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Book review: 鈔票的重量

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關於理財的書很多, "鈔票的重量"是作者的真心告白和反省. 這本書真坦白,道出資本市場的形形色色, 我過去真實體驗其中企業在市場中的風風雨雨都在這書中有描述, 閱讀起來格外有感. 過去台灣大戶都是草莽, 專業投資機構也是後來的事, 光這點故荒謬故事就不知多少. 公司裡面的派系爭奪, 董事長,總經理明爭暗鬥, 爭主導權, 不知反映多少台灣公司的現狀.  很多的光怪陸離在公司裡,在市場上, 各種手法都不是書上所能理解, 這是台灣的市場真實 , 我欣賞這作者的真誠,  會閱讀的人,會將潛移默化推進這個市場的體質與內涵.   那些其歪歪斜斜的手段, 像內外帳調整,關係企業的關連交易,親友,及貪官的資金調度利用公司達到避(逃)稅目的, 其實企業如人, 老板最後想在社會上做什麼樣的人, 最後企業就會是什麼樣子, 這企業觀又影響了社會,直接間接影響了你我.  錢其實就是一面鏡子,  這書最好的部份就是將這資本市場的真實表露無遺. 法人,記者, 及利害關係人的關係, 金融業分權的作法防弊卻讓專業判斷受到壓抑.   職場中人,每過一段時間重讀這本書 必定感觸良多. 這本書不是教科書, 有些企業,金融基本素養及經驗的讀者,讀來會更有感.

Can’t We Do Better?

By   THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: December 7, 2013 THE latest results in the  Program for International Student Assessment , or PISA, which compare how well 15-year-olds in 65 cities and countries can apply math, science and reading skills to solve real-world problems were released last week, and it wasn’t pretty for the home team.  Andreas Schleicher , who manages PISA, told the  Department of Education : “Three years ago, I came here with a special report benchmarking the U.S. against some of the best performing and rapidly improving education systems. Most of them have pulled further ahead, whether it is  Brazil  that advanced from the bottom, Germany and  Poland  that moved from adequate to good,or  Shanghai  and  Singapore  that moved from good to great. The math results of top-performer Shanghai are now two-and-a-half school years ahead even of those in Massachusetts — itself a leader within the U.S.” First, to be in the middle class, they will need to be constantly improv