Book Reviews

Book Review: The Future of Capitalism – Facing New Anxieties

“Despite the promise of prosperity, what modern capitalism is currently delivering is aggression, humiliation and fear: the Rottweiler Society. To achieve the promise, our sense of mutual regard has to be rebuilt. Pragmatism tells us that this process will need to be guided by context and evidence-based reasoning.” – Sir Paul Collier Capitalism – an …

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Book Review: GRIT – Growing grit from outside in (Part 3)

Drawing from Part 1 and Part 2, I’ve presented a case for why grit is important in helping us realize our potential and how as individuals we can play a critical role in developing grit in ourselves. However, as alluded to earlier, there is the place of the society in nurturing grit in others and supporting them realize …

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Book Review: GRIT – Why Passion and Resilience are the secrets to success (Part 1)

GRIT – a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s perseverance of effort combined with the passion for a particular long-term goal or end state (a powerful motivation to achieve an objective). According to Angela Duckworth, the author of the book, GRIT is passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern …

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Education on 4C’s: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Review

“Humans could never predict the future with accuracy. But today, it is more difficult than ever before because once technology enables to engineer bodies, brains and minds, we can no longer be certain about anything – including things that previously seemed fixed and eternal.” – Yuval Noah Harari I am a believer in education and …

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Don’t Stop: Inspired by Phil Knight the Shoe Dog

At the start of this blog, I had been introduced to a book club by my mentor and friend, Newton Siele. On joining, the first book that was being read was on “How to Find Your Why” by Simon Sinek which I did a review for here and here. This guided me on why I intended to blog, …

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