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(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

Tête-à-tête with YB Chong Eng – 25 August, 7.30pm @ PISA

For those of you who can understand mandarin and are in Penang this weekend, come join me in a tête-à-tête with Chong Eng, Member of Parliament for Bukit Mertajam. Chong and I will talk about our political experience including points from our books. I am quite excited and look forward to the talk – for … Continue reading

My book for President Noynoy Aquino

Recently, I was in the Philippines to attend Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party‘s 5th National Congress. Akbayan is a partner in President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino’s government and together with DAP participate in the regional Network of Social Democracy in Asia as well as Socialist International. President Aquino delivered the keynote address at the congress which was … Continue reading