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跟名人一起读书:影响比尔•盖茨的10本书

2017-04-18 16:18

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  比尔·盖茨,世界上最富有的人之一,向我们推荐了一些商业方面的书籍和小说。这是他的书单。

  1.My years with General Motors by Alfred Sloan.

  《我在通用汽车的岁月》阿尔弗雷德·斯隆

  “This is probably the best book to read if you want to read only one book about business,”

  “如果你想通过一本书了解商业,这本书可能是最好的选择。”

  "My Years with General Motors was published in 1963 and straight after that it became a bestseller and one of the books to read for every businessman. Not only this is the story of one of the world´s leading company in the automobile industry, but also it can be used as a successful manual for future business tycoons as it contains the unique experience of a leader who led the company to the prosperity.”

  “《我在通用汽车的岁月》于1963年发表,随后马上成为畅销书,并且成为每一个商人必读的书籍之一。这本书不仅写了世界上汽车龙头企业的故事,它也是未来商业大亨的成功手册,因为它包含了企业领导者不同的经验,是他们引领公司走向了繁荣。”

  2.Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker

  《人性中的善良天使》史蒂芬·平克

  During reddit's AMA Bill Gates said that “Better Angels of Our Nature” is his "favorite book ". He added that "it is very crucial to the reduction in violence and discrimination over time"

  在美国管理协会的网站中比尔·盖茨曾说过,《人性中的善良天使》是“他最喜欢的书籍”。他补充说“长期以来,对于减少暴力和歧视,这本书起着至关重要的作用。”

  Pinker is a Pulitzer finalist and a professor of psychology at Harvard. He cites Biblical references, Grimm's fairy tales, and historical true stories about actual whipping boys meant to take lashes on behalf of royal princes. Full of statistics, and references to history and psychology, Pinker makes an argument against common sense: that our generations are more anti-violent on a moral basis than prior generations. Named a global thinker by Foreign Policy, and a top influencer by Time Magazine, his best books come highly recommended to those who need to wrestle with large concepts.

  平克是进入普利策奖决赛的选手,也是哈佛大学的心理学教授。他引用了圣经,格林童话和历史上替罪羊们代替皇室王子接受鞭刑的真实故事。由于大量引用数据,参考历史和心理学,平克向一个常识提出了质疑:与前几代人相比,在道德上我们这一代人更加反对暴力。平克被《外交政策》誉为一位全球的思想家,被《时代周刊》称赞为一位顶级影响力的人物,他的作品被强烈推荐给那些需要与大观念斗争的人。

  3.Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

  《商业历险:来自华尔街的世界十二个经典故事》

  “Not long after I first met Warren Buffet back in 1991, I asked him to recommend his favorite book about business. He didn’t miss a beat:“It’s’Business Adventures’,by John Brooks,” he said. “I’ll send you my copy.” I was intrigued: I had never heard of “Business Adventures” or John Brooks. Today, more than two decades after Warren lent it to me-and more than four decades after it was first published-“Business Adventures” remains the best business book I have ever read. John Brooks is still my favorite business writer. (And Warren, if you are reading this, I still have your copy)

  “1991年我第一次遇见沃伦·巴菲特,在那之后不久我让他给我推荐一本他最喜欢的商业书籍。他毫不犹豫的说:“约翰·布鲁克斯的《商业历险》吧,我把我的那本送给你。”我很困惑:我从来没有听说过《商业历险》,也没有听说过约翰·布鲁克斯。今天距离沃伦把《商业历险》这本书送给我的时候已经20多年了,这本书自出版以来也有40多年了,它依然是我读过的最好的商业书籍。约翰·布鲁克斯也依然是我最喜欢的商业作家。(至于沃伦,如果你看到了我所说的话,那么我要告诉你我仍然收藏着你送我的那版)”

  Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and reveal the machinations and violate nature of the world of finance. John Brook’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail whether he is looking at the market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well- known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself.

  华尔街的故事以戏剧的形式表达出来,揭示了金钱世界里的阴谋诡计和其违背自然规律的本质。约翰·布鲁克斯富有洞察力报告充满个性,其细节内容具有批判性。以至于无论读者是否见证过1962年的股市崩溃——一个知名经济商行公司的破产,或者美国银行家挽救英镑的大胆预测,他都会有这种感觉:历史就在重演。

  4.Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

  《麦田里的守望者》杰罗姆·大卫·塞林格

  “I didn’t actually read Catcher in the Rye until I was 13, and ever since then I have said that is my favorite book. It acknowledges that young people are a little confused, but can be smart about things and see things that adults do not really see. So I have always love it”

  我13岁时初读《麦田里的守望者》,从那时起,我认为这是我最喜欢的书籍。书中指出年轻人可能会有一点困惑,但是他们对事物机警而聪明能看到成年人看不到的东西。所以我一直喜欢它。

  Catcher in the Rye is undoubtfully a classical work of the American literature. This novel was the peak of J.D. Salinger's career, as after it was published, he decided to live a life of a hermit. The main character being an expelled student named Holden Caulfield, the book is a first-person story. Though he is just 16, he encounters many events that tend to preclude adults. Catcher in the Rye is about a youth of 1960s, but it is still actual today.

  毫无疑问,《麦田里的守望者》是美国文学中的经典。这本书标志着塞林格写作事业的高峰。在这本书发表之后,塞林格便决定去过隐居的生活。这本书以第一人称的视角来叙述故事,书中的主人公是一名被开除的学生,他就是霍尔顿·考尔菲德。尽管他年仅16岁,却经历了许多成年人都不曾经历的事情。《麦田里的守望者》写的是20世纪60年代的青年人,但是今天仍然有借鉴意义。

  5.A Separate Peace by John Knowles

  《独自和解》约翰·诺尔斯

  “My second favorite book is the book by John Knowles called A Separate Peace. And that is a phenomenal book. I have been reading it to my son recently. There is actually a movie made of it that’s fairly good, but I’d say the book is incredibly good.”

  “约翰·诺尔斯的《独自和解》在我最喜欢的书单中居第二。这是一本很棒的书。我最近一直在给我的儿子读。事实上,还有一部根据这本书拍成的电影,这部电影相当好,但是无法与这本书相媲美。”

  The story about two friends, Gene and Phineas, by John Knowles is an undisputed American classic. It tells us about the life of two boys studying in a boarding school in the early 1940s. They face a number of obstacles, making for the life of adults. It is not a very popular book to read, but quite respectable.

  约翰·诺尔斯写的这本书堪称美国的经典。书中讲述了两个朋友,吉恩和菲尼亚斯的故事。20世纪40年代吉恩和菲尼亚斯在一所寄宿学校学习,他们经历很多困难,慢慢走向成年人的生活。这不是一本非常受欢迎的书但是却值得尊敬。

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