Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

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A simple book talking about the Japanese way of a happy life.

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Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people.

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Principles

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The intelligence accumulated by Ray Dalio during his life.

One cannot control his destiny but he can choose how he react to the environment.

Ray also failed at his 30s but he didn't give us his company. Finally, he successfully rebuild BridgeWater Associates into a great company, one of the most successful investment firms in the world.

Good book for life and work. I am not sure if I can apply the principles into my life.

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Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that helped him create unique results in life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to better achieve their goals. Dalio’s original Principleshas been downloaded over three million times, and this expanded and revised edition is the first version available in print.

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson

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A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

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Reviews:Benny Chan wrote:

Very insightful book. I never wonder what happened when I've got few months left. Then a question came to my mind in a second,

"What would be the most important thing to do before I leave the world?"

I really couldn't figure out an answer for the question. Startup? My dream? Family?

Anyway, it's ok. I knew I would get the answer one day, just not too soon.

Thanks, Morrie. You gave me a very great final lesson. You'll always stay in our mind.


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禅的人生观 (Zen’s view on life)

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本书从大量的禅的文献、禅的语录与禅的故事中,精选出了充盈着禅的智慧、隐含着人生真谛的经典与精华内容。其中所讲述的每一则故事都令人回味,每一段道理都让人开悟,每一个点评都劝人警醒。全书文风轻松自然、风趣幽默。书中既介绍了超然物外、睿智慈悲的禅人、禅事,又汇集了清风甘泉、拓智启慧的禅智、禅语。书中所阐述的道理贴近生活,从而能够帮助读者领悟禅的高妙智慧与独特魅力。

Check it on Douban!

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Reviews:Benny Chan wrote:

想不透的時候最好就是讀禪, 工作差不多十年, 剛好踏進瓶頸期, 諸事不順的時候, 最好的回應就是積極的等待~


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