Billy Beane is the manager of Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He is famous for making Oakland Athletics, an ordinary even less than ordinary team stand out among MLB. His fresh ways of operation and management become popular after the publication of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which was turned into a movie in 2011.
Among the competitive MLB, Billy Beane’s team was only third grade in terms of staff, equipment or fund. However, with the help of his friend Peter, by his own unique management skills and contrary thinking, he looked and called together some baseball members who were bad-tempered or not good on surface but proficient in certain area of baseball sport.
Of course, this move caused a great sensation and argumentation among the coaches and other managers, who forbade Billy’s members entering the field. In order to change the system, Billy sold out other members who seemed to play well, so the other managers had no choice but to let his members play.
Regardless of criticism and question, Billy led his team to the victory and even to the degree that can compete with the strong New York Yankees.
It was Billy’s unique management styles and the courage to fight against the old system that led his team to victory.
Marie Colvin, a famous American female journalist. Before her death, she worked as war correspondent for Times. On February 22, 2012, she was killed by bomb when Syria government forces bombarded Holmes. She was born for reporting news, fighting for humanity until becoming immortal in the warfare. “If you cannot stop the war, then tell the truth about the wars to the world”, and this is the lasting motto for war correspondent.
Born in beautiful American Long Island in 1956, she was a top student of Yale University majored in literature. During her senior year, she participated in a seminar, which was about the report of the Hiroshima bombing made the famous journalist John Hersey.
This masterpiece of American 20th century press deeply shocked Marie Colvin. Since 1986, Colvin had been living in the flames of war. In 2001, Colvin went to Sri Lanka to report warfare news and unfortunately she was attacked by the government force.
At last she survived but she lost her left eye forever. Colvin put on a black eyeshade and rushed to another battlefield. Death just threatened her aggressively, but she got faith to fight against it. She insisted that the public had the right to know what the army did in name of them and it is true that many people were waiting for your reports and they cared the misfortune and wanted to stop it when you went through fire and water.
By virtue of the reports in Chechnya and Kosovo, she won the “Courage Award” issued by IWMF. She also won the English “Best Journalist Stationed Abroad” due to her reports in Yugoslav. Colvin said, “I always concentrate on the humanity in the war and it does not seem remote and unfamiliar to those people living the peaceful world.”
Bernard Law Montgomery
Bernard Law Montgomery is an English strategist and also field marshal. He is one of the most famous commanders during the Second World War, especially well-known for Battle of El Alamein and The Normandy Invasion.
Montgomery’s father was much older than his mother, so gradually the young wife became arrogant and willful due to husband’s spoil. What’s more his mother hated dirtiness very much. Therefore, in this family the young and naughty child Montgomery did not get much affection.
Once he broke his mother’s favorite fish tank. His mother drew him a conclusion that he would succeed in doing nothing except for serving as cannon fodder. Young Montgomery was really hurt by these words and he did not believe that his mother would curse on him like this. Later he began to be very careful and did everything according to his mother’s mood.
Living in this family, he accidentally cultivated his observation ability and willpower. He did not sink into his mother’s indifference, and instead he grew up during military life. The childhood experience turned him into an extremely independent person and Commander Montgomery in the future.
He is not an ordinary commander, but the commander among the commanders. He enjoyed the reputation and elevated prestige in the field military.
3 Idiots is an Indian comedy film showed in 2009. It has become the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time in India. It also broke all opening box office records in India and won many awards in the film fare.