Monday, April 28, 2014

Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

Josh Linkner
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A 5-part process that will transform your organization — or your career — into a non-stop creativity juggernaut

We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity  at all levels of an organization. Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Linkner distills his years of experience in business and jazz — as well as hundreds of interviews with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and artists — into a 5-step process that will make creativity easy for you and your organization. The methodology is simple, backed by proven results.

• Empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to meet creative challenges posed by the marketplace
• Turns the mystery of creativity into a simple-to-use process
• Shows how creativity can be used for everything from innovative, game-shifting breakthroughs to incremental advances and daily improvements to business processes
• Offers dozens of practical exercises, thought-starters, workouts to grow "creative muscles", and case studies

Disciplined Dreaming shows even the stuffiest corporate bureaucracies how to cultivate creativity in order to become more competitive in today's shifting marketplace.

 (Excerpt from

中國意識的危機 : "五四"時期激烈的反傳統主義 (Crisis of Chinese Consciousness)

林毓生 著
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Monday, April 21, 2014

García Márquez: The Man and His Work

Gene H. Bell-Villada
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most influential Latin American writers of the twentieth century. His unique literary creativity is rooted in the history of the region, with all its social and political implications.

In this beautifully written examination of Garcia Marquez and his work, Gene Bell-Villada traces the major forces that have shaped the Colombian novelist and describes his life, his personality, and his political opinions. He considers Garcia Marquez's place in world literature and analyzes his short fiction and all of his novels from the great and complex One Hundred Years of Solitude—a cultural phenomenon the likes of which we have seldom seen—through Love in the Time of Cholera. He shows why Garcia Marquez has achieved a confluence of high art and popular success that is virtually unique in the twentieth century.

Bell-Villada examines the narrative works of Garcia Marquez for their historical and human content, for their literary technique and structure, and for their expert use of fantasy, ribaldry, humor, and satire. He describes Garcia Marquez as a global phenomenon and as a local boy, as a Nobel Laureate and as a Latin American Everyman, as a political writer and as a novelist of love.

The book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers—generalists who enjoy his novels, teachers and students, and literary specialists and Latin Americanists investigating the culture and politics of the region.

(Excerpt from

百年孤獨 (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

加西亞‧馬爾克斯 (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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 加西亞‧馬爾克斯(Gabriel Garcia Marquez)1927年出生於哥倫比亞馬格達萊納海濱小鎮阿拉卡塔卡。童年與外祖父母一起生活。1936年隨父母遷居蘇克雷。1947年考入波哥大國立大學。1948年因內戰輟學,進入報界。1955年出版《枯枝敗葉》。六十年代初移居墨西哥。1967年《百年孤獨》問世。1982年獲諾貝爾文學獎。


Monday, April 14, 2014

Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career

by Timothy Clark in collaboration with Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur ; designed by Alan Smith and Trish Papadakos ; edited by Megan Lacey ; co-created by 328 work-life wizards from 43 countries
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A one-page tool to reinvent yourself and your career 

The global bestseller Business Model Generation introduced a unique visual way to summarize and creatively brainstorm any business or product idea on a single sheet of paper. Business Model You uses the same powerful one-page tool to teach readers how to draw "personal business models," which reveal new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities. Produced by the same team that created Business Model Generation, this book is based on the Business Model Canvas methodology, which has quickly emerged as the world's leading business model description and innovation technique.

This book shows readers how to:
• Understand business model thinking and diagram their current personal business model
• Understand the value of their skills in the marketplace and define their purpose
• Articulate a vision for change
• Create a new personal business model harmonized with that vision, and most important, test and implement the new model

When you implement the one-page tool from Business Model You, you create a game-changing business model for your life and career.

(Excerpt from

高情商領導(Primal Leadership)

丹尼爾・戈爾曼 (Daniel Goleman), 博雅兹(Richard Boyatzis), 麥基(Annie McKee)
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Monday, April 7, 2014

What's Stopping You? Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can

Robert Kelsey
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A practical guide to attacking the most common of phobias: fear of failure

Since its publication in 2011, What's Stopping You? has offered readers a hard look at the quality of their careers and personal lives. For those who'd give themselves a solid "C+", this brutally honest guide to taking stock also offers the keys to self-improvement. By dismantling the fear inhibiting all achievement—fear of failure—author Robert Kelsey offers a set of seven steps designed to help readers map out their actions, and attain what once seemed elusive milestones.

Written for the frustrated underachiever or anyone who feels like one, this unique book addresses can the real obstacles hindering both professional and personal growth.
• Includes a new chapter with tactics for overcoming a fear of failure
• Explores methods for dealing with different types of people in a host of situations, such as getting a new job, pitching for new work, making presentations, or communicating clearly in an argument

With a Foreword by one of Britain's most successful businessman, Luke Johnson, this unique handbook to overcoming the most basic of fears is a must for anyone who would like to upgrade the quality of their life.

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成為一個人 : 一個治療者對心理治療的觀點 (On Becoming a Person)

卡爾.羅哲 (Carl R. Rogers)
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