Monday, June 28, 2010

Five Minds for the Future

By Howard Gardner
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We live in a time of vast changes. And those changes call for entirely new ways of learning and thinking. In Five Minds for the Future, Howard Gardner defines the cognitive abilities that will command a premium in the years ahead: the Disciplinary mind--mastery of major schools of thought (including science, mathematics, and history) and of at least one professional craft; the Synthesizing mind--ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others; the Creating mind--capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions, and phenomena; the Respectful mind--awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups; and the Ethical mind--fulfillment of one's responsibilities as a worker and citizen. World-renowned for his theory of multiple intelligences, Gardner takes that thinking to the next level in this book, drawing from a wealth of diverse examples to illuminate his ideas. Concise and engaging, Five Minds for the Future will inspire lifelong learning in any reader and provide valuable insights for those charged with training and developing organizational leaders--both today and tomorrow.
(Excerpt from the Publisher’s description)

心田甘露 : 成長的 62 個階梯

何權峰 著
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……人類生活中所遇到的問題到底是甚麼。約略地說,大概可分為三類。第一類是人對於物的問題,此問題之性質為我們人類所可以掌握和滿足者;第二類是人對於人的問題,此問題之性質為得到滿足與否,不由我一方所決定者;第三類是人對於自己的問題,此問題之性質為絕對不能滿足者。
我們面對第一類問題的態度是兩眼常向前看,從客觀環境下手改造以解決問題;面對第二類問題的態度是兩眼常轉回來看自家這裡, “反求諸己”、“盡其在我”,調和融洽我與對方之間,或以變換主觀自適於這境地為問題之解決;面對第三類問題的態度是以根本不生要求為最上之滿足。雖然我們之感觸問題,採取態度,各不必相當,但解決了困難障礙,就獲得了某種自由、自在。
欣聞何教授以其深厚的學理基礎,用心的生活體驗,透過生花妙筆,能以短篇小品文寫出平實而饒富哲理的人生智慧,平凡平淡中確能咀嚼出人生的甘甜與清涼。
……本書透過一則則的寓言故事,表達了如何解決人們生活中所面對的三類問題,提供了面對問題時採取的態度;本書更間接地在追求人的靈性這課題上有了較具體的模式可供人們參考。
(摘錄自書中“用心去保持人的靈性” ——推荐序,吳京)

Monday, June 21, 2010

How to Write a Great CV: Discover What Interviewers Are Looking for, Focus on Your Strengths and Perfect Your Presentation

By Paul McGee
... we are all likely to need a Curriculum Vitae, or CV for short. Whether we're leaving school or college, wanting a career change, experiencing redundancy or returning from a career break, our first priority is to get a CV written.
Not only is a CV necessary for the benefit of the intended reader, but as this book will illustrate, compiling one can provide a great insight for you personally. Rather than relying on someone who doesn't know you to write your 'personal sales brochure', this book gives you a practical step-by-step approach to creating your own.
... You will learn not just how to sell yourself, but how to tailor and vary your approach accordingly. Interviews will also take on a new meaning when we see the role our CV typically plays in that situation. Packed with exercises and case studies, this book provides insights and tips gained from helping thousands of people of all ages and from all backgrounds successfully market themselves.
(Excerpt from the Preface)

智慧書 (The Art of Worldly Wisdom)

巴尔塔沙・葛拉西安 (Baltasar Gracian) 著
online access from Apabi
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《智慧書》是為每一個人寫的書,它以一種冷靜客觀的態度,深刻地描述人生處世經驗,為讀者提供戰勝生活中的煩惱、困惑與邪惡的種種方法。
透過這些多姿多彩的人生格言,使人們不僅獲得克服生活中可能出現的逆境的良方,更重要的是增強了對生活的理解和洞察力。……
《智慧書——永恆的處世經典》所談的是知人、觀事、判斷、行動的準則,教導人們在這個世界上功成名就且臻於完美的策略,正是教導人人樂於身體力行的藝術,所以不可不讀。
全書由三百則箴言警句構成,深入淺出剖析人性底層所顯示出的登峰造極的智慧,非常適合與家人、朋友、同事分享共賞,值得細細品量,以便體會箇中三昧。
(摘錄自書中 “導讀”, 2004)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cover Letter Magic : Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers

By Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark
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Whether you’re selling yourself for a new position or proposing a new book, product, service, or advertising campaign, you begin with a cover letter. You write a letter in an attempt to generate interest, enthusiasm, and action from your reader …
This publication is designed as a job seeker-friendly guide to developing powerful cover letters that get candidates noticed, not passed over. And it is packed with more than 100 cover letter samples, all written by members of the Career Masters Institute, a prestigious professional association whose membership includes resume writers, career coaches, career counselors, recruiters, and others in the careers and employment industry.
(Excerpt from the Introduction of the book, 2007)

生涯規劃槪論 : 生涯與生活篇

黃天中 著
生涯規劃究竟指為何?事實上,生涯是包括了生命與生活, 而生命目標之圓滿達成,正是靠每日生活經驗之積累,因此生涯規劃,決不能好高騖遠的堆砌生命之空中樓閣,而是確實的正視自己,瞭解自我,觀察社會環境後,平穩踏實的規劃出生活的每一天。此即生涯發展論學者舒伯博士為生涯下的定義:「生涯乃生活中各事件的演進方向與過程,統合了人的一生中各種職業、生活角色,並藉此展現出個人獨特的自我發展型態來。」
…… 本書在生活層面之基礎上,嘗試性的從事橫斷面的概念擴充,針對人們日常生活經常面臨之課題,譬諸人際關係、壓力處理、兩性關係、宗教信仰、電腦與生活、休閒活動、時間管理等,納入於本書架構中,真正落實每一個體對於自我能力、興趣 以及周遭社會環境之瞭解,使生涯規劃更顯周延,進而達成舒伯所謂的「將生涯輔導概念轉化為實際的生涯選擇與生活方式,並藉此適切的角色行為,同時滿足個人與社會的需求。」
(摘錄自作者序)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Flowering in the Shadows: Women in the History of Chinese and Japanese Painting

Edited by Marsha Weidner
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It is common to read the histories of the arts of China and Japan without encountering mention of women. I myself have been teaching East Asian art history for over twenty years, and have usually done so without ever discussing a single female artist. If questioned by my students, I might provide a name or two, usually that of Kuan Tao-sheng (1262―1319), the wife of Chao Meng-fu, the foremost painter and calligrapher of the early Yuan period. Basically, art historians have regarded the art of China and Japan as a patriarchal tradition, allowing for the occasional wife or concubine to appear briefly, but attending to the essential male identity of the East Asian cultural tradition.
That this long practice is false and unacceptable is evident. As this volume demonstrates, not only were there many women active as artists in both China and Japan throughtout history, there were women in both tradtions whose stature and influence should be regarded as central to the long vitality of East Asian art. Moreover, no evaluation or understanding of the artistic , cultural, and philosophical traditions of China and Japan is really possible without comprehension of the feminine components that have shaped and influenced the whole …
(Excerpt from the Foreword by Richard Barnhart)

中國繪畫收藏與鑑賞全書

劉國生 主编
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全書內容共分繪畫發展歷程、三大畫科源流、中國畫技法形式、風格與流派、中國畫的工具、中國畫的鑑定、中國繪畫的投資與收藏,凡六篇計一百多萬字,收集繪畫作品一千多幅,並對國畫藝術品市場動態作了簡明的介紹,以便於讀者全面掌握各個時期繪畫珍品的辨偽辨仿、收藏鑑賞以及保養知識,具有較高的實用性和可讀性。
(摘錄自前言)