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
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
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
A massive book. Although I find it's method of "grammar, logic and rhetoric" which is translated as "facts, analysis and then, only then, opinion" comA massive book. Although I find it's method of "grammar, logic and rhetoric" which is translated as "facts, analysis and then, only then, opinion" compelling, Professor Bauer's list of assignments is simply unattainable. At least to a mere mortal like me. She asks to Read each book in her long list at least twice, making extensive notes and analysis which would take a lifetime by my own calculations. Those are the cons, the pros is that I got wind of many interesting books now in my own reading list. Her summary and analysis of the books is interesting, easy to follow and very articulate. She covers the genres of novel, autobiography, history and poetry. While, again, covering in full her book list and assignments would be a full time job, we all definitely would be better off as society and democracy if we invested more time in gathering facts, analysis of the facts with a set of well posed questions and then forming and opinion, as she recommends, instead of jumping straight to opinionated positions accompanied with strong emotions. As we see these days very frequently....more