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

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