Rule of thumb:

Tim, pls find time to read Great ideas!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

21/27-3-2010 讀報 (Wk 13)

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New: (27/28th in 2010, 470/471th since 2005)
How to Begin Studying English Literature
Nicholas Marsh / Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 3rd Revised edition edition (October 31, 2001)
作者:廿一世紀研究會/著 / 出版社:時報出版 / 出版日期:2003年11月01日

Finished: (11/12th in 2010, 297/298th in total since 2005) Two more to go...
The Money Machine: How the City Works
Philip Coggan / Publisher: Penguin; 5Rev Ed edition (5 Dec 2002)
Chomsky for Beginners
David Cogswell / Paul Gordon / Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing (October 1996)

Quote from Shutter Island:
live as a monster or die as a good man

Old saying:

管理學百年啟示 2010-03-27 信報財經新聞 P23, 理財投資, 學究中華經驗, 陳孟賢
理大頭髮電器設計 太陽能焗油帽奪獎 2010-03-27 明報 A11, 教育.港聞, 特稿, 明報記者
矽巷啁啾:古惑行出頭 2010-03-06 蘋果日報 B08, 金錢要理, 矽巷啁啾, 宋漢生
《蘋果》獨家越洋追擊真的假不了 阿Sa、鄭中基洛杉磯婚書曝光 2010-03-27 蘋果日報 C02, 娛樂要聞, 娛樂頭條
「屁股胸圍」面世扁臀變籮霸 2010-03-26 蘋果日報 A22, 環球Pop-up
《絕代商驕》真人版公司醫生月入20萬 2010-03-24 FACE 週刊 TE016-018, 青雲路, 青雲路
陳志雲是香港之子的十五個理由 2010-03-21 明報 P02,P03, 周日話題
找個德國男友也不錯 2010-03-21 明報 P12, 香港拼圖, 物質生活, 林慧時
鴨嘴獸入冊前自白 2010-03-25 壹週刊 A068-070, 時事, 時事短打
《Yes!!》一千期假的真得了 2010-03-25 蘋果日報 E14, Voice Over
90後60後 超人大戰 《勁揪俠》《鐵甲奇俠2》 2010-03-25 香港經濟日報 C01, 電影, 電影, 鄧龍傑
五星級評論家 2010-03-25 壹週刊 A102, 財經, 第壹流, 蔡東豪


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Friday, March 26, 2010

What the heck?

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The sad news is: This is the truth, John Authur is leaving to Lex. This is the final short view. He taught me a lot of things in the past 2.5 years.


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Thursday, March 25, 2010


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James Tyler Variax attracts me... Out summer 2010...


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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FT on week 11

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The difficulty with deans
By Della Bradshaw / Published: March 21 2010 22:19

A top professor can add fees from consultancy work, non-executive directorships and speaking engagements to their earnings, while the dean’s salary is constrained by the politics of the university. With salaries of about $500,000 to $750,000 for a dean’s job at a top US business school, and $300,000 to $400,000 for the equivalent job in Europe, the best-paid professors would have to take a pay cut to become dean.

I am thinking sometime if analysis similar to below would be meaningful...


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Saturday, March 20, 2010

14/20-3-2010 讀報 (Wk 12)

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New: (25/26th in 2010, 468/469th since 2005)
作者: 贾涛 等编著 / 出 版 社: 北京语言大学出版社
出 版 社: 东南大学出版社
作者:黃品維、吳翊鳳、歐寶程、吳安哲、陳方隅、朱浩榜等 / 出版社:易博士出版社 / 出版日期:2010年01月26日
The 100 Best Business Books of All Time / Index
Jack Covert / Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover; 1 edition (February 5, 2009)
The Money Machine: How the City Works
Philip Coggan / Publisher: Penguin; 5Rev Ed edition (5 Dec 2002)

Finished: (10th in 2010, 296th in total since 2005)
The Big Trip
George Dunford (Author) / Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1st edition (November 1, 2008)

我有壓力 2010-03-20 信報財經新聞 P32, 副刊健康, 毅行出哲學, 蔡東豪
藍鰭吞拿禁出口提案遭否決 環團失望憂絕種危機 2010-03-20 明報 A22, 國際
加州成人電影業 擬強制戴套 2010-03-20 文匯報 A12, 國際新聞
專業級大眾化 Sennheiser耳機起動 2010-03-19 香港經濟日報 A44, Management, 梁穎勤
K潮血淚史 2010-03-19 新Monday P060-063, 揮手區
JBL夢幻經典 2010-03-18 e-zone D068-070, Play back Brand story
蟻族大學生 蝸居貨櫃屋 樓貴催生貧民窟 「發展商」卻月賺數萬 2010-03-18 香港經濟日報 A18, 中國專題
「小布蘭森」大話創業 航企神話變鬧劇 2010-03-15 文匯報 A18, 國際新聞
你有什麼資格死﹖ 2010-03-20 信報財經新聞 P36, 副刊特稿, 蘭開夏道, 王迪詩
不務正業 2010-03-18 壹週刊 A110, 財經, 第壹流, 蔡東豪
富豪榜不盡不實 2010-03-19 蘋果日報 E07, 名采論壇, GG細語, 左丁山


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Thursday, March 18, 2010


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Babson culture attracts me.


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FT in week 11

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Poverty blights the dream of Hong Kong
By David Pilling / Published: March 17 2010 23:28

Mr Tam, a retired light-bulb maker who came to Hong Kong from mainland China in the 1960s, is one of an estimated 100,000 people in the territory who reside in cubicle-sized apartments.

In a city of 7m people with an average per capita income of nearly US$30,000, 1.23m live below the poverty line, earning less than half of a desperately low median wage. The city’s Gini coefficient, which measures income inequality, is the worst in Asia (worse even than India and mainland China) before the limited effects of the city’s half-hearted income redistribution are counted.

In the 1980s, when many Chinese were drawn to the territory’s booming economy, there were an estimated 1m manufacturing jobs in Hong Kong, according to Chua Hoi Wai of Hong Kong’s Council of Social Service. That number has fallen to 200,000 as jobs have seeped across the border. Factory wages have fallen from US$1,300-US$2,500 a month in the heady 1980s to as little as US$700. The median wage has not budged in a decade, says Mr Chua, while those of the mid- and top-earners have soared.


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Saturday, March 13, 2010

8/13-3-2010 讀報 (Wk 11)

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New: (20/21/22/23/24th in 2010, 467th since 2005)
The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law
Ward Farnsworth (Author) / Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (June 15, 2007)
原文作者:Werner Hilgemann、Hermann Kinder、Manfred Hergt / 出版社:商周出版 / 出版日期:2009年07月17日 ←This one is expensive, HK$600
作者: 杜毅夫 编著 / 出版时间: 2005-10-1
作者: 宋健榕,王玉静 主编 / 出版社: 哈尔滨工业大学出版社 / 出版时间: 2007-9-1
作者: 王璇 编著 / 出版社: 北京语言大学出版社 / 出版时间: 2010-1-1

I am picking up Michel Thomas again, this time German.

瑞士人的冷和熱 2010-03-13 信報財經新聞 P36, 副刊特稿, 回眸英倫, 毛羨寧
英色情片女導演參選反轉國會 2010-03-13 蘋果日報 A21, 國際要聞
力指20宗罪Apple玩謝HTC? 2010-03-12 電腦科技 P014-015, News!
本地嘻哈升呢入室I am MC,Do You Know Me? 2010-03-10 FACE 週刊 K004-014, FACE value
《拆彈雄心》中死穴 2010-03-10 香港經濟日報 C06, 世事, 世事——關人馬事, 活力先生
《歲月神偷》童眼看世界 2010-03-09 明報 D10, 通通識-中文, 名家寫作, 盧偉力
日本家品連鎖店「搞鬼」概念攻港 2010-03-11 明報 B10, 行銷攻略, 薛偉傑

Funny: Google launched a new app: Hooker finder. Where are you in Sept 2009?

Google car at mirror:


Quite a number of people ask me if the hooker finder is real...

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Friday, March 12, 2010

星期二檔案 - 中女告白

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Week 10 in FT

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Smarter leaders are betting big on data
By Stefan Stern / Published: March 8 2010 17:45

But even academic experts agree that, however sophisticated your approach to data, you still need judgment to make good decisions. When Prof Davenport met a pilot at a party and started discussing analytics, he received this reply: “Oh yes, we’ve got lots of that in modern airliners – avionics, lots of computers, ‘fly by wire’, and all that. But I still occasionally find it useful to look out the window.”

Short View: Price of Nasdaq’s crash
By John Authers, Investment Editor / Published: March 9 2010 18:21

In a week of anniversaries, it is 10 years since the Nasdaq Composite peaked, crashed and burned. The dotcom bubble seems to be from another world, a speculative aberration that is now over.

Short View: World’s richest man
By John Authers, Investment editor / Published: March 11 2010 18:11

With markets safe for risk takers once more in the past 12 months, Mr Slim could no longer be denied, and on Thursday Forbes confirmed he was the wealthiest man with $53.5bn (€39bn).

The top 10 includes a Brazilian and two Indians. China and Russia have more billionaires than anywhere outside the US with 64 and 62 respectively.

The secret of successful investing has always been to find inefficient markets and exploit them.


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Sunday, March 07, 2010

1/7-3-2010 讀報 (Wk 10)

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I wish all people will live their dream unconstrained. I am so sick and tired of all this now.

呂大樂的懺悔 2010-03-07 蘋果日報 E06, 名采論壇, 牛棚讀書記, 梁文道(牛棚書院院長)
城大基因魚可驗出污染物 2010-03-06 蘋果日報 A09, 港聞
科技網絡:雲端運算Cloud Computing為企業節省開支 2010-03-06 蘋果日報 B08, 金錢要理, 科技網絡
燒味店太子飯堂洗碟倒垃圾入讀科大仍盼投身飲食業 遭同事揶揄不放棄 2010-03-05 文匯報 A67, 新聞透視眼
發光電池 Lighting Battery 2010-03-05 電腦科技 P036, Coming soon!
美國佬旺角單挑14K 2010-03-04 壹週刊 A050-052, 時事, 新聞耳目
I am a Travel Reporter 2010-03-01 新假期 P142, REGULARS Tony Hung, 洪永城
「券券通吃」 揭內地快餐業激戰 2010-03-02 香港經濟日報 A17, 中國內需, 內視鏡, 陸沖
八蚊件Cup Cake平霸全港 2010-03-04 壹週刊 A070-072, 財經, 壹盤生意
「沒有最好 只有更好」 劉舜慧見習生變身CEO 2010-03-03 頭條日報 P37, 企管達人 1797

You may think I am silly, I cried over this song.


如果人生係得番24小時 你會有啲乜野表示

唉 由細開始要勤力啲 考好啲試
我聽過唔只一次 全部人都口供 一致
話我知 入得到大學拎到張沙紙
入間大公司攞到啲銀紙 先可以 先可以叫做成功人仕
係邊個話我知要咁樣做人 先至算係有意義

到你死果日邊個可以百分百忠實 表現自己果日淨係諗住八就八終日
搬弄是非果日 勤勤力力 形形疫疫
篩演好你自己 呢一個角色 篩演到尾 問你 點解咁落力
好似每個人都無靈魂 Repeat又Repeat
每一日都日復日 係為咗熱啲又熱啲
應付月頭月尾既每一張 Receipt又Receipt
為咗所為既康莊大道我哋一直做 一直做一直做咗十年
二十年 人生有幾多個十年
有幾多個人 有幾多個夢想從來未曾實現
最後今天 就算要離開呢個世界
幾大就幾大 呢24小時一定要活得痛痛快快

就到盡頭 你會點樣走
係咪會以後 去天國漫遊
定係會逗留 逐秒祈求
生死冊寫錯手 你時辰未夠

就到盡頭 你會點樣走
係咪會以後 去天國漫遊
定係會逗留 逐秒祈求
生死冊寫錯手 你時辰未夠

你想你既故事重新開始 定你覺得係一件小事
沒所謂 反正獲得留低等時間流逝
定係襯離開人世 之前留低一番作為
再肉麻 既說話 唔使再放係心
想辱罵盡情去罵 唔使再怕手尾跟
你會揾你愛人卿卿我我 聽聽風看海
定係 輕輕的我走了 正如我輕輕的來

自己避開 自己離開 唔使人地為我默哀
揾朋友 飲下酒歡送我就黎走
定係 能夠揾到位真正朋友係最後聚首
(最後最後) 要死有幾奇 人生好比場嬉戲
唔捨得你地陪我走到黎 (沒期沒期)

床邊好多親朋收到啲慰問 帶走好多遺憾
再生為你維生 來生係咪咁 (好奇好奇)
我可以犯法 所有罪冇畏懼
但係冇辦法抹走為我流既 (眼淚眼淚)
好似一個Raper 突然變啞 淨底一堆說話同埋24個Bar

就到盡頭 你會點樣走
係咪會以後 去天國漫遊
定係會逗留 逐秒祈求
生死冊寫錯手 你時辰未夠

就到盡頭 你會點樣走
係咪會以後 去天國漫遊
定係會逗留 逐秒祈求
生死冊寫錯手 你時辰未夠


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Saturday, March 06, 2010


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My MD is subscripting WSJ starting from today!


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Wednesday, March 03, 2010


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I will have a Vox Valvetronic tonight! For Free! So far my investment in electric guitar would be HK$50 for a instrument TS cable.


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Monday, March 01, 2010

FT in week 9

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The Switzerland of South America
Published: March 1 2010 02:00

* Chile has a population of 16.5m people, with one of the lowest birth rates in Latin America, and a lower infant mortality rate than Hungary, Latvia and Cyprus. * With a gross domestic product per capita of $14,700 in 2009, Chile ranks higher on this measure than European Union members Bulgaria and Romania, as well as the rest of South America. * It has the strongest sovereign credit rating in Latin America, with public debt currently standing at about 9 per cent of GDP. * Chile is the word's largest copper producer, with the majority of the industry based in the north of the country. * Exports account for about 40 per cent of GDP, with copper, fruit, fish, wine and chemicals the country's staple trading goods. * The average age of a Chilean is 31.4 years, with almost 90 per cent of the population living in urban centres. Literacy levels currently stand at about 95 per cent.

Mugabe seeks local ownership for every company
By Tony Hawkins in Harare / Published: March 1 2010 22:29

Zimbabwe’s regime was accused of jeopardising investment on Monday when a law forcing all foreign-owned companies to transfer 51 per cent of their shares to “indigenous” people came into effect.

HK unveils new regime on short selling
By Robert Cookson in Hong Kong / Published: March 2 2010 18:25

Market participants will have to disclose any short position that is equal to or greater than 0.02 per cent of the issued share capital of a listed company, or a market value of HK$30m ($3.8m), whichever is lower.

That compares with the disclosure threshold of 0.25 per cent of issued share capital that was implemented in the UK, the US, and Japan during the financial crisis. The SFC does not plan to “name and shame” individual short sellers. Rather, it will aggregate the data it collects and publish the short positions for each stock a week later.


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