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December 6, 2019

Ironically, when I was growing up, I always thought that numbers where my best friends. If anything, I remember hating my Spanish lessons, and when I eventually started learning English, it was probably the worst experience of my life. For a really long time, I found l...

September 12, 2019

Perhaps the biggest risk in society today is that we have changed how we live so quickly that our own minds have not had the necessary time to adjust to it (Kurzban, 2010). Thus, life in many ways has turned into a constant nostalgic reflection, which reveals to us mis...

As I walk into a train on the central line in London, I notice him. He is sitting right next to me. He is simply the realization of what must have been Cervantes’ dreams about Don Quixote. A young tall and radically thin man with a long face. I watch him closely, becau...

Se dice por ahí que, Juan Gabriel –cuyo nombre real era Alberto Aguilera Valadez–, ostenta el catálogo de canciones más grande del mundo. Juan Gabriel fue, en muchos sentidos, un regalo de México para la humanidad, y si Freud lo hubiera conocido, no habría podido aguan...

As he was falling to the ground, a feeling of insignificance took over him. When his head touched the floor, he could smell the dirt on it. He looked up at Bob and Bob seemed untouchable, gigantic, and almighty. Young Simon wanted to get up and hit him back, but he wou...

The DLR was running late that day, and so was I. “Unbelievable”, I kept telling myself. How could it be that on one of the most important days of my life I overslept? London was London and grey skies permeated the atmosphere on that morning. The day before an unprecede...

¿A dónde se va el deseo cuando ya no lo encuentro? ¿A dónde se quedaron los sueños incumplidos que ya no despiertan ansias? Si tan sólo Freud o Jung hubieran contestado a esas preguntas, tal vez mi vida, vaya la de todos, sería más fácil. Así es como he encontrado hoy...

December 12, 2018

The case of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one that is being increasingly considered in business schools. It has been claimed that AI will bring the next radical societal revolution. From Putin warning that the current race to supreme power is based on who gets to AI...

The theatre started to fill up. Hundreds of people took their seats, for what would eventually become a full auditorium. On that late evening in London, everyone was ready, anxious and intrigued by what would happen next. A light went on, illuminating the stage of the...

It was a dark and starry night that day, when I was walking down the Gran Vía in Madrid during a cold evening in November. As I was about to cross the street, a flashing billboard caught my attention. His angered eyes and his unmistakable moustache could not escape my...

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