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5 Writers in London Between the Wars
Francesca Wade - 2021 - Crown - 432 pages

Square Haunting

2023 June 13 | by Monica Zhuang Gender Inequality - Historical Fiction - Women and Men

Imagine the delight of passing a historical building while knowing about the stories of the residents. Architecture encompasses more than simply the design and planning of the constructed environment; it has a significant impact on our culture, our sense of self, and the surroundings in which we live. In 1927, Virginia Woolf released her article, […]

A tale that offers an insight into Chinese culture - And a brief interview with Melissa Fu
Melissa Fu - Little, Brown and Company - 2022 - 400 p.

Peach Blossom Spring

2023 April 19 | by Arduino Mancini Historical Fiction - Multiculturalism - Women and Men

Peach Blossom Spring (Chinese: 桃花源), was a fable written by Tao Yuanming in 421 CE, it tells the story of a fisherman who, by chance, discovers an idyllic utopia where the people lead an ideal existence in harmony with nature, unaware of the outside world for centuries. The fisherman was warmly received by the hospitable […]

And why you should, too
LouAnn Lofton - Harper Business - 2012 - 259 pages

Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl

2022 July 13 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Gender Inequality - Women and Men

Do you think I’m joking? I know, every time you hear the word “girl” in a title you become diffident. But this is not a joke and I am not going mad: because by reading this book, you will discover that actually the investment strategy followed by Warren Buffett, widely acknowledged as one of the […]

Negotiation and the gender divide
Linda Babcock, Sara Laschever - Princeton University Press - 2021 - 223 pages

Women Don't Ask

2022 May 12 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Negotiation - Women and Men

The mistake a man might make when reading the title of this book is to stop and think that its contents only concerns women. But, as I said, that would be a mistake. That is why I warmly invite everyone to continue reading this review and to work with me to answer two rather complicated […]

A zoologist's study of the human animal
Desmond Morris – Random UK - 2000 - 272 pages

The naked Ape

2022 April 13 | by Arduino Mancini Emotion and Motivation - Leadership - Women and Men

Let me ask you a few questions: Why is man the only hairless primate? Where does our nutrition come from? And our sexual habits? To answer them, I will ask for the help of a song. The 2017 edition of the Italian Sanremo Song Festival saw the success of Francesco Gabbani with a song that […]

Why beauty, social interaction, vitality, elegance, sexuality and fertility are the secrets of success
Catherine Hakim - Basic Books - 2011 - 304 pages

Erotic Capital

2022 March 16 | by Arduino Mancini Staff management - Women and Men

In 1986, the French philosopher and sociologist Pierre Bordieu claimed, in his book The forms of capital, that the three personal resources of each person are economic capital (money and related goods), human capital (knowledge and skills) and social capital (knowledge, friendships, social status, etc.). In this book, Catherine Hakim, sociologist at the London School […]