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A History of Nigeria
Toyin Falola - 2008-04-24 (first published in 1999)
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Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and the world's eighth largest oil producer, but its success has been undermined in recent decades by ethnic and religious conflict, political instability, rampant official corruption and an ailing economy. Toyin Falola, a leading historian intimately acquainted with the region, and Matthew Heaton, who has ...
Adamu Garba II
Dr. Toyin Falola was the first man to have a tremendous influence on my view of Nigeria, after reading his book "A History of Nigeria",15 years ago. When I saw him interviewed Pres. Obasanjo, I was happy that he still cares about Nigeria despite all the challenges. God Bless him      source
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Technocracy in America
Rise of the Info-State
Parag Khanna - 2017-01-10
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American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore. A costly election has done more to divide American society than unite it, while trust in government--and democracy itself--is plummeting. But there are better systems out there, and America would be wise to learn from them. In this provocative manifesto, globalization scholar Parag Khanna tours cut...
Adamu Garba II
One of the best & super exciting book I read this month is Technocracy in America. @paragkhanna did a great insightful & convincing reasons why democracy should be driven by technocrats. I read this book twice within a week. I’m doing a rejoinder in Nigerian context, expect it.      source
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Platform Revolution
How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You
Geoffrey G. Parker - 2017-08-29
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Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these companies disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s the secret to their success?These cutting-edge businesses are built on platforms: two-sided markets that are revolutionizing the way we do business. Written by three of the most sought-after experts on plat...
Adamu Garba II
If you have an interest in transforming your business or looking into a strategic policy decisions around the rise of platform businesses, like me, then you need this fantastic book authored by some of the highest level observers of the platform revolution. I just rounded it up.      source
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AI Superpowers
China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Kai-fu Lee - 2018-09-25
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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. I...
Adamu Garba II
Indeed @kaifulee have done great justice to the evolution of #AI & how is shaping the world around us in the most fascinating way. Trust me, this book is an interesting read for public policymakers, business decision-makers, & entrepreneurs. I just hit chapter 6, so interesting.      source
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Prisoners of Geography
Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (1) (Politics of Place)
Tim Marshall - 2016-10-11 (first published in 2015)
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In this New York Times bestseller, updated for 2016, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments o...
Adamu Garba II
@KKulthum This was part of the book i read in January this year. It was an impressive peice of book. I love it. I read it twice. It is already in my library. Thank you for this recommendation.      source
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A World in Disarray
American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order
Richard Haass - 2017-01-10
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An examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder and a United States unable to shape the world in its image, from the president of the Council on Foreign Relations.Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Respect for sovere...
Adamu Garba II
@pzarzalejos @RichardHaass @CFR_org #WorldInDisarray is best book of my 2017 reading so far. It give clear picture on what's currently happening in post American world order      source