Monday, January 15, 2018

Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Daniel Shapiro
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** Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Book Award

Are you struggling to deal with conflict in your life? In Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro introduces a groundbreaking method to bridge the toughest divides—whether with family members, colleagues, or in the polarized world of politics. He reveals the hidden power of identity in fueling conflict, and presents a practical framework to reconcile even the most contentious situations. Field-tested around the world, the results are empowering.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

注意!這是我的個人資料私隱 (Watchout! This is My Personal Data Privacy)

黃繼兒
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榮獲「第二十九屆香港印製大獎」書刊印刷優異獎

個人資料 由你掌握 齊齊做個「私隱話事人」!

現代社會資訊及通訊科技高速發展,為我們的生活帶來方便,但同時,亦對個人資料的保障帶來新的挑戰。我們日常生活中經常接觸的社交網絡媒體、閉路電視,或是填寫會員表格、使用電子錢包等,都可能不知不覺洩漏了個人資料,如身份證號碼、電話號碼、地址、相片、信用卡資料、交易紀錄等,令人防不勝防,假如落入不法之徒手中,後果不堪設想,人人自危。

所幸的是,《個人資料(私隱)條例》(以下簡稱《私隱條例》)已於1996年正式生效,香港個人資料私隱專員公署亦在同年成立,我們的個人資料須按法律所規定的原則來收集、持有、處理和使用。

為提高「保障、尊重個人資料」的意識,香港個人資料私隱專員公署聯同香港城市大學出版社出版《注意!這是我的個人資料私隱》一書。本書根據《私隱條例》,以淺白的語言,並附以具啟發性的個案,詳細介紹保障個人資料的法律權利,從生活的不同層面分析私隱外洩的陷阱,並以多個真實個案剖析《私隱條例》的法律根據與原則,讓你懂得如何保護個人資料。書中除了介紹條例下六個保障資料原則的要求及主要豁免條款以外,亦就不同範疇解答私隱疑難及提供各項實用提示。 此外,本書亦從人力資源管理、物業管理、資訊及通訊科技、直接促銷等角度,解答有關收集及使用個人資料的問題,讓讀者避免在不知情的情況下觸犯《私隱條例》。

(摘錄自香港城市大學出版社網頁)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Energy and Civilization: A History

by Vaclav Smil
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A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization.

Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows -- ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity -- for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization.

Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts -- from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

老子四種

(魏)王弼 等
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成書於先秦的《老子》一書,是道家學說的核心,也是形塑中華文明的重要典籍。歷代有關《老子》的注釋中,以曹魏《王弼注》及漢代《河上公注》為必讀之作。此外,1973年於長沙出土的馬王堆帛書《老子》甲、乙本,1993年於湖北省出土的郭店竹簡《老子》甲、乙、丙三篇,皆與傳世版本多有差異,亦是研讀《老子》必備的資料。

上述四種文獻合刊為《老子四種》,並重加標點、精心排印,改進歷來版本經注混雜、眉目不清的缺點。使讀者在研讀《老子》之時,能相互參照,成為最精審可靠的讀本。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


《道德經》是春秋時期老子(李耳)的哲學作品,又稱《道德真經》、《老子》、《五千言》、《老子五千文》,是中國古代先秦諸子分家前的一部著作,為其時諸子所共仰,是道家哲學思想的重要來源。道德經分上下兩篇,原文上篇《德經》、下篇《道經》,不分章,後改為《道經》37章在前,第38章之後為《德經》,並分為81章。

《道德經》,文本以哲學意義之“道德”為綱宗,論述修身、治國、用兵、養生之道,而多以政治為旨歸,乃所謂“內聖外王”之學,文意深奧,包涵廣博,被譽為萬經之王。

(摘錄自百度百科)


Monday, January 1, 2018

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

Olivia Fox Cabane
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What if charisma could be taught? 

The charisma myth is the idea that charisma is a fundamental, inborn quality—you either have it (Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Oprah) or you don’t. But that’s simply not true, as Olivia Fox Cabane reveals. Charismatic behaviors can be learned and perfected by anyone.

Drawing on techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT, Cabane breaks charisma down into its components. Becoming more charismatic doesn’t mean transforming your fundamental personality. It’s about adopting a series of specific practices that fit in with the personality you already have.

The Charisma Myth shows you how to become more influential, more persuasive, and more inspiring.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

上一堂最生動的國際關係 : 20部經典電影, 告訴你世界原來是這個樣子

蔡增家
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敘利亞男童艾倫,為何會死在土耳其海灘上?
為什麼美國擊斃賓拉登,恐怖主義仍舊方興未艾?
為什麼歐巴馬當選總統,美國種族問題反而激化?
催生緬甸成為民主國家的翁山蘇姬,卻不太具備人道精神?
墨西哥人為何感嘆「離天堂太遠,離美國太近」?

透過電影探索世界,提升你的國際觀與競爭力!

國際觀是什麼?大前研一這樣定義:「知道世界發生什麼事,並且對這些事有提出觀點的能力。」

藉由重大國際事件沿革與國際情勢發展解析,配合相關經典電影作品簡介,諸如《亞果出任務》《以愛之名:翁山蘇姬》《美味情書》《追風箏的孩子》等,告訴你如何掌握絢爛螢幕背後的真實世界,形塑看世界的觀點。

(摘錄自cp1897.com.hk)