This is a very heartwarming movie that shook me to the core. The story was inspired by the real life friendship between Mr. Rogers and Tom Junod. I like the way in which Mr. Rogers story (played by Tom Hanks) is told through the experiences of his friend Lloyd Vogel (played by Matthew Rhys inspired... Continue Reading →
This book is a must have for Product Owners and anyone involved in the business of designing the user experience. Nudge places a big emphasis in what the authors have dubbed 'Choice Architecture'. The book describes in great detail how the human brain works, making irrational choice the norm and mistakes predictable. Although sheepherding people... Continue Reading →
Beware! Online bargains are not always what they seem. The movie takes place in a far away tropical paradise that has everything you need to relax and create a wonderful family memory. The place is so high end that even drinks are personalized to the dietary and health specifications of each guest. Guy and Prisca... Continue Reading →
The story follows Nicky (Will Smith) a veteran thief who meets a grifter, Jess (Margot Robbie). This is a very clever fun comedy packed with action and unexpected twists. They meet in a hotel bar while she is playing a damsel in distress asking to be rescued from a date that has gone sour. After... Continue Reading →
Ten reasons why we are wrong about the world and things are better than you think. "When asked simple questions about global trends- what percentage of the world's population lives in poverty; why the world population is increasing; how many girls finish school- we systematically get the answers wrong" (Rosling). As an economist, I found... Continue Reading →
Feeling stuck? Then this show is definitely for you! This is the child of Natasha Lyonne's imagination who wrote the script and also stars in the series. I absolutely loved her performance, she depicts a confident, tough cookie really well. The plot centers around Nadia, who seems like a typical New Yorker, working as a... Continue Reading →
As I started my personal journey to becoming more open, this book revealed a new path towards self-acceptance for me. The author offers a fresh perspective that contradicts the traditional Western view of happiness and relationships. Before I continue, I'd like to give special thanks to my friend Carol, for giving me this book. It... Continue Reading →
Joaquin Phoenix has quickly become one of my favorite actors. His commitment to the character is unbelievable and it left me wanting to learn more about his work. He reportedly lost 52 pounds to play this role. I was introduced to his acting in the movie "Her", where he plays a guy who falls in... Continue Reading →
This show looks like a teenager sex-ed animated comedy. However, the writing is peppered with layers of complexity. It has quickly grown to be one of my favorite shows on Netflix. While I agree with my friend's assessment that the show is "Sex Positive," I also think that is a lot more than that, sort... Continue Reading →
This movie is definitely a masterpiece sprinkled with darkly playful intelligence that can't be pinned to one genera. Bong Joon-ho (the director) does a fantastic job keeping an air of uncertainty while slowly revealing the true colors of the characters. Vertical space is the key element used to reference class and lifestyle. The film centers... Continue Reading →
This book is an excellent read for anyone desiring to become smarter about money and decision making in general. It is also a must read for social scientists, especially those interested in formulating effective public policy. Click on the title to read the full review.
Although the book is considered literary nonsense, I think that Charles Dodgson conveys the very familiar feeling of disconcert that we all experience while going through different life stages. The book was written in 1865 but somehow managed to remain timeless when it comes to describing the struggle between societal pressures and a coming of age. Click on the title to read the full article.