Monday, September 19, 2016

Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content

Mark Levy
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When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. That’s because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts, so we sound smart and in control, and so that we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems where such conventional thinking fails us? How to get unstuck?

For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting, a technique he’s used for years to solve all types of business problems, and generate ideas for books, articles and blog posts.

Freewriting is deceptively simple: Start writing as fast as you can, for as long as you can, about a subject you care deeply about, while ignoring the standard rules of grammar and spelling. Your internal editor won’t be able to keep up with your output, and will be temporarily shunted into the background. You’ll now be able to think more honestly and resourcefully than before, and will generate breakthrough ideas and solutions that you couldn’t have created any other way.

Levy shares six freewriting secrets designed to knock out your editor and let your genius run free. He also includes fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating principles you can use if you need more firepower—seven of which are new to this edition—and stories of problems he and others have solved through freewriting.

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邏輯思考法圖解 : 思考, 書寫, 談話有邏輯的 35 條致勝準則

西村克己 作; 柳俊帆 譯
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Monday, September 12, 2016

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg
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In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

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第五代時間管理 (The Fifth Generation of Time Management)

約爾格. 克諾伯勞 (Jörg Knoblauch), 約翰. 胡格 (Johannes Huger), 馬庫斯. 莫克勒 (Marcus Mockler)
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking

M. Neil Browne, Stuart M. Keeley
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Used in a variety of courses in various disciplines, Asking the Right Questions helps students bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis.  Specifically, this concise text teaches students to think critically by exploring the components of arguments--issues, conclusions, reasons, evidence, assumptions, language--and on how to spot fallacies and manipulations and obstacles to critical thinking in both written and visual communication.  It teaches them to respond to alternative points of view and develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject.

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思考的力量 : 批判性思考成就卓越人生 (Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life)

理查德·保羅 (Richard W. Paul), 琳達·埃爾德 (Linda Elder)
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