The Testaments

First of all, I have not read any prior work by Margaret Atwood, I have not watched any movies or TV series adapted from her work either. Personally I do not derive much pleasure from watching the adaptations on the screen; reading the words with my imagination tangoing together with those precious words is almost … Continue reading The Testaments

The Culture Map

The Culture Map: decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures is written by Professor Erin Meyer at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools.  This is not a random choice of reading material. For a long time, I have prided myself as being very internationally-minded, getting along and working well … Continue reading The Culture Map

Working

This week I read Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, written by Robert A. Caro. Caro is known for his books, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, and the four volumes of The years of Lyndon Johnson.  Caro wrote the intention of this book is to share some of his experiences and … Continue reading Working

Steal Like An Artist

"Achoo! Achoo! Achoo!"  Those were my involuntary, thunderous and embarrassing sneezes. A young lady, running towards me from the far corner of the bookstore, holding a box of tissues, said “tissue for you”, with a beautiful smile. I was very touched, “This is very nice of you. Thank you so much.” I took one piece, … Continue reading Steal Like An Artist