Tag Archives: Anand Giridharadas

Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge

When I talk to young people I tell them if by the time they are forty years old when they look in the mirror if they don’t see their best teacher they did something wrong. I’m not going to sell math short and I agree with the emphasis put on STEM but reading is far and away the most important academic skill. Basically, if you can read you can teach yourself almost anything. Continue reading Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge

Power And Inequity

Question: What do you get when you bring together a favorite college professor, a respected friend’s suggestion, a group of wise friends’ decision and two books?

Answer: This article.

Question: Do I have you intrigued?

Hopefully the answer is yes; in which case I invite you to come along and explore.   Continue reading Power And Inequity

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITIONS

I just added Winners Take All: The Elites Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas and People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism For An Age of Discontent  by Joseph Stiglitz to the Recommended Reading List.

In “Winners” Giridharadas explores the motives and methods of philanthropists.  In his book Nobel Prize winning economist Stiglitz looks at inequity more through an economic lens.

I actually recommend that you read the two in tandem; order of no particular consequence.