【英語島】我早上還在想要吃什麼,這些 CEO 大佬卻已經開始閱讀了

  • Warren Buffett(CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)

“If you’ve ever wondered how Warren Buffett got to be such a smart investor, all you have to do is watch him for a five-hour plane ride.

He reads a lot. And he reads quickly. His morning started with The Wall Street Journal, followed by USA TODAY and Forbes.” -Becky Quick

股神 Buffett 的一天從華爾街日報,USA TODAY 和富比士雜誌開始。

  • David Cush(CEO, Virgin America)

“Wakes at 4:15 a.m., sends emails, calls business associates on East Coast, listens online to Dallas sports radio program and reads the papers while on the Life Cycle bike at the gym.” -The Associated Press

美國維珍航空 CEO David Cush 每天於美國西岸的早上 4:15 起床,收發 email 和打電話給東岸的同事,再到健身房騎腳踏車,一邊聽達拉斯運動電台;他的每日必讀有:紐約時報、華盛頓郵報、USA TODAY、舊金山紀日報、金融時報。

  • Bill Gates(Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

“I read The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal. The Economist is sort of my regular weekly fair.” -Bill Gates

蓋茲基金會董事長兼理事長 Bill Gates 每天會讀紐約時報、華爾街日報、經濟學人,他還會彙整當天的重點新聞。

  • Nate Silver(Editor-in-chief, FiveThirtyEight)

“I have three homes: Twitter, memeorandum, and RealClearPolitics…

On Twitter, I follow a good mix of folks so there is not too much noise. Memeorandum uses algorithms to determine which political stories are high in online chatter at the moment. I’ll refresh RealClearPolitics to see if there are any new polls to note…

I also follow some blogs I find interesting, like The Atlantic, Marginal REVOLUTION, Andrew Sullivan, New Republic’s Nate Cohn, RealClearPolitics’s Sean Trende, Jonathan Bernstein, Monkey Cage, The Guardian’s Harry Enten.” -The Wire

FiveThirtyEight 網站的創辦人兼主編 Silver 早上一睜開眼睛就去 Twitter、Memeorandum、RealClearPolitics 看最新消息,如果沒有重大消息又可以立刻打盹;另外他也會定期瀏覽部落格。

  • Dave Girouard(CEO, Upstart)

“Dave Girouard reads The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on his Nexus 7, and mixes in some Winston Churchill.” -Business Insider

創業募資平台 Upstart 創辦人 Girouard 是邱吉爾的粉絲,除了平常會讀報章雜誌,還會聽邱吉爾的演講。

  • Jeffrey Immelt(CEO, General Electric Company)

“I typically read The Wall Street Journal, from the center section out. I’ll read down the middle and pick what I want to read. Then I’ll go to Financial Times and scan the FT Index and the second section.

I’ll read The New York Times business page and throw the rest away. I look at USA TODAY, the sports section first, business page second, and life third.

I’ll turn to page six of New York Post and then a little bit on business…I’ll read everything from Fast Company and Businessweek to Aviation Week, Chemical Week, and Modern Healthcare.” -Fast Company

美國奇異公司執行長 Immelt 已經培養出獨到的閱讀習慣,出門旅行也不忘攜帶刊物。

  • David Heinemeier Hansson(Creator, Ruby on Rails)

“The Danish programmer and creator of the programming language Ruby on Rails consumes a tech-filled fare each morning.” -Business Insider

網頁應用程式開發框架 Ruby on Rails 創辦人 DHH(簡稱),每天早上必吸收科技發展的相關知識,汲取來源:reddit、Hacker News、Engadget、Boing Boing、經濟學人、推特。

  • Barack Obama(President of the United States)

“I’ll thumb through all the major papers in the morning. I’ll read The Times and The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, just to catch up…

I read all of The New York Times columnists. Krugman’s obviously one of the smartest economic reporters out there… There are a handful of blogs, Andrew Sullivan’s on The Daily Beast being an example, that combine thoughtful analysis with a sampling of lots of essays that are out there.

The New Yorker and The Atlantic still do terrific work.” -Barack Obama

美國總統 Obama 一早就會瀏覽許多美國報紙,另外他還會讀紐約時報專欄作家和 The Daily Beast 部落客的文章。

註:Obama 的私人時間 — 除了閱讀,Obama 另外還有屬於自己的時間,早晨 45 分的健身、晚餐與家人共度、熬夜瀏覽下屬提供的資料,為明天的開始預先準備。

  • Shepard Smith(Anchor, Fox News)

“I start with either The New York Times or New York Post websites, then I check out The Daily Beast, SportsGrid, maybe head over to BuzzFeed.” -Adweek

福克斯新聞台主播 Smith 雖然在電視台上班,最主要還是依賴紐約郵報、紐約時報、The Daily Beast 的網站。

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  • Charlie Munger(Vice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway)

“I think the best publication I’ve read is The Economist.” -Charlie Munger

美商波克夏· 哈薩威的副董事長、巴菲特的左右手 Munger 獨鍾於經濟學人。

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