A Moonless Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

Title: A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Men and Women Fighting Extremism in Africa Author: Alexis Okeowo Publisher: Hachette Books Page Count: 256 Pages (Hardback) Publication Date:  3 October 2017 Genre: Multicultural Interest, African Non-fiction Alexis never really felt connected to the African continent until she took up a 10- month internship in Uganda. This prompted her to … Continue reading A Moonless Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

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The Activist Director by Ira M. Millstein

Title: The Activist Director: Lessons from the Boardroom and the Future of the Corporation Author: Ira M. Millstein Publisher: Columbia University Press Page Count: 240 Pages (Hardback) Publication Date: 20 December 2016 Genre: Non-fiction, Business & Investing One of the major issues that emerged during the 2007/8 global financial crisis was corporate governance and sustainability. Given his … Continue reading The Activist Director by Ira M. Millstein

Worth It by Amanda Steinberg

Title: Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms Author: Amanda Steinberg Pages: 288 (Hardback) Publisher: North Star Way, imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc Publishing Date: 7 February 2017 Genre: Non-Fiction, Business & Investing Ms Steinberg begins this book by sharing some statistics on numbers showing the pay gap between men and women in the USA.  It … Continue reading Worth It by Amanda Steinberg

The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf

Title: The Girl Who Beat  ISIS: Farida's Story Author: Farida Khalaf Translator: Andrea C. Hoffman Page Numbers: 224 Publisher: Square Peg, Vintage Publishing Publishing Date: July 6, 2016 I truly believe that situations are never occur by accident...The other day I caught a re-run of the TV series, Bones and this particular episode, Brennan and … Continue reading The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

Title: The Prague Sonata Author: Bradford Morrow Page Numbers: 480  (Hardcover) Publisher: Grove Atlantic Publishing Date: October 3, 2017 If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I am slightly obsessed with WWII narratives.  More recently, I  have been in search of the stories that span outside out of Germany … Continue reading The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

Quantified by Joe Whitworth

Title: Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy Authors: Joe Whitworth Page Numbers: 256  (Hardback) Publisher: Island Press Publishing Date: September 2015 There is a general consensus that indices such as Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) are good but limited measures of economic growth and development especially as we globally focus on sustainable development. … Continue reading Quantified by Joe Whitworth

Capital and the Common Good by Georgia L. Keohane

When markets fail to produce broad-based and sustainable public goods,  it is up to governments, multilateral agencies, philanthropists and well-wishers to step in and save the day through innovative finance. Title: Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's  Most Urgent Problems Author: Georgia Levenson Keohane Publisher: Columbia Business School Publishing Publishing … Continue reading Capital and the Common Good by Georgia L. Keohane