Re: The most important statement made by Steven Cheung

April 26, 2008

Interesting to read what Wallace considers as “the most important statement made by Steven Cheung“. For the curious readers who want to read the complete article where this quote comes from and the statement’s context, you can check out “假若人是不自私的(附后记)” (1984.02.17).

I don’t know enough to pick which is Steven Cheung’s most important statement. But I can say Steven Cheung’s way of thinking and analyzing problems play an important role in shaping my own. And Cheung has written this series of articles to share his insight in 1984,

思考的方法(上), (中), (下)

As an aside, some of my friends have commented that I read very broadly. Over the years, I’ve tried to learn from a diverse group of people. If you have time, I encourage you read and learn from people like Warren Buffett, Richard Feynman, and Bill Buxton (with videos and book recommendations). These three people are very different from each other but I believe we can learn from them just the same. For fun, I’ve created a series of posts call Great minds of our time to share my personal picks of some of the great public minds of our time.


The most important statement made by Steven Cheung

April 25, 2008

回首張五常的所有言論,最重要的或許是他在賣桔者言經提到「私有產權容許多種不同的合約安排與選擇,是能使交易費用減少的最主要因素」。這般簡單的一句說話不但概括了史密斯等前輩對制度分析的理念,更將相關理論推上了另一層次張五常整生的思想精髓已經濃縮在其中!

張五常著 賣桔者言 信報有限公司出版 1984 P. 170