Bookshelf

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

I do want to share how this book was written. The author a well-renowned medical doctor and a global health educator with a well-known TED talk. When he was diagnosed with an incurable pancreatic cancer, he canceled his external engagements and focused on pouring his knowledge … Continue reading “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think”

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Physics of the Future is one of Michio Kaku’s earlier books of his series of his forecasts of the future. I really enjoyed this book – as he dissects each industry into each layers, he goes in depth into each industry with a rules as a … Continue reading “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100”

The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World

Anne-Marie Slaughter was the former Director of Policy Planning Staff at the Office of Secretary at the State Department. She starts off the book by challenging the reader on the traditional notions of statecraft and standard foreign policy procedures, which is mainly in person – holding … Continue reading “The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World”

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

This book has many accolades from accomplished authors – Daniel Kahneman, the writer of Thinking Fast and Slow, Siddartha Mukherjee, the author of The Emperor All Maladies, and others. Here is one I agreed with the most. “Who knew that one idea could connect naval battles, … Continue reading “Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries”

Disaster Security: Using Intelligence and Military Planning for Energy and Environmental Risks

This is a book recommended by a close friend who is also a climate scientist. Chad Briggs and Miriam Matejova takes the audience interested in scenarios, simulations, and disaster planning through different exercises developed under the umbrella of the US Department of Energy and the US … Continue reading “Disaster Security: Using Intelligence and Military Planning for Energy and Environmental Risks”