Friday, August 4, 2017

Master the Tools of Persuasion



Thank You for Arguing is now in its 3rd edition with updated examples to go with the bestselling text.  Get the effect of reading Aristotle and Cicero without struggling with translations of the ancient texts.  Heinrichs presents a "Cliff Notes" or "Schaum's Outline" version of the classic rhetoricians!
This enjoyably educational guide to the art of winsome persuasion is one I highly recommend to homeschoolers, teachers, politicians, marriage counselors--pretty much anyone who interacts with other human beings.  Read it. Enjoy it. Savor it. Use it!

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Understand the Math that Rules Your Universe



As a person with an engineering degree from Purdue, I am well-versed in the use of math.  Of course, anything that can be used can also be misused.  In Weapons of Math Destruction Cathy O'Neil exposes the pain and suffering caused, sometimes unintentionally, by the mathematical models that pervade our society. 

Any time a person interacts with a system--financial, educational, medical, etc.---a model is determining or limiting possible outcomes.  From your loan interest rate to college acceptance to landing that job interview, know that nobody is looking at you as a unique individual.  Instead, they are letting a computer fit you into an algorithm and either accept you for further processing or deny you access before you even speak to a human being.

This frightening and enlightening book must be read even by the math-averse.  You don't have to be an engineer to be affected by math--or even destroyed by it.

I received a free review copy of the e-book for my honest opinion.

Thursday, February 16, 2017