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

Book Review: Crushing Quota – Proven Sales Coaching Tactics for Breakthrough Performance

The book is written by Michelle Vazzana and Jason Jordan, founding partners of the sales training firm Vantage Point Performance, which specializes in building research-based management practices that revolutionize sales performance. Through this book, the author’s goal is to provide the reader with a practical, research-based guidance that, as the authors claim, will improve the … Continue reading Book Review: Crushing Quota – Proven Sales Coaching Tactics for Breakthrough Performance

Book Review: Universities and Colleges – A Very Short Introduction

The book is written by David Palfreyman and Paul Temple, director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (OxCHEPS) and Reader Emeritus in Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education, respectively. Through this book, the authors explore the origins and the concept of a university, and explore issues facing the future of … Continue reading Book Review: Universities and Colleges – A Very Short Introduction

Book Review: AIQ – How People and Machines Are Smarter Together

The book is written by Nick Polson and James Scott, professors at the Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively. Overall, authors are optimistic about the use of AI, and they share that these technologies will bring immense benefits. But they will also, inevitably, reflect our weak spots as a … Continue reading Book Review: AIQ – How People and Machines Are Smarter Together

Book Review: The Expertise Economy – How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed

Today, the vital skill for success includes learning agility – the ability to learn new things quickly. Companies need to create an environment where employees are continuously learning new skills, since learning should be built into the work that they already have, not something that they need to do separate from work. The main principles … Continue reading Book Review: The Expertise Economy – How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed

Book Review: Never Stop Learning – Stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and thrive

Not long ago, competitive advantage among individuals, organizations and different regions worldwide belonged to those who ‘knew the most‘ – a knowledge economy. Now it accrues to those who know how to learn the most – a learning economy. Through the book Never Stop Learning – Stay relevant, reinvent yourself and thrive, Brad Staats takes … Continue reading Book Review: Never Stop Learning – Stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and thrive

Book Review: The Culture Map – Decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures.

In this book, written by Erin Meyer, a systematic step-by-step approach is presented to understanding the most common business communication challenges that arise from cultural differences, and offers steps for dealing with them more effectively. The goal of this book is to help us improve our ability to decode different facets of culture and to … Continue reading Book Review: The Culture Map – Decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures.

Book Review: Choosing Leadership – A Workbook by Linda Ginzel

Leaders don’t lead by lecturing, but by acting – Choosing Leadership is a book written by Linda Ginzel – a clinical professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business – that does not ask you to read it – it asks you to participate in it. If you want to sit still while some … Continue reading Book Review: Choosing Leadership – A Workbook by Linda Ginzel