Book Review: The 60-Year Curriculum – New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy

Overall, this book discusses the roles that higher education can play in the organizational and societal mechanisms by which people can up-skill later in their lives when they do not have the time or resources for a full-time academic experience that results in a degree or certificate. Creating this transformational evolution of higher education requires … Continue reading Book Review: The 60-Year Curriculum – New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy

Book Review: La Pregunta de sus Ojos

La pregunta de sus ojos es una novela escrita en 2005 por el autor argentino Eduardo Sacheri. La película del año 2009, que lleva el mismo nombre, se basó en esta obra. Las veintiún citas que llamaron mi atención dentro de esta obra son las siguientes: Debería haber aprendido eso. No lo de estar jubilado, sino … Continue reading Book Review: La Pregunta de sus Ojos

Book Review: Nacidos Para Correr

El libro, escrito por Christopher McDougall, presenta un extraordinario relato que permite no solo conocer sobre la cultura, tradiciones y creencias tarahumaras. La obra permite también adentrarse y destacar los enormes placeres y beneficios del correr. Las treinta citas que me parecieron más relevantes e impactantes en esta obra, son las siguientes:  Los tarahumaras quizá … Continue reading Book Review: Nacidos Para Correr

Book Review: Highlights – The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago

This book presents a guide to over 100 highlights of the collection of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. The book presents objects from ancient Mesopotamia, Syro-Anatolia, The Levant, Egypt, Nubia and Persia, including valuable information about the history of the collections, photography, and a brief description of each object. The ten main objects … Continue reading Book Review: Highlights – The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago

Book Review: The System of Professions – An Essay on the Division of Expert Labor

This book was written in 1988 by Andrew Abbott, who served as Distinguished Service Professor of the Department of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago. The author explores central questions about the role of professions in modern life: Why should there be occupational groups controlling expert knowledge? Where and why did groups … Continue reading Book Review: The System of Professions – An Essay on the Division of Expert Labor

Book Review: The Trust Revolution – How the Digitalization of Trust will Revolutionize Business and Government

The book, written by M. Todd Henderson and Salen Churi – Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and founder and partner at Trust Ventures, respectively – is about trust, how it has improved the human condition, and how it evolved alongside technological and societal changes. It explains how companies such as Uber are … Continue reading Book Review: The Trust Revolution – How the Digitalization of Trust will Revolutionize Business and Government

Book Review: La Gran Transición – Retos y Oportunidades del Cambio Tecnológico Exponencial

El libro está escrito por José Ramón López-Portillo Romano, quien es economista y doctor en ciencia política y pensamiento económico por la Universidad de Oxford, donde fundó y coordinó el Centro de Estudios Mexicanos de la misma universidad. En 2018, fue nombrado por el secretario general de las Naciones Unidas como miembro del grupo de … Continue reading Book Review: La Gran Transición – Retos y Oportunidades del Cambio Tecnológico Exponencial

Book Review: The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom

The book is written by Stephen M. Stigler, who serves as professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago. Through this book, the author presents what he defines as the Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom, and emphasizes that these are support pillars – the disciplinary foundation, not the whole edifice, of Statistics. … Continue reading Book Review: The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom

Book Review: Globalization – A Very Short Introduction

We live today in an intimately connected world, a world in which celebrities have ardent fans continents away, in which religious leaders can influence millions globally, and in which complex economic, political, cultural, ideological and environmental forces converge across continents. This is globalization. In this book, Manfred B. Steger considers the major causes and consequences … Continue reading Book Review: Globalization – A Very Short Introduction

Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly – The International Bestseller

The book, written by Rolf Dobelli, presents simple, clear and useful thoughts and ideas to shape the way we think – at work, at home, and at our every day lives. The book includes examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. The author claims that, by knowing what they … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly – The International Bestseller