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Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - May 28, 2019
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What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. ...
Harini Calamur
Feb 03, 2021
@kushal_mehra kaun khel raha hai. btw great book if you havent read/heard it already Range      source
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Shoshana Zuboff - Jan 15, 2019
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon t...
Harini Calamur
Jan 24, 2021
#Books2021 - the Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a gripping read. i am both reading, and listening to the audible version. much recommended      source
The Growth Delusion
Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations
David Pilling - Jan 30, 2018
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A provocative critique of the pieties and fallacies of our obsession with economic growthWe live in a society in which a priesthood of economists, wielding impenetrable mathematical formulas, sets the framework for public debate. Ultimately, it is economists who set the agenda for how much we can spend on our schools, highways, and defense; who dec...
Harini Calamur
Jan 10, 2021
@raghav4india there is this fab book by David Pilling called the Growth Delusion - on how the measure of GDP is flawed. very readable. very insightful.      source
The Satan Bug
Alistair MacLean - Mar 10, 2020 (first published in 1962)
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Gripping and tense story of secret agents, even more secret government facilities, and a deadly virus, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Mordon Chemical Research Centre: an ultra top secret facility hidden in the English countryside and one of the most secure places in the world. But now it has been broken into and the Satan Bug, the...
Harini Calamur
Aug 18, 2020
@ArunKrishnan_ i loved the MacLean books. i still haven't outgrown them. re-read satan bug a few weeks ago. that man knew how to plot, and how to pace the story.      source
Revenge & Reconciliation
Understanding South Asian History
Rajmohan Gandhi - Jan 01, 1999
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In this remarkable study, well-known biographer Rajmohan Gandhi, underscoring the prominence in the Mahabharata of the revenge impulse, follows its trajectory in South Asian history. Side by side, he traces the role played by reconcilers up to present times, beginning with the Buddha, Mahavira and Asoka....
Harini Calamur
Jan 21, 2020
@Ankur_tiwari2 @farzana_versey and vice versa. one great book to read is Rajmohan Gandhi's revenge and reconciliation about how the people of this land have traditionally butchered each other, and then gotten back together. it is part of the contradiction that defines us.      source
Poor Economics
A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee - Mar 27, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the au...
Harini Calamur
Oct 14, 2019
@ask0704 Read his book. I don't agree with some of the things he says. But, it is a great read on understanding poverty      source
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