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January Yusuf Makamba is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Bumbuli constituency since 2010. In December 2015, he was appointed as a Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office for Union Affairs and Environment.
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The World as It Is
A Memoir of the Obama White House
Ben Rhodes - 2019-04-02 (first published in 2018)
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From one of Barack Obama's most trusted aides comes a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency--and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive.For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration--first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor,...
January Makamba
@ernestmwasa @brhodes Yes. I read @brhodes book early this year. Fascinating. Yes, will do one of my own soon. Inshallah      source
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The Power of Social Influences
Cass R. Sunstein - 2019-05-28
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Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein reveals the appeal and the danger of conformityWe live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division--separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity, and sometimes gender. How did this happen? In Conformity, Cass R. Sunstein argues that the key to making sense...
January Makamba
This book by @CassSunstein (and “Nudge” with @R_Thaler) are must-read for policymakers.      source
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When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi - 2016-01-12
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chr...
January Makamba
This one, the writings of a young and brilliant medical doctor, who was practicing medicine while battling terminal illness (cancer), may make you cry. He writes about his final days. Then died at 37-years old before finishing the book. His wife wrote an epilogue.      source
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The Undoing Project
A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael Lewis - 2016-12-06
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Bestselling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human ...
January Makamba
If you like Daniel Kahneman’s work, especially his book “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, you will absolutely love this book by Michael Lewis that delves into the background of his work. Brilliant piece of writing I enjoyed last year.      source