美文:一生中最好的忠告 来自父母、老板和爱人

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The Best Advice I Ever Got


Several pieces of advice I've gotten in my life have really made a difference.


Be nice to people. This sounds like a platitude , but I'll never forget my father telling me that. I was 10, and I had been mean to someone. He said, "There is no point in being mean to anyone at any time. You never know who you're going to meet later in life. And by the way, you don't change anything by being mean. Usually you don't get anywhere."


Remember that you can do anything you want to do. Don't let anyone say, 'You're not smart enough ... it's too hard ... it's a dumb idea ... no one has done that before ... girls don't do that.' My mom gave me that advice in 1973. And it allowed me to never worry about what others were saying about my career direction.


Always do the best job you can do at whatever you're assigned, even if you think it's boring. Jerry Parkinson, an assistant advertising manager and my boss at P&G, told me this in 1979. Here I was fresh out of Harvard Business School (HBS), and I was assigned to determine how big the hole in the Ivory shampoo bottle should be: 3/8 of an inch or 1/8 of an inch. I did research, focus groups ... and I would come 合乐彩票 at night wondering how I had gone from HBS to this. But later I realized that any job you're given is an opportunity to prove yourself.


Don't be a credit hog . If you're constantly in the neighborhood of good things, good things will happen to you. "Tom Tierney, who was my boss at Bain in 1981 and is now on the eBay board, told me this. It's true - you get ahead by crediting other people.


Finally, in 1998, I was in New York watching the ticker as eBay went public . My husband is a neurosurgeon . I called into his operating room and told him the great news. And he said, "That's nice. But Meg, remember that it's not brain surgery ."

最后一则忠告出现在1998年,当时我在纽约盯着倒计时牌,等待易趣上市时刻的到来。我的丈夫是一个神经外科医生,当我打电话到他的手术室,告诉他这个好消息时,他却答道:“这很不错。不过, 梅格,你要切记,它没有脑外科手术那么要紧。”

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