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The 9 Best Books I Read in 2022
Unlike recent years, I didn’t get to read as much this year as going back into full-time work and some other major life milestones kept me pretty busy. I still got through 28 books in 2022, roughly 50-50 fiction and … Continue reading
The Great Resignation has morphed into the Great Sabbatical
It’s a funny thing to realize your vacation is newsworthy! I was interviewed for an essay in Fast Company on how my sabbatical in 2021 was something that more and more people are starting to do. They also discussed my … Continue reading
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The Best Books I Read in 2021
Being on sabbatical for most of 2021, I was able to do a lot of reading – exactly 50 books, split 1/3 nonfiction and 2/3 fiction. So, as in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, here are my top book recommendations from 2021.
How to Build a Regular Writing Practice
An old friend who manages a renowned social enterprise recently reached out with a question. “I often struggle to write in between my work projects. I get caught up in operations rather than taking time to spread the word about … Continue reading
Humankind – I’m Not Convinced
Humankind by Rutger Bregman was one of the most popular books of last year, at least in my circles. Multiple friends recommended it, and it has received glowing reviews across the board, as far as I can see. But I was … Continue reading
The Best Books I Read in 2020
As in 2017, 2018, and 2019, here are my top book recommendations from 2020. One good thing about lockdown was getting to read a lot more than usual. 2020 turned into a bumper reading year, with as many as 72 books!! Click … Continue reading
The Polar Bear is Toast, and Other Lessons from 2019
Needing a break from pandemic thoughts this weekend, I re-read my 2019 journal and excavated these 3 little insights that I hope you find interesting. You can read them here as an article published on LinkedIn.
The 8 Best Books I Read in 2019
As in 2017 and 2018, here are my top book recommendations from 2019. Paradoxically, even though I read many more books in 2019 (35 in all), I actually have fewer ones to recommend than previous years. Partly that’s because a lot of my … Continue reading
The 12 Best Books I Read in 2018
I read 23 books in 2018. With some exceptions, my reading had a conscious theme. I wanted to explore, in both fiction and non-fiction, the question posed by Yuval Noah Harari in his book on this list: “What is happening … Continue reading
Selected as an Asia 21 Young Leader
In 2018, I was honoured to be selected as one of Asia Society’s Young Leaders of the 21st Century, and inducted into a wonderful and accomplished community of leaders across the continent. Click here to read more about the announcement!