Top reading material

For the past two days I’ve been immersed in conference in Istanbul, The Performance Theatre, which includes business people of an enlightened kind, artists, some policy folk, from many countries. So it’s a diverse crowd but pretty elite. It’s always interesting to see what books a top group will cite during the proceedings. And what an eclectic mix it was this time.

by Louis de Bernieres [amazon_image id=”0099478986″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Birds Without Wings[/amazon_image]
by Matt Ridley
 by Mikhail Bulgakov [amazon_image id=”0099540940″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Master and Margarita (Vintage Classics)[/amazon_image]
 by P Kropotkin
by Lewis Thomas [amazon_image id=”0140047433″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher[/amazon_image]
 by John Browne

[amazon_image id=”0297868055″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Seven Elements That Have Changed The World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon[/amazon_image]

I’m jotting this down in a hotel a couple of kilometres from Taksim Square, and it’s noisy there tonight. Time to turn over to Twitter and rolling (online) news to see what’s happening. It feels like a good time to try to understand the world as well as change it,


One thought on “Top reading material

  1. 7 elements – and no hydrogen or oxygen ! without those 2, he wouldnt be around to write his book nor we to read it. Still, if it gets people reading about science I suppose thats something

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