Monday, September 28, 2015

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone: 96 All-New Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Leil Lowndes 
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How to Instantly Connect with Anyone: 96 All-New Little Tricks for Big Success in RelationshipsThis sequel to Leil’s international top selling “How to Talk to Anyone” makes you a master communicator with 96 all new cutting-edge communication “Little Tricks” for big success in business and social relationships―in person, by email, and on the phone. It has been praised as the 21st century version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and was nominated one of the five best books in psychology by “Books for a Better Life!”

The author introduces the psychologically sound concept, “Emotional Prediction” or E.P. which you can employ with everyone. Here are the ten sections of the book:
7 Little Tricks to Make a Great Impression Before People Even Meet You
11 Little Tricks to Take the “Hell” Out of “Hello,”and Put the “Good” in “Good-bye”
12 Little Tricks to Develop an Extraordinary Gift of Gab
10 Little Tricks to Actually Enjoy Parties
5 Little Tricks to Handle the Good, the Bad, and the Bummers
12 Little Tricks to Avoid the 13 Most Common Dumb Things You Should NEVER Say or Do
13 Little Tricks to be a Cool Communicator
11 Little Tricks to Give Your E-Mail Today’s Personality and Tomorrow’s Professionalism
10 Little Tricks to Make an Impression on your Cell (A.K.A. “Phone”)
5 Little Tricks to Deepen the Relationships You Already Have

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

說服力 : 讓人說Yes的7個關鍵 (The 7 Triggers to Yes)

羅素・葛蘭傑 (Russell H.Granger)
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請賜予我神奇的說服力!
是誰掌握了世界最偉大的力量?是誰能夠實現偉大的夢想?
要成功,甚至生存,決定於一個要素:說服力
成功或失敗,碰碰運氣?!

多年來,許多行銷人員、廣告人員以及其他人訴諸情緒反應來成就事業。但是這種方式有時成功、有時失敗。現在你有讓自己的說服力大增。你越了解大腦處理訊息的方式,就越能夠與他人進行良好的溝通,而不是以違反大腦本能的方式來與他人溝通。

在說服的過程中,有些要素有其功效,但是卻不知道為何有效以及它們如何發揮效用。本書的研究,讓我們獲得以經驗為基礎的資訊。所有的揣摩、推測以及原理都是根據觀察與推斷而來。我們創造出來的訓練計畫成效達到了合理的水準。但是我們仍舊沒有真正探討到真正的核心。

本書不是探討大腦的運作過程與說服力。而是?讀者如何應用新獲得的知識。能真正協助讀者更成功地讓他人說出「好的」、「是的」、「沒問題」等重要字眼。本書作者為的就是讓您不僅能夠獲得突破性的資訊,而且更提供您一套完整的系統與過程,讓您可以獲得您想要的結果,讓您成功獲得他人的贊同,讓他人順應您的要求。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love

David Sturt
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Great work lives inside all of us.

The question is: Do we make the contributions we're capable of? Is our best work getting out there? Breaking through? Creating a difference the world loves?

We've long been told our ability to succeed depends on our IQ, talent, education level, gender, job title, or when and where we were born. Great Work turns that conventional thinking on its head to reveal that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere.

Especially you.

With insights from the largest-ever study of award-winning work, Great Work reveals five practical skills that will help you ideate, innovate, and deliver work that gets noticed and appreciated.

Great Work is filled with stories of real people in real jobs who did what was asked and then added something extra--a personal touch all their own--to deliver better-than-asked-for results. Their stories will inspire you to write your own page in the book of human progress.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

野火集 : 二十週年紀念版

龍應台
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……一篇〈中國人,你為什麼不生氣〉的個人投書會演變成一股燎原野火,一個學英美文學批評的女子,成了推動社會說真話的能量來源!「野火」之後不久,台灣經歷了開放黨禁報禁、解嚴、政治強人過世、民意代表全面改選、總統直選;台灣宛然脫胎換骨的青春期男女,經歷著關鍵的二十年。

《野火集》二十周年紀念版便是台灣社會不分藍綠充滿熱情的青春的記憶,這場「時代的刻痕」,有著更多豐富的故事,每一篇《野火集》的文字背後,有著說不完風聲鶴唳的時代痕跡,本書整理出龍應台當年精采文章及其幕後種種,並增加了海內外最具代表性的二十位華人(柏楊、余秋雨等)為他們所共同見證的台灣青春時期留下文字,共同推薦。

(摘錄自誠品網路書店)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Train Your Brain For Success: Read Smarter, Remember More, and Break Your Own Records

Roger Seip 
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Train your mind to achieve new levels of success!

Professionals and entrepreneurs do a great job of keeping up appearances. But if they're honest with themselves, they're short on living the life they really want. Train Your Brain For Success provides the perspective to analyze how you got where you are and, more importantly, learn the skills to get where you truly desire to be. Train Your Brain For Success explains specific ways of thinking and acting that will get anyone where they want to go, fast. Learn to condition your mind to move towards success automatically, by discovering greater memory power and fundamental techniques for boosting reading speed and comprehension.

Get a proven strategy for succeeding and becoming a record-breaking performer.
• Learn to live in the moment
• Become brilliant with the basics
• Aggressively take care of your mind
Train your mind for new levels of success by boosting memory power, reading speed and comprehension.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

伍爾夫讀書隨筆

弗吉尼亞·伍爾夫 (Virginia Woolf) 著
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這本書主要選自弗吉尼亞·伍爾夫 (Virginia Woolf) 的三部重要散文集,《普通讀者》、《普通讀者二集》和《自己的房間》,多為伍爾夫的讀書心得和感想,而且寫得比較隨意,不拘一格,故稱為“讀書隨筆”。主要內容有:如何讀書,書和女性生活有何關系,如何看待名字名作,以及如何評價當代文學。

(摘錄自book.douban.com)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

David Mikics
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Wrapped in the glow of the computer or phone screen, we cruise websites; we skim and skip. We glance for a brief moment at whatever catches our eye and then move on. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age reminds us of another mode of reading--the kind that requires our full attention and that has as its goal not the mere gathering of information but the deeper understanding that only good books can offer.

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful and satisfying reading experience, and who wants to sharpen reading skills and improve concentration. David Mikics, a noted literary scholar, demonstrates exactly how the tried-and-true methods of slow reading can provide a more immersive, fulfilling experience. He begins with fourteen preliminary rules for slow reading and shows us how to apply them. The rules are followed by excursions into key genres, including short stories, novels, poems, plays, and essays.

Reading, Mikics says, should not be drudgery, and not mere escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. A good book is a pathway to finding ourselves, by getting lost in the words and works of others.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

六頂思考帽 (Six Thinking Hats)

波諾 (Edward de Bono)
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到底該如何思考?>>>一次只帶一頂帽子,一次只思考一件事情

「為什麼我總想不到好方法?」「他那麼厲害,到底怎麼思考的?」「這個團隊的創意源源不絕,怎麼做到的?」思考泰斗愛德華.狄波諾發現許多人或團隊有「到底該如何思考」的困擾,原因出於不懂得思考的本質與方法。

思考最大的敵人是混亂,思考之所以沒有成效,是因為一次想太多事情。

一般人思考問題時常會帶著各種複雜的情緒和觀點,想在同一時間解決所有的問題,因而看不清問題本質,開會討論時,又由於每個人切入思考的面向不同,容易發生爭執,往往花費時間與力氣辯解,導致思考沒有成效,無法做出明確的判斷。於是思考大師狄波諾創造了一套創新思維模式「六頂思考帽」,來簡化我們的思考模式,解決思考上的障礙。

「六頂思考帽」二十多年來風靡全球,是使用最廣、最受歡迎的思維訓練模式。其目的在指導人們進行「平行思考」,也就是一次只用一個觀點想事情,讓思考過程簡單不混亂。它促使我們將思考分割成許多面向,而我們可以依次從不同的面向進行單一且充分的考量,最終就能對一件事情得到諸多角度的觀點,使得思考效果更全面、完善。

風行全球的創新性思考工具>>>六頂帽子,六種思維模式;自由取戴,隨時切換這六頂思考帽分別是:

1.白色思考帽:白色是中性的顏色,代表中立、客觀,代表思考過程中搜集證據、數字、訊息等中立客觀的事實與數字。

2.紅色思考帽:紅色是溫暖熱情的顏色,代表直覺、情感,代表思考過程中的情感、感覺、印象、直覺等問題。

3.黃色思考帽:黃色是陽光與樂觀的顏色,代表積極、正面,代表思考過程中的樂觀及建設性思考,研究利益所在,可取之處等問題。

4.黑色思考帽:黑色是邏輯與負面的顏色,代表謹慎、負面,代表思考過程中反思事實與判斷是否與證據相符,考慮風險、困難、和潛在問題等負面因素。

5.綠色思考帽:綠色是活躍的顏色,代表創意、巧思,代表思考過程中的探索、提案、建議、新觀念、以及可行性的多樣化這些問題。

6.藍色思考帽:藍色是冷靜的顏色,代表指揮、控制,代表思考過程的控制與組織,冷靜地管理思考程序及步驟、瞭解需求、總結與決策。

當我們使用「六頂思考帽」進行思考時,切記一次只戴一頂帽子、一次只想一件事情。當你戴上某種顏色的帽子時,就用該頂帽子的特性來思考。透過戴帽子的過程,可以使我們提醒自己轉換思維,讓混亂的思考變得更清晰。

原來思考可以這麼簡單有趣!帶給個人與企業驚人的成效

這種思考法對於團隊合作時的決策過程特別有效,可將團體中無意義的爭論變成集思廣益的創造,使溝通更有效率,團隊潛能發揮到極致。因此,許多國際知名的企業都曾採用「六頂思考帽」作為員工思維訓練的課程,如:微軟、IBM、西門子、NOKIA、麥當勞等:

作為一個廣受肯定的思維工具,「六頂思考帽」的作用和價值在於:

◎使思考聚焦,簡化單一思考使之清晰明瞭。
◎鼓勵平行思考,取代傳統的思考模式,更能激發團隊創意。
◎允許情緒的發洩,在正反討論之後,讓思考結果更加全面和完備。
◎避免無謂的辯論,增進溝通的效率,產生建設性的成果。

學會活用六頂思考帽,你將會發現原來思考可以這麼簡單有趣!
人人都能成為思考高手,處處都可產生創意團隊!

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)