Monday, August 27, 2012

Eliminate Stress from Your Life Forever: A Simple Program for Better Living

William Atkinson
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Eliminate Stress from Your Life Forever combines physical, spiritual, and psychological approaches to help readers combat the causes of tension, preventing stress before it occurs. Introducing the concept of the "stress personality", it provides a number of basic strategies for preventing stress, including recommendations for using diet, sleep, Chinese endurance exercises, relaxation, and reframing potentially stressful experiences. The book shows how readers can alter their beliefs and attitudes in order to achieve a lifetime of well-being, health, and happiness.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

如何消除緊張 (Learn to Relax)

華克 (C. Eugene Walker)
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所謂的焦慮可以說是-一個人意識他完美的狀況正處於危險或受到威脅時所作的反應。而緊張是程度較輕的慢性焦慮;過度焦慮是精神病的主要癥狀之一。

其實焦慮和疼痛一樣,也有好的、必要的一面,它可以時時警惕我們,使我們隨機應變。也就是說,焦慮只有過度時才會發生問題。微量的焦慮,反而可以使我們淋漓盡致的發揮潛力。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Monday, August 20, 2012

Jolt! : Get the Jump on a World That's Constantly Changing

By Phil Cooke
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In Jolt! television producer, social media guru, and cultural commentator Phil Cooke helps you discover how you can navigate today's culture of disruption and actually use it to your advantage. You'll learn that changing a company and changing your life are based on virtually the same key principles. The world is changing at light speed, but mastering the power of change can revolutionize your business and your life. Stop feeling overwhelmed with changing technology, culture, business, trends, and values and regain the confidence that can give you a real advantage. The book reveals twenty-five "jolts" that anyone can leverage to establish a new direction, maximize potential, overcome insecurity, and create an amazing future and legacy. Jolt! will revolutionize your thinking and shake up your life!

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

一生的資本 (Lifelong Capital)

奧里森.馬登 (Orison Swett Marden)
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本書中馬登的一生都是積極向上的,他不但獲得了財富和成功,而且將其傳播出去,本書點亮了數以億計年輕人的生命。當代成功學家諾曼‧文森特‧皮爾說︰“我讀過馬登的所有著作,是他促使我發展了‘積極思考’的人生哲學。”

奧里森‧馬登(1848—1924),美國成功學的奠基人,全世界影響最大的勵志導師之一。

20世紀30年代,林語堂親自將馬登的部分作品譯成中文,結集為《成功之路》在國內出版。林語堂在前言中寫道︰“對於時代青年所經驗到的煩悶、消極等等滋味,譯者未曾錯過。自讀馬氏的原書後,精神為之大振,人生觀念為之一變,煩悶、消極、悲觀、頹唐的妖霧陰霾,已經驅除盡淨。……謹將此書介紹給同病的青年,希望他們從中獲得(與我)同樣的興奮與影響。”

馬登的一生,是追求財富、成功和自我完善的歷程,也是將所思所得凝聚成文字、造福他人的歷程。馬登去世後,上千個家庭給子女起名為“馬登”,以表達對這位奮鬥者的崇敬和對子女的期望。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, August 13, 2012

I Am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It

Donald L. Luskin, Andrew Greta
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Inspired by Ayn Rand's characters in Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, penetrating profiles of both the innovators who move our world forward and those who seek to destroy the achievement of others

John Galt, the fictional character from Ayn Rand's bestselling novel, Atlas Shrugged, has come to embody the individualist capitalist who acts in his own enlightened self-interest, and in doing so lifts the world around him. Some of today's most successful CEOs, journalists, sports figures, actors, and thinkers have led their lives according to Galt's (i.e., Rand's) philosophy.

Now, in I Am John Galt, these inspiring stories are gathered with the keen insight and analysis of well-known market commentator Donald Luskin and business writer Andrew Greta. Filled with exclusive interviews, profiles, and analyses of leading financial, business, and artistic stars who have based their lives, and careers, on the philosophy of the perennially popular Ayn Rand, this book both inspires and enlightens. On the other side are Rand's arch villains the power-seekers, parasites, and lunatics who would destroy that which the creators and builders make. Who are today's anti-heroes, fighting the creativity of the innovators?

• Contains insightful interviews, profiles, and analyses of the individuals who have lived by a Randian code to achieve greatness for themselves and others

• Offers a probing analysis of those who seek to destroy or undo the achievements of others from academics, pundits, and government bureaucrats to fraudsters who have wreaked havoc on our world

Engaging and entertaining, I Am John Galt examines how the inspiration that is Galt thrives more than 50 years after publication of Atlas Shrugged. It will spark the interest of Ayn Rand fans everywhere, as well as those seeking a way to succeed in today's turbulent and confusing times.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

習慣的力量 (The Power of Habit)

杰克.霍吉 (Jack Hodge)
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也許我們過於在意那些優秀的人表現出來的天賦、智商、魅力和工作熱情,而實際上,當我們把那些表現歸納的話,會發現實際上存在一個簡單的要點:那就是習慣。我們每天高達90%的行為是出自習慣的支配。在我們的身上,好習慣與壞習慣並存,那麼惟一能夠有效改變我們生活的手段便是去有效地改變我們的習慣。幸運的是,我們每個人都有這個能力。書中提出的若干技巧也將有效地幫助你改進工作和生活的方式,獲得更大的成功。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)


Monday, August 6, 2012

What Painting Is: How to Think about Oil painting, Using the Language of Alchemy

James Elkins
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Unlike many books on painting that usually talk about art or painters, James Elkins’ compelling and original work focuses on alchemy, for like the alchemist, the painter seeks to transform and be transformed by the medium.

In What Painting Is, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a magical language to explore what it is a painter really does in her or his studio - the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the special knowledge only painters hold of how colours will mix, and how they will look.

Written from the perspective of a painter-turned-art historian, What Painting Is is like nothing you have ever read about art.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

Oil Painting
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莫奈: 印象派 (Monet)

戴維.史彭斯 (David Spence)
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莫奈所處時代,世界有何不同?當時的社會與藝術如何影響他的創作?莫奈的親人和相知對他的藝術有何影響?從他的作品中追尋愛情、生活和死亡的線索。展示繪畫的真正內涵,理解畫作講述的莫奈的情況,了解他的繪畫方法。了解莫奈在世時人們對其作品的評價,以及作品對後世的影響。

(摘錄自封底)


Creator: Claude Monet
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