A book that explains economics in a simple way, without graphs. Although it might sound impossible, having the other side of the face is something the best you can do to become completely knowledgable about something. Great ironic style from the author that keeps you engaged into the book. Splendid work, turning something complicated into something simple takes a lot of thinking.
Until now, we've watched several trailers and a full documentary. Of all of them, the two which I found the most interesting had similar topics. The Cove (watched full film) and Blackfish (watched the trailer) showcase stories about how human beings treat whales and dolphins. What happens is that they become crazy after everything they do to them, the most popular example being the Sea World whale eating his trainer. Certainly, something similar is happen to us. We watched the trailer of Beyond the Crossfire about gun violence. The first thing that came to my mind was that humans were behaving the same way that animals do when they are taken out of their habits. The difference is that we abuse of animals, but animals do not abuse ourselves. We damage ourselves. We become crazy because of our actions. Certainly, either technology or something that we do is having a long term effect on us, and it is something that I would love to research in the future.
This semester we'll start doing official independent projects. In my case, I am contacting the Cryuff Institute to do a Sports Business Fundamentals Course. It is the only course for undergrads, it will give me an idea if it is something that I will want to pursue in the future. My peers had also great ideas. For example the creation of a potager garden, the use of a cupcake company to pay college for a gifted school boy in Peru that cannot afford it or the organization of a national shoe drive to the coldest places in the country. He had a great discussion in which everybody was engaged and willing to help each other, leading to great tips and improvement in each of the projects that was presented.