Bookshelf

How Google Works

by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

I loved this book! It completely changed my outlook on management and has inspired me to become a leader. True management is so much more than just assigning work and approving holidays. I now agree with the authors that the most important thing a manager does, is hire.

The New Silk Roads

by Peter Frankopan

I thoroughly enjoyed this book because a lot of the content covered was current and relatable. Unfortunately the author focuses a bit too much on Trump for my liking, but eventually swings full attention to the elephant in the room: China.

The Silk Roads

by Peter Frankopan

This was a very long audio book to listen to. But, it gives a very detailed and compelling insight to the global empires since 300BC – all back with historical accounts. However, it left me with the impression that the Silk Roads are not as ‘ancient’ as I originally thought.

Natives

by Akala

It’s incredible a how book that feels so familiar leaves me with more questions than answers. Akala’s story represents that of all children of diaspora living in the UK. He paints a very vivid picture of UK society in relation to race and class.

Prisoners of Geography

by Tim Marshall

It’s incredible how every border on this planet represents a political motivation. The world map is not a map per-se: it’s a chess board and the United States is winning.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

by Alex Haley

Malcolm’s journey of first finding himself through NOI, and then later rediscovering himself later represents one so many of us are familiar with. His story inspires me, and his recollection of his experience beyond America towards the end of the book fuels my hope for the future.