Posts tagged 2-podcast
[2.17] How to run the world

If there is one man who built his name off the international relations brand well, it is Parag Khanna - a global citizen in action, born in India and a resident of Singapore who has lived in more than 4 countries in his lifetime. To help you get into the mindset of this very complex field, we recommend the book “How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance” by Parag Khanna.

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[2.14] Making Hard Choices as Chief Diplomat

International relations is filled with hard choices we have to make, particularly when it comes to top level management. The stakes are high and the wrong choices could end up costing lives. To help you get your mind set in the world of international relations and get to grips to skills required in the fast-changing modern world, we recommend the book “Hard Choices” written by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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[2.10] Strangers Drowning

We all have conscious and subconscious motivations into our calling in life. For some, the urge to help people is greater than others but does this innate empathy and humanness come at a cost. To help provide some balance and insight to some of these difficult and challenging ethical questions, we recommend the book “Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and Overpowering Urge to Help” by Larissa MacFarquhar.

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[2.8] Trade as a splendid exchange

As you dive deeper into the issue, you will start to certain patterns emerging. For instance, when you consider why certain countries are helped more than others in terms of aid and support, look behind whether there is any trade interest for the aiding country. We recommend “A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World from Prehistory to Today” by William J. Bernstein.

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[2.7] A peace to end all peace

At Grassroot Diplomat, we have a general understanding that people are borderless in terms of their identity and sense of belonging. But even looking at today’s society, we are still struck by confined sense of identity in terms of how countries want to define us. Pick up “A Peace to End All Peace” by non-historian David Fromkin to learn about the shaping of our modern history and trade of international relations.

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