Monday, October 31, 2011

Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

Don Tapscott
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Chances are you know a person between the ages of 11 and 30. You've seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading music, uploading videos, watching a movie on a two-inch screen, and doing who-knows-what on Facebook or MySpace. They're the first generation to have literally grown up digital--and they're part of a global cultural phenomenon that's here to stay.

The bottom line is this: If you understand the Net Generation, you will understand the future.

If you're a Baby Boomer or Gen-Xer: This is your field guide. …

A fascinating inside look at the Net Generation, Grown Up Digital is inspired by a $4 million private research study. New York Times bestselling author Don Tapscott has surveyed more than 11,000 young people. Instead of a bunch of spoiled “screenagers” with short attention spans and zero social skills, he discovered a remarkably bright community which has developed revolutionary new ways of thinking, interacting, working, and socializing.

Grown Up Digital reveals:
• How the brain of the Net Generation processes information
• Seven ways to attract and engage young talent in the workforce
• Seven guidelines for educators to tap the Net Gen potential
• Parenting 2.0: There's no place like the new home
• Citizen Net: How young people and the Internet are transforming democracy

Today's young people are using technology in ways you could never imagine. Instead of passively watching television, the “Net Geners” are actively participating in the distribution of entertainment and information. For the first time in history, youth are the authorities on something really important. And they're changing every aspect of our society-from the workplace to the marketplace, from the classroom to the living room, from the voting booth to the Oval Office.

(Excerpt from amazon.co.uk)

蘇格拉底之道: 最充分地運用你的智慧的 7 把萬能鑰匙 (Socrates' Way)

羅納德・格羅斯 (Ronald Gross)
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無知並不是真正的幸福。哲學家約翰.穆勒說︰做一位不滿足的人總比做一頭滿足的豬好做一位不滿足的蘇格拉底總比做一個滿足的傻瓜好。如果讓智慧的蘇格拉底做你的導師,如果能用他的思想方法來指導你的事業、你的教育,以及你的生活,你將會獲得多大的成就?

本書從七個方面介紹了掌握蘇格拉底思想方法的關鍵︰了解你自己,學會正確提問,自己思考,敢于反常規,與朋友切磋,講真話,提升靈魂。掌握了這些關鍵點,也就是掌握了蘇格拉底的思想方法,就可以在同學、同事和朋友間開展蘇格拉底式的談話,就可以改進你的生活、工作和教育,就能在你身上找到蘇格拉底的精神。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Brain Storm: Tap Into Your Creativity to Generate Awesome Ideas and Remarkable Results

Jason R. Rich
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Business people, entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers, parents, students, teachers, and people from all walks of life can improve their lives by learning how to brainstorm. Successfully implementing an idea is what generates success and results, whether it's a business or personal challenge. Here is a fun, easy-to-read, upbeat book designed to help people boost creativity by learning how to brainstorm and transform their best ideas into reality. Starting with the basics, this book discusses the anatomy of ideas and how they're generated. Focusing on various brainstorming techniques, it offers step-by-step directions for using these techniques as an individual or in a group situation. It helps readers analyze their ideas, pick out the best ones, and implement those ideas to produce positive and measurable results. This book also features in-depth interviews and profiles of a handful of well known people whose brainstorming skills have led them to incredible success.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

重塑心靈: NLP--一門使人成功快樂的學問

李中瑩 著
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《重塑心靈:NLP--一門使人成功快樂的學問》全面地介紹了NLP的歷史、理論框架、基本概念等基礎理論;共分為10章,每章都有其獨立的主題。書中提供了少量NLP技巧,既安全又容易產生實效的技巧,以及更多與時代同步發展的新觀點與新案例;同時本書的概念與技巧也可為所有人在面對人生時提供啟迪。

(摘錄自卓越亞馬遜)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Learning, Work and Social Responsibility: Challenges for Lifelong Learning in a Global Age

Karen Evans
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The political consensus on lifelong learning which marked the end of the 20th century fundamentally reshaped discourses on the role of lifelong learning. In ‘knowledge-based’ economies, we are engaged in a lifelong competition for livelihoods; learning for a living as part of a global learning revolution.

The argument (of the author), put simply, revolves around social justice, and active and engaged citizenry. Policies to encourage lifelong learning are based on the view that individuals must learn new things primarily to secure employment in an ever-changing world. The result of these policies has been to open up unsustainable inequalities which ordinary people are unlikely to tolerate for much longer. For politicians, bringing politics closer to the world and aspirations of ordinary people will mean seeking solutions based on broader and fairer forms of meritocracy and bringing work and the pursuit of broader social purposes into a better balance at all levels of the social world.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

全球財富創造大師比爾蓋茲: 微軟總裁經營成功十大祕訣 (Business the Bill Gates Way)

戴斯. 狄洛夫 (Des Dearlove)
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比爾.蓋茲年方四十三,便已是全世界最富有的人。他從二十歲起便是微軟的老闆,據信他的身價高達五百億美元之譜!他成為世人艷羨、好奇的目標。

蓋茲崛起的歷程證明了企業界已出現嶄新的秩序,由迥異於以往的創業家和經營領袖主導。對於未來世界,他們看得出「端倪」,我們則否。這樣一位人物的經營技巧和領導風格,在任何一所商學院裡,卻找不到蛛絲馬跡可以依循。說實在的,管理學的教授甚至宗師,一踫上微軟的董事長兼總執行長怎麼會這麼成功的問題,就突然三緘其口,沈默得出奇了。或許他們也自覺渺少吧!蓋茲畢竟是哈佛大學法律系的輟學生呢!

那麼,我們到底該向誰去取經,以了解一些這位不世出的英才是怎麼呼風喚雨的呢?

此時,唯有將虛實夾纏的事實和傳聞,一分為二,我們才可能開始認清楚蓋茲其人。這本書不只寫出了過人的科技才華和龐大財富,更寫出了超凡的經營遠見和超強好勝心,以及企業界前所未見的獨特領導風格。比爾.蓋茲為未來的企業領袖建立起了新的典範,他所結合的特質和技能,也是迎向二十一世紀的挑戰所需之憑介……

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

Carmine Gallo
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly popular presentations have set a new global gold standard—and now this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use his crowd-pleasing techniques in your own presentations. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs is as close as you’ll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs’s performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets that work every time. With this revolutionary approach, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to sell your ideas, share your enthusiasm, and wow your audience the Steve Jobs way.

Watch Carmine Gallo describe how you can inspire, motivate, and lead your team to do "insanely great" things.

(Excerpt from amazon.co.uk)

第一次就說對話: 讓你有效溝通, 輕鬆領導 (Say It Right the First Time)

羅莉塔.瑪蘭多 (Loretta Malandro)
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有人以為說話就跟呼吸、吃飯一樣自然,是與生俱來的能力,然而卻有許多人常因不善言語而身陷說錯話的泥沼中,以致於無法有效達到溝通目的,獲得應有的對話成果。因此,若能掌握開誠公的說話技巧,在第一時間就說對話,並且承擔話說出口的責任,那麼將會得到截然不同的溝通效果與意想不到的滿意收穫

您希望第一次就成功地把話說到別人的心坎裡嗎?《第一次就說對話》條理清晰、涵蓋面廣、實用性高,幫助您深入了解蘊藏在遣詞用句中的情緒層面,並善用對話中的情緒觸媒,與他人互動相處。此外,書中共有超過200個深具威力的用詞與對句,再加上各章條列出來的溝通要領和行動秘訣,將有效協助您:
成為善於溝通的領導高手、高效率經理人與激勵人心的教練級人物。
激發他人的傑出表現、鼓舞團隊的士氣與正面行動。
有效回應難以應對的人與意外的衝突或危機。
避免使用會偏離團隊合作目標的負面字句。
學會掌控你的力量,創造具有高度影響力的成果。

……總結來說,本書能幫助您修練自我的領導能力,慎選遣詞用句,改掉無效率、反射式或習慣性的說話模式,讓您能有效激勵他人、攀上職涯高峰,並能游刃有餘地處理任何順境或逆境。本書是您不可或缺的最佳說話指導指南。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Creativity 101

James C. Kaufman
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What is creativity and how can we measure it?

Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more.

Key topics discussed:
• The "Four P's" of creativity: person, product, process, and press
• How creativity influences personality, motivation, intelligence, and talent
• The dark side of creativity: the remarkable relationship between creativity and mental illness
• Emerging directions in creativity research, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

幸福的方法 (更快樂 / Happier)

泰勒.本-沙哈爾 (Tal Ben-Shahar)
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《幸福的方法》旨在幫助你了解幸福的真相,並幫助你過得更幸福。全書共分為三篇。第一篇分為五章,介紹了什麼是幸福,以及幸福生活的重要方面;第二篇裡的第6章到第8章中,討論如何把這些想法應用到教育中、工作上以及家庭生活裡。最後一篇則包括了七個冥想練習,提供了一些關於幸福的本質,以及它在我們生活中位置的洞見。

……有關“幸福”的研究表明,人的幸福感主要取決於三個因素:遺傳基因、與幸福有關的環境因素,以及能夠幫助我們獲得幸福的行動。本書用積極心理學的最新科學研究成果和傳統智慧精華,教給你提升幸福指數和獲得持久滿足感的方法!…… 讀這本書,並按書中的方法去思考和堅持練習,你便開始踏上了獲得持久快樂、幸福和滿足感的旅程。

(摘錄自卓越亞馬遜)


……每個人都在追尋快樂,希望擁有快樂。為此,許多心理學家、社會學家以及哲學家投注畢生心力,試圖了解這個有著複雜面貌的簡單道理。儘管每個人對快樂的定義不同,快樂確實可以透過學習獲得。

《更快樂》作者融合在正向心理學方面的研究心得,以及傳統智慧的思想,幫助讀者了解快樂的本質,並且透過一套輕鬆易學的方法,讓大家能夠活得更快樂、更滿足。

全書共分三個部分,第一部先討論快樂是什麼,以及能讓生活快樂的元素;第二部談的是如何在教育、職場以及感情上應用快樂;最後,作者提出七個值得思考的問題,並提出自己的觀點。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)