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Alexander Stubb is a Finnish politician who served as the Prime Minister of Finland from 2014 to 2015. He rose to politics as a researcher specialised in the affairs of the European Union and was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 as a member of the National Coalition Party.
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The Harvest of Sorrow
Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine
Robert Conquest - 1987-11-12 (first published in 1986)
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The Harvest of Sorrow is the first full history of one of the most horrendous human tragedies of the 20th century. Between 1929 and 1932 the Soviet Communist Party struck a double blow at the Russian peasantry: dekulakization, the dispossession and deportation of millions of peasant families, and collectivization, the abolition of private ownership...
Alexander Stubb
2022-05-08T15:35:48.000Z
Read this book in 1991. Left a lasting impression. Recommended reading still today. The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine : Conquest, Robert: Libri -      source
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The Code Breaker
Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
Walter Isaacson - 2021-03-09
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The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a ...
Alexander Stubb
2021-08-17T16:33:12.000Z
Listened to Lifespan by @davidasinclair with Matthew LaPlane. Excellent book. Full of science, ethics, policy and life. Fits well with @WalterIsaacson Biography on @doudna_lab. A strong recommendation. Biotech is not only the future, it is here with us.      source
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Lifespan
Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To
David A. Sinclair - 2019-09-10
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It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, a...
Alexander Stubb
2021-08-17T16:33:12.000Z
Listened to Lifespan by @davidasinclair with Matthew LaPlane. Excellent book. Full of science, ethics, policy and life. Fits well with @WalterIsaacson Biography on @doudna_lab. A strong recommendation. Biotech is not only the future, it is here with us.      source
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Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson - 2018-10-02 (first published in 2017)
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"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weav...
Alexander Stubb
2021-05-31T15:10:15.000Z
I read @WalterIsaacson’ biography on Steve Jobs a few years ago. Then I listened to his book on @doudna_lab. Simply brilliant. Thus had to listen to his book on Leonardo da Vinci. Fantastic. Now ordering his biographies on Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. 🙏🙏🙏      source
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Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson - 2011-10-24
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, a...
Alexander Stubb
2021-05-31T15:10:15.000Z
I read @WalterIsaacson’ biography on Steve Jobs a few years ago. Then I listened to his book on @doudna_lab. Simply brilliant. Thus had to listen to his book on Leonardo da Vinci. Fantastic. Now ordering his biographies on Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. 🙏🙏🙏      source
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Empire of Pain
The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Patrick Radden Keefe - 2021-04-13
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The highly anticipated portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing. The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the a...
Alexander Stubb
2021-05-16T13:40:27.000Z
Finished listening to @praddenkeefe book ”Empire of Pain”. Remarkably well researched and narrated true story about the Sackler family, big pharma, Valium, Oxycontin, art, greed, marketing, science, law, the FDA, philatropy and much more. Scary. Sad. Recommendable.      source
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Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
Fareed Zakaria - 2020-10-06
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Lenin once said, “There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.” This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic impacts that may take years to unfold.In the...
Alexander Stubb
2021-03-22T06:04:37.000Z
Listened to @FareedZakaria’s latest book over the weekend. ”Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” is a brilliant, clear and interesting analysis of the world. Zakaria has a knack to bring the past into the present and look into the future. A warm recommendation.      source
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Privacy is Power
Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data
Carissa Veliz - 2021-04-06
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An Economist Book of the Year  A blistering exposé of how our personal data is abused, why that matters, and what we can do about it . . . They are watching you. Governments and hundreds of corporations are spying on you, and everyone you know. Every minute of every day. Without your permission, or even your awareness, they are harvesti...
Alexander Stubb
2021-02-21T20:34:55.000Z
My @dagensindustri column in print tomorrow. On privacy. Inspired by @carissaveliz book #PrivacyIsPower. Will post on my homepage later. What’s the first thing you do when you wakebupbin the morning? Touch your phone? That’s when data collection for the day begins...      source
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Humankind
A Hopeful History
Rutger Bregman - 2020-06-02 (first published in 2019)
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From the author of New York Times bestseller UTOPIA FOR REALISTS, a revolutionary argument that the innate goodness and cooperation of human beings has been the greatest factor in our success.If one basic principle has served as the bedrock of bestselling author Rutger Bregman's thinking, it is that every progressive idea -- whether it was the abol...
Alexander Stubb
2020-09-27T15:50:26.000Z
An excellent book! Warning - a difficult read for pessimists, cynics and all those who find salt in their cornflakes. @rcbregman      source
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Enlightenment Now
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker - 2019-01-15 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enligh...
Alexander Stubb
2019-12-20T18:23:49.000Z
I am in the middle of listening to @sapinker’s ”Enlightenment Now”. Simply brilliant! A must for anyone trying to make sense of the world. Factual optimism. Glad mother-in-law is getting me the physical version of the book for Christmas. Will re-read.      source
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The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead - 2020-06-30
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Mythos by Stephen Fry
Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson
White by Bret Easton Ellis
The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-williams
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
Educated by Tara Westover
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
Fast After 50 by Joe Friel
Domestique by Charly Wegelius
Give and Take by Adam Grant
The Longest Race by Ed Ayres
The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Peace Journey by Carl Bildt