Monday, August 25, 2014

College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make It Happen

Malcolm Gauld 
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As a lifelong teacher, Malcolm Gauld has watched thousands of kids go off to college. Some return to visit after their first year exuding the vibe of conquering heroes. Others look, well, pretty bummed out. This book offers a plan to help the new college student complete Year #1 as a member of the first group. With anecdotes from current college students and recent graduates, the book presents five simple rules:

Rule #1: Go to Class - I've never known a kid who flunked out of college who attended all his or her classes.
Rule #2: Study 3 Hours X 5 days per week - How to transition from homework to study.
Rule #3: Commit to Something - Don't drown in free time. Here's how to stay afloat.
Rule #4: Get a Mentor - How to set up a support system.
Rule #5: Procrastination Kills - How to rise above.

The book is a short, non-preachy, fun, and tad irreverent primer that can help you get off to a strong start toward the 'best four years of your life.'

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

哈佛情商課:哈佛精英是如何練成的

鄧東文 著
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如果你不懂EQ,從現在起,我們宣布——你落伍了!
—美國《時代週刊》

你知道富蘭克林.羅斯福、約翰.甘迺迪等8位美國總統、喬治.明諾特、愛德華.珀西爾等34位諾貝爾獎得主、比爾.蓋茲、路易士.郭士納等幾十位商業領袖有什麼共同特徵嗎?

他們都是哈佛大學的莘莘學子,都非常注重哈佛的情商課。

在哈佛,成績絕對不是唯一重要的條件。哈佛選人的要求是學生的綜合素質。哈佛大學教授、著名心理學家丹尼爾.戈爾曼有句至理名言:「成功=20%的智商+80%的情商。」

如果說成績由智商決定,那麼綜合素質主要取決於一個人的情商。只有提高情商,才能有效地發揮組織的協調能力,才能培養領導能力和團隊精神,也才能成為政治和經濟方面的領袖。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, August 18, 2014

I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb

Betty Press ; proverbs compiled by Annetta Miller… 
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I Am Because We Are features 125 black and white photographs by Betty Press taken all over East and West Africa since 1987, combined with related African proverbs compiled by Annetta Miller, an American born in Tanzania. The book highlights the importance of proverbs in educating members of African societies on how to think, how to behave, and how to have a better life. Press took these photographs with the goal of making a significant educational and artistic contribution to the appreciation and understanding of African culture and society as well as our own.

The photographs of daily life deal with knowledge, cooperation, love, beauty, friendship, hope, humor, sorrow, happiness, gratitude, dance, tradition, faith, peace, war, death, and human relationships. These are the same themes found in African proverbial language. Thus came the natural idea of coupling images with proverbs. Together they offer a powerful expression of African life and the universality of human emotions, ideas, and knowledge.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


改變自己影響世界的一句話

楊雲鵬 編著
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改變世界,從改變自己開始
改變自己,從這句話開始

愛因斯坦、富蘭克林、林肯、羅斯福、巴頓、愛森豪、麥克阿瑟、松下幸之助、卡耐基、洛克菲勒、張榮發、王永慶、李嘉誠……

這是一連串閃亮的名字——代表著成就、地位、富豪、影響力。
他們以他們的成就,影響了整個世界

可是你知道嗎?他們也曾和你我一樣尋常,是什麼影響改變了他們?
是關鍵的這一句話。

這句話改變了他們一生,也改變了世界。
你是否也願意讓這句話走進你的生活、你的人生。


你是否總想著:「只要……我就能……」
遇到難關,你會告訴自己:「是很困難,但沒問題!」嗎?
面對討厭的人,你該如何自處?……解決生活中的難題,其實很簡單,只要養成好習慣,就能化不可能為可能,苦差事也不苦了!


如何創造自己人生的價值?
如何選擇幸福與成功的捷徑?讓他們告訴你——
香港景泰藍商人陳玉書:「致富的秘訣在於『大膽創新,眼光獨到』。」
阿爾弗雷德.諾貝爾:「當失敗一次次接踵而至的時候,我從來沒有氣餒過,依然按照自己既定的目標前進。」
法國哲學家羅西法古:「如果你要得到仇人,就表現得比你的朋友聰明與優越;如果你想得到朋友,就讓你的朋友表現得比你自己更聰明與優越。」
心理學家蘭奇:「只要是自己的成功,不分大小都能為自己帶來快樂與動力。」


每個人在人生的道路上,努力追求著幸福與成功。但是「不如意之事,十有八九」。
本書告訴你怎樣才能打破不如意的情況,讓自己的行為創造成功!
本書不是講解高深的理論,或玄妙的人生哲學,而是透過對各個領域、各個人生環節的觀察總結,如為人處世、自身心態調整,以及創新意識和對生命的激情等等,總結出一些對人生有幫助的行為,幫助追求幸福與成功的人,以更有效的方式走上成功的大道。


為什麼你諸事不順,什麼都做不好?因為你還沒有養成好習慣。每個人天生的才能,其實差距不大成功與否,通常是由日常生活的小習慣決定的。
從現在開始改變吧!

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, August 11, 2014

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself

Contributors, Richard Boyatzis ... 
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The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.

If you read nothing else on managing yourself, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:
Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life
Tap into your deepest values
Solicit candid feedback
Replenish physical and mental energy
Balance work, home, community, and self
Spread positive energy throughout your organization
Rebound from tough times
Decrease distractibility and frenzy
Delegate and develop employees' initiative

This collection of best-selling articles includes: "Managing Oneself," "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?" "How Resilience Works," "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time," "Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform," "Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life," "Reclaim Your Job," "Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership," "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror," and "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance."

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

論語中的名言

南懷瑾 著
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《論語》是中華文化最偉大不朽的經典之一,記錄了孔子的重要思想言行,內容博大精深。其中許多警句名言裡所包含的思想,體現人類普世價值,兩千多年來歷經無數考驗卻始終萬古常新,顛簸不破,被古今中外奉為為人處世、安身立命的金科玉律。南懷瑾先生青年時期即遍研儒家經典,對《論語》的精髓有著深刻的體悟。 

《論語中的名言》是從南懷瑾先生的《論語別裁》中精選而來。讀者可以通過南先生對《論語》名言深入淺出充滿睿智的解釋,輕鬆喜悅地進入《論語》的境界,深入領會《論語》的真義,對增長處世智慧,提高自身的人生價值大有裨益。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, August 4, 2014

50 Spiritual Classics: Timeless Wisdom From 50 Great Books of Inner Discovery, Enlightenment and Purpose

Tom Butler-Bowdon 
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50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from St. Augustine’s Confessions to Eckhart Tolle’s recent The Power of Now, from Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements to Rick Warren’s phenomenon The Purpose-Driven Life. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal diaries and compelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chögyam Trungpa and Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Francis of Assisi, Herman Hesse and Simone Weil.
In its commentaries of both the conventional classics as well as new writings destined to endure, 50 Spiritual Classics makes universal the human spiritual experience beyond time and space and will inspire spiritual seekers everywhere to begin their own adventure.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


從卡夫卡到昆德拉︰20世紀的小說和小說家

吳曉東 著  
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回顧剛剛逝去的20世紀文學,冠以經典的蓋棺論定或許言之尚早。但吳曉東在經大講壇上推崇的從卡夫卡到昆德拉這九位小說家,卻無疑稱得上大師;他在課堂上選作闡釋分析對象的九篇作品也已經或終將被證明為不朽。因此,吳曉東對他心儀小說家的獨具慧眼的研究、對他欣賞小說的別有會心的解讀,不失為一種對20世紀現代派文學的回顧和盤點。

雖然作者無意經營小說史的契約,但其宏闊視野卻有助於我們對百年文學脈絡的整體關照和把握,進而領悟已經過去的這個“人類有史以來最複雜的一個世紀”對小說家及小說形式的深層影響,以及為甚麼20世紀的小說令人感到“閱讀不再是一種消遣和享受;閱讀已成為嚴肅的甚至痛苦的儀式”。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)