Sam Walton | 山姆沃顿

Sam made his senior executives share hotel rooms, and he drove around in a pickup truck. He and his wife went to church every Sunday. They sat anywhere just like others. Mr. Walton would even quietly wash dishes at the church after meal.

One of the best things he ever said was that he made partners of every employee, and the success of Walmart was due to ideas of all the employees. In today’s buzz word, he meant that the success of the company was due to relentless innovation.

But what makes Mr. Walton so special is not just lowest price or best service to customers, but a true genuine humbleness: the belief that all people are equal in front of God.

To see a world in a grain of sand | 从沙粒看世界

Professor ShouCheng Zhang “passed away”. He is forever with us, seeing a world in a grain of sand, holding infinity in
hand.

这是张首晟所有视频里我们最喜欢的一个视频。 张教授深入浅出,循循善诱。尽管已经“离世”, 张教授永远和我们在一起从沙粒看世界,把永恒留在刹那时光。

We won’t quote any physics or mathematics from the video, except the title of the lecture, originally from William
Blake, and dedicate them to Professor Zhang:

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
一颗沙里看出一个世界
一朵野花里一座天堂
把无限放在你的手掌
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Do more for real intelligence | 为真人智慧加油

The word AI (artificial intelligence) is everywhere these days. Some of the best young minds are pouring into the field, and industry need is so dire that graduate schools can hardly keep PhD students until graduation.

In the craze of the artificial, real intelligence seems to have been forgotten. Here, the word “real intelligence” means intelligence from real human being.
American k-12 education continues to go downhill regardless of funding, more and more homeless people in New York City are begging in the streets (many are young and able), and millions of prime age citizens are not looking for work where many jobs are left unfilled.
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Still waters run deep 静水深流

“圣者无名,大者无形”,真正的强者总是莫测高深,不显山不露水,默默耕耘,苦心孤诣,直至成功。

一个人大出风头,就会遭致打击;一个人过分追求完美,反而会遭到挑剔和批评。大多数的人能够同情弱者,却敌视比自己强的人;能够认同踏踏实实的做事的人,却讨厌那些张扬跋扈的人。

和朋友们共勉

没有人会直接给你荣华富贵,只有送你机会和平台,现在这个时代什么都不缺,缺的只有像鹰一样的眼光,像狼一样的精神,像熊一样的胆量,像豹一样的速度。只要你讲诚信,懂感恩,成功一定属于你!平台,商机,机遇,抓住就是你人生的财富。
机会从不等待一切犹豫者,观望者,懈怠者,软弱者。

给自己找点事做 | keeping busy

在中国时有一天,我们出去的大门口站着一位头发全白的瘦瘦高高的老太太,脸上满是笑容。她腋下夹着一团毛线,站着双手一直在织毛线。脚边铺着个小小摊子:一块布上就放着些鞋垫和手织的自行车坐垫。 我们问她手织一个坐垫要多久,她说得7个小时多。这么辛苦为什么呢?她笑着说,“我给自己找点事做。”
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New school | 新学校

Elon Musk has a school for his children, Ad Astra (Latin: to the stars). That’s a great name for a school.

There are many things our schools could have done much better even though there are lots of constraints: the need to satisfy a very diverse population, and legal matters.
In American public schools, value lessons are largely missing. Many teachers do not check or grade homework.  Kids are getting more undisciplined as they grow older…Chinese language is not taught even though China is such an important country… programming is not taught…美国学校应该向中国新东方那样的学校学习.

That’s why Magic Math Mandarin is created.

Brenda Barnes’s advice to her children

Every advice in this list is important and should be read them often.

1.  Work hard and do good work.
2. Value family. They will always be there for you. You may have tiffs, but work at keeping a healthy relationship.
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Life is marathon | 人生是一辈子的马拉松

俞敏洪说: 人生是一辈子的马拉松。
人一生有两件事不能做,一是低估自己,二是低估别人。

If we keep moving toward the direction we want to go and stay focused, miracle will happen.