Matthew Desmond
Non-fiction / 1st November 2023

Introduction Poverty, by America is the author’s attempt to answer this question: Why is there so much poverty in America? It is a book about poverty that is not just about the poor but also how the other half lives, about how some lives are made small so that others may grow. I would like to know the answer to the author’s question. Author Matthew Desmond is an American sociologist and the Maurice P. Dur...

Book of the Month: October 2023
General / 1st November 2023

English Storyselling for Financial Advisors is a good book for its target audience, the financial planner. It provides a lot of tips for growing the business. Nonetheless, if you are not in this profession but would like to find a good financial planner, this book may provide some clues too. 中文 上个月所读的两本中文书都没达到三星的评价,所以就没有本月推荐了。...

七个疯子 – 罗伯特·阿尔特
文学 / 22nd October 2023

介绍 《七个疯子》原文是西班牙文,由欧阳石晓翻译成中文。我好像好久没读文学作品了,所以就选了这本书来阅读。 作者 罗伯特·阿尔特(Roberto Arlt)是一名阿根廷作家。他当过书店职员、铁匠学徒、油漆工、焊工等,直至于布宜诺斯艾利斯《世界报》任职。他在一九四二年因急病去世。 内容 《七个疯子》只有三章和一篇译后...

Storyselling for Financial Advisors: How Top Producers Sell – Scott West, Mitch Anthony
Non-fiction / 14th October 2023

Introduction Storyselling for Financial Advisors teaches the readers to tell the financial story. The authors want to show how the top advisors sell. As I am starting my financial planning business, I would like to know more about soliciting clients. Author Scott West is Head of Consulting for Invesco Van Kampen Consulting. I could not find much information about him on the internet. Mitch Anthony is a financial services advisor, a...

人类的进击:从东方到西方不甘平庸的人们 – 唐文
非文学 / 7th October 2023

介绍 《人类的进击》是一本历史书。作者想要探讨“激情”的进化历程,清楚“激情”的来龙去脉。我想看看作者笔下的进击是什么。 作者 我在网路上找不到关于作者唐文的介绍。 内容 《人类的进击》有一篇序言(人因真爱而有激情)、一章导读和二十八篇章节。章节被分为五个部分,分别是远古传说:从顺应可能到创造可能(...

Book of the Month: September 2023
General / 1st October 2023

English The Allocator’s Edge is about alternative investments. It lists down most of the alternatives available in the market today. I learned a lot from this book and have a new perspective on asset allocation. 中文 《人类的明天》探讨人类如何才能创造出一个美好的未来。书中提出了很多已经在进行着的方法或是模式,也给出了成功的例子。未来是好是坏,就取决于我们现...