Monday, June 24, 2013

Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

Rob Dietz, Dan O'Neill
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It's time for a new kind of economy
We’re overusing the earth’s finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is not more but enough. They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more—all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


認識電影 (Understanding Movies)

路易斯. 賈內梯 (Louis Giannetti)
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現代社會是影像的社會。然而,我們多半是被動、不經審視地看,讓影像沖刷我們,不去分析它如何影響我們,也不知道它怎樣塑造我們的價值觀。《認識電影》這本歷久不衰的電影入門書,用深入淺出的筆觸,告訴我們如何瞭解影視溝通的手法,並逐項解析其複雜的語言系統與元素。問世十多年以來,此書不僅是中外影視從業人員必備的經典,更是電影愛好者不可或缺的入門書......

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)




Monday, June 17, 2013

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness

Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
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Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly.

We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions that make us poorer, less healthy and less happy. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


換掉你的鱷魚腦袋: 擺脫慣性思考, 讓創意源源湧出 (Think Better)

提姆・赫森 (Tim Hurson)
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「豐富思考模式」是幫你發揮創見巧思、讓你更有效思考的架構。許多公司以這套模式來為事業難題尋找新奇解答,許多人依賴這套模式解決迫切的個人問題。

在這兩種情況下,創見巧思都能改變人生。本書的目的是要教你豐富思考的程序,原則很簡單:把思維分成創意思考與審慎思考;鎖定問題;想出許多點子,努力達到「三分之三」;尋找意外的關聯。

這套模式包含六個環環相扣的步驟:
第一步:發生什麼事?
探索及真正了解挑戰。
第二步:何謂成果?
想像理想的結果及設定成功的標準。
第三步:問題是什麼?
找出真正的問題或契機。
第四步:提出解答。
列出許多可能的解決方案。
第五步:研擬解決方案。
決定哪個方案最好,再加以改善。
第六步:配置資源。
規劃行動方案。

提姆.赫森一開始先說明我們的內心如何產生妨礙有效思考的障礙,他指出嚴重限制我們行為的思考習慣,從「心猿意馬」到「鱷魚腦袋」等等,然後再說明如何克服這些障礙。

豐富思考是讓你正視問題並把問題化為契機的態度,經過這個規律的腦力激盪過程,你就能得出具體的行動方案,還有時間表與截止時間。

書中有許多赫森原創的腦力激盪工具,可以幫你想出點子,加以組織與處理。例如,你可以使用五C找出最棒的點子:Cull(挑撿)、Cluster(匯集)、Combine(結合)、Clarify(釐清)、Choose(選擇);也可以用POWER(肯定(Positives)、否定(Objections)、另解(What else?)、強化(Enhancements)、補救(Remedies))把初步概念轉變成扎實的解決方案。

要開創未來,必須先發揮想像,豐富思考正是幫你做到的方法。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, June 10, 2013

No Excuses! The Power of Self-discipline

Brian Tracy
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Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline. No Excuses! shows you how you can achieve success in all three major areas of your life, including your personal goals, business and money goals, and overall happiness. Each of the 21 chapters in this book shows you how to be more disciplined in one aspect of your life, with end-of-chapter exercises to help you apply the "no excuses" approach to your own life. With these guidelines, you can learn how to be more successful in everything you do--instead of wistfully envying others you think are just "luckier" than you. A little self-discipline goes a long way…so stop making excuses and read this book!
 
(Excerpt from amazon.com)


貝聿銘傳

廖小東
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他在美國設計肯尼迪圖書館,他的作品被公認是美國建築史上最佳傑作之一;他在香港修建中銀大廈,成為香港的標誌性建築;他在法國改建羅浮宮,成為法國人的驕傲。 他的建築精緻、美麗,充滿人性的光芒。 他,就是美籍華人建築設計大師貝聿銘。 本書揭示了這位舉世知名的傑出華人貝聿銘的生活道路和事業成功的奧秘。

在他身後,聳拔著激動人心的卓越建築︰美國國家藝術館東樓,整修一新的巴黎羅浮宮,香港中銀大廈。

深湛、獨到的現代主義建築藝術與非凡的個人魅力、社交藝術︰其客戶和朋友包括法國總統密特朗、美國肯尼迪總統夫人。

本書以引人入勝的文筆深入揭示了20世紀最重要的建築師之一、舉世知名的傑出華人貝聿銘的生活道路和事業成功的奧秘,有很強的可讀性與啟發性,是一本令人贊嘆的佳作。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)




Monday, June 3, 2013

Dancing from Past to Present: Nation, Culture, Identities

Edited by Theresa Jill Buckland
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This is groundbreaking collection combines ethnographic and historic strategies to reveal how dance plays crucial cultural roles in various regions of the world, including Tonga, Java, Bosnia-Herzegovina, New Mexico, India, Korea, Macedonia, and England. The essays find a balance between past and present and examine how dance and bodily practices are core identity and cultural creators. Reaching beyond the typically Eurocentric view of dance, Dancing from Past to Present opens a world of debate over the role dance plays in forming and expressing cultural identities around the world.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)





白先勇說崑曲

白先勇 著
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以白先勇撰寫的崑曲介紹、訪談、對談紀錄、專家寫的變格與淵源,搭配劇照、紀念照,用精緻的整體設計來呈現崑曲的多元與華美,吸引更多人來認識崑曲。

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