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中環在線:做上市公司董事好似去ball 李華華

>2008-06-17 Appledaily

香 港董事學會08年度傑出董事獎噚日接受提名,華華同副主席周光暉傾開,大陸公司鍾意搵名人做董事,佢話,以前有啲公司唔係咁出名,搵名人可以提升公司知名 度,但今時今日喺香港,如果啲董事只有名氣,但唔參與上市公司事務,好難做到董事。佢仲話:「以前就話一年兩次業績公佈啫,家陣加埋季度業績,又審計委員 會、又股東大會,一年點都要出席10次會,冇時間嘅人點開會?」

咁又係,話得係名人,就梗係忙啲,邊有咁多時間嚟開會呢又?身兼招行(3968)同中遠太 平洋(1199)獨立董事的周光暉以過來人身份話,最近做獨立董事做到好忙,因為兩間公司都有大動作,招行收購永隆,中遠太平洋又競投希臘碼頭。不過忙還 忙,佢話唔算辛苦,因為「好似你去宴會,鍾意又投入嘅話,就唔覺得辛苦。」
中環 在線 上市 公司 董事 好似 ball 華華
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何猷亨搞ball惹是非


2012-8-2  NM




上週五晚賭王四太仔何猷亨,以學 生會名義處男下海搞保良籌款ball,四房全家撐場。家族猛料係人都俾面,十九歲仔碌人情牌已籌到一百萬,但原來阿太們對座位安排一直各有意見,保良局主 席梁寶珠硬要安排女兒林玉茵坐主家席,知情者話:「仲指定個女要坐佢隔籬或對面,佢哋以為呢個係保良節目,忘記搞手係學生會。」有傳當晚有人要脅,叫朋友 不要買兩張枱,直到開ball前仍未傾掂點坐,令猷亨好激氣,「他諗住大不了自己買埋兩張枱,最後顧全大局免阿媽難做,兼大家拗到無曬氣,是但啦,林玉茵 最後坐阿媽對面。」知情者說。

事後向四太求證,她懵然不知說:「第一,我唔清楚,因為全程我無參與,亦唔清楚,都?曬頭。猷亨無同我呻,超盈自己買枱,坐唔坐主家席有咩所謂。」調位事件最後平息,是夜十九歲的壽星仔猷亨亦跟友人到dragon-i慶生兼慶功。

霍家遺珠

何家淑女出名索,但霍英東嘅兩個孫女霍思緯同霍詠詩都watt數十足,只不過蒲得低調,差啲走漏眼。

何猷 猷亨 亨搞 ball 惹是非
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Tennis Ball, Circle, 30000


這是一篇有意思的演講, 很喜歡講者巧妙地把他認為最重要的三個概念型像化,令人不易忘記. 這正是記憶法方法的很好示範.

不過當中有些想法就未必適合用於做投資了.

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Drew Houston's Commencement address by Drew Houston '05, the CEO of Dropbox

'I stopped trying to make my life perfect, and instead tried to make it interesting.'

Below is the prepared text of the Commencement address by Drew Houston '05, the CEO of Dropbox, for MIT's 147th Commencement held June 7, 2013.

Thank you Chairman Reed, and congratulations to all of you in the class of 2013.

I'm so happy to be back at MIT, and it's an honor to be here with you today. I still wear my Brass Rat, and turning this ring around on graduation day is still one of the proudest moments of my life.

There are a lot of reasons why this is a special day, but the reason I'm so excited for all of you is that today is the first day of your life where you no longer need to check boxes.

For your first couple decades, success in life has meant jumping through one hoop after another: get these test scores, get into this college. Take these classes, get this degree. Get into this prestigious institution so you can get into the next prestigious institution. All of that ends today.

The hard thing about planning your life is you have no idea where you're going, but you want to get there as soon as possible. Maybe you'll start a company, or cure cancer, or write the great American novel. Or who knows? Maybe things will go horribly wrong. I had no idea.

Being up here in robes and speaking to all of you today wasn't exactly part of my plan seven years ago. In fact, I've never really had a grand plan — and what I realize now is that it's probably impossible to have one after graduation, if ever.

I've thought a lot about what's different about the life you're beginning today. I've thought about what I would do if I had to start all over again. What got you here was basically being smart and working hard. But nobody tells you that after today, the recipe for success changes. So what I want to do is give you a little cheat sheet, the one I would have loved to have had on my graduation day.

If you were to look at my cheat sheet, there wouldn't be a lot on it. There would be a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000. I know this doesn't make any sense right now, but bear with me.

I started my first company in a Chili's when I was 21. My cofounder, Andrew Crick, and I had never done this before. We were wondering if you needed to wear a suit to City Hall, or if you needed to make a company seal for stamping important documents. It turns out you can just go online and fill out a form and be done in about two minutes. It was a little anti-climactic, but we were in business. Over onion strings we decided that our company was going to make a new kind of online course for the SAT. Most kids back then were still using these old-school 800-page books, and the other online prep courses weren't very good. We called it Accolade, an SAT vocab word meaning an award of distinction. Well, actually, we called it "The Accolade Group, LLC" which we thought sounded a lot more impressive.

I stopped at Staples on the way home to pick up some card stock. Clearly, the most important order of business was to Photoshop a logo and print out some business cards that said "Founder" on them. The next order of business was to hand them out at conferences, and tell girls "why yes, I do have a company." It was awesome.

But the best part was learning all kinds of new things. I lived in my fraternity house every summer, and up on the fifth floor there's a ladder that goes up to the roof. I had this green nylon folding chair that I'd drag up there along with armfuls of business books I bought off Amazon and I'd spend every weekend reading about marketing, sales, management and all these other things I knew nothing about. I wasn't planning to get my MBA on the roof of Phi Delta Theta, but that's what happened.

A couple years later, things started going downhill. I felt like I had to paddle harder and harder to make progress, and at some point I just snapped and couldn't deal with any more math questions about parallel lines or the train leaving Memphis at 3:45. I figured something was wrong with me. I felt guilty for being so unproductive. Starting a company had been my dream, and, well, maybe I didn't have what it takes after all.

So I took a little break. Of course, if you're in course 6, sometimes "taking a break" means writing a poker bot. For those of you who don't know what a poker bot is, what happens when you play poker online is first, you sit for hours and click buttons, and then you lose all your money. A poker bot means you can have your computer lose all your money for you.

But it was a fascinating challenge. I was possessed. I would think about it in the shower. I would think about it in the middle of the night. It was like a switch went on — suddenly I was a machine.

In the middle of all this, my mom and dad wanted all of us to come up to New Hampshire to spend a family weekend together. But I really wanted to keep working on my poker bot. So I pull up in my Accord and open the trunk, and next I'm dragging all my computer stuff and all these wires into our little cottage. The dining room table wasn't big enough so I started moving all the pots and pans off the stove to make room for all my monitors. This time it was my mom who thought something was wrong with me. She was convinced I was going to jail.

I was going to say work on what you love, but that's not really it. It's so easy to convince yourself that you love what you're doing — who wants to admit that they don't? When I think about it, the happiest and most successful people I know don't just love what they do, they're obsessed with solving an important problem, something that matters to them. They remind me of a dog chasing a tennis ball: their eyes go a little crazy, the leash snaps and they go bounding off, plowing through whatever gets in the way. I have some other friends who also work hard and get paid well in their jobs, but they complain as if they were shackled to a desk.

The problem is a lot of people don’t find their tennis ball right away. Don't get me wrong — I love a good standardized test as much as the next guy, but being king of SAT prep wasn’t going to be mine. What scares me is that both the poker bot and Dropbox started out as distractions. That little voice in my head was telling me where to go, and the whole time I was telling it to shut up so I could get back to work. Sometimes that little voice knows best.

It took me a while to get it, but the hardest-working people don't work hard because they're disciplined. They work hard because working on an exciting problem is fun. So after today, it's not about pushing yourself; it's about finding your tennis ball, the thing that pulls you. It might take a while, but until you find it, keep listening for that little voice.

Let's go back to the summer after my graduation, the summer you're about to have. One of my fraternity brothers, Adam Smith, and his friend Matt Brezina were starting a company and we decided it would be fun for all of us to work together out of one apartment.

It was the perfect summer — well, almost perfect. The air conditioner was broken so we were all coding in our boxers. Adam and Matt were working around the clock, but as time went on they kept getting pulled away by potential investors who would share their secrets and take them on helicopter rides. I was a little jealous — I had been working on my company for a couple years and Adam had only been at it for a couple months. Where were my helicopter rides?

Things only got worse. August rolled around and Adam gave me the bad news: they were moving out. Not only was my supply of Hot Pockets cut off, but they were off to Silicon Valley, where the real action was happening, and I wasn't.

Every now and then I'd give Adam a call and hear how things were going. Things were always pretty good. "We met with Vinod this afternoon," he would tell me. Vinod Khosla is the billionaire investor and cofounder of Sun Microsystems. Then Adam dropped the bomb. "He's going to give us five million dollars."

I was thrilled for him, but it was a shock for me. Here was my faithful beer pong partner and my little brother in the fraternity, two years younger than me. I was out of excuses. He was off to the Super Bowl and I wasn't even getting drafted. He had no idea at the time, but Adam had given me just the kick I needed. It was time for a change.

They say that you're the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Think about that for a minute: who would be in your circle of 5? I have some good news: MIT is one of the best places in the world to start building that circle. If I hadn't come here, I wouldn't have met Adam, I wouldn't have met my amazing cofounder, Arash, and there would be no Dropbox.

One thing I've learned is surrounding yourself with inspiring people is now just as important as being talented or working hard. Can you imagine if Michael Jordan hadn’t been in the NBA, if his circle of 5 had been a bunch of guys in Italy? Your circle pushes you to be better, just as Adam pushed me.

And now your circle will grow to include your coworkers and everyone around you. Where you live matters: there’s only one MIT. And there's only one Hollywood and only one Silicon Valley. This isn't a coincidence: for whatever you're doing, there's usually only one place where the top people go. You should go there. Don’t settle for anywhere else. Meeting my heroes and learning from them gave me a huge advantage. Your heroes are part of your circle too — follow them. If the real action is happening somewhere else, move.

The last trap you might fall into after school is "getting ready." Don't get me wrong: learning is your top priority, but now the fastest way to learn is by doing. If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying and planning and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.

Honestly, I don't think I've ever been "ready." I remember the day our first investors said yes and asked us where to send the money. For a 24 year old, this is Christmas — and opening your present is hitting refresh over and over on bankofamerica.com and watching your company's checking account go from 60 dollars to 1.2 million dollars. At first I was ecstatic — that number has two commas in it! I took a screenshot — but then I was sick to my stomach. Someday these guys are going to want this back. What the hell have I gotten myself into?

You already know this feeling: at MIT we call it "drinking from the firehose." It’s about as fun as it sounds, and all of us have the internal bleeding to prove it. But we’ve also learned it's good for you. Today, one valve shuts off. Now you need to go out and find another firehose.

Dropbox has been mine. As you might expect, building this company has been the most exciting, interesting and fulfilling experience of my life. What I haven't really shared is that it's also been the most humiliating, frustrating and painful experience too, and I can't even count the number of things that have gone wrong.

Fortunately, it doesn't matter. No one has a 5.0 in real life. In fact, when you finish school, the whole notion of a GPA just goes away. When you're in school, every little mistake is a permanent crack in your windshield. But in the real world, if you're not swerving around and hitting the guard rails every now and then, you're not going fast enough. Your biggest risk isn't failing, it's getting too comfortable.

Bill Gates's first company made software for traffic lights. Steve Jobs's first company made plastic whistles that let you make free phone calls. Both failed, but it's hard to imagine they were too upset about it. That's my favorite thing that changes today. You no longer carry around a number indicating the sum of all your mistakes. From now on, failure doesn't matter: you only have to be right once.

I used to worry about all kinds of things, but I can remember the moment when I calmed down. I had just moved to San Francisco, and one night I couldn't sleep so I was on my laptop. I read something online that said "There are 30,000 days in your life." At first I didn't think much of it, but on a whim I tabbed over to the calculator. I type in 24 times 365 and — oh my God, I'm almost 9,000 days down. What the hell have I been doing?

(By the way: you guys are 8,000 days down.)

So that’s how 30,000 ended up on the cheat sheet. That night, I realized there are no warmups, no practice rounds, no reset buttons. Every day we're writing a few more words of a story. And when you die, it's not like "here lies Drew, he came in 174th place." So from then on, I stopped trying to make my life perfect, and instead tried to make it interesting. I wanted my story to be an adventure — and that's made all the difference.

My grandmother is here today, and next week we'll be celebrating her 95th birthday. We talk more on the phone now that I’ve moved out to California. But one thing that's stuck with me is she always ends our phone calls with one word: "Excelsior," which means "ever upward."

And today on your commencement, your first day of life in the real world, that's what I wish for you. Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. Thank you.
 
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Tennis Ball Circle 30000
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港人齊唱《Shocking Ball》一億頭獎等你攞

1 : GS(14)@2016-03-01 18:57:33

史上最強金多寶的超級六合彩今晚攪珠,一注獨中隨時執個一億元。相信大家之前都有留意麥玲玲、蔡國威同梁思浩嘅貼士,但都唔夠嘅,若然想累積財運,不如跟我哋唱埋首惡搞六合彩歌《Shocking Ball》,齊齊贏大錢!《Shocking Ball》(原曲:《Inkpot》)作曲:Robbie van Leeuwen主唱:六神合彩填詞:鍾偷章六合彩 聽晚開 金多寶一億喎 你買咗未  未買?渣渣Lum剔番幾注 個個買 個個中 Yeah!蔡國威 會着紅色衫 開心啲 買大啲冧巴梁思浩 就着紫色衫 向東跟唔跟呢 咁就睇你嘞二十三 三十八 九龍東 易中啲 着間條衫邊間?掘地或斜路馬會 你唔買 咁咪執輸!麥玲玲 個羅庚咁勁 屈屈指 已心中有數中咗獎 要側側地膊 細聲咁就唔會 有人知道啦聽晚碌 Shocking Ball 碌碌吓癮到 順便碌齡驃叔 同驃嬸買親都中富貴逼 富貴再 再三逼人





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大劉出院後甘比着Chanel拎Hermès去ball

1 : GS(14)@2016-10-11 08:11:57

上星期甘比被周刊拍到在37歲生日前夕去養和接大劉出院,甘比要照顧大劉,生日都未有外出慶祝,不過星期六晚她就單拖出席「齊惜福慈善籌款晚宴」。甘比去ball場選穿了低調的黑白現服飾,黑色短褸、白色半透恤衫加黑裙,是Chanel的早秋羅馬系列,夠穩陣莊重。甘比用慣Hermes,今次就拎品牌的Egee clutch,更是至矜貴的鱷魚皮再加雙扣鑲滿閃石的定製版本,索價估計要逾15萬。




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大劉 出院 甘比 Chanel Herm ball
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徐子淇都着減價衫 6折美牌過季裙去ball

1 : GS(14)@2016-10-17 08:09:27

千億新抱徐子淇與老公李家誠,日前在尖沙嘴出席智行基金會籌款晚宴,作為基金會大使的徐子淇穿粉紅透視晚裝現身,配鑽石長耳環及粗手鏈,令粉色青春得來,又不失高貴。這條粉紅色薄紗shirt dress出自美國品牌Carolina Herrera,屬過季的2016春夏系列,runway版以同色綁繩束腰,commercial piece則以薄紗蝴蝶結代替。過季裙款在網店仍有售,以6折捉銷,比原價便宜了近2萬大元。更多時尚、美容新聞,即上:http://add.appledaily.com




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徐子 子淇 淇都 都著 減價 折美 美牌 過季 裙去 ball
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颱風天倫樂 洗米嫂Heidi白裙抱女去Ball

1 : GS(14)@2016-10-22 22:28:56

洗米嫂陳慧玲(Heidi)旗下的慈善組織君慧慈善會,前晚在澳門舉行年度慈善ball。一向愛白裙的Heidi,着了一套兩件頭白色吊帶晚裝,露出纖腰。當日周家全家出動撐場,周父、洗米華大仔周柏豪、大女等,而一歲多識行的洗米B女就同樣着了白裙,和媽咪母女裝。洗米嫂手持嘅粉紅clutch,係來自意牌Bottega Veneta,價值約一萬多元。




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颱風 天倫 洗米 米嫂 Heidi 白裙 裙抱 抱女 女去 Ball
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家英哥汪阿姐雙雙抗癌「Ball后」薛芷倫仍然自信

1 : GS(14)@2017-01-07 07:08:08

藝人生活作息唔定時,追通告開通宵更,拍戲又煙又酒,要保持身體健康,要比普通人付出多幾倍嘅努力,一唔為意,好容易捱出病。羅家英、汪明荃:家英哥同汪阿姐絕對係模範情侶,05年家英哥承認患上肝癌三期,汪阿姐悉心照顧,暫時擊退咗癌魔。13年再傳家英哥病發,汪阿姐更加請假一年,全心陪住老公。而汪阿姐先後在1994年及2002年患上甲狀腺癌和乳癌,幸及早發現,不需要做化療,接受割除乳房腫瘤手術後已康復,兩次患癌的汪阿姐更未有停下工作。夫妻倆互相扶持,大步欖過。薛芷倫:另一位同死神搏鬥過嘅藝人,「Ball后」薛芷倫喺09年患上乳癌,康復後不幸留下後遺症,身體潰爛面容改變。不過堅強嘅佢,繼續展現自信,打扮靚靚到出席各種活動,Ball后不失本色。張達明:12年發現患上鼻咽癌二期,同妻子何念慈賣咗西貢獨立屋套現醫病,慶幸嘅係,達明冇輸俾病魔,上年就同農夫一齊開咗3場「棟篤唱」,以饗知音,可惜與何念慈最後卻離婚收場。鄭秀文:
Sammi喺事業嘅高峯期患上抑鬱症,當年佢對自己要求極高,為保纖瘦身形不停節食減肥,又唔容許自己演出有任何差錯,加上非常介意其他人嘅批評,面對各種各樣壓力,一下子爆煲,搞到抑鬱,幸好佢最終得到宗教和朋友幫助,重獲新生。葉麗儀曾在電台分享患病經過,鼓勵患乳癌女性,她自爆於1996年發現右邊乳房有硬塊,幸好只是第一期乳癌,但仍要接受切除腫瘤手術及做電療以防復發。黃浩然:黃浩然14年患上罕見嘅「貝塞特氏症」,體重跌至136磅,仲要退出劇集《張保仔》嘅拍攝工作。好番之後,佢繼續落力拍戲,嚟緊兩套劇集《賭城群英會》同《我瞞結婚了》擔正做男主角。




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家英 英哥 哥汪 阿姐 雙雙 抗癌 Ball 薛芷 芷倫 仍然 自信
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Ball后薛芷倫依然自信杜汶澤遇怪病禪修休養

1 : GS(14)@2017-03-22 00:47:15

陳子聰大病過後,漸漸康復,老婆何超儀喺身邊陪住做運動四圍去,生活越嚟越健康。平時聽聽埋埋唔少藝人要追更,連續廿幾三十個鐘拍戲拍劇,工時咁唔穩,又要舟車勞頓,真係易出事㗎。鄭秀文:天后Sammi以往對自己要求極高,為保持纖瘦,不惜節食減肥,又唔容許演出有任何差錯,對於其他人批評都好上心,喺各種壓力之下導致抑鬱,幸好佢最終有宗教、朋友幫助,重獲新生。杜汶澤:12年阿澤證實患上「米勒費雪症候群」,阿澤病至雙眼現重影、手腳麻痺,上落樓梯都有難度。呢種疾病最嚴重會令患者四肢癱瘓、呼吸困難,甚至窒息,阿澤要即時停工休養兩個幾月,留家打坐禪修,調理身體。張達明:達明曾患上鼻咽癌二期,當時妻子何念慈售出西貢獨立屋套現醫病,達明最終戰勝癌魔。之前同農夫一齊開咗幾場「棟篤唱」,可惜當時共同面對病患嘅何念慈,最後卻離婚收場。薛芷倫:「Ball后」薛芷倫09年證實患上乳癌,成功擊退癌魔卻留下後遺症,面容改變、身體潰爛。病癒嘅薛芷倫仍然堅強有自信,不時打扮靚靚出席活動。黃浩然:黃浩然因患上罕見嘅「貝塞特氏症」,體重一度跌至136磅,無奈退出大台劇集《張保仔》拍攝工作。好番嘅黃浩然落力工作,o依家播嘅《我瞞結婚了》就可以搵到佢身影。




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Ball 後薛 薛芷 芷倫 依然 自信 杜汶 汶澤 澤遇 遇怪 怪病 病禪 禪修 休養
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