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.

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認識電影 (Understanding Movies)

路易斯. 賈內梯 (Louis Giannetti)
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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.

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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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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。



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!
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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。





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.
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白先勇 著
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