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General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue

The company had a change of heart after consumers had a negative reaction to its new arbitration rules.



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Gene Estess, Who Left Wall Street to Aid the Poor, Dies at 78

Mr. Estess left the financial world to lead the Jericho Project, which serves homeless, mentally ill and addicted people in Harlem and the South Bronx. 11 more words

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履歷 v.s. 墓誌銘 Resume V.S. Eulogy

履歷和墓誌銘是兩個截然不同的東西, 意義和功能都不太ㄧ樣, 但是兩者卻有共通性 。ㄧ個是你過去成果的累積,包括你讀的學校,成績,換過的工作,得過的獎, 是ㄧ份讓你可以從這ㄧ個點跳到下ㄧ個點的記錄表, 你也可以說是ㄧ份人生成就的清單。墓誌銘是跟著你埋葬入土為安的ㄧ塊石碑, 通常它記載了你是怎樣的ㄧ個人, 誠實, 寬容, 熱愛幫助別人,有憐憫心等, 簡單來說別人如何記得你, 這是ㄧ份到此為止的記錄, 沒有辦法帶你到下ㄧ個地方去。

履歷是我們踏入社會找工作時第ㄧ份要寫的文件, 墓誌銘是我們離開世界的最後ㄧ份文件。孰者重要呢? 紐約時報專欄作家 大衛.布魯克斯 (David Brooks) 在ㄧ個TED的演講中提到, 人可以分為兩種: ㄧ種是外在價值 (external value)的你, 這個你充滿企圖心,抱負,渴望創造創新; 另ㄧ個是你是內在價值的你 (internal value), 注重內心平靜,和諧,與人相處的關係。而這兩種性格也常常產生衝突, 外在價值的你受經濟因素驅使, 豪強奪取,為達目的不則手段; 內在價值的你要學會放下,原諒,屈服。這兩個你同時存在, 也經常在打架。我們渴望外在的成功,別人的肯定, 卻又希望獲得內心的平靜。社會的競爭讓尋求外在價值的我們變得兢兢業業, 絲毫不放棄任何機會, 然而,在不斷的衝突中內在我們卻無法獲得平靜。我們變得會算計, 不開心, 我們不斷在履歷上累積成績但是在墓誌銘上卻是空白的。 100 more words

Sending Alerts, G.M. Delayed Recall of Cars

A Times analysis of G.M.’s recent recalls shows that it repeatedly used letters to dealers and sometimes to owners, called technical service bulletins, as a stopgap safety measure instead of ordering timely recalls. 10 more words

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Taking on Adam Smith (and Karl Marx)

With his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” Thomas Piketty has written a blockbuster in the world of economics.



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Comcast’s Real Repairman

David Cohen, Comcast executive vice president, is the point man for moving deals like the one for Time Warner Cable past regulatory hurdles.



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Shearing Season

The springtime business of removing wool from sheep in the United States.



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