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Professional Reading Club: Ciencia ¡y yo quiero ser científico!

Quintín Garrido, contable de profesión y aficionado a la ciencia, ha trabajado durante varios años para poder poner en marcha su proyecto de divulgación científica para jóvenes cuyo objetivo es inocularles el amor por la ciencia durante sus años de formación. El libro recoge el testimonio de nada más y nada menos que 111 científicos que explican cómo llegaron a trabajar en su especialidad, qué fue lo que les atrajo, así como algunos fundamentos básicos para entenderla y generar curiosidad. Se trata de un libro inspirado y sin límites, ya que cada una de las disciplinas mostradas por Garrido surgen de la pasión y del hambre por el saber y la formación contínua. Leer 'Ciencia: y yo quiero ser...

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Professional Reading Club: START WITH WHY

This month, in the Professional Reading book we have proposed to read the book Start with why , by Simon Sinek. Simon Sinek's recent video on 'The Millennial Question' went viral with over 150 million views. Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? In business, it doesn't matter what you do, it matters WHY you do it. Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way - they all started with why. Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question-WHY? Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business. Sinek explains what it truly takes to lead and inspire and how anyone can learn how to do it You can read the complete summary here....

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Professional Reading Club: First, Break All The Rules. What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently from Gallup.

This month in The Professional Reading Club  we have analyzed the book: First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently from Gallup. In this book, Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level. Included with this re-release of First, Break All the Rules: updated meta-analytic research and access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which reveals people’s top themes of talent, and to Gallup’s Q12 employee engagement survey, the most effective measure of employee engagement and its impact on business outcomes. You can read the complete review...

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Professional Reading Club: Art of risk. The new Science of Courage, Caution & Change

In the Professional Reading Club we start the year with the book the Art of risk,: The new Science of Courage, Caution & Change by Kay Skudel Are risk-takers born or made? Why are some more willing to go out on a limb (so to speak) than others? How do we weigh the value of opportunities large or small that may have the potential to change the course of our lives? These are just a few of the questions that author Kayt Sukel tackles, applying the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to compelling real-world situations. Building on a portfolio of work that has appeared in such publications as "Scientific American," "Atlantic Monthly," "The Washington Post," and more, Sukel offers an in-depth look at risk-taking and its role in the many facets of life that resonates on a personal level. Smart, progressive, and truly enlightening, "The Art of Risk" blends riveting case studies and hard-hitting science to explore risk-taking and how it impacts decision-making in work, play, love, and life, providing insight in understanding individual behavior and furthering personal success." You can read de complete review...

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Professional Reading Club. The new roles of work: The modern Paybook for Navigating your Career.

This month, in the professional reading Club we have analyzed the book “ The new roles of work: The modern Paybook for Navigating your Career. ." The guide, written by Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, founders of the career website The Muse, offers practical strategies and quick exercises to help you figure out your career direction, land a job you truly want and then succeed at it. What makes this book unique is that its ideas are all provided within the context of today's modern workplace – where changing companies frequently is the norm, career trajectories are much less linear than in the past and new technologies require a completely different approach to job search. You can read the full summary and access to the templates for finding a meaningful career, templates for career exploration and job applications and Templates for career management. Here you can read our full review of this book.  ...

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