Dacher defines power as the capacity to make a difference in the world.
The most interesting section for me was on the abuses of power — that is, how we lose power.
It’s a memoir, so you’re certainly getting only one side of the story.
But Knight doesn’t hesitate to flog himself throughout the book — he comes off as energetic, hardworking, risk-taking, and willing to enter moral grey area to make Nike a success.
The drive to create and replicate colors is also a chronicle of commerce, religion, art and social values.
The stories are short yet engaging, and the book itself is beautiful.It makes you wonder how much we’re really progressing.But it’s also a beautiful declaration of how much better we can do.A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution — Riveting. The book clearly identifies some of the moral and ethical debates we will have in the future.The first part is a fairly detailed explanation of how our bodies work and the technology we’ve created to edit DNA.Not the easiest philosopher, one sometimes does question the value of Wittgenstein in the development of philosophical thought.Monk’s approach is balanced and thoughtful, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.It argues that the purely mathematical approach to the field has created artificial constructs that are ultimately undermining economic development.Well written and easy to read, it presents a reasoned discussion of how to evolve the practice of economics in both academics and practical settings to provide useful guidance for the world as it actually is versus how it was or how we think it should be. the President: Mac Arthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War — This book uncovers the relationship between General Mac Arthur and President Harry Truman in the aftermath of World War II.November How to Read Wittgenstein by Ray Monk — An excellent entrance into the philosopher’s works.This book is very much a tool for understanding, rather than a biography or a description of his philosophy.