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Age Of Pandemics (1817-1920) book cover
Age Of Pandemics (1817-1920)
How they shaped India and the World
Chinmay Tumbe - 2020-12-02
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From lockdowns to lockups, viruses to vaccination, the movement of people to the movement of bowels, from rats to cats, and more, The Age of Pandemics chronicles the many facets of the cholera, plague and influenza pandemics, which claimed over 70 million lives between 1817 and 1920, with India being the epicentre in all these episodes.The book arg...
Dev Khare
Illuminating book. Startling claim by @ChinmayTumbe, backed up by deep research: The Indian subcontinent has accounted for 60%+ of global pandemic-related deaths (plague, cholera, malaria etc.) over the past few hundred years.      source
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The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Tim Wu - 2011-11-28 (first published in 2010)
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It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industryfrom the telephone to radio to filmonce existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this pathbreaking book,...
Dev Khare
@deepakabbot Would recommend reading this for tug of war between government and communications monopolies over the past century. The Master Switch by @superwuster      source
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The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Neil Howe - 1992-09-30 (first published in 1991)
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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies,...
Dev Khare
Why does this matter for founders? Because different generations have different propensities (to consume, save, live life in general) and will adopt products differently. Ideas adapted from awesome (but dense) book by William Strauss -      source
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