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(Book) The Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 1951-2013: Islamism in a Mottled Nation

By Farish A. Noor Just less than four years ago, on the eve of the 13th general election (GE13), DAP was preparing to use the white moon logo of PAS as our election symbol. Tok Guru Nik Aziz whom Malaysians dearly miss and whose kind of leadership we desperately need in these challenging times, responded … Continue reading

(Book) Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela Chronicled Mandela’s journey from a “runaway” village boy to a runaway political activist before finally becoming the President of independent South Africa. It is a very honest book, and at times open confessions of weakness from a man who is today a living legend – to remind us that Mandela is a … Continue reading

(Book) Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitude

by Jacques Ellul  This is a book by the late French philosopher and anarchist Jacques Ellul. It explores the dynamics of information and how they affect our thinking, and action. I am of course reading this book in a political context but I believe those in marketing and those who are interested in leadership development … Continue reading

(Book) The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

by Niall Ferguson This is an informative yet entertaining book about the history of the monetary system, interesting read on the genesis of money, banks, the stock market, insurance, subprime mortgage etc. See how banks “create” money out of literally nothing, how the world with its large businesses go around each day by a single … Continue reading