Prisoners of Geography: An Indispensable Primer on Geopolitics [book notes]

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics, Tim Marshall, 2015 (Amazon US;Amazon Australia) Snapshot Explores the geographical dimension in geopolitics, putting key historical events into context. While geopolitics can quickly become complex, there are certainly recurring themes: access to water transport routes, natural resources etc. Familiarity [...]

Quarterly reading list [2020 Q2]

Commentary on every book I read in the quarter, covering: why I chose to read it, some insights and quotes, and review. Not intended to be a summary.   Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker (2017) It's a truism to say sleep is important - along with nutrition, stress management, and exercise. Yet I still found [...]

Single Sentence Summaries for Every Book I Read in 2019

More like key take-aways than summaries.   Throughout history people have wanted similar things (freedom, security etc) – the challenge is finding the right balance for the right place at the right time.   While riddled with its unique regional challenges, business opportunities in Africa are underrated.   Human behaviour is incredibly complex: much of [...]

Single Sentence Summaries for Every Book I Read in 2018

With too many books out there, and too little time, I thought it'd be helpful to share my 2018 reading as single sentence summaries. Of course, reducing someone's life work in such a manner risks misrepresentation. So take these summaries more as the key takeaways I got from each. Hopefully this helps you discover which are of interest to you.