Monday, March 18, 2019

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Richard N. Bolles
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With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's complex job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a changing economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work—and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

(Excerpt from the publisher's website)

越南:世界史的失語者 (The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam)

克里斯多佛‧高夏 (Christopher Goscha)
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權力爭奪、戰火洗禮、帝國殖民、獨立與開放、文化影響……
越南的歷史就是世界大歷史的縮影
跳脫越戰世代史學窠臼,抗衡越共對歷史詮釋的壟斷
史學家高夏運用越南文、法文、英文等多語史料,在《越南:世界史的失語者》一書中重建越南歷史多元完整的面貌

2017年榮獲
- 卓越歷史著作獎──坎迪爾獎(Cundill Prize)
- 美國歷史學會費正清獎(The John K. Fairbank Prize)

一本以「越南為中心」史觀的集大成巨作
高夏:「把越南歷史寫成勝利者獨享的故事,已經不再有其必要。」

文安立(Odd Arne Westad):想對越南歷史有一次精確而全面性評估的人,讀這本書就對了。

芮納‧米德(Rana Mitter):以宏觀角度審視越南,讓越南在讀者心目中不再只是冷戰期間已經幾乎淡忘的陳年舊事。

羅吉法爾(Fredrik Logevall):精闢、公正、人道色彩濃厚……在這個議題上,這本書必將成為經典之作。

《華爾街日報》:讀者若想找一本簡潔、有見識而又淺顯易讀的書,了解複雜而多變的越南現代史,這本書是最佳選項。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, March 11, 2019

Art Deco

Alastair Duncan
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Art Deco is one of the most exciting chapters in the history of the decorative arts. Conceived in France before the First World War, it spread throughout Europe and had its greatest and most spectacular success in the United States. Myriad influences shaped the style - Cubism, Constructivism, Orientalism, the Ballets Russes, the Bauhaus - and its exponents included many of the century's most celebrated artists, designers and craftsmen.

This volume traces the history of the art deco movement and examines its influence on design.
Examples are given of art deco furniture, textiles, ironwork, lighting, silver, glass, ceramics, sculpture, graphics, posters, books, jewellery, and architecture.

(Excerpt from AbeBooks.co.uk)


The “Art Deco. The France-China Connection” exhibition traces the origins of Art Deco in France, examines its influence of Chinese arts and craftsmanship on French designers and artisans, and explores the Art Deco lifestyle in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The artefacts include furniture, sculptures, paintings, posters, costumes, ceramic glassware, vases, jewellery, cosmetic cases and more, highlighting the versatility, originality and adaptability of Art Deco designs. READ MORE

“Art Deco. The France-China Connection” Exhibition
Date: 6 March 2019 to 30 June 2019 (Closed on Mondays)
Time: 10am to 7pm
Venue: CityU Exhibition Gallery, City University of Hong Kong
Admission: Free of charge

便利店人間 = コンビニ人間

村田沙耶香
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第155屆芥川賞得獎作品
今年度,最衝擊社會普世價值,
動搖「正常」與「異常」的人格界線,
引起媒體熱烈討論,極具話題性的寫實小說。

36歲未婚女性古倉惠子,大學畢業後沒有就職,
在便利店打工已歷經18個年頭,至今未交過男朋友。

某天,以尋找結婚對象而加入打工行列的男人白羽,
卻對惠子的生活方式提出質疑:
「妳不覺得丟臉嗎?」

從此,惠子向來信奉的價值被徹底顛覆了,
失去基準的她,能找回真正的自我嗎?

「本作品透過將主角設定為一個偏離社會常識的怪物般角色,銳利、淺白、並且滑稽地刻畫出人類世界的這個真相。本作品堪稱傑作。」----------------奧泉光

「將身為社會異物的主角,放入人工式的正常化超商盒子裡,便鮮明地映照出外頭世界的人們的奇異。作者自由地伸縮這曖昧模糊的境界線,這部分的發展讀來趣味盎然。」---------------小川洋子

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, March 4, 2019

On China

Henry Kissinger
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"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

Glimpses of China from a Bygone Era – An Exhibition of the Library’s Special Collection showcases treasured items dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties from Special Collection & Archive of the City University of Hong Kong Library. The exhibition is being held from 14 January to 21 March 2019 at Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong. READ MORE

小說課 : 折磨讀者的秘密

許榮哲
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這是一本小說的武功祕笈,從招式解密到攫取心法––從小說創作的36個關鍵入手,引用古今中外三十多個經典作品為例,以最淺顯的方式讓讀者了解小說。

關於「人物」,它說:描寫性格比描寫長相重要!
關於「場景」,它說:每間星巴克都長得不一樣!
關於「對話」,它說:看得到的對話是水面上的八分之一,看不到的對話是水面下的八分之七!

從「全世界最好的小說開頭」到「一切都是羅生門」,文藝營達人許榮哲帶你深入小說的世界––讀過,看懂,學到!

本書深入淺出,從國中生到大學生,讓愛讀小說的人,更了解小說的構成;想寫小說的人,更不能缺少這本書的指引。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, February 25, 2019

India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy

by Ramachandra Guha
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A magisterial account of the pains, the struggles, the humiliations, and the glories of the world's largest and least likely democracy, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi is a breathtaking chronicle of the brutal conflicts that have rocked a giant nation and the extraordinary factors that have held it together. An intricately researched and elegantly written epic history peopled with larger-than-life characters, it is the work of a major scholar at the peak of his abilities.

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With the generous book donation from the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong, an invaluable set of books will be added to the City University of Hong Kong Library's collection. The "Know India – Sharing India with the World" Book Donation Ceremony will be held on 26 February 2019 at the Run Run Shaw Library of the City University of Hong Kong. READ MORE

漢字書法之美

蔣勳
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.美學大師蔣勳談漢字的起源與書寫的美學
.漢字的美,彷彿是通過五千年歲月在天地間的各式書寫:可刻,可畫,可歌,可舞......
.如水波跌宕,如簷牙高啄,如飛鳥雙翼翱翔,筆鋒隨書寫者情緒流走。書法是舞蹈,是音樂,是心情的節奏,是審美的符號。
.「漢字書寫,對於我,像一種修行。我希望能像古代洞窟裡抄寫經文的人,把一部《法華經》一字一字寫好,像最初寫自己的名字一樣慎重端正。我不斷回想起父親握著我的手書寫的歲月,那些簡單的『上』、『大』、『人』,也是我的手被父親的手握著,一起完成的最美麗的書法。」
「漢字書寫,是我與自己相處最真實的一種儀式。」──蔣勳

......蔣勳說:書法是呼吸,是養生,是身體的運動,是性情的表達,是做人處事的學習,是安定保佑的力量,是生活現實裡的記憶,是還原到初寫自己名字時的認真......

作者以他獨特的美學情懷,述說動人的漢字書法故事。文字編織成畫面,我們走進了那古老卻又現代的漢字時間光廊,東方書寫的敬意與喜悅,就在你我的指間心中!

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


"Science and Art: Chinese and Korean Student Calligraphy Exhibition" is being staged at the Run Run Shaw Library of the City University of Hong Kong until 28 February 2019. READ MORE

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel
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The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life.

Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel's research shows that the length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free).

THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings, together with research from colleagues around the world, cumulatively show that sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them. Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge, they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres, mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress, and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres, from pregnancy through adolescence. And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level, with neighborhoods characterized by trust, green spaces, and safe streets.

THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis. It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy, allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

大腦升級2.0, 鍛煉更強大的自己 : 重新連結, 你可以更聰明更健康更積極更成長 (Rewire your brain)

約翰.B.雅頓 (John B. Arden)
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為什麼你有時候會感覺厭世?
天一亮就渾身充滿負能量?
總認為自己有顆過目就忘的金魚腦?
夜夜失眠只好上網逛市集?
這是因為腦袋裡的齒輪落鍊啦!


你認識自己的大腦嗎?
你知道大腦具有極大的潛能嗎?
自己的日常生活模式會讓大腦養成安於現狀的習慣,這樣好嗎?
其實,腦袋裡的結構就這樣,平常用到的部位也就這麼多,
但是,透過刻意訓練,原來大腦也可以升級再進化!

人類的大腦只有1.3公斤重,但它卻是人體最發達的器官。
人類的大腦結構是由許多神經元組成的,而神經元就聚集在模塊中;
大腦的模塊分為:皮層(外層,包括兩個半球),四個葉(每個腦半球都有額葉、頂葉、顳葉、枕葉,它們都有各自的功能。)、皮層下模塊。
而大腦的任務就是對你周遭的世界做出反應,並與之產生關聯。

沮喪、健忘、失眠……難道是自己的身體出問題了嗎?
其實,這是因為腦袋裡的神經線路亂了套!
而大腦可以透過重新連線再升級,讓你學會平靜面對壓力,
在感到抑鬱時重振精神,學習如何增強記憶力,建立良好的人際關係。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, February 11, 2019

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari
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“Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

… offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? …

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

談古論今話香江

江啟明
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承《香港.舊事重提》,本書收錄了香港著名畫家江啟明先生多年來走訪香港大街小巷寫生描繪的畫作,並以簡煉的文字把舊時香江、現在香港的一面,按題細說對照一番。細讀本書,讓我們知道香港的那些年、那些事,然後更了解我城。

本書以七個章節述說出香江的變幻:
.地區和地方:由以前的滄海桑田,到今天的高樓處處,香港地的樣貌已今非昔比。
.日漸消失的店鋪:講述人情濃到化不開的小店如何興盛與被淘汰。
.節日與民間傳說:節日源遠流長,現在,大家又如何看待節日和各種民間傳說。
.時事民生:回憶跟大家生活息息相關的民生大小事。
.生活與娛樂:重提香港人的「舊式」的生活習慣和「蚊型」娛樂活動。
.飲食與人:「民以食為天」,細說香港人粗茶淡飯的日子。
.香港趣聞:重現香港的「輕」新聞,又開心又長了對香港的認識。

(摘錄自cp1897.com.hk)


Monday, February 4, 2019

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

by Evan Osnos
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Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction
An Economist Best Book of 2014

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation

From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy-or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes.

As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals-fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture-consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth?

Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail.

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過一個歡樂的宋朝新年

李開周
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◎ 肥冬瘦年,餛飩餺飥
冬至不吃湯圓,年夜飯只吃麵條

◎ 隨年壓歲,大小有別
壓歲錢大放送,哥哥、姐姐領得多

◎ 義會、關撲樣樣來
辦年貨缺現金?沒關係,分期付款或賭運氣都行

◎ 宋朝人過年愛打馬
宋朝人過年打什麼馬?怎麼打?

◎ 李清照其實很愛賭
暗器功夫了得,骰子、牌戲都擅長

◎ 十五元宵,華麗收尾
雜技、魔術、馬戲、說書通通有,全部免費同樂

會吃,會玩,
宋朝新年比聖誕節更熱鬧

宋朝是個魅力十足的朝代,商業發達、文化繁榮,市井小民的小日子過得舒舒服服、多采多姿。距離我們七、八百年,但現今的新年習俗幾乎都能從宋朝找到源頭,像是祭灶、擺春飯、壓歲錢、除夕守歲、元旦燒香、貼春聯、放鞭炮、初二回娘家、十五元宵等,都能和宋朝遙相呼應。

但宋朝過年還是有些與現代不太相同的地方,你知道皇帝過年仍然得上朝嗎?宋朝人的春節假期比現代人短?宋朝的冬至和臺灣的尾牙有何異同?送灶神的習俗有何特殊之處?宋朝人採買哪些年貨?春聯怎麼貼?壓歲錢怎麼發?怎樣祭祖、拜年?年夜飯餐桌上有哪些菜色?且聽作者娓娓道來,看看會吃、會玩的宋朝人怎樣把新年過得豐富又熱鬧,書末並附宋朝新年小辭典和新年習俗。閱讀本書,有如身歷其境般趣味盎然,彷彿與宋朝人一起度過既熱鬧又舒心的新年。

(摘錄自cp1897.com.hk)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

by Kate Raworth
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*Winner of the Transmission Prize 2018*
*Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017*
**The Sunday Times Bestseller**

Economics is broken, and the planet is paying the price.

Unforeseen financial crises. Extreme wealth inequality. Relentless pressure on the environment. Can we go on like this? Is there an alternative?

In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the seven deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. Moving beyond the myths of ‘rational economic man’ and unlimited growth, Doughnut Economics zeroes in on the sweet spot: a system that meets all our needs without exhausting the planet.

The demands of the 21st century require a new shape of economics. This might just be it.

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在學術界謀生存

李連江
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學術界是怎樣的江湖?在其中要如何生存?作者以二十多年在學術界探索的親身經歷與清醒思考,揭開學術圈的生存法則和注意事項、規則與潛規則,分享學習研究的方法與捷徑。所涉及內容包括選題、研究方法、論文寫作、期刊發表、英語學習、學者生涯等等,皆是當下年輕學者或學生切實面對、卻往往無路可循甚至誤入歧途的問題。

作為出色的政治學研究者和教授者,作者不僅清楚了解研究的方法與訣竅,也深知當下年輕學者的問題和苦惱。全書既有生存之「道」,又有生存之「術」,誠懇直率,不弄玄虛,傾囊相授,令人讀來豁然開朗,不僅適用於社科、人文領域,對所有想進入或剛進入學術圈的研究者都極有啟發。

「在這本書中,李老師始終以資深學者罕見的平視視角,為我們講了許多心底話和良心話。」──田雷(香港中文大學政治學博士,華東師範大學法學院教授)

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Monday, January 21, 2019

You Are a Mogul: How to Do the Impossible, Do It Yourself, and Do It Now

Tiffany Pham
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Ranked in Top 10 Bestselling Business Books in the US by Wall Street Journal

As the founder of Mogul--praised by Sheryl Sandberg as the #1 millennial platform--Tiffany Pham created a global technology and media empire by the age of 27. As living proof that the old rules of success no longer apply, Tiffany writes the new rules for following your passions and forging your own path in an age of disruption.

Traditionally, the word "mogul" has been attributed to men. But Tiffany Pham has redefined it--now, when you Google the word, the top search result is the company she founded: Mogul. The platform enables millions of women, across 196 countries, to connect, share information, and access knowledge.

So how did a young woman--who arrived in the United States without speaking a word of English--turn a dream of connecting women into a fulfilling career and highly profitable company that has changed so many lives?

Tiffany chronicles her path to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her generation, and offers specific, actionable advice that covers everything from overcoming self-doubt, to pursuing side-hustles, to crushing it at life and work by over-delivering, all while remaining your authentic self. You will learn how to negotiate job promotions, secure and balance multiple career roles, hire and manage teams, and become a mogul yourself. The book also features strategies and insights from ten of the most powerful moguls worldwide, including Nina Garcia, Star Jones, and Rebecca Minkoff.

You Are A Mogul addresses the new reality that few of us will work for one company for our entire career and that there is no one straightforward formula for a "good life"--personally or professionally. To succeed, we have to be agile, flexible, and strategic. You Are A Mogul is an indispensable road map to the kind of life and career that is demanding and challenging--but also exciting and full of opportunities, if you know where to look.

"Becoming an entrepreneur is tough and I encourage all who are on the journey to be self-aware and use resources to help your hustle match your ambition. You Are A Mogul is one of those tools."
—Gary Vaynerchuk, Founder & CEO of VaynerMedia and New York Times Bestselling Author

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

給教育局局長的二十封信

謝振康
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香港首位中學生從學生角度點評教育制度、考試及升學漏弊。作者代表學生發聲,意見大膽有見地,給離地的教育決策者當頭捧喝! 前高官及名人如張炳良、劉鳴煒、何駿傑激讚此書,絕對是從事教育工作及管理人士的「學生心聲天書」!

(摘錄自hkbookfair.hktdc.com)


Monday, January 14, 2019

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

by Robert M. Sapolsky
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Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal

From the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist, a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior, both good and bad, and an answer to the question: Why do we do the things we do?

Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. A behavior occurs--whether an example of humans at our best, worst, or somewhere in between. What went on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happened? Then Sapolsky pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell caused the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones acted hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli that triggered the nervous system? By now he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened.

Sapolsky keeps going: How was that behavior influenced by structural changes in the nervous system over the preceding months, by that person's adolescence, childhood, fetal life, and then back to his or her genetic makeup? Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than one individual. How did culture shape that individual's group, what ecological factors millennia old formed that culture? And on and on, back to evolutionary factors millions of years old.

The result is one of the most dazzling tours d'horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

不如去闖:年輕不是迷茫的藉口

李柘遠
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18歲,挑戰第一個不可能的任務,
以90天的行動計畫突圍,全額獎學金錄取耶魯。

22歲,以行動打破迷茫,
用To-do list實踐目標,成功入職高盛投資銀行。

24歲,放棄投行明星分析師的光環與高薪,
衝出舒適圈為熱愛而努力,創立旅遊品牌「牛游果」

25歲,在創業中場重新充電,考取哈佛商學院。

在這個不缺少夢想的時代,
他說:「成功需要的是更多的自勵心×規畫力×執行力。」

作者李柘遠以行動和實踐完成夢想,
堅持不只呈現在嚴謹的計畫中,也在每一次的行動裡,
本書不僅是他進入世界級名校、全球五百大知名企業的教戰守則,
更以四十篇個人故事,講述在耶魯、高盛、創業和哈佛的見聞,
提供了年輕人可以實踐夢想的完整計畫。

如果你還在:
思考生命的意義,懷疑自己懷疑人生。
對那些人生勝利組,各種羨慕嫉妒恨。
說是很會說,但就是遲遲無法行動……

他說:「與其在起點抱怨,不如從現在開始,闖出1的驚喜。」

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, January 7, 2019

A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

by Muhammad Yunus
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A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet

Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics. Now he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken--that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. We need a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest...

In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire. He explains how global companies like McCain, Renault, Essilor, and Danone got involved with this new economic model through their own social action groups, describes the ingenious new financial tools now funding social businesses, and sketches the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations. And he invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

規模的規律和祕密:老鼠、小鳥、雞、大象,和我們居住的城市,隱藏規模縮放的規律, 掌握其中驚奇的祕密,也同時掌握企業和地球的未來 (Scale)

傑弗里‧魏斯特 (Geoffrey West)
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1.比擬《槍炮、病菌與鋼鐵》的科普大作。試圖提供一切事物一個生物性理論。

2.以打破傳統學科界線的方法,解決長期的全球永續問題。本書以複雜科學立論,這是一門新興學科,橫跨數學、物理學、動力學、統計、電腦科學、生物學、生態學領域,企圖以此解釋生命問題:包括生命起源、生物演化,以及經濟演化等等。

3.一本充滿令人興奮觀念的大書。本書極具原創性與重要性,內含看似彼此無關的主題的驚人洞見,例如老化與死亡、睡眠、代謝、城市、能源使用、創造力、公司,甚至人類生存的永續問題。如果你對世界的真正運作方式感到好奇,絕對不要錯過這本書。

4.對於現代社會與經濟、新創公司、大型企業與城市發展的基本科學法則,提出非常強有力的全新見解。企業執行長、技術專家、市長、都市領導人與任何想理解形塑我們複雜組織的世界背後的簡單法則,一定要讀這本書。

規模比例大小,很有事!
宇宙世界運作的祕密全都和規模有關,
它背後神奇的縮放法則顯示,規模主宰了一切生命的存在與消亡,
從細胞到城市,從企業到環境生態系統,從千分之一秒到一千年,
本書帶你在生命的複雜中尋找簡單與一致。
  
•當城市與公司的規模加倍時,會發生什麼事?
•如果一棟建築物、一架飛機、一個經濟體或一隻動物的尺寸減半呢?
•如果某城市的人口變成兩倍,道路會不會也大約變成兩倍、犯罪率也變兩倍、專利也變兩倍?
•如果某公司的銷售加倍,獲利會不會也跟著加倍?
•如果某隻動物的體重減半,需要的食物是不是也只要一半? ......

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)