A classic that I enjoy reviewing on an annual basis...now I'm glad it's on audio! Friedman lays out the foundational principles for a free (liberal) society--one based on free markets and liberty. The introduction and first two chapters provide an ideological defense for capitalism. The remaining chapters provide insights on how to apply market-based approaches to various economic and social concerns. What makes the application chapters interesting is that many of these problems, such as social security, healthcare, poverty, etc are described by Friedman when this book was originally published in the early 1960s are still relevant today.
Chapters 1 and 2. They are timeless and foundational
Medina makes accessible the relevant research on learning, memory and cognition. Professors and teachers can use this to shape their pedagogical approaches. The chapter on sleep was of special interest to me, as sleep and human productivity was the topic of my doctoral dissertation. He hit all the salient points on sleep hygiene, and work/nap policies, but could have made a stronger point on the need to assess for and treat sleep disorders.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Kahneman
I've already adapted the college course I teach (Macroeconomics) to provide more visual illustrations and to divide up lectures/class time into 10 minute segments.
Colvin provides empirical evidence to build his case that purposeful practice, guided by a mentor or coach, over time will enable one to perform at the top.
One should also read/listen to Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. It provides further insight into cognitive performance.
Focusing on a few things to expand my ability to perform as a leader/administrator in higher education will include developing a set of case studies and simulations to practice over and over. Also, continue to utilize a fitness trainer to attain the potential I know is possible.
Three years ago two colleagues of mine suggested I read this book. I read a review at the time, but wished I had read the book earlier...I'd be three years ahead!
Homans provides an entertaining, yet informative perspective on how and why humans interact with dogs. Do dogs have rights? Should they be breed? How have they evolved? What makes them unique in their abilities to communicate with and befriend humans? These are just some of the questions addressed in this book. Well researched.
The audio quality was done well, but a little difficulty at times when played at 2x speed...which is what I normally do.
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