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2013PETS阅读:没明白的20件事II
Pick Up the Phone– Stop hiding behind your computer. Business gets done on the phone and in person. It should be your first instinct, not last, to talk to a real person and source business opportunities. And when the Internet goes down… stop looking so befuddled and don’t ask to go home. Don’t be a pansy, pick up the phone.
拿起电话——不要整天躲在计算机后面。生意是在电话上,是亲自出面谈成的。与真人交谈以寻觅商机应该成为你的第一,而不是最后一个本能。当网络中断时,不要茫然不知所措,不要要求下班回家。不要总是一副胆小怯懦的样子,拿起你的电话。

You HAVE to Build Your Technical Chops – Adding “Proficient in Microsoft Office” at the bottom of your resume under Skills, is not going to cut it anymore. I immediately give preference to candidates who are ninjas in: Photoshop, HTML/CSS, iOS, WordPress, Adwords, MySQL, Balsamiq, advanced Excel, Final Cut Pro – regardless of their job position. If you plan to stay gainfully employed, you better complement that humanities degree with some applicable technical chops.
你必须建立你的“技术库”——简历中个人技能下面只有“熟悉使用微软办公软件”,已经无法胜任现在的工作了。我肯定优先录取那些精通Photoshop, HTML/CSS, iOS, WordPress, Adwords, MySQL, Balsamiq, advanced Excel, Final Cut Pro等软件的求职者——无论他们申请哪一种工作岗位。如果你想继续被高薪聘用,你最好用一些适用的技术印章来补充你的人文学科学位。

You’re Talented, But Talent is Overrated - Congratulations, you may be the most capable, creative, knowledgeable & multi-tasking generation yet. As my father says, “I’ll Give You a Sh-t Medal.” Unrefined raw materials (no matter how valuable) are simply wasted potential. There’s no prize for talent, just results. Even the most seemingly gifted folks methodically and painfully worked their way to success.

你很有才华,但才华往往被高估——恭喜,你们或许是最有能力,最具创意,最有见识,并且能够完成多项任务的一代。正如我的父亲所言:“我将给你颁发一枚狗屁奖章。”未精炼的原材料(无论多么珍贵)只不过是被白白浪费的潜力。奖赏不是授给才华,而是授给结果的。即使看似最有天赋的人,也是通过艰辛而讲究方法的工作才收获成功的。

We’re More Productive in the Morning– During my first 2 years at Docstoc (while I was still in my 20’s) I prided myself on staying at the office until 3am on a regular basis. I thought I got so much work done in those hours long after everyone else was gone. But in retrospect I got more menial, task-based items done, not the more complicated strategic planning, phone calls or meetings that needed to happen during business hours. Now I stress an office-wide early start time because I know, for the most part, we’re more productive as a team in those early hours of the day.
早上工作最富成效——在我创办Docstoc头两年(那时我还20多岁),我经常在办公室工作至凌晨3点,并以此为傲。我当时认为,我在其他人早就离开后的那些小时中完成了如此多工作。但回想起来,我完成的多是一些相对乏味,基于任务的工作,而不是更复杂的战略规划、电话沟通或者会议,后者需要在正常上班时间进行。现在,我在全公司推行早上班时间,因为我知道,在大多数情况下,在一天刚开始的时候,我们团队的工作更有成效。

You Should Be Getting Your Butt Kicked – Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” would be the most valuable boss you could possibly have. This is the most impressionable, malleable and formative stage of your professional career. Working for someone that demands excellence and pushes your limits every day will build the most solid foundation for your ongoing professional success.
你应该被不断督促——梅丽尔-斯特里普在电影《穿普拉达的女王》中扮演的角色,堪称你可能碰到的最有价值的老板。这是你的职业生涯中最易受影响,最具可塑性,最易定型的时期。有一位要求员工精益求精,每天都在推动你超越自我的老板,将为你在专业领域的持续成功打下最坚实的基础。