‘Favourite books’

Go back to where you came from

Go back to where you came from

Half way through Year-Nine at high school, the first Asian student joined our class. What a shock. What a novelty. He was fifteen, with the soulful glance of a...

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My Chinese Dream: Ping’s new book

My Chinese Dream: Ping’s new book

Liu Ping has published, ‘My Chinese Dream — from Red Guard to CEO’. Most people who read her book would start to learn about Ping from 1955 onwards,...

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How $115 led to 200 court appearances

How $115 led to 200 court appearances

You’ve heard people ask questions like, ‘Where were you when… JFK was assassinated, or when… Princess Diana was killed.’ When I hear...

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A Prescription for Change

A Prescription for Change

Chief Reporter with ‘The Australian’ newspaper in Queensland, Mr Tony Koch, wrote a book called, ‘A Prescription for Change: The Terry White...

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Jonar Nader’s favourite books: Dictionaries

Jonar Nader’s favourite books: Dictionaries

At primary school I was called all sorts of names (good and bad). One of them was ‘The walking dictionary’. It is hilarious and curious that by high...

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Favourite books: Leadership

Favourite books: Leadership

‘The Book of Leadership and Strategy’, as translated by Thomas Cleary, is one of the oldest works of Taoist philosophy. It is amazing how truth and...

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Favourite books: General

Favourite books: General

What a small world. During an Australia Day Awards ceremony, Abla and I happened to be in the same room, each receiving an award. I did not have the change to...

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Favourite books: Space and Science

Favourite books: Space and Science

I enjoy books about space and astronomy. I never tire of peering into the heavens and pondering about the magnificence of space. An interesting book about NASA’s...

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Favourite author: Gibran Khalil Gibran

Favourite author: Gibran Khalil Gibran

I could well be the world’s most impatient reader. I might also be one of the slowest. As much as I try to read quickly, I am invariably distracted. One...

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