About Zheng

Computational Optimization

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  • Zheng shared from a Personal Document
    Shares in Tweeter, a bankrupt electronics retailer, briefly soared 1,800% on October 4th because some investors mistook its ticker symbol TWTRQ for TWTR, the shorthand chosen by Twitter ahead of the microblogging service’s planned stockmarket flotation. Trading was halted after the regulator stepped in. But those who bought at the peak price will be regretting their foolishness.
    Note: tragedy of misreading..
  • Zheng shared from a Personal Document
    “Any man who is under 30 and is not a liberal has no heart; and any man who is over 30 and is not a conservative has no brains.”
    Note: Seems I have no heart, will I have no brain in the future?
  • Zheng shared from a Personal Document
    More than 2,000 years ago Greece was torn apart by Sparta’s failure to manage the rise of Athens. A hundred years ago Europe was torn apart by its failure to manage the rise of Germany. If the 21st century is to be more peaceful than the 20th, America and China must learn to co-operate better.
    Note: interesting remark from the Economist
  • Zheng shared from a Personal Document
    “I have never attended a university, but I have always considered that since the day I was born, I have been in the university of life. There is no graduation date except when I go to meet God.”6 Throughout his life, Deng kept learning and solving problems. In the process, stepping stone by stepping stone, he guided the transformation of China into a country that was scarcely recognizable from the one he had inherited in 1978.
    Note: eye-opening and open-minded
  • Zheng shared from a Personal Document
    Yet all the favorable conditions that China enjoyed in 1978 would have been insufficient to transform the huge, chaotic civilization into a modern nation without a strong and able leader who could hold the country together while providing strategic direction. Deng was far better prepared for such a role than Yuan Shikai, Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, or Mao Zedong had been. It was he who would finally realize the mission that others had tried for almost two centuries to achieve, of finding a path that would make China rich and powerful.
    Note: 1979
  • Zheng shared from a Personal Document
    never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
    Note: miss an opportunity