Monday, December 10, 2018

This Is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters

by Drew Dudley
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Based on his TEDx talk "Everyday Leadership (the Lollipop Moment)"--voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time--This Is Day One is leadership expert Drew Dudley's guide to cultivating the behaviors that will help you to succeed and empower those around you.

If you're intimidated by the mystique surrounding leadership, this book is for you. Dudley simplifies leadership without denying its complexity, demonstrating that leadership in all its forms begins at the same clear and accessible place for everyone: what he calls "Day One."

Day One is when you discover, define, and start to consistently deliver on your foundational leadership values. Living that day over and over is what creates leaders, and Dudley provides the key tools necessary to craft and commit to your own personal Day One, including:
  • A step-by-step process designed to surface your core leadership values and embed them into your daily behavior
  • A roadmap to behavioral changes proven to increase commitment, pride, productivity, and happiness
  • Insights into key leadership values that drive performance and impact

Sharing the process that led him through battles with alcohol, obesity, and personal tragedy, Dudley shows you how to develop a relentless commitment to the daily behaviors that will make you a better executive, coach, or teacher, and how you can inspire others to do the same.

(Excerpt from

橡皮擦計畫 : 兩位天才心理學家, 一段改變世界的情誼 (The Undoing Project)

麥可.路易士 (Michael Lewis)
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這兩位科學史上最偉大的夥伴,有人形容他們是心理學界的「約翰‧藍儂與保羅‧麥卡尼」。兩人雖然合作無間,但卻擁有鮮明的人格特質──特沃斯基(Amos Tversky)絕頂聰明、極度自負,生性好鬥,個性外向,無論走到哪裡,必定是所有人注目的焦點;康納曼(Daniel Kahneman)小時候為了逃離納粹而成了難民,個性內向,習慣自我懷疑。如此之天差地遠,為這個故事增添趣味,也帶來淚水......


Monday, December 3, 2018

The Literature Review : Six Steps to Success

Lawrence A. Machi, Brenda T. McEvoy
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From daunting to doable in six steps

The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including:
  • A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy’s process.
  • Reflective Oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities.
  • Links to online guides and resources.
  • Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts.
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情緖勒索 : 那些在伴侶、親子、職場間, 最讓人窒息的相處

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Monday, November 26, 2018

The Lean Startup : How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries
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Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute.

Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.

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謝幕 : 中區警署建築群

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