English book reviews

  • Victor Prince – The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain 6 juli 2020
    Many people that completed one of the Camino routes across Spain to Santiago de Compostela want to convey their impressions. Some post travelogues to Youtube or process their encounters in a novel (e.g. Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist in their Camino and the Dutch philosopher and theologist Willem Ouweneel in his De vrouwe van de ...
  • John R. DiJulius – The Relationship Economy : Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital Age 1 juli 2020
    In┬áThe Relationship Economy, author and consultant John Robert DiJulius argues that our inner circle – the people we trust the most – is much smaller than in the past. We miss out on opportunities to make a deeper connection that can potentially enrich lives. Due to the dark side of technological disruptions, we are now ...
  • David Kauders – The Financial System Limit: Radical Thoughts About Money 29 juni 2020
    David Kauders whose Bear Markets I reviewed in 2017, is back with a new book that shows that all schemes that borrow from the future are thwarted by three related concepts: the true cost of debt to society, central banking economic cycle, and the financial system limit. The Financial System Limit: Radical Thoughts About Money ...
  • Rohit Bhargava – Non-Obvious Megatrends 22 juni 2020
    For the past ten years, Rohit Bhargava’s annual Non-Obvious Trend Reports sought to touch upon the trends happening before our eyes instead of attempting to predict the future. The approach Bhargava takes is coined The Haystack Method, one he explains well in the first part of his this latest book, Non-Obvious Megatrends. The other parts ...
  • Anna Funder – Stasiland : Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall 7 juni 2020
    The release of the concept album Stasiland by London-based synth-pop band Ekkoes early 2020 triggered me to order and read the source of inspiration, Anna Funder‘s Stasiland – Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall (2003). The Australian-born journalist went to Berlin, put up a notice in a local newspaper to get into contact with former ...
  • Robin Hemley – Borderline Citizen : Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood 5 juni 2020
    In Borderline Citizen Robin Hemley, a Jewish American with a Philippino wife takes his readers to the borderlines, enclaves, and odd places on this world. Modern nationhood sprang up in the late 1900’s, the border between India and Pakistan being drawn in just four weeks, and places like Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau here in the Netherlands ...
  • Jodie Jackson – You Are What You Read: Why changing your media diet can change the world 28 mei 2020
    In a fast-paced world with clickbait ‘news’, ‘fake news’, the current U.S. president blaming ‘the media’ of not supporting his ‘alternative truths’, it’s up to us to reconsider our media consumption. The subject of Jodie Jackson’s You Are What You Read: Why changing your media diet can change the world is not information overload, rather ...
  • Rana Foroohar – Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles — and All of Us 26 mei 2020
    In the early days of Google, Don’t be evil, was the corporate mantra to live by. It is interesting to see that if a negative formulation like this is needed, the culture itself was already toxic. That’s the core message of the CNN analyst and Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar in her book Don’t Be ...
  • Peter Yang – The Art of writing : Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know 7 mei 2020
    If you want to stand out as a writer, whether your aim is a fictional piece of art, a non-fiction book, or your next blog post, it’s good to know key principles. In the short-read The Art of Writing, Peter Yang highlights four principles for great writing. It’s a very practical guide on economy, transparency, ...
  • Tracy Hewitt Meyer – A Life, Redefined 29 april 2020
    Seven years ago, Rowan Slone covered her baby brother Aidan’s lower body with a blanket. When he didn’t wake up the next morning, her parents accused Rowan of murder. You can imagine how this marked the youth of Rowan. In her teenage years, she developed anorexia and self-mutilation as coping mechanisms. Her dysfunctional family fell ...
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