House of Windows- Alexia Casale

Nick is a super smart 15 year old orphan Maths prodigy off to Cambridge University, full of beans after his mum died and workaholic stupid father lacking parental skills. He is vulnerable and shows great empathy with those less fortunate and well off, and keep on making mistakes. He is lacking a social life and…

How an ordinary person becomes a Don in Rio’s favela

Rochina Favela’s drugs in Rio de Janeiro is the head of the drug cartel and the king of the notorious largest slum and the most wanted criminal in Brazil. Nemesis is the story of an ordinary poor man Antonio, but they called him Nem, who was hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would…

New Zealand bans award winning teen novel

New Zealand has banned an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book to be removed from shelves in over two decades,  with fines unto  NZ$10,000 for those ignoring the order. The Film and Literature Board of Review has placed an interim restriction order on ‘Into The River’ by Auckland author Ted…

A Business Book to make you smile?

 Zero to One – by Peter Thiel – “What is something you think is true but that most people disagree with?” This is one of Peter’s questions which symbolises the level of intellect which the book both produces and demands of its readers. The use of graphs as well as – towards the end –…

Information Technology can remould global economics

Over the past two centuries, the capitalism has undergone constant changes and economical cycle which lurch from boom to bust and always has emerged transformed and strengthened. Paul Mason an economic editor at Channel 4 News and Guardian columnist believes that after two decades the western capitalism which dominated the world, this economic system has…

Meltdown of the Irish economy in Eurozone

Paul Murray describes vividly in his third novel, the role of bankers in Ireland, who are classed as new class of pariah, accused for bringing the country to the edge of bankruptcy. And Dublin is branded as post-apocalyptic ghost town, full of protesters dressed as walking the dead Royal Irish Bank (Zombies), in unfinished luxury…

The World’s largest book : Earth Platinum

The world’s largest book, a giant atlas weighing 150 kg, has been put on display at the Sydney State Library for one month. The atlas, Earth Platinum, only 31 copies in the world published by Millennium House in 2012, measures 1.8 metres by 2.7 metres. Over 100 international cartographers, geographers and photographers were involved in…

The Ancient Greek miracle

The Ancient Greeks invented philosophy, democracy, rational science, theatre and build the library of Alexandria and the Parthenon. Most Greeks does not live in what is now known as Greece, but in settlements in Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, France , Italy, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia. Edith Hall’s in depth introduction of Ancient Greeks, take you…

Think, Act and be a Leader!

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra Harvard Business Review Press £20 /$30 This is a book not for faint hearted people with tunnel vision, but ideal for thinking big and outside the box. It is myth that you need to learn to act like a leader and think like a…