Monday, December 11, 2017

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren 
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Lab GirlWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

10秒內言之有物的即答思考法:5天打造你的獨特觀點,立刻放大工作能見度!

齋藤孝
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「立即表達」自我想法,是現在及未來最需要的能力。
無論是求職面試、開會討論、主管提問、企劃提案……
想要在職場中勝出,你必須懂得瞬間思考,說、寫出與眾不同的獨家觀點!

‧你的臉書都在轉載文章?要寫出自己的看法,總是有點困難?
‧開會討論,怎麼擠都只能說:「還好」、「沒意見」?
‧主管突然問:「你怎麼想?」是否能在10秒內提出看法?
‧對方忽然提出一篇報導、時事,是否有自信立即發表評論?

同事、主管甚至是朋友,多半從你網路發文、聊天、面試、會議及企劃提案中……
偷偷觀察你這個人有沒有想法。
沒有一個主管,會重用只懂得照本宣科、聽話辦事、工作等待他人指示的員工;
反過來說,只要10%帶有獨家觀點的「說、寫能力」,
就能讓別人覺得你「不太一樣」,工作上勢必比別人掌握更多機會。

但獨立思考、10秒內即答,並不是要你無中生有。
想要讓人忍不住讚賞:「這個觀點真精采」、「這個人有深度」,
日本知名企業教育大師、溝通專家──齋藤孝,要教你,
5天利用「平常就在做的事」,社群網站發文、看電視偷學、
運用即答思考技巧,開闢出新的想法!

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Swing Time

Zadie Smith
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A New York Times bestseller * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction * Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize  

“This is a story at once intimate and global, as much about childhood friendship as international aid, as fascinated by the fate of an unemployed single mother as it is by the omnipotence of a world-class singer…Smith’s attention to the grace notes of friendship is as precise as ever…’Swing Time’ uses its extraordinary breadth and its syncopated structure to turn the issues of race and class in every direction…We finally have a big social novel nimble enough to keep all its diverse parts moving gracefully toward a vision of what really matters in this life when the music stops.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

“A dance itself, syncopated, unexpected, and vital…Swing Time may not parse easily and fits no mold, but it is uncommonly full of life.” —Claire Messud, The New York Review of Books

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

微權力: 從會議室、軍事衝突、宗教到國家,權力為何衰退與轉移,世界將屬於誰? (The End of Power)

摩伊希斯.奈姆 (Moisés Naím)
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掌權者為什麼失勢?失去的權力到誰手上?
國家未來領導人必讀,關心社會的公民必看

Facebook創辦人祖克柏強力號召粉絲共讀,全美緊急再版!
每周銷售破萬本,強勢擠進亞馬遜暢銷TOP10!

權力的演變正在改變世界
人人都可以更有權力

本書做了幾項大膽預言:
1. 壟斷社會的「大巨頭」與新興的「微權力」之間將出現角力,「微權力」將逐漸取代傳統的社會結構。
2. 權力不單被分散,甚至被蠶食。當權者行使權力要更加克制,否則失勢的機會將會大大提高。
3. 權力不再只掌控在菁英手上;發明家、社運分子甚至恐怖分子的影響力將大大提升。
4. 「微權力」可以推翻政權、打倒壟斷事業、開發新市場。但也可能帶來混亂,令社會癱瘓。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)