2012年传说的世界末日到来前几天，12月19日至30日，我去参加了Vipassana十天meditation（禅修）课程，十天不说话、不读书不写字，每 天4点起，930睡。一天一天后，眼前的一层灰色的雾慢慢退去，世界的颜色变得越来越明亮。“出来”之后的一个月里，我的很多生活习惯和想法发生了180 度的转弯，多年的拖延症突然就消失了，我经常觉得生活越来越worth living，生命越来越... (click title to continue)
Meditation vacation http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a5e3476e-2a36-11e1-8f04-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1j7B5nXBi A 'must' for those living the life after banking and looking for the soul. Excerpt: "The guru looked troubled. A spry 75-year-old, who could have passed for 60, he usually wore an expression as pure as his ivory robe. Peering into my cell, he watched as I wept harder than I could … Continue reading Meditation vacation
曾经， 广厦林立间，她铿锵穿过；灯火阑珊时，她锦衣夜行；四季轮替中，她初心深藏；凭海临风处，她梦渡心河； 如今， 荧幕上，她是酷酷的财经观察员，很职业，很专业，很认真，兢兢业业，不苟言笑；银幕下，她是充满勇气追寻梦想的80后女生，很执着，很热情，很开朗，热爱生活，充满正能量。 她是谁？(click title to continue)
Japan by Bicycle
A friend of mine is cycling around Japan as I type! A buy-side veteran who is taking some time off to recharge and explore. Check out his blog here: http://japanbybicycle.blogspot.jp Teaser: "For some time I had wanted to know Japan better. For all its economic challenges, it's still the world's third largest economy. For all its … Continue reading Japan by Bicycle
Why You Won’t Quit Your Job
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/01/why_you_wont_quit_your_job.html by Daniel Gulati | 4:43 PM January 31, 2012 When I began writing Passion & Purpose in 2009, I met Susan, a young woman on the brink of quitting her investment banking job to pursue her lifelong passion of starting a nonprofit. A year later, when I asked how her new venture was going, I was surprised … Continue reading Why You Won’t Quit Your Job
Candide and Other Stories by Voltaire
My first encounter with "conte philosophique", or philosophical tale. The stories are so exaggerated and funny! For those not well-versed in philosophy and religion, it will feel like 90% story telling and 10% philosophy, so very readable! Highly recommended.
http://v.163.com/movie/2012/3/1/9/M7STQR832_M7SU92019.html A good overview of the essence of 儒释道, with many interesting anecdotes! Sometimes as addictive as even the best TV drama! Life after banking can be a good time to catch up on some of the missed lessons from school 🙂
http://v.163.com/special/cuvocw/wangyangming.html 一部《明朝那些事儿》，让王阳明红遍了大江南北。 但又有几个人真正明白他的学问呢？ 董平教授这门课深入显出地为大家扫盲。
自开天辟地之日，天地间便有一座神山。此山高不见顶，直指苍穹。 据说只有在珠峰顶上抬头仰望，才能依稀看到神山一角。在珠峰顶上仰望神山，会让人有种站在如来佛的手指尖上和如来佛对视的感觉，顿时意识到自己不过是一只毛猴罢了。(click title to continue)
Fight After Banking – Interview with a banker who just resigned to learn martial art!
There is a kong fu hero living within every boy (and girl, sometimes!). I for one, for as long as I can remember, had always been fascinated by sticks, ropes and knives alike – basically anything I can swing about. Playing Street Fighters 2, watching Dragon Ball Z and reading Jin Yong’s novels contributed tremendously … Continue reading Fight After Banking – Interview with a banker who just resigned to learn martial art!