Monday, April 30, 2018

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David Allen
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In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:

* Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
* Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
* Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
* Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
* Feel fine about what you're not doing

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

Based on the premise that productivity is directly proportional to one's ability to handle tasks in a relaxed manner, the author offers strategies for self-management that minimize stress and enhance one's focus and efficiency.

(Excerpt from

精準學習 : 「羅輯思維」最受歡迎的個人知識管理精進指南

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  • 買了很多書,下載了幾十G的電子書、音頻節目,但從沒真正打開來讀過?
  • 看了N多書、上了N多課,但回過頭來,卻發現似乎什麼也沒記住?
  • 越學越覺得要學的東西太多,不知從何入手,感到焦慮?
  • 學習很努力,但是進步卻很慢,沒找到「開竅」關鍵?



Monday, April 23, 2018

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

by Michael Wolff
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#1 New York Times Bestseller

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:
-- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
-- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
-- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
-- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
-- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
-- What the secret to communicating with Trump is
-- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

(Excerpt from

文學是一場寧靜的奮鬥 : 香港未有文學館

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過去幾年,文學在香港,社群支持度大大增加。香港文學館的倡議運動,在其中扮演了重要的角色,凝聚社群,引起了頗大的聲勢。運動自2009 年6 月起始,迄本書編纂的2015 年6 月為止,恰好走過了六個年頭。本書想為大家說的是這樣一個故事:「空中樓閣,在地文學」。





Monday, April 16, 2018


Ray Dalio
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#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.

In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.

Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

(Excerpt from

生涯探索與規劃 : 我的生涯手册 (Career Exploration and Planning: My Career Manual)

吳芝儀 著
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Monday, April 9, 2018

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Mel Robbins
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National Bestseller!
How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 seconds.

Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.

It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement.

In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:
  • Become confident
  • Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt
  • Beat fear and uncertainty
  • Stop worrying and feel happier
  • Share your ideas with courage
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back.

The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.

(Excerpt from

區塊鏈革命 : 比特幣技術如何影響貨幣、商業和世界運作 (Blockchain Revolution)

唐.泰普史考特 (Don Tapscott) , 亞力士.泰普史考特 (Alex Tapscott)
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• 你是躍躍欲試的創業家,想要找到新平台大展身手。
• 你熱愛音樂,希望創作者不被層層剝削,確實靠自己的作品謀生。
• 你關心食安,想知道超市商品的真正來源。
• 你有定期投資的習慣,但微薄的投資利潤,總是被交易手續費吃掉。
• 你是Airbnb的房客,除了租金,還得多付6%~12%的服務費。


「區塊鏈是資訊科學史上最具決定性的關鍵發明之一,閱讀本書,將可以讓你了解它影響力深遠的運用方式。」──馬克.安德森(Marc Andreessen),網景共同創辦人

「泰普史考特父子的這本書,揭露了如何在下一波科技推動的巨變中求生與發展,很有機會成為我們這個世代最具代表性的作品之一。」──克雷頓.克里斯汀生(Clayton Christensen),《創新的兩難》作者

「只要是思慮周密的人,都試圖了解這項革命性的科技,以及它對於世界的影響,而泰普史考特父子卻已經站上時代的浪頭,為我們帶來這期盼已久的一部作品。」──丹.舒爾曼(Dan Schulman),PayPal執行長


Monday, April 2, 2018

Bit by Bit : Social Research in the Digital Age

Matthew J. Salganik
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An innovative and accessible guide to doing social research in the digital age

In just the past several years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid spread of social media, mobile phones, and numerous other digital marvels. In addition to changing how we live, these tools enable us to collect and process data about human behavior on a scale never before imaginable, offering entirely new approaches to core questions about social behavior. Bit by Bit is the key to unlocking these powerful methods―a landmark book that will fundamentally change how the next generation of social scientists and data scientists explores the world around us.

Bit by Bit is the essential guide to mastering the key principles of doing social research in this fast-evolving digital age. In this comprehensive yet accessible book, Matthew Salganik explains how the digital revolution is transforming how social scientists observe behavior, ask questions, run experiments, and engage in mass collaborations. He provides a wealth of real-world examples throughout and also lays out a principles-based approach to handling ethical challenges.

(Excerpt from

你該殺死那個胖子嗎? 為了多數人幸福而犧牲少數人權益是對的嗎? 我們今日該如何看待道德哲學的經典難題 (Would You Kill the Fat Man?)

大衛‧愛德蒙茲 (David Edmonds)
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榮獲美國專業與學術傑出哲學出版獎(The PROSE awards)