Monday, December 30, 2013

Megachange: The World in 2050

Edited by Daniel Franklin, John Andrews
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In 2050 there will be 9.3 billion people alive - compared with 7 billion today - and the number will still be rising. The population aged over sixty-five will have more than doubled, to more than 16 per cent; China's GDP will be 80 per cent more than America's; and the number of cars on India's roads will have increased by 3,880 per cent. And, in 2050 it should be clear whether we are alone in the universe. What other megachanges can we expect - and what will their impact be? This comprehensive and compelling book will cover the most significant trends that are shaping the coming decades, with each of its twenty chapters elegantly and authoritatively outlined by Economist contributors, and rich in supporting facts and figures. It will chart the rise and fall of fertility rates across continents; how energy resources will change in light of new technology, and how different nations will deal with major developments in science and warfare. Megachange is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what the next four decades hold in store.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


栽培自己 = Wake Up the Giant Within

吳若權
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栽培自己,就從現在!成就自己,永無止境!

在充滿不確定的年代,唯一且絕對可以確定的高報酬投資──栽培自己。

要做夢,就做大夢。e世代如何美夢成真?


• 成功需要的是:百分之百的熱忱,全心投入的努力,接受挫折的勇氣。
• 讓別人認識並且記得你,是你的責任,而不是對方的義務。
• 容許自己不快樂,是釋放壓力的方式之一。心情不好的時候,不妨發個呆,少做點事,等情緒調整過來,重新出發。
• 重要的事都已事先處置妥當,就不會經常發生緊急的事。
• 眼界的提昇,可用想像的;技巧的增加必須不斷的實驗、練習。你要調整「眼高」和「手低」的距離。
• 偷懶,總有藉口;上進,沒有理由。
• 溝通品質不受口才好壞影響,關鍵在於能否體貼對方。

• 有時候,克制自己不做什麼,比放任自己愛做什麼,要來得積極。
• 打開行動力的關鍵,在於決心。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, December 23, 2013

After Modern Art 1945-2000

David Hopkins
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Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful; it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. This book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of the period as a whole, clarifying the artists and their works along the way. Closely informed by new critical approaches, it concentrates on the relationship between American and European art from the end of the Second World War to the eve of the new millennium.

Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, with careful attention being given to the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. Moving along a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and performance art to explain the theoretical and issue-based debates that have provided the engine for the art of this period.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)




世界名畫中的聖經故事:聖誕

《世界名畫中的聖經故事》編輯部 編著
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耶穌誕生前,人們就得到主降生的啟示。在伯利恆之星的指引下或天使的告知下,都到馬槽前來參拜聖嬰及聖母。耶穌降生是基督世界中最為重大的事件之一,他在人類世界淪落時誕生,預示混沌世界將得到拯救。

本書節選的60幅以“聖誕”為主題的聖像畫,都是西方藝術巨匠以其最為深厚的動力,最虔誠的心靈描繪的聖嬰誕生,天上人間共賀的場面,觀後,在帶給人以心靈的震撼的同時,也得到美的藝術燻陶。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)







Monday, December 16, 2013

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Jon Gordon
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The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


《走讀魯迅》一代文學巨擘的十一個生命印記

陳光中 著
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一本與眾不同的寫魯迅的書

探析人生經歷中的眾多迷團
還原一個人性化的魯迅

他叫周樹人,他是一個普通人

一個身世坎坷、心境落寞、性格冷峻、且又看重感情、渴望愛情、深懷柔情的普通人

周樹人,1881年9月25日-1936年10月19日,字豫才。原名樟壽,字豫山、豫亭。以筆名魯迅聞名於世。浙江紹興人,20世紀中國重要作家,新文化運動的領導人、左翼文化運動的支持者。魯迅的作品包括雜文、短篇小說、評論、散文、翻譯作品,對於五四運動以後的中國文學產生了深刻的影響。

走讀魯迅:一代文學巨擘的十一個生命印記,……在那些老屋舊舍之中,隱藏著多少讓人唏噓感歎的故事啊!只有走進去、讀過去,才能品味魯迅那五味雜陳的內心世界。 紹興、人生之始、無可留連的故鄉、北京、“魯迅”誕生、兄弟失和、兩個“老虎尾巴”、“祝福”為誰而作、“魯迅師”與“廣平兄”、廈門、飛鴻遙繫兩地心、太陽、黑夜與月亮、廣州、大鐘樓上的孤獨宿客、奇怪的“官司”、哪一扇窗戶是他的家?上海、最後的歲月。

歷時十年走讀,行程逾萬公里,踏訪七城故地,解析性格成因,二百六十餘幅精彩圖。

只有當你真正瞭解了魯迅那特有的人生、瞭解了他所經受過的那些屈辱和艱辛,你才能真正讀懂他的內心,才能明白他在生命接近終點的時候為什麼會說出那樣驚世駭俗的話:“讓他們怨恨去,我也一個都不寬恕。”--作者

(摘錄自金石堂網路書店)



Monday, December 9, 2013

Innovation is Everybody's Business: How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hypercompetitive World

Robert B. Tucker
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Innovation isn't something you do after you get your work done. It's how you do your work.

Organizations all over the world are shedding jobs in record numbers. Yet today, they are desperately in need of people with the abilities and skills to think ahead of the curve, delight customers, motivate colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results.

In this practical road map to becoming irreplaceable, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert B. Tucker reveals why honing your I-Skills (Innovation Skills) may be the smartest career move you'll make. Based on interviews with forty-three innovation-adept managers and individual contributors, Innovation Is Everybody's Business guides you in:

• Mastering the seven essential I-Skills you need to become indispensable
• Unleashing the “mindset, skillset, and toolset of the innovator” that enable you to anticipate and rise to the challenges your organization faces in a hypercompetitive era
• Developing your Personal Innovation Strategy to address the critical components of becoming irreplaceable
• Assaulting your assumptions at the personal, organizational, and industry levels
• Building tools for work-life balance and creating your own job satisfaction

If you're ready to stop talking about innovation and start adding value today – in your job, department or organization – you're ready to read and benefit from the powerful message of Innovation is Everybody's Business.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


管治香港:政務官與良好管治的建立

曾銳生
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孫中山先生自獻身中國革命以來,即與不少有識之士欲就管治之道向香港取經,為中國現代化尋求出路。究竟英國成功治理香港的訣竅何在,值得中國借鏡?

在這部資料詳盡、論據中肯的著作中,曾銳生博士探討被視為香港政府精英的政務官,如何令一百四十年前庸昧的初期殖民地政府,演變成二十世紀末最優秀的現代政體之一。

二次大戰後,香港政府成功融合中國傳統政治和現代英國公務員系統的精髓,把效率、誠信、公正、仁慈家長主義及不干預思想融為一體。香港因而取得空前發展,尤以工商與金融業成就顯著。中國對香港的「一國兩制」政策,部分原意是要確保香港成為中國特別行政區後,其卓越管治得到承傳,延續繁榮安定。

本書從歷史角度描述政務官的工作生涯和演變,從中透視特區政府如何維持並進一步提高管治成效。

(摘錄自商務網上書店)


Monday, December 2, 2013

Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American English

Christopher Davies
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Puzzled by signs warning you to “mind the gap” in the London Underground? Wondering what will be on your plate if you order “toad in the hole” in a London café? In Divided by a Common Language, Christopher Davies explains these expressions and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English. He compares the customs, manners, and practical details of daily life in the United Kingdom and the United States, and American readers will enjoy his account of American culture as seen through an Englishman’s eyes. Davies tops it off with an amusing list of expressions that sound innocent enough in one country but make quite the opposite impression in the other. Two large glossaries help travelers translate from one variety of English to the other, and additional lists explain the distinctive words of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Divided by a Common Language is the ideal travel companion for both British visitors to the U.S. and American visitors to the U.K. It is also the perfect book for Britons interested in American culture and Americans enjoying British novels, movies, and television at home.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


北島詩歌集

北島 著
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《北島詩歌集》是詩人北島自80年代末以來在中國大陸出版的第一本詩集。做為中國當代“朦朧派”詩歌的領袖,曾經獲得諾貝爾文學獎提名的北島在中國詩壇和文化界有著廣泛的影響力。詩集出版消息公布後,北京、上海等大中城市的書店裡,北島的詩集被滿懷期待的讀者搶購一空。經過了十多年的隔膜,熱愛北島詩歌的人們都希望讀到他的新詩作,也想進一步了解這位中國當代偉大詩人的思想現狀。

北島原名趙振開,1949年生於北京。1978年前後,他和詩人芒克創辦《今天》,成為朦朧詩歌的代表性詩人。1989年4月,北島離開祖國,先後在德國、挪威、瑞典、丹麥、荷蘭、法國、美國等國家居住。北島曾著有多種詩集,作品被譯成二十餘種文字,先後獲瑞典筆會文學獎、美國西部筆會中心自由寫作獎、古根海姆獎學金等,並被選為美國藝術文學院終身榮譽院士。

詩歌是詩人最完備的精神自傳,也是感受和獲知一位詩人真實的思想狀況的唯一途徑。《北島詩歌集》中收入了北島各個時期的代表性作品,其時間跨度是30年,即從1972年到2001年。北島是一代中國青年的精神領袖。他早期的詩歌中具有強烈的懷疑和叛逆精神,在他的詩歌中,人們見到的是一個內心充滿痛苦和不安,熱血激昂,具有社會責任感和正義感,正在努力擺脫黑暗,四處尋找光明的青年形像。面對中國七十年代“文革”前後紛亂荒誕的社會現實,他有時感覺到苦悶和迷惘,“一切都是命運/一切都是煙雲《一切》”,在他的成名代表作《回答》中,他寫出了充滿激憤唾棄和理想追尋的響亮詩句——“卑鄙是卑鄙者的通行証,高尚是高尚者的墓誌銘。”這兩句詩和另一位朦朧詩代表詩人顧城的“黑夜給了我黑色的眼睛/我卻用它來尋找光明”兩句成為了一代青年人的精神寫真。直到今天,這四行詩還是在中國當代青年中傳誦最廣,影響最大的新詩名句。

(摘錄自源流中文網)