Packed with novel and interesting principles and ideas. Like how anyone can be an artist at what hey do, generous and gift givers. Do the work and thePacked with novel and interesting principles and ideas. Like how anyone can be an artist at what hey do, generous and gift givers. Do the work and the rewards will come, but don't do it for the rewards but for the pleasure and fulfillment that being an artist, a linchpin brings....more
I read the audiobook version and fulfilled my expectations. Not very detailed, high level, guiding and rather motivational is a perfect match for an aI read the audiobook version and fulfilled my expectations. Not very detailed, high level, guiding and rather motivational is a perfect match for an audiobook where you can't look at formulas or detailed graphics.
The author outlines the steps of a method for quantitative analysis and shows many examples. The book provides with good guidance in every aspect of quantitate analysis applied to business. Contains also a good resource guide to continue studies if one wants to become more familiar or even pursue a career in quantitative analysis.
A very guiding and motivational book on the subject. Don't expect a detailed training, the book provides pointers for that....more
Reading this book, and understanding it at least to some degree, is a project in itself. And one of those that change your thought and, therefore, youReading this book, and understanding it at least to some degree, is a project in itself. And one of those that change your thought and, therefore, your life.
Not for the beginner. Familiarity with philosophical concepts, history and tradition is required and the more you are aquatinted with those, the more, I think, you'd be able to grasp and get from this book.
So reading this book is a project requiring preparation. How much? I would not venture to state a rule, when you feel ready, then you are ready. When you have enough information, then you'll have enough motivation. I think it works like that.
All this said, the Philosophical project tackled by Kant himself in his book is indeed monumental and of historical proportions. And, as history attests, he is largely successful. He offers a coherent model of mind and a model of reality that is simply stunning or, in Ortega y Gasset words, stupefacient and, I'd say, stupefying.
From his model spill many concepts as solutions to epistemology, philosophy of mind, psychology, logic and even common sense. From his theory of judgements, his synthesis of rationalism and empiricism, his categories, his antinomies, his trascendentalism and in the end his clarification on the concepts of a Supreme Being, the immortality of the soul and the foundations of morality, All those and more are his unique, innovative and perennial contributions to universal philosophy.
So I end my review with a question. Are you up to the challenge?...more
I was about to be turned off at the beginning, where the lecturer professes himself to be a physicalist. But then he promptly clarified is just his opI was about to be turned off at the beginning, where the lecturer professes himself to be a physicalist. But then he promptly clarified is just his opinion and I thought it was fair enough.
The he goes on with his lecture and he is more of a comedian while being a scientist. He sounds true, while being incessantly funny and amenable.
Very informative and, above all, practical. His final advice goes down to a few principles. I recommend this course. I'd be surprised if you are disappointed....more
I am already partial to the book since it is a gift from my daughter and this makes it a very special book for me. But the book has great merits in itsI am already partial to the book since it is a gift from my daughter and this makes it a very special book for me. But the book has great merits in itself. You have a couple of full fledged physicists who even had conversations with Einstein himself, giving it a try at philosophy and doing a very good job at that. Considering that scientists are usually not very good at philosophy, for the sole reason that the day has only 24 hours. Rosenblum and Kuttner successfully, in my opinion, make the case for the possible/apparent precedence of consciousness in all of reality. This fact, according to the authors, keeps popping up in the experimental evidence of quantum mechanics. It is a hard fact that opens up new universes of possibility previously closed by Newtonian physics. The book contains trains of reasoning and speculation truly stupefying, no need for other stupefacients at that :). Truly positive, open and thought stimulating p. A book worth the time of anyone interested in popular expositions of quantum mechanics....more
If you read Goleman's book about emotional intelligence, you are probably familiar by now with all the stories about the basic functional parts of theIf you read Goleman's book about emotional intelligence, you are probably familiar by now with all the stories about the basic functional parts of the brain like the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, dopamine release, cortisol etc, etc. This book talks a lot about that in relation with "the social brain". The main argument here is the relationship between our social interactions and its effects in our biology and ultimately our health.
My take away of the book, is that at the end of the day, a key ingredient for a better and healthier life for everyone is an improvement of the quality of social interactions. And this is not new, throughout the centuries, traditional cultures have dedicated a lot of time and effort in developing social rules to create and keep social harmony. In this book much of the traditional wisdom is intermingled with neuroscience and modern psychology, making this long book interesting.
We can't ignore our basic nature as social beings without paying a steep price, which I think is seen more and more clearly with new and intensified social ills we see. I think this book is a good attempt as guide towards improving our social interactions. But more importantly a good source of motivation, towards this goal if we care for our well being....more