Bookshelf

The Technology Trap

by Carl Benedikt Frey

The Industrial Revolution should really be renamed to The Great British Industrial Revolution. This book thoughtfully argues a good point that the coming revolutions with AI and bio-technology have more in common with previous technological revolutions once you scratch past the surface and examine the political sphere of influence.

Empire

by Niall Ferguson

The rise, fall and far-reaching stretch of the British Empire has always fascinated me and this book gives a great account of how the Brits found themselves at the head of the largest empire the world has ever seen. The accounts on British India, The American Revolution and how the Brits copied the Dutch before […]

Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags

by Tim Marshall

After reading this book Tim Marshall has solidified himself as a go-to journalist and writer when wanting to learn and understand geopolitics. In this book he cleverly outlines the history behind our flags and the influence they hold over our ‘modern democracies’.

Rise Up

by Stormzy

The #MERKY story tells me that your dreams can be achieved if you carefully assemble the right team around you. Energy and enthusiasm is more important than experience – and we all know the ‘hood has plenty of that.

Homo Deus

by Yuval Noah Harari

Which way is mankind going? Where will we end up? Cyborgs? Dictatorships led by AI? Will we become immortal gods ourselves? With liberalism and humanism on the rise, the author conveys that society may no longer need morals, religion or laws. He brilliantly considers mankind’s next step in evolution.

Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

This book changed my life, and if I could only recommend you read one book from this list – it’s this one. Mr Harari debunks some great myths with sound logic before moving on to demonstrate how destructive our species is. The author thinks we’re moving forwards. I believe we’re spiralling downwards.