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Mariana Mazzucato

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Mariana Mazzucato is an economist with dual Italian–US citizenship. She is a professor at University College London in Economics of Innovation and Public Value and she is the founder/director of their Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.
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An Odyssey
A Father, A Son, and an Epic
Daniel Mendelsohn - 2017-09-12
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A deeply moving memoir about a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece, The Odyssey. The book explores timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home. The author weaves personal narrative and literary exploration to produce a richly emotional and insightful read. It has been named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, and was a Kirkus Best Memoir of 2017.
Mariana Mazzucato
Reading amazing book ‘An Odyssey’ by Daniel Mendelsohn (on Homer’s epic)!while on holiday on my favourite Eolian island…feels like I’m literally in the book…happily lost in the sea.      source
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How China Escaped Shock Therapy
The Market Reform Debate (Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy)
Isabella M. Weber - 2021-05-26
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Discover the fierce debate that shaped China's economic rise without its wholesale assimilation to global neoliberalism. This book explores the contest over economic reforms that paved the way for the country's gradual marketization. Its extensive research delves into the intellectual foundations of state-market relations in reform-era China and sheds light on its economic model and its ongoing contestations from both within and without.
Mariana Mazzucato
The book is an absolute must read x anyone interested in China. And the ideas behind its evolution. Brava @IsabellaMWeber !!!      source
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Memoirs of Hadrian
Marguerite Yourcenar - 2005-05-18 (first published in 1951)
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This international acclaimed work explores the character of Emperor Hadrian and reflects on the meaning of history. Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines Hadrian's boyhood, triumphs, and his gradual reordering of a war-torn world as an emperor. Written in elegant and precise prose, this book presents the imaginative insights of a great 20th-century writer.
Mariana Mazzucato
Rereading (in French) the book I chose for #DesertIslandDiscs interview. A gem that never tires: Memories of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar.      source
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Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space
Dominic Walliman - 2013-11-26
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Explore the mysteries of the universe with Professor Astro Cat, the smartest cat in the alley! Learn about our solar system, galaxy, extraterrestrial life, gravity, time, and more with this fastidious feline. Written by a physicist and illustrated by an award-winning artist, "Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space" is an educational and engaging journey to the very frontiers of space that kids and parents will love!
Mariana Mazzucato
The best book on space I've ever read (actually the only one). Twins loved it too! @NASA      source