经济学人:Bartleby专栏:保持冷静 下班回家吧(1)
日期:2018-10-23 08:00

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MANAGEMENT books have a deservedly poor reputation.
管理学书籍活该口碑差dQliIFYE(D8D
Too often they are written by people who confuse insight with jargon, the types who love to call a spade a "manual horticultural utensil".
这些书的作者常是那些用专业术语故弄玄虚,喜欢将直言不讳称作“手工园艺器具”的人@FtECRE]8y*g
At the other end of the scale are tomes containing a plethora of pithy platitudes about "breaking the mould" and "worshipping the kill".
与之形成对比的是那些包含大量“打破固有模式”以及“崇拜精英”的陈词滥调E[3&OsJn.%bFR4kmpg6S
The choice, in short, is between the incomprehensible and the inconsequential.
总之,就是介于令人费解和毫无逻辑之间.8~ENCKX~=AINxx
So it was a joy for Bartleby to read "It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work", by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson,
对本专栏作者而言,阅读贾森·弗里德和戴维·海涅迈尔·汉森的书籍《It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work》是一种乐趣,
who run a software company in Chicago called Basecamp.
他们在芝加哥开了一家软件公司BasecampW_A&13jL+MGADywW
Their book is funny, well-written and iconoclastic and by far the best thing on management published this year.
他们的书很有趣,写的也很好,还打破了人们的传统模式B*~|JXr~AHbLukW4G。到目前为止,这本书是今年出版的管理类最佳书籍Wq,P;2AUnd278*ZE
The authors argue that it is perfectly possible to run a business with consistently growing profits (as they do) without requiring employees to work madly long hours.
两位作者争论称在不要求员工疯狂加班的前提下,公司保持利润增长是完全有可能的176||UGO9nHRvx
Tired workers will not be productive since "creativity, progress and impact do not yield to brute force".
疲惫的员工不可能高效工作,因为“创造力、进展和影响不会屈服于蛮力”Kb4!^Of-R1*;9f]ay9

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Sleep-deprived managers are likely to be counterproductively impatient.
睡眠不足的经理们可能会变得没有耐心,结果适得其反m&&ywot@LVhy
Basecamp employees have a 40-hour week, except in the summer when the company runs a four-day, 32-hour week.
Basecamp的员工们一周工作40个小时,除了在夏季,公司一周工作四天,每周工作时长32小时w~K+Py,4zRfD%+O^~F
They also get three weeks' holiday every year (subsidised by the firm to the tune of $5,000 per person),
他们每年还有一次为期三周的假期(由公司资助,金额多达5000美元每人),
a month-long sabbatical every three years, and a monthly massage at a spa.
每三年有一次为期一个月的休假以及每月有一次温泉浴场按摩c!ng@LC#)Qzd5g
Those are the right sort of perks, say Messrs Fried and Heinemeier Hansson.
那些是额外津贴,弗里德和海涅迈尔·汉森表示bCBI~CFSOdZOys
The wrong kind, found in many offices, include free dinners, games rooms and snack bars, which are all devices to keep employees at the office for longer.
很多公司都设有免费午餐、游戏室和小吃部,这些设施都是为了让员工在办公室待久一点uHU7Qr|(BG6@o4O
Workers should also beware of companies that declare "we're all family here"—a ruse to get workers to put their employers ahead of the needs of their real families.
员工们也应该警惕公司宣称的“在这里我们是一家人”—这种策略是为了让员工将雇主置于他们真实的家庭需求之上hU;[Dip#H=
Another criticism of corporate culture levelled by the book is that offices have become interruption factories.
书中批评的另一种同等的企业文化是办公室已经成为了中断式工厂2mN6O@F2MM=(MiA|1G
People are working longer and later because they cannot get stuff done at the office any more.
人们工作时间越来越长,工作到越来越晚,因为他们再也无法在办公室完成任务g=duc2d[snOr
At a conference attended by 600 people, the authors asked how many had recently enjoyed 3-4 hours of uninterrupted work; only 30 hands went up.
在一个600人的会议上,两位作者问到,近期有多少人能在不受打断的情况下,连续工作3到4个小时;仅有30个人举手imh5mWVzUm_

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词语解释

1.deservedly 理所当然地
He deservedly won the player of the year award.
他理所应当地赢得了年度最佳球员奖
2.platitude 陈词滥调
Why couldn't he say something original instead of spouting the same old platitudes?
他为什么就不能讲些有新意的话,而不是喋喋不休地说些老生常谈呢?
3.iconoclastic 打破旧习的
His iconoclastic tendencies can get him into trouble.
他与传统信仰相悖的思想倾向可能会给他带来麻烦(E+1,-gdnGy91L3Wv
4.to the tune of 多达
We were robbed to the tune of fifty pounds.
我们被抢去的钱计有五十镑h[*svh@W#9RHg

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重点单词
  • tunen. 曲调,调子,和谐,协调,调整 vt. 调整,为 .
  • insightn. 洞察力
  • scalen. 鳞,刻度,衡量,数值范围 v. 依比例决定,攀登
  • impatientadj. 不耐烦的,急躁的
  • reputationn. 声誉,好名声
  • manualadj. 手工的,体力的 n. 手册,指南,键盘
  • corporateadj. 社团的,法人的,共同的,全体的
  • interruptionn. 打岔,中断
  • yieldn. 生产量,投资收益 v. 生产,屈服,投降,弯下去,
  • confusevt. 混淆,使困惑,使混乱