Monday, February 29, 2016

Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

Shelley Carson
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Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivity

Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson's provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home, work and play. Each of us has the ability to increase our mental functioning and creativity by learning to move flexibly among several brain states.

•Explains seven brain states or "brainsets" and their functions as related to creativity, productivity, and innovation
•Provides quizzes, exercises, and self-tests to activate each of these seven brainsets to unlock our maximum creativity

Your Creative Brain, called by critics a new classic in the field of creativity, offers inspiring suggestions that can be applied in both one's personal and professional life.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

批判性思維 (Thinking Critically)

約翰.查菲 (John Chaffee) 著
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本書綜合了邏輯學、心理學、語言學、哲學等方面的現代知識,對思維的作用、產生、發展及其表達方法作了由淺入深的論述。本書立論新穎、構思嚴謹、例証豐富、筆調流暢,在練習的設計和安排上獨具匠心,在理論聯關係實際的問題上有特色,是當代邏輯思維學和語言學一部難得的論著,其理論和方法受到了西方教育界的普遍重視。

Monday, February 22, 2016

Speaker, Leader, Champion: Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking, featuring the prize-winning speeches of Toastmasters World Champions

Jeremey Donovan, Ryan Avery
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The secrets of superb public speaking―based on the best of the best of Toastmasters

Toastmasters, a name synonymous with public speaking, is dedicated to developing its members’ communication and leadership skills.

Now Distinguished Toastmaster Jeremey Donovan and Public Speaking World Champion Ryan Avery break down the winning speeches from Toastmasters’ prestigious annual competition―providing you with tips and techniques guaranteed to improve your speaking, presentation, and communication skills. They also include a special section of insights and advice for readers who aspire to become serious public speaking competitors.

Speaker, Leader, Champion demystifies what makes a presentation extraordinary. This engaging, actionable book will teach you how to go from appreciating a powerful speech to delivering one yourself.” ―Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

“Whether you present in the boardroom, classroom, or lunchroom, the guidance will help you become a more confident, authentic, and engaging speaker.” ―Matt Abrahams, strategic communication lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and author of Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

“To change the world, you need to lead. To lead, you need to communicate. To communicate, you need this book.” ―Presiyan Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking

“This book translates the secret sauce of public speaking into easy-to-use tips.” ―Zoe Chance, assistant professor of marketing at the Yale University School of Management

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

天資差異 (Gifts Differing)

伊莎貝爾・布裡格斯・邁爾斯 (Isabel Briggs Myers) , 彼得・邁爾斯 (Peter B. Myers)
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《天資差異》作者是邁爾斯-布裡格斯類型指數人格測試表(MBTI)的創始人,該人格類型量表是有史以來使用最廣泛的人格類型測試工具。《天資差異》增進了我們對人格類型的理解,是對該人格類型測試工具的基本要點,以及在實際生活中的應用的解釋。了解著名的MBTI性格測試工具,並且評估自己的性格類型,突破人際之間的“性格壁壘”,強化個人性格優勢,回避性格局限,分析他人性格,提高人際溝通能力。根據榮格理論的觀點,《天資差異》區別了四種主要的人格類型,並解釋了這些性格特質在人們面對世界和做出決定中的作用。《天資差異》還說明了這些因素對每種性格類型的人在學習、工作和人際關係諸多方面的影響。作者將一生奉獻給了對人格類型的觀察、研究和測試。《天資差異》已被翻譯成十多種文字。近來,全世界每年有250多萬人次接受MBTI測試。在美國每年有300萬人以上參加MBTI和性格測試,其中超過80萬人為管理階層。據統計,世界前100公司中有89%的公司引入使用MBTI作為員工和管理層自我發展、改善溝通、提升組織績效的重要方法,80%以上的高層管理者、高級人事主管都在使用這個工具。

(摘錄自douban.com)



Monday, February 15, 2016

Awaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotage

Neil A. Fiore
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A groundbreaking four-step program for breaking self-destructive habits, increasing productivity and creativity, and performing at your personal best.

We often make our worst decisions when we act from a weak sense of self, and our best decision when we are confident and self-assured. Using the latest research findings in neuropsychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Peak Performance strategies, Awaken Your Strongest Self shows you how to live with greater joy, ease, and effectiveness. Author Neil Fiore, Ph.D., provides a four-step program that involves (1)stepping back from old, ineffective patterns, (2)waking up your "new brain"--what neuroscientists call the “Executive Organizing Function” (3)awakening the five qualities of your strongest self, and (4)putting everything together to achieve your goals. Through innovative examples, case studies, and exercises, you will learn how to cope with stress, recognize early signs of inner conflict, perform at their personal best on everyday work projects, minimize feelings of being overwhelmed; and ultimately, choose healthy alternatives to replace former bad habits.

Topics include:
The Sleeper Must Awaken; Five Signs That You Are Not Your Strongest Self … Yet; Expand Your Identity Beyond Your Ego; Step Up to Your Strongest Self's Point of View; Speak Up in the Voice of Your Strongest Self; Safety Replaces Stress; Choice Replaces Inner Conflict; Presence Replaces Feeling Overwhelmed; Focus Replaces Self-Criticism; Connection Replaces Struggle; Self Efficacy and the Stages of Change: The Key to Realizing Your Dreams; Making up Your Mind; Committing to Change; Taking Action; Maintaining Long-Term Success; You Are Your Strongest Self

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


世界遺產與歷史城市

林志宏 著
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本書收錄世界遺產難得一見之照片,其中不乏遭受破壞危機之建築或景觀,彌足珍貴。 作者希望借此書拋磚引玉,喚起大眾關心傳統街區保護與都市適度更新與發展的熱情,共盡保護人類珍貴遺產的世界公民責任。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, February 8, 2016

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

By Jane Austen
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online access from World eBook Library (Mansfield Park)
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Comprises the complete text of: "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Northanger Abbey",  and "Persuasion".

Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published.

Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator.

Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)



單身愛之語 (The Five Love Languages for Singles)

蓋瑞.查普曼 (Gary Chapman)
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暢銷作家蓋瑞.查普曼博士認為,愛與被愛是人們的基本需求,每個人都有自己主要愛的語言,依個人的成長經驗和需求,可分為:肯定的言詞、接受禮物、服務的行動、精心的時刻,及身體的接觸五種。 因此,用對愛的語言,才能正確表達和接收愛,這也是心靈滿足與否 的關鍵。 

這本特別為單身者寫的書中,作者以自己三十多年來與單身男女互動所得的真實經驗作為範,切合現實的需求。不論你是年少、同事、同學、室友,讓單身者也能享受在雙向的愛之喜悅中。

(摘錄自bolbookstore.com)




Monday, February 1, 2016

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

春節

姚郁卉 编著
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春節是中華民族傳統節日中最為隆重熱鬧的節日,其歷史悠久、習俗源遠流長。而中國又是一個詩歌的國度,從《詩經》到《楚辭》,從漢樂府到唐詩,從宋詞到元曲,詩歌的節奏始終激蕩在我們民族的血脈中。花烏草蟲,萬事萬物均可入詩。而春節作為中國的大年節,自然會引起歷代文人墨客的詩思和詩情,留下許多膾炙人口、流傳千古的名篇佳作。在這些詩篇中,有記錄各種傳統年俗的,有抒發個人情懷的,有描寫喜慶氣象的,可謂異彩紛呈。以詩的語言表達人們對親人的思念、對過去的留戀和對未來美好生活的憧憬,讀來妙趣橫生,又受益匪淺,給春節增添了絢麗多彩的風情。

在我國古代第一部詩歌總集《詩經》當中,就有許多詩篇描述人們歲暮載歌載舞慶豐收的熱鬧場景。 “朋酒斯饗,目殺羔羊,躋彼公堂,稱彼兕觥 萬壽無疆”。《詩經》里的這段描述大概是說古代臘祭時,人們宴飲美酒,宰殺羔羊,相互祝福,歡慶新年的隆重慶祝活動,表達了人們獲得豐收後的喜悅心情。今天的春節源于古代的臘祭,因此在傳統年俗保存相對完好的鄉村,人們通常認為“過了臘八便是年”。在臘八這一天,家家煮粥,不僅自己食用,而且還贈送親友,”今朝佛粥交相饋,更覺江村節物新”。從陸游的詩句可以看出當時過臘八節的盛況。也有人認為,臘月二十三祭灶以後才真正奏響了新年的序曲。範成大的《祭灶詞》中有“男兒酌獻女兒避,酹酒燒錢灶君喜”,從古時祭灶的年俗由此可窺一斑。過年總要有一個煥然一新的環境,清代蔡雲有“茅舍春回事事歡,屋塵收拾號除殘”的詩句,描寫了民間高高興興“掃年”迎新春的習俗。婦女則忙著“巧裁幡勝試新羅”,這樣才能保證新年“小大易新衣”,以嶄新的面貌迎接新年。對于欠債的人來說,過年卻如過”關”,因為民間有“舊賬還潔在此宵,不能再討待明朝”的年俗。“東鄰叩廣西鄰急,若個聞聲膽不消”,這首題為《討年賬》的詩就是對除夕討債躲債情景的生動描述。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)