The Fall of the House of FIFA

Book review of David Conn's 'The Fall of the House of FIFA'. A damning account of the culture of corruption at FIFA.

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Chaos Monkeys – Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

Chaos Monkeys is not a book for purists. The narrative is riddled with F-bombs and obscenities fly with horrifying frequency. Martinez drops names and dresses them down with aplomb

Zero to One

The origins of 'Zero to One' lay in a classroom course, Peter Thiel taught at Stanford university in 2012. Blake Masters, the co-author and one of Thiel's students at Stanford, went the extra mile and took extensive notes during the lectures which he subsequently published on his tech blog, too. 'Zero to One' is a … Continue reading Zero to One

The Rise and Fall of Nations

Ruchir Sharma, in his debut book 'Breakout Nations', examined the scrambling pursuit of emerging economies vying to break out into the big league. In his latest book 'The Rise and Fall of Nations', he shares his acumen and experiences with the readers to tell the good economic prospects from the ugly ducklings of the world. … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Nations

Numero Zero

Umberto Eco (1932-2016) passed away in February leaving behind an astounding intellectual legacy of unsurpassed depth. A towering figure in the world of literature, Eco arrived on the scene in the '80s with his debut, best-selling novel 'The Name of the Rose'. Over the next three decades, Eco wrote one seminal book after another, though … Continue reading Numero Zero

Wheelmen

The road to success is never easy. Champions invest thousands of hours of hard work and see off numerous failures to cultivate a winning attitude. However, without integrity and discipline as two cornerstones, a champion's stay on the top could be short-lived. Over the years, we have been witness to numerous stories of heroes falling … Continue reading Wheelmen