Reid Hoffman: How I Work

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  • 中級 ~ 中上級

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決断するのに時間がかかりますか。ある決断をしたら、選ばなかった方の機会を失うことが不安ですか。 Linkedin社の共同創業者のReid Hoffmanが、このトピックについて貴重なアドバイスをしています。この英語のビデオレッスンでは、エネルギッシュで、高い起業精神をもった彼についてよく知ることができます。

Do you struggle with making decisions? Are you afraid of missing out on certain opportunities if you make a certain decision or another? Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman shares a valuable piece of advice on that topic! In this English video lesson, we will get to know more about this high-energy, highly entrepreneurial professional.

Useful Words and Expressions

  1. Aside from (phrase)
    Except for
    Aside from the times he was naughty, her son was a really good child
  2. Encompass (verb)
    To include, to surround or to gather.
    The Germanic languages is a group of languages that encompass English, Dutch and German, for example.
  3. Entrepreneurial (adjective)
    A characteristic of taking financial risk in the hope of profit.
    From an early age he has shown a great entrepreneurial spirit.
  4. Confront (verb)
    The exclusive right over something, usually an invention, that prohibits others from copying it.To encounter and deal with (usually a problem or difficulty).
    She has confronted many problems in the early stages of her career, but she’s a successful professional now.
  5. Globe (noun)
    A round, 3D object.
    The sculpture has the Greek god Apollo holding a globe, which represents the sun.
  6. Award (noun)
    A prize given in recognition of an achievement.
    The school received an award for excellence in teaching.
  7. Disobedience (noun)
    Failure or refusal to obey rules or authorities.
    Her disobedience to the rules caused her to be suspended from school.
  8. Mafia (noun)
    a group regarded as having a hidden sinister influence.
    Those pubs are controlled by the local mafia, so be careful around this area.
  9. Some background context

    Settlers of Catan is a board game in which players have to build and develop their civilizations by trading and acquiring resources.

    "Philosophical Investigations" is a work by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The main idea he presents is that confusions about language are at the origin of philosophical problems.

    ThePayPal Mafia is a group of former employees and founder of PayPal, a payment processing company. They have left the company and founded other technology companies, which have been even more successful than PayPal, such as SpaceX, Reddit, Yelp, and YouTube.

    Fill in the blanks

    Solve a problem
    American Bourbon
    Entrepreneurial / he
    Short-term / long-term
    Have clear objectives / work towards / have a note taker
    Globe / disobedience