Monday, April 28, 2014

Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

Josh Linkner
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A 5-part process that will transform your organization — or your career — into a non-stop creativity juggernaut

We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity  at all levels of an organization. Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Linkner distills his years of experience in business and jazz — as well as hundreds of interviews with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and artists — into a 5-step process that will make creativity easy for you and your organization. The methodology is simple, backed by proven results.

• Empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to meet creative challenges posed by the marketplace
• Turns the mystery of creativity into a simple-to-use process
• Shows how creativity can be used for everything from innovative, game-shifting breakthroughs to incremental advances and daily improvements to business processes
• Offers dozens of practical exercises, thought-starters, workouts to grow "creative muscles", and case studies

Disciplined Dreaming shows even the stuffiest corporate bureaucracies how to cultivate creativity in order to become more competitive in today's shifting marketplace.

 (Excerpt from amazon.com)


中國意識的危機 : "五四"時期激烈的反傳統主義 (Crisis of Chinese Consciousness)

林毓生 著
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這本書《中國意識的危機》出版於上個世紀60年代、70年代,已經成為一個經典著作。它提出的一個關於“五四”還有新文化時期的詮釋,跟李澤厚所說的啟蒙與救亡的關係一樣,被認為是一個很經典的對於五四新文化運動的一個詮釋。

 (摘錄自book.douban.com)












Monday, April 21, 2014

García Márquez: The Man and His Work

Gene H. Bell-Villada
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most influential Latin American writers of the twentieth century. His unique literary creativity is rooted in the history of the region, with all its social and political implications.

In this beautifully written examination of Garcia Marquez and his work, Gene Bell-Villada traces the major forces that have shaped the Colombian novelist and describes his life, his personality, and his political opinions. He considers Garcia Marquez's place in world literature and analyzes his short fiction and all of his novels from the great and complex One Hundred Years of Solitude—a cultural phenomenon the likes of which we have seldom seen—through Love in the Time of Cholera. He shows why Garcia Marquez has achieved a confluence of high art and popular success that is virtually unique in the twentieth century.

Bell-Villada examines the narrative works of Garcia Marquez for their historical and human content, for their literary technique and structure, and for their expert use of fantasy, ribaldry, humor, and satire. He describes Garcia Marquez as a global phenomenon and as a local boy, as a Nobel Laureate and as a Latin American Everyman, as a political writer and as a novelist of love.

The book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers—generalists who enjoy his novels, teachers and students, and literary specialists and Latin Americanists investigating the culture and politics of the region.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

百年孤獨 (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

加西亞‧馬爾克斯 (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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加西亞‧馬爾克斯(台譯︰馬奎斯)以小說作品創建了一個自己的世界,一個濃縮的宇宙,其中喧囂紛亂卻又生動可信的現實,映射了一片大陸及其人民的富足與貧困。——諾貝爾文學獎頒獎辭

《百年孤獨》是魔幻現實主義文學的代表作,描寫了布恩迪亞家族七代人的傳奇故事,以及加勒比海沿岸小鎮馬孔多的百年興衰,反映了拉丁美洲一個世紀以來風雲變幻的歷史。作品融入神話傳說、民間故事、宗教典故等神秘因素,巧妙地糅合了現實與虛幻,展現出一個瑰麗的想像世界,成為20世紀最重要的經典文學巨著之一。1982年加西亞‧馬爾克斯(台譯︰馬奎斯)獲得諾貝爾文學獎,奠定世界級文學大師的地位,很大程度上乃是憑借《百年孤獨》的巨大影響。

 加西亞‧馬爾克斯(Gabriel Garcia Marquez)1927年出生於哥倫比亞馬格達萊納海濱小鎮阿拉卡塔卡。童年與外祖父母一起生活。1936年隨父母遷居蘇克雷。1947年考入波哥大國立大學。1948年因內戰輟學,進入報界。1955年出版《枯枝敗葉》。六十年代初移居墨西哥。1967年《百年孤獨》問世。1982年獲諾貝爾文學獎。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, April 14, 2014

Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career

by Timothy Clark in collaboration with Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur ; designed by Alan Smith and Trish Papadakos ; edited by Megan Lacey ; co-created by 328 work-life wizards from 43 countries
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A one-page tool to reinvent yourself and your career 

The global bestseller Business Model Generation introduced a unique visual way to summarize and creatively brainstorm any business or product idea on a single sheet of paper. Business Model You uses the same powerful one-page tool to teach readers how to draw "personal business models," which reveal new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities. Produced by the same team that created Business Model Generation, this book is based on the Business Model Canvas methodology, which has quickly emerged as the world's leading business model description and innovation technique.

This book shows readers how to:
• Understand business model thinking and diagram their current personal business model
• Understand the value of their skills in the marketplace and define their purpose
• Articulate a vision for change
• Create a new personal business model harmonized with that vision, and most important, test and implement the new model

When you implement the one-page tool from Business Model You, you create a game-changing business model for your life and career.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


高情商領導(Primal Leadership)

丹尼爾・戈爾曼 (Daniel Goleman), 博雅兹(Richard Boyatzis), 麥基(Annie McKee)
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《高情商領導》根據幾十年來世界頂尖公司和組織之中的分析成果,作者們向我們說明,那些能夠引起人們共鳴的領導者——不論他們是首席執行官還是經理,是教練還是政客——在出人頭地的過程之中,憑借的不僅是技巧和聰明,而且要運用諸如心靈相通與自知之明這樣的手段和其他人溝通聯繫的情感智慧方面的能力。而且,根據實際情況的需要,他們運用了多達六種領導風格——從幻想到訓練到採取行動——並且根據情況需要靈活地在各種風格之間變換。現在,由著名的情商研究專家理查德・博亞茲和安妮・麥基與戈爾曼團隊合作,探究情感智慧在領導藝術中所扮演的角色,揭開在組織的成敗與“高情商領導”之間的神經科學方面的聯繫。作者們認為,領導的情感是富有感染力的,如果一位領導傳遞的是力量和熱情,那麼一個組織就能夠繁榮;如果一位領導傳遞的是消極的,不和諧的情感信息,那麼組織就會失去正確的方向。這種突破性的概念促使領導們按照正確的方向積極調動,推進人們的情緒,以便對公司的盈利或者公司戰略產生一種正面的影響。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, April 7, 2014

What's Stopping You? Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can

Robert Kelsey
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A practical guide to attacking the most common of phobias: fear of failure

Since its publication in 2011, What's Stopping You? has offered readers a hard look at the quality of their careers and personal lives. For those who'd give themselves a solid "C+", this brutally honest guide to taking stock also offers the keys to self-improvement. By dismantling the fear inhibiting all achievement—fear of failure—author Robert Kelsey offers a set of seven steps designed to help readers map out their actions, and attain what once seemed elusive milestones.

Written for the frustrated underachiever or anyone who feels like one, this unique book addresses can the real obstacles hindering both professional and personal growth.
• Includes a new chapter with tactics for overcoming a fear of failure
• Explores methods for dealing with different types of people in a host of situations, such as getting a new job, pitching for new work, making presentations, or communicating clearly in an argument

With a Foreword by one of Britain's most successful businessman, Luke Johnson, this unique handbook to overcoming the most basic of fears is a must for anyone who would like to upgrade the quality of their life.

 (Excerpt from amazon.com)


成為一個人 : 一個治療者對心理治療的觀點 (On Becoming a Person)

卡爾.羅哲 (Carl R. Rogers)
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這本深具哲學及啟發意味的著作,是當代心理學大師羅哲斯博士在心理治療與輔導方面的主要代表作,也可以說是關於成人之道的一本必要導論。在本書中,他舉出幾個根本的問題,向很多傳統心理學的概念和態度挑戰,譬如:個人成長的意義何在?成長需要在什麼條件下才有可能?一個人又怎麼能夠協助另一個人?人的創造性是什麼?我們有什麼辦法可以助長人的創造性,除了心理學、精神醫學及其他專業的助人工作者和教育工作者之外,凡是關切人格成長的人,都不可不讀。

 (摘錄自博客來網路書店)