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Where I read this book several years ago, it still resonates clearly — amid new instability between now Russia and the US, cancelling Open Skies Treaty, investing in orbital missile systems or supersonic delivery mechanisms of nuclear weapons. …

A titan shares his quirks in a short book — as if a reprieve from the work on his monumental 5th volume on LBJ

I’ve opened Robert Caro’s Power Broker standing in the basement floor of a Barnes and Noble store in NYC not far from Central Station — and took note of the book being recommended by a number of political dignitatirs — Barack Obama including.

Reeling and reminiscing on the order of…

A story well told often needs an object to feel, touch and relate to: mission accomplished for a former head of the British Museum who told and then wrote a 2010 account of this illustrative history of the world

I’ve went back to the 2010 BBC4 podcast series and then to the book of Neil MacGregor after I savoured his great collection of stories about religion and societies as they come together in Living with the Gods.

A History of the World in 100 Objects is a companion to…

A beautiful book pondering questions about how religious beliefs shaped societies and how societies formed religion — told through artifacts

Neil MacGregor is a great storyteller: packaging educational content infused in art, shape and form — borrowing from his successful career as head of National Gallery and The British Museum — as if, taking from the dusty corners and archived places artifacts that provoke our thinking.

This time, a yet…

A qualitative and quantitative study of a major fintech innovation that set the standard for online banking, online authorization and solved a major problem for banks expanding their operations

Disclosure: I am lucky to know Bernardo and even contribute to one of his numerous projects, researching the modern applications of payments and developments of modern payment technologies and am still in awe of the prowess of his pushing several research projects — something that allowed him to illuminate the…


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