7 books on the list
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The Marshall Plan
Dawn of the Cold War
This thrilling account delves into the history behind the Marshall Plan, a massive undertaking to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communism after World War II. Focusing on the years 1947 to 1949, the author brings to life the critical events marking the collapse of postwar US-Soviet relations, and the birth of the Cold War. With fascinating new material from American, Russian, German, and other European archives, this book sheds light on the tenuous balance of power and uncertain order of the late 1940s, providing critical context for understanding today’s international landscape. A must-read for history buffs and anyone interested in global politics.
Done with the first book, started the second one. The Marshal Plan by Benn Steil. An excellent historical records of the making of the European Union, NATO and Post WWII liberal Word Order. – source
Adamu Garba II2022-10-04T10:08:26.000Z
A History of Nigeria
Explore the complex history of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and eighth largest oil producer in the world. Leading historian Toyin Falola and African culture expert Matthew Heaton delve into Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial past, its journey to independence, and the key themes that have shaped its history such as religion, nationalism, and the economy. Discover how Nigerians have adapted to the country's challenges, and gain insight into its unrealized potential.
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
Adamu Garba II2021-02-01T16:34:27.000Z
Technocracy in America
Rise of the Info-State
"Technocracy in America" presents a thought-provoking argument about the flaws in American democracy and proposes a new system of government: a direct technocracy. Author and globalization scholar Parag Khanna explores successful nations like Switzerland and Singapore to show how a combination of democracy and data can create a more efficient and prosperous society. This manifesto offers practical and proven proposals for redesigning the American political system and invites readers to consider a new vision for the 21st century.
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
Adamu Garba II2019-11-16T15:49:46.000Z
How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You
Discover the secrets behind the success of industry giants like Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, and PayPal in Platform Revolution. Written by three platform business experts, this authoritative book delves into the two-sided markets that are revolutionizing the way we do business. Learn how to start and run a successful platform business, identify prime markets, and monetize networks. The authors also cover crucial issues concerning security, regulation, and consumer trust. Platform Revolution is an indispensable guide that reveals the brilliant future of platforms and how they will alter the lives and careers of millions.
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
Adamu Garba II2019-09-01T14:34:00.000Z
Also recommended byKirk Borne
China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Discover how China has rapidly caught up with the US in the development of AI with Kai-Fu Lee's AI Superpowers. Lee, an expert in AI and China, argues that dramatic changes will happen sooner than many expect due to these developments. Lee also explores the impact of AI on both blue-collar and white-collar jobs and provides insight into possible solutions for the significant changes that are coming.
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
Adamu Garba II2019-03-25T20:33:47.000Z
Also recommended byArianna HuffingtonTim O’ReillyChris AndersonSean GardnerCharles Onyango-ObboYuval Noah HarariErik Brynjolfsson
Prisoners of Geography
Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (1) (Politics of Place)
This acclaimed book examines how geography shapes global politics, using ten crucial regions to explain the strategies of world powers. The author provides unique perspectives on Russia, China, the US, Latin America, and more, exploring how each country's physical characteristics impact their leadership and decision-making. Whether through ancient maps or Google Earth, this compelling read reveals how geography always plays a role in shaping our world.
@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
Adamu Garba II2018-08-27T16:08:47.000Z
A World in Disarray
American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order
The rules and institutions that upheld the world since World War II are coming to an end, leaving the United States unable to shape the world in its image. Richard Haass, author and President of the Council on Foreign Relations, examines the global disorder caused by everything from terrorism to climate change. He argues for a new global operating system, that embraces the reality of distributed power and weaker states. A World in Disarray features a detailed description of how the U.S. should approach relationships with China, Russia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Haass examines dysfunctional American politics, mounting debt, and the lack of agreement regarding the U.S.'s place in the world, while painting a comprehensive picture of the current world's condition.
@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
Adamu Garba II2017-07-31T09:45:16.000Z