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华尔街的赚钱经 第71期:环球影城总裁罗恩(2)

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Meyer's story sounds like the plot of one of his motion pictures. The son of German immigrants, he grew up in a modest home where there was little disposable income. It was a big deal to go to a restaurant. At 15, he quit high school and spent his time shooting pool, boxing at a nearby gym and hanging out with the neighborhood toughs. With little education or direction and few options, he figured he'd be drafted. So when he heard about a boxing program in the Marine Corps, he signed up.
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罗恩·梅耶尔的故事听起来像他所监制的动作片里的情节。作为德国移民的儿子,他生长在中等水平家庭,收入刚刚够维持生计,去餐馆吃饭就是很大的奢侈了。 15岁那年,梅耶尔高中辍学,他常在台球厅、附近的拳击馆或和一些附近的小混混闲混来打发时间。没受过太多教育,既无目标也无选择,他觉得他的人生也就这样了。所以当听说海军陆战队有拳击项目时,他就报名参加了。

At one point, he was quarantined with the measles, with no TV and nothing to do. His mother sent him two books. One was The Amboy Dukes, a novel about kids in street gangs. The other was The Flesh Peddlers, now out of print, about a guy in the talent-agency business who was living a glamorous life. "I realized ," he says,that I was no longer that idiot kid I had been, and I wanted to change my life."

有一次,梅耶尔因为得麻痊而被隔离,没有电视,也没什么别的事情可做。他母亲给他带了两本书去,一本是关于街头暴力下的孩子们的小说《安博公爵》。另一本是《人肉贩子》,这是一本关于一个有着天才代理才能、过着精彩生活的人的小说,不过这本书现在已经不再出版了。“我意识到他说我不能再像以前那么无知了,我要改变我的生活。”

注释:

1. modest adj. 谦虚的,谦逊的;适度的;端庄的;羞怯的

例句:Be modest, otherwise you will lag behind. 要谦虚,否则就要落后。

2. draft vt. 起草;制定;征募

例句:Once you have a working draft of your Life Business Plan, it's almost safe to start web surfing.

当你有了一份有效的一生事业计划草稿,你就差不多可以大胆开始网上冲浪了。

3. quarantine vt. 检疫;隔离;使隔离

例句:The quarantine is now abolished.

这项检疫措施现已取消。

4. measles n. [内科] 麻疹;风疹

例句:This is why many viruses, such as measles, make us ill only once. 这就是为什么许多病毒,如麻疹,只会使我们生病一次。

5. glamorous adj. 迷人的,富有魅力的

例句:There is also something glamorous and feminine about it.

还有一些关于它迷人的女性的东西。

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