Monday, July 27, 2015

Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong

Alice Poon 
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Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong
An insider's view on how Hong Kong's land system, inherited from the British, has helped to create unrivalled wealth for the ruling class, how the lack of competition law has encouraged industrial and economic concentration in the same entities, and how these factors have given rise to a host of social and economic ills. The Chinese version (地產霸權) has become the bestseller of non-fiction titles in Hong Kong in 2010.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


地文誌 : 追憶香港地方與文學

陳智德 著
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地文誌 : 追憶香港地方與文學
香港遺落的文化史、書店史、文化人物史
東方之珠最值得典藏的篇章
  殖民之島的文藝前世、香港的今生記憶
  香港詩人、學者作家陳智德
  以文學、歷史、音樂、流行文化為範疇,結合史料、詩作、典故、圖像
  為讀者一一細數香港的前世今生,填寫香港記憶的補遺

讀《地文誌》,我看到我城我民的前世今生。──陳國球(香港教育學院人文學院院長兼中國文學講座教授)

……陳智德為香港的地景與藝文做出觀察的宏願不容小覷。香港雖然是彈丸之地,然而如陳所言,「『狹窄』與否本不在乎所寫的地方,而在乎執筆者的眼界和文學修為。」誠哉斯言。破卻陸沉,洞昭盲瞽,陳智德的香港抒情考古,可以如是!──王德威(美國哈佛大學東亞語言及文明系Edward C. Henderson講座教授)

……香港詩人、學者陳智德在《地文誌:追憶香港地方與文學》一書裡,從啟德機場的停用開始,回顧歷史脈絡,描繪今日香港的現狀。「香港反覆被稱甚至自稱為『文化沙漠』,彷彿樂此不疲」,殊不知有《中國學生周報》、《70年代雙週刊》、《盤古》、《大拇指》、《詩風》、《突破》、《素葉文學》等等幾代人創建的文化刊物,像旺角的書店就是不可抹滅的閱讀記憶:「至今日為止,旺角仍是九龍地區的書店集中地,多家樓上書店密集地分布在旺角的心臟地域──西洋菜街及奶路臣街一帶,且有它歷史的痕跡:已消失或已搬遷的包括南山、五車、洪葉、文星、東岸、貽善堂、實用、復興、精神、學峰、紫羅蘭;仍健在的有田園、新亞、樂文、學津,這四家書店至少經營了二、三十年,都是我中學時代就開始流連的所在。」

《地文誌:追憶香港地方與文學》糅合了不同的文類,例如地方紀事、掌故拾遺、成長回憶、文學談片,同時穿插個人及他人的詩作。全書共分兩卷,【上卷】「破卻陸沉」──以文學為樞紐,編列地區為經緯,旁及述說、引用、評論多位香港前輩和同代作者的香港城市故事、經驗描寫,和自己的地方生活體驗互為闡發。【下卷】「藝文叢談」則以書與城為主調:香港的老書店、二樓書店、文藝刊物,讀者彷彿進入時光隧道,在終年不散的灰塵和霉味中,那些被遺忘的書店、文藝刊物和它們承載的傳統,以及書店老闆、文化人,陳智德以文字為他/它們留下動人的記憶。

陳智德在《地文誌:追憶香港地方與文學》裡,範疇橫跨文學、歷史、音樂,結合史料、詩作與圖片;他大膽提問:當許多人視「本土」──尤其是「香港的本土」為一種「狹窄」的題材時,又對香港的歷史、香港的文學有多少認識?這是對地方書寫的提醒,也戳破人們慣常的歷史觀,為香港的身世補充了最重要的文化篇章。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, July 20, 2015

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

John Brooks
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From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself.

Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

有一種智慧叫做不抱怨:淡定的人生最幸福

佟偉 編著
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根據調查有六成以上班族每天有1-5次的抱怨
抱怨並不能解決問題,與其抱怨不如調整心態
人比人,氣死人,生活其實都是一樣的

面對人生的煩惱與挫折,最重要的是擺正自己的心態,積極地面對一切。一味地抱怨與生氣,最終受傷害的只有自己。越是逆境之中,越要保持良好的心態,生氣並沒有用,只有為自己爭一口氣才是唯一的出路。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, July 13, 2015

How to Lead by The Book: Proverbs, Parables, and Principles to Tackle Your Toughest Business Challenges

Dave Anderson 
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Concise, to-the-point, and highly useable, How to Lead by THE BOOK presents a series of personal and business challenges recognizable to leaders, then deals with each through insight, personal experience, and a discussion of why conventional approaches often fail. Each section then concludes with winning proverbs, parables, or principles that offers applicable strategies to solve the issue.

In this practical and inspiring guide, you'll discover proven methods and advice to shape young leaders, stretch veteran leaders, become a better communicator, maintain your work-life balance, deal with dishonesty among competitors, and much more.
• Shows why typical approaches to leadership problems often fail, while biblical wisdom succeeds
• Covers both day-to-day dilemmas and larger questions of management, accountability, and vision
• From the bestselling author of How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, Up Your Business, and If You Don't Make Waves You'll Drown

What is the number one downfall for leaders? When is the best time to make a decision? How do you hold others accountable? How do you survive success with your principles intact? What does the Bible say about time management? Get the answers to these and many more practical business questions when you discover the winning wisdom of How to Lead by THE BOOK.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

智者的洞察 : 心理學經典名言的智慧

牧之, 張震 編著
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《智者的洞察:心理學經典名言的智慧》的立意為心理學經典名言的智慧,但並不局限於選取心理學家的格言,而是以心理學家為主,廣泛摘取社會學家、文學家、哲學家、成功人士以及社會影響深遠的言論,從各個角度帶給讀者關於生活、健康、友誼、個性、求知、愛情、青春、事業等多緯度的閱讀享受。願此書能伴隨讀者諸君,常讀常新,撫慰疲憊的心靈,拭去心靈的塵埃。

這世界上,最難的理解,恐怕還不是外向的,而是內向的;也就是說,最困難的,不是人與人之間的理解,而是人對自己的理解——不斷地去觸摸重重表象下的心理暗流,這個過程是困難的、充滿了危險的,但也是引人入勝、饒有趣味而叫人欲罷不能的。

從心理學視角理解名人格言,會促使你去發現自身的特質,更加了解自己的氣質、性格、人格,了解自己的性格或某一方面的特質是從什麼時候、在什麼樣的環境下逐漸形成的,有哪些因素對它的形成和發展產生了影響,它現在對自己的人格、行為舉止以及所從事的事情都有哪些影響;有哪些特點可以發揚,哪些弊端需要改進,需要怎樣改進,改進的策略是哪些。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Young Professional: A Real World Survival Guide for the New College Graduate

Andy J. Semotiuk 
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After graduation, most of the students earning those degrees will head into the job market to seek employment in their chosen professions. In today's challenging economic environment, aspiring professionals need to learn all they can about what it takes to enter their target career field and achieve success. THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: A REAL-WORLD SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE NEW COLLEGE GRADUATE is the career book for young people looking to find their place in the professional workforce. Author Andy J. Semotiuk is a senior attorney who has spent more than 30 years helping young professionals--attorneys, nurses, teachers, and many others--as they seek to establish their careers and make their way in the business world. Featuring inspiring real-life stories and covering the topics most important to the new professional--from money, time-management, and personal motivation to sharpening presentation skills, power networking, and achieving work/life balance--this book is filled with concrete, practical advice that young professionals can put to work right now. Gain the skills and confidence you need to succeed with THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: A REAL-WORLD SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE NEW COLLEGE GRADUATE.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

九型人格與職業生涯規劃

裴宇晶, 鄒家峰 著
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九型人格作為一門關於性格的心理學理論,是協助人們認識自我、了解他人的心理工具,在國際國內的諸多領域已得到越來越多的關注和應用。

裴宇晶、鄒家峰編著的《九型人格與職業生涯規劃》不僅根據九型人格點楮職業生涯,還重點分析了每種性格的個性局限與提升方向,體現了作者提倡這場“心靈導向”的職業生涯規劃革命的決心。本書討論了9種類型人格的基本特徵,幫助讀者根據自己的人格類型制訂個性化職業規劃。在闡述理論的同時,本書還提供了9種職場人的案例及點評,以幫助讀者最直觀地感受、洞悉自己的優勢與局限,並了解他人的性格特點,建立更強大的人脈圈。

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