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What does entrepreneur mean?

There is considerable confusion with the term entrepreneur in the business world. Many people use the terms entrepreneur and businessman indistinctly; However, they are two figures quite different for the role they have to play.
As a general rule, people usually define entrepreneur as a person who is able to start a business project. However, […]

By |Wednesday, February 8 2017|Private|Comments Off on What does entrepreneur mean?

Cornell Notes

Everyone knows that students (and anyone else who is in a learning process) are required to synthesize and apply knowledge if they want to consolidate them in the medium and long term. However, few people suggest methods or systems that facilitate taking notes. The Cornell Notesmethod is a system for taking notes created by Walter […]

By |Tuesday, November 18 2014|Private, Teaching|Comments Off on Cornell Notes

Time Management System: GTD (part 1)

There are a huge of methodologies and tools to manage time and activities. One of the methods for managing activities is the method Getting Things Done (GTD). The method was created and introduced by David Allen through his book Getting Things Done.

The method GTD is based on two principles: (1) a person should focus […]

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The natural condition of mankind by Thomas Hobbes

Today, I’m going to post ones of the most extraordinary paragraphs by Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan) I’ve read in my life:
Nature has made men so equal in the faculties of body and mind as that, though there be found one man sometimes manifestly stronger in body or of quicker mind than another, yet when all […]

By |Tuesday, December 17 2013|Private|Comments Off on The natural condition of mankind by Thomas Hobbes

The importance of attention and effort in education

Today I want to share with you an excerpt from Weil on attention and effort in education:
If we concentrate our attention on trying to solve a problem of geometry, and if at the end of an hour we are no nearer to doing so than at the beginning, we have nevertheless been making progress […]

By |Tuesday, November 12 2013|Private, Teaching|Comments Off on The importance of attention and effort in education

Manage your career with the Vitae RDF Planner

Vitae RDF Planner is an online tool that has been developed by Vitae in response to sector-wide requests for an interactive, straightforward way for researchers to manage their professional development using the comprehensive Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

The Planner enables to:

keep a record of all your professional development activities in one place
identify your expertise […]

By |Wednesday, November 6 2013|Private, Research|Comments Off on Manage your career with the Vitae RDF Planner

Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (September, 19th 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Alternatives ways to say study. ‘Study’ is very common word in scientific papers. However, some authors overuse this word. This post proposes some alternative ways to say this word. Link

2. QCASoft. This week I propose a software that we have developed in my research group […]

By |Friday, September 20 2013|Private, Research|Comments Off on Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (September, 19th 2013)

Diversifying…

Interesting article by Zigor Aldama from Shanghai, which makes you think about the diversification and the globalization of products and services today. Here you can read an extract from this article in El País on July 20, 2013.

“Koreans are able to live a life exclusively Samsung: they may be born in the Samsung Medical Center, to grow using […]

By |Wednesday, September 18 2013|Private|Comments Off on Diversifying…

Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (September, 7th 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Open Access Explained! On the way of the last week, this videos exposes what Open Access is in a easy way. Link

2. Put your money where your citations are. This post introduces a proposal for a new funding system. This new proposals are very interesting […]

By |Friday, September 6 2013|Private, Research|Comments Off on Weekly summary about research on Social Sciences (September, 7th 2013)

Weekly summary (June, 15th 2013)

This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Batman is better than Superman. Today I decided to select this post for two reasons: 1) I am a big fan of superheroes, especially Batman, and 2) by the author’s explanation of how this knowledge we can improve our sales. It’s a very entertaining post. […]

By |Friday, June 14 2013|Private, Research, Teaching|Comments Off on Weekly summary (June, 15th 2013)