23 February 2018

Billionaire's Wisdom for Life Matches with Bible Proverbs 22

A comparison of Billionaire Terry Guo's sayings on the Wisdom of Life and Proverbs 22 of the Bible reveals great similarities and show that the wisdom of the Bible is still relevant and applicable today.

During this Chinese New Year period, I wrote Wisdom for Your Chinese New Year - Better than All Prosperity Wishes using the sayings of the billionaire Terry Guo, founder of Foxconn. A few days later, on 22 Feb, I studied Proverbs 22 and wrote 22 Principles for A Good & Successful Person from Proverbs 22.

This morning, I felt that I should compare the two mind-maps and to see if I could consolidate them and learn some new things and also for the ease of future reference. I am surprised that the two maps match well. I re-org and re-color the Terry Guo's map so that the similarities can be easily seen.

While the main topics are similar, the sub-branches give us more wisdom.

For example, consider "Prudence"

The Bible teaches us to see and escape danger, watch out and don't into temptations, and don't make promises we can't keep and don't be a security for anyone. Whereas, Terry advised us to think first before we speak, don't decide too quickly and don't prejudge a person. They are the all different aspect of Prudence that we should know and practice.  The same applies to rest of the main topics like relationship, righteousness, humility etc.

So, we can see that the wisdom of the Bible is still relevant and applicable today.

Lim Liat (c) 23 Feb 2018

17 February 2018

Wisdom for Your Chinese New Year - Better than All Prosperity Wishes

May we apply the wisdom to our lives that the New Year Wishes be turned into true blessings.
In this season of Chinese New Year, we would have received all kinds of wishes of prosperity, health, loving relationships, and a long good life. But wishes remain only as wishes until we acquire the wisdom and apply them to our lives. To know how to truly be successful in life, we turn to Terry Guo, the founder of Foxconn. May we apply them to our lives that the wishes be turned into true blessings.

The source of the article is 郭台銘:「如果你一生不想窮,遇事不要急於下結論!要學會大事化小、小事化無!」 | 業務講堂

Since it is in Chinese, I will translate it and re-organize it for easier understanding and application as in the mind-map below:

  • Prudence - Not Hasty
    • Think 1st before you speak. Don't reveal your inner self.
    • Don't be too fast to prejudge and draw a conclusion. Wait and Observe
    • Never Prejudge a Person. Only after his death can you know.
  • Relationship - Respect
    • Simplify. Make Big Issue small and small issue to nothing.
    • Respect Those who love you.
    • Remember those who praise you behind your back.
      Humble yourself more and don't overpraise others.
    • Value good encounters but don't reject bad encounters.
  • Righteousness - Cheat Not
    • Follow Principles of Right & Wrong and Don't do things to the extremes.
      Giving ways to others is actually clearing your obstacles.
    • Don't cheat others and don't be cheated. Get Wisdom
  • Avoidance - Stay Away
    • Distance Oneself from the Petty villain.
      Don't incur their wrath and also don't forgive them
    • Don't let your business problems affect your family and vice versa.
  • Generosity-Give Away
    • Money, only the portion spent belongs to you.
  • ToughnessBoldness
    • Have the boldness to take up and the forgiving heart to let go.
    • Be tough on yourself and often it may be better to leave than to stay on.
  • Humility-Learning
    • Don't take yourself too seriously and overvalue your importance.
    • Use your free time to develop yourself
    • Don't blow your trumpet before you succeed. After you succeed, others will know without your telling.
  • Health & Appearance
    • Men also need to preserve their look and health
    • Keep your external appearance to be tidy and clean
  • Observant
    • Don't let go of any opportunity to succeed
  • Ladies
    • Ladies must also be concern about their careers.
Lim Liat (c) 17 Feb 2018

See how it compares with the Bible Proverbs 22 at Billionaire's Wisdom for Life Matches with Bible Proverbs 22 

01 February 2018

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs - A Combined Map

Successful entrepreneurs shared their wisdom freely. We can learn much from them. However, we need to know that their wisdom is but a subset of their own experience. If we accumulate them together using a mind-mapping software, then we can really learn much more and find wider applications. Here is the map that combined the wisdom from four articles.

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs:

The above mindmap is drawn using the Freeplane software.

If we carefully compile the advice from the rich, famous and successful over time. We can have a larger map like this one:

Lim Liat (c) 1 Feb 2018