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A Review of “Grave New World”, by Stephen D King

4 July 2017

Published: Yale University Press (2017) I was looking forward to reading this book, Stephen D King has an excellent reputation and he has a key role at HSBC, while also advising the House of Commons Treasury Committee. The advance notices were also excellent and the author is writing about an [read more]

Review of Michael Lewis’ “The Undoing Project”

7 January 2017

W W Norton & Co., New York, 2017 There are a few books that one enjoys from beginning to end, often one has reservations about aspects work, the praise may be leading, the author may not express his arguments clearly, or she may be plain wrong; however, Michael Lewis has once more produced a [read more]

Review of “Industries of the Future” – Alec Ross

7 January 2017

Simon & Schuster, New York, 2016 This book was published in 2016 and the author is described as one of America’s leading experts on innovation. Ross acted as senior advisor for innovation to Hillary Clinton for four years, and the book is peppered with references to this experience; at [read more]

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World

19 October 2016

In his book, “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World”, Raghuram G. Rajan identified two main fault lines in the global economy. Firstly, the willingness to supply credit to those who had not benefitted from rising GDP. He says, “the political response to rising [read more]

A review of “Capitalism a Ghost Story” by Arundhati Roy

7 February 2016

A review of “Capitalism a ghost story” by Arundhati Roy, published by Verso London 2014 This short book, it is less than a hundred pages, is an attack on the power of Indian elites, represented by rich industrialists, entrepreneurs and politicians on those less fortunate in their society. This [read more]

ZeroZeroZero – Roberto Saviano

26 January 2016

Translated by Virginia Jewiss, Allen Lane, London 2015 Book Review ZeroZeroZero is the latest book by Roberto Saviano, the author of Gomorrah, which describes the clandestine activities of the Camorra clan. Saviano’s life has been threatened and he has a permanent police escort. In 2008 Reuters [read more]
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