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

自卑與超越 (What Life Should Mean to You)

A.阿德勒 (Alfred Adler)
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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。

…… 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!……

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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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 Feynman)
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