新加坡50岁生日,李光耀回答过的四个问题

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8月9日是新加坡50岁生日,我们一起来回顾下李光耀回答过的四个问题,涉及领导力、全球化、个人成长与人生感悟。

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1、领导人最重要的素质是什么?

李光耀(1989年):领导人的特质并不会因时代的改变而变。一个好的领导人应该能提出一个可启发鼓舞人民的目标,他激励他们朝共同的目标、共同的远景迈进。这是不会因时空不同而改变的。

现在这个时代比较特别的是,世界从未像今天这样密切的相互关联、互为依存。我们清晰地感觉到彼此的存在,我们其实像是邻居。透过电视的实况转播,你可 以在瞬秒间就立即看到戈尔巴乔夫主席和里根总统、布什副总统会面的情况。你听得到他们的声音。你也可以天天看到像亚美尼亚的地震或汉城街头暴动的镜头。

现在的时代有一种立即的急迫感,今天的领导人需要有更快的反应,与当年仍靠帆船来往于各国政府间的领导人反应速度当然不同。换言之,你的反应必须敏捷快速而有弹性。但领导的本质,并没有随时间而变。

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Immanuel Kant on Freedom

today we turn to Immanuel Kant who offers a different account of why we have a categorical duty to respect the dignity of persons and not to be use people as means merely even for good ends.

is well, it’s about what the supreme principle of morality this number one, and it’s also it gives us an account one of the most powerful accounts we have of what freedom really is so let me start today.

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《直到世界尽头》林丹经典语录

男人或许只有经历过失败和坎坷之后,才能成大事。

我是个有争议性的人物,这说明我还得努力,让自己更强,赢得让别人无话可说。

无论是爱情,工作还是生活方式,都不需要和别人比较,自己喜欢就好。

它们迎面而来,你扛住了,全世界都属于你。你若被打垮,脚下就是万丈深渊。

不是你今天感觉不好,就可以随随便便输掉的。

任何时候不要去怀疑自己,或是羡慕别人。做好自己,全力以赴地把握好每一天,不要太计较最终的结果。这个过程只是迟早和长短而已,最终都会有属于自己的天地和展现自己价值的一天。

通过自己的坚持和努力是可以做到让别人刮目相看的。

荣耀留在过去,未来更加可期。

要爬到山顶看一看,并不是那么容易的。一旦你有丝毫的放松,就很容易摔得粉身碎骨。

The Golden Gift excerpt

The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests. – The Rothschild banking family, to associates in New York, 1863.

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This is exactly why Buddha stated the following:

“Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances…Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will lead to only delusion…Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real. Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things. Once you have discovered for yourself give up the bad and embrace the good.”

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Chapter 3. Baptized in Civilization

The pressure to conform was profound. A doctor who was terrorized during the Cultural Revolution-exiled to the western desert, where his wife committed suicide-later said, “To survive in China you must reveal nothing to others. Or it could be used against you … That’s why I’ve come to think the deepest part of the self is best left unclear. Like mist and clouds in a Chinese landscape painting, hide the private part behind your social persona. Let your public self be like rice in a dinner: bland and inconspicuous, taking on the flavors of its surroundings while giving off no flavor of its own.”

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Chapter 2 The ties that bind

The victimization of the transmigrants in Aceh was an extreme case of local dissatisfaction. But even where transmigrants rubbed along well enough with their neighbours, they carried on speaking their monether tongue, they cultivated the crops they grew back home, they set up the gamelan gong orchestras that mirrored those of Java or Bali. It was more transplantation than transmigration, hardly a homogenizing force.

Suharto grew up as poor as the next villager, dropping out of junior high school and giving up a job in a bank because he fell off his bicycle and ripped his only set of presentable clothes.
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Quote – The Singapore Story – Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

I thought then that wealth depended mainly on the possession of territory and natural resources, whether fertile land with abundant rainfall for agriculture or forestry, or valuable minerals, or oil and gas. It was only after I had been in office for some years that I recognised that performance varied substantially between the different races in Singapore, and among different categories within the same race. After trying out a number of ways to reduce inequalities and failing, I was gradually forced to conclude that the decisive factors were the people, their natural abilities, education and training. Knowledge and the possession of technology were vital for the creation of wealth.

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Meditations Quote

  1. One example that will strike almost any reader is the sense of mortality that pervades the work. Death is not to be feared, Marcus continually reminds himself. It is a natural process, part of the continual change that forms the world. At other points it is the ultimate consolation. “Soon you will be dead,” Marcus tells himself on a number of occasions, “and none of it will matter” (cf. 4.6, 7.22, 8.2). The emphasis on the vanity and worthlessness of earthly concerns is here linked to the more general idea of transience. All things change or pass away, perish and are forgotten. This is the burden of several of the thought exercises that Marcus sets himself: to think of the court of Augustus (8.31), of the age of Vespasian or Trajan (4.32), the great philosophers and thinkers of the past (6.47)—all now dust and ashes.

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