Oprah time: What Happened by Hilary Clinton

Reading Time: 4 minutes I just had a chance to read What Happened am glad that I didn’t pay good money for this book. I found it both insightful and disappointing in equal measures. Clinton conveys her emotion really well. She also deeply loves power and policy. I don’t mean that in a megalomaniac way; but in a deep … Read moreOprah time: What Happened by Hilary Clinton

Oprah time: A Shadow Intelligence by Oliver Harris

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was given a galley copy of A Shadow Intelligence to read. TLDR: version of my review is that its a thoroughly modern spy thriller. The protagonist Elliot Kane is a British intelligence officer who has returned from Saudi Arabia to London. He is sent a video of himself in a room that he’s never … Read moreOprah time: A Shadow Intelligence by Oliver Harris

Oprah time: China’s Disruptors by Edward Tse

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reading China’s Disruptors by Edward Tse is a great primer on how China’s enterprises are structured differently to foreign companies. The government / private relationship is a complex one. Tse does a good job at explaining it well. This alone is a good reason to read the book. Tse’s background as China based management consultant … Read moreOprah time: China’s Disruptors by Edward Tse

Oprah Time AngloArabia by David Wearing

Reading Time: < 1 minute I got sent a copy of AngloArabia and was interested in having a read of it. I grew up at a time when the Gulf states influence grew through OPEC. I started my work life with a brief time in the oil and gas industry. Since then I have moved on through a number of … Read moreOprah Time AngloArabia by David Wearing

Oprah time: To kill the truth by Sam Bourne

Reading Time: 2 minutes To kill the truth is very much a book of our time. It explores the power of historical records, the alt-right and technology. The plot opens with a very current battle between ‘woke’ academia meets the polo-shirted, tiki torch-bearing far right. A former academic has gone to court in order to dispute our understanding of … Read moreOprah time: To kill the truth by Sam Bourne