2014.06.27 【英译中】Ask Yourself How Will You Lead(四)

发表于:2014-06-27 13:47 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

About six and one-half years later, when I was leaving Google, I took that advice to heart. I was offered CEO jobs at a bunch of companies, but I went to Facebook as COO. At the time people said, why are you going to work for a 23-year-old?
大约六年半后,牢记着这条建议,我离开了谷歌。(还是翻译成“当我离开谷歌时,这条建议早已铭记在心。”)许多公司邀请我去担任他们的CEO,我却接受了Facebook的CEO一职。那时许多人对此疑惑不解,我为什么要去为一个23岁的年轻人工作呢?

 

The traditional metaphor for careers is a ladder, but I no longer think that metaphor holds. It just doesn’t make sense in a less hierarchical world. When I was first at Facebook, a woman named Lori Goler, a 1997 graduate of HBS, was working in marketing at eBay and I knew her a bit socially. She called me and said, “I want to talk with you about coming to work with you at Facebook. So I thought about calling you and telling you all the things I’m good at and all the things I like to do. But I figured that everyone is doing that. So instead I want to know what’s your biggest problem and how can I solve it?”
传统的看法是,职业生涯就像在爬楼梯。但是我不再认为这样的比喻是正确的。在越来越扁平化的这个世界里,这个比喻没有任何意义。当我开始在Facebook工作时,有一个叫罗莉的女性,1997届的哈佛商学院毕业生,曾在eBay从事市场营销工作,我们通过社交活动而认识对方。她打电话给我,说道:“我想和你谈谈关于与你一起在Facebook共事的问题。我本来想打电话告诉你我的特长和爱好,但我意识到每个人都会这么做。因此,我更想知道,你遇到的最大困难是什么?我能为你做些什么呢?”

 

My jaw hit the floor. I’d hired thousands of people up to that point in my career, but no one had ever said anything like that. I had never said anything like that. Job searches are always about the job searcher, but not in Lori’s case. I said, “You’re hired. My biggest problem is recruiting and you can solve it.” So Lori changed fields into something she never thought she’d do, went down a level to start in a new field. She has since been promoted and runs all of People Operations at Facebook and is doing an extraordinary job,having an amazing impact..
我深感惊讶。直到那时候,在我的职业生涯中,我雇用过成百上千的人,却从未有人对我说过这样的话,我也从未向别人说过类似的话。寻找工作一直都是寻找工作者的事,但罗莉不这么认为。于是我回答她:“你被录取了。我最大的问题是招人,你帮我解决这个问题了。”所以罗莉进入了一个之前从未考虑过的领域,并且降了一级,在新领域里开始工作。从那以后,她得到了提拔,负责Facebook所有的人事经营活动,她做得非常出色,拥有很大的影响力。


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