Monday, October 25, 2010

Discover True North : A 4-Week Approach to Ignite Your Passion and Activate Your Potential

By Anne Bruce
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Created by leading motivational speaker and corporate trainer Anne Bruce, this highly effective plan helps participants discover their own "true north" in order to find a focus for success. Throughout Discover True North are invaluable exercises, worksheets, and insights for personal growth developed from Bruce's work with thousands of workshop members and clients throughout the world--from Sprint and Ben & Jerry's to The American Red Cross and the London Institute of Management.
Unlike other goal-oriented processes that call for long-range three-to-five-year life plans, working through this unique four-week formula helps unlock potential immediately--today. Readers will learn how to:
• Activate and learn to rely on the inner compass to define life direction
• Create a Life Board of Directors
• Make the critical choices that move life forward
• Pinpoint their emotional and intellectual competencies
• Discover the "Einstein Approach" to bringing forth your own genius
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

自卑與超越 (What Life Should Mean to You)

A.阿德勒 (Alfred Adler)
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自從心理分析大師佛洛伊德以泛性論為基礎,主張人類的一切行為均可溯源於「性」以來,便有許多繼起的精神分析學家紛紛提出不同的意見,對佛洛伊德的泛性論作革命性的修正。這些新的觀念統稱為「新心理分析學派」,其創始人A.阿德勒,以「自卑情緒」為其中心思想,創立了「個體心理學」,認為人類的行為都是出於自卑感及對自卑感的克服和超越。阿德勒以平易輕鬆的筆調,對自卑感的形成,它對個人行為的影響,以及個人如何超越自卑感,將其轉變成對優越地位的追求,以獲取光輝燦爛的成就等,有非常詳盡的分析。凡是想克服自卑感,培養自己優雅氣質和高尚風度的現代人,這是一本不可不讀的名著。
(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Words of Peace: Selections from the Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize

Selected and edited by Irwin Abrams; foreword by President Jimmy Carter
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“In our private and individual lives, all of us have a need to seek for heroes. In our own personal ambitions and life—analysis of what opportunities present themselves to us, the talents that we have, the unpredictable future—we need those on whom we can depend as a pattern. How can we live an exemplary existence? The measurement of that, the pattern for it, the guide for our own lives, comes from our heroes. How can we justify our dreams? How can we confirm our beliefs? How can we prove to ourselves that what we have been taught as children is true? How can we alleviate our doubts? How can we, in our own often naturally dormant lives, be inspired to action, sometimes even at the sacrifice of our own immediate well-being? We derive those inspirations from heroes.” These are my considered thoughts about heroes, presented in a speech in 1986. The Nobel Peace Prize was established to honor the heroes of peace, and this small book presents a collection of well-chosen excerpts from their addresses at Oslo, drawn both from acceptance speeches and from the lectures which each prize winner is expected to deliver.
(Excerpt from the Foreword by Jimmy Carter, US ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)

城市與狗 (The Time of the Hero)

馬里奧·巴爾加斯·略薩 (Mario Vargas Llosa)
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作者馬里奧·巴爾加斯·略薩 (Mario Vargas Llosa),1936年生於秘魯,2010年諾貝爾文學獎得主,他不僅是作家、詩人,有小說、劇本、散文隨筆、詩、文學評論、政論雜文等創作,也曾導演舞臺戲劇、電影和主持廣播電視節目及從政。

《城市與狗》是作者根據自己少年時在軍校學習時的親身經歷寫成的。「城市」是指秘魯社會,「狗」是指軍校學員。作品中鋪陳的是1950年代,作者透過校長的角色塑造,明確指出無論城市的醜惡還是狗的凶殘,其根源都在社會制度、軍事獨裁與腐朽觀念等上。他認為「祕魯社會就是一座大監獄」「人是腐朽社會的犧牲品」,因其尖銳的批判,觸怒當局而被列為禁書,然而之後卻在西文文壇大放異彩,獲獎眾多。
…… 小說《城市與狗》不只抨擊萊昂西歐·普拉多軍校對年輕軍校生施加的暴行,且從男性職責和扭曲的軍事教育下所產生的後果,正面挑戰對男性的錯誤觀念!……
想要了解二十世紀下半世紀的拉丁美洲文學,巴爾加斯·略薩於1962年出版的《城市與狗》(西班牙簡明圖書獎、文學批評獎得獎作品)更是一部基本而重要的入門作品!
(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, October 11, 2010

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic

By Stephen R. Covey
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The Maturity Continuum
The Seven Habits are not a set of separate or piecemeal psych-up formulas. In harmony with the natural laws of growth, they provide an incremental, sequential, highly integrated approach to the development of personal and interpersonal effectiveness. They move us progressively on a Maturity Continuum from dependence to independence to interdependence...

(Excerpt from the “The Seven Habits—An Overview” of the book)

The 7 habits include:
Habit 1: Be Proactive—Principles of Personal Vision
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind—Principles of Personal Leadership
Habit 3: Put First Things First—Principles of Personal Management
Habit 4: Think Win/Win—Principles of Interpersonal Leadership
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood—Principles of Empathic Communication
Habit 6: Synergize—Principles of Creative Cooperation
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw—Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal

幽默就是力量 = Humor Power

赫伯·特魯 (Herb True)
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在你能幽默一下的時候,千萬別放過這個機會。善於幽默的人充滿生機與活力。不論是駕馭企業的決策者,還是叱吒風雲的政治人物,不論是市場中的推銷員,還是家庭中的主婦,都應該利用幽默的力量來改善個人形象,融洽與他人的關係,增加自己的魅力,使自己更有作為。現代研究表明:幽默可以增進人們的身心健康,幫助人們消除生活與工作中的緊張與焦慮。本書向讀者完整地介紹了幽默觀念,幫你認識幽默力量的來源,讓你也能掌握幽默的技巧,並且運用自如。
(摘錄自bbs.psysoper.com)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Technology Matters : Questions to Live With

By David E. Nye
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We use technology to shape our world, yet we think little about the choices we are making. In Technology Matters, Nye tackles ten central questions about our relationship to technology, integrating a half-century of ideas about technology into ten cogent and concise chapters, with wide-ranging historical examples from many societies. He asks: Can we define technology? Does technology shape us, or do we shape it? Is technology inevitable or unpredictable? (Why do experts often fail to get it right?)? How do historians understand it? Are we using modern technology to create cultural uniformity, or diversity? To create abundance, or an ecological crisis? To destroy jobs or create new opportunities? Should "the market" choose our technologies? Do advanced technologies make us more secure, or escalate dangers? Does ubiquitous technology expand our mental horizons, or encapsulate us in artifice?
These large questions may have no final answers yet, but we need to wrestle with them—to live them, so that we may, as Rilke puts it, "live along some distant day into the answers."
(Excerpt from the publisher’s website)



別鬧了 , 費曼先生 : 科學頑童的故事 = Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character

費曼 (Richard P. Feynman)
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費曼一生幽默機智,幾近頑童的行止,與其在理論物理方面的成就齊名。……全書沒有難懂的科學知識,在一件件新鮮事背後,隱然透露著人性最接近自然的本質。
費曼先生得過諾貝爾獎,是近代最偉大的理論科學家之一。他是加州理工學院物理系教授,任教約四十年。三十年代在普林斯頓大學畢業後,隨即被徵召加入製造原子彈的曼哈坦計畫。費曼先生生性好奇,在嚴密的保安系統監控之下,他以破解安全鎖自娛。取得機密資料以後,留下字條告誡政府小心安全。而他的鮮事也傳頌一時。他愛坐在上空酒吧內做科學研究,當那酒吧以妨礙風化遭到取締時,他上法庭辯護。他的森巴鼓造詣很高,巴西嘉年華會需要領隊貴賓,本來預定的大明星珍那露露布麗姬妲缺席,臨時由費曼先生取代,他引以自豪。
他一向特立獨行,以不負責聞名。領了諾貝爾獎之後,同事維斯可夫和他打賭十元費曼先生會坐上某一領導位置,但費曼先生在一九七六年拿到那十元。事實上,費曼先生幾乎從不參與加州理工學院內,如:經費、升等、設備等任何行政工作。別人可能看他自私。但對他,這是他保衛自己創造自由的方式。他甚至連續五年努力辭去美國國家科學院院士的榮譽位置,因為選舉其它院士的責任頗困擾他。而他也可能是歷史上唯一被按摩院請去畫裸體畫,在酒吧廁所內與醉鬼大打出手的科學家。他曾經跟愛因斯坦和波耳等大師討論物理問題,也曾在賭城中與職業賭徒研究輸贏的機率!
(摘錄自book.dangdang.com)