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The Peter Principle – Lawrence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

25th Oct 2008 - 10:48pm 書評
這次我去印度工幹﹐放週未時逛書店﹐竟然給我遇上了這本商管奇書《彼得定律》。這本小書只有百來二百頁﹐你不會在MBA看到這本書的內容﹐但書中所描述卻是職場千古不變的真理。可能真相實在顯淺得太過尷尬﹐一般商管書籍索性避而不談﹐當作這個真相並不存在。不過讀者也不要過份認真讀這書﹐始終這本書不是學術著作﹐沒有深奧的理論或數據支持﹐只憑作者的直覺分析﹐得出一個令人恍然大悟的結論。彼得定律的邏輯很簡單﹐就是在一間公司或機構中﹐大部份員工都是無能。因為有能力的員工可以升職﹐直到他們因能力所限不能再住上爬﹐於是每個人都滯留在不能勝任的職位。…

Possessions

25th Oct 2008 - 07:16pm Daily Scribble
Possessions are different than assets. Asset has monetary value. It is very liquidate, you can turn your asset back into money in no time. Possessions are simply something you own, you may value them very much, but it may worthy nothing to other…

Canon 450D

23rd Oct 2008 - 08:40pm Product Reviews
I have been resisting the temptation to get a DSLR camera for a long time. Finally I gave up and bought a DSLR camera, Canon 450D. I used to have a film SLR camera when I was in high school, so I am not new to photography. I just have too many other hobbies…

Farewell Bangalore

17th Oct 2008 - 05:48pm Daily Scribble
It is my third time visiting Bangalore. The city still sucks and I don’t have any pleasant experience with it. However, I am getting over all my uneasiness of India and become indifference to the surroundings. I just came to release Bangalore…

Maid Guy 假面女僕衛士

16th Oct 2008 - 12:14am 動漫
近年日本動畫萌風泛濫﹐很多動畫角色的設計沒有靈魂﹐只是像藥材舖執藥般把萌屬性堆切一些角色出來。結果大部份動畫的角色都千篇一律﹐不過是更換些少屬性改少許造型。這種以屬性配對創造角色的方法﹐偶然也會出現令人咋舌﹐完全預期不到的特別效果。《假面女僕衛士》的主角枯木﹐便是把肌肉男和女僕這兩個牛馬不相同的屬性﹐混合一起創造出來的角色。單是看枯木的角色設計﹐已經可以預期這套動畫會走瘋狂惡搞的搞笑路線。…

Babylon A.D. 巴比倫密碼

13th Oct 2008 - 05:16am 電影
每次我為了看電影而看電影﹐不是因為想看某套電影才去戲院﹐總是失望而回看了套爛片。這個幾個星期我在印度工幹﹐週未晚上沒有任何節目﹐幾個同事便決定去看場電影﹐好過留在酒店發霉。幾個男人沒有理由看劇情片﹐對印度歌舞片也興趣不大﹐剩下荷里活動作電影《巴比倫密碼》是唯一的選擇。…

Watching Cricket

12th Oct 2008 - 07:45am Daily Scribble
Cricket to Indians is like hockey to Canadian. The Australian team is playing the Indian team in Bangalore this week. A cricket match last 4-5 days, and 8 hours per day. The game will start in the morning, then players will have a lunch break, and…

Bargaining

12th Oct 2008 - 07:18am Daily Scribble
As an engineer, a market perfectionist, an inspired to-be-economist, I hate bargaining. Bargaining is a very inefficient way of trade. The sellers use their advantage of having asymmetric information of the transaction price, getting…

Red Storm Rising 紅潮風暴 – Tom Clancy

11th Oct 2008 - 06:06pm 書評
第一次看Tom Clancy的小說是很多年前的事﹐那時我十分喜歡辛康納利主演的《追擊赤十月》﹐看完電影後便急不及待從老父的書櫃找原著來讀。當年我還是只個中學生﹐英文水平馬馬虎虎﹐在看得明與不明之間﹐把整本小說硬啃下去。現在已經記不起原著好不好看﹐好像是情節﹐反而電影版的情節倒印象深刻。我常常以為自己很喜歡Tom…

Toilet Papar

10th Oct 2008 - 07:26am Daily Scribble
Before I come to Indian, I heard that Indians don’t use toilet paper, they use their left hand. I thought it was a joke or it is stories from last centuries. Now I am in Indian, I can confirm the story is true. In a typical Indian toilet, you…
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