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Doughnut Economics | Review & Notes

July 1, 2019

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Kate Raworth. Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. (309 pages) The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can redraw the world. REVIEW In recent times, I feel that I’ve been doing my most […]

Dear America | Reflections & Notes

May 15, 2019

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Jose Antonio Vargas. Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. HarperCollins, 2018. [Advance Reader’s Edition] (231 pages) REFLECTIONS The fraying of political discourse by its abstract and categorizing rhetoric is a dehumanizing cycle that needs to be seriously reconstructed. Books like this fulfill the criteria needed to invert the current political mindset, having the potential […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Reflections

February 26, 2019

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“The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.” “Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers Won’t You Be My Neighbor. [PG-13], 2018 REFLECTIONS I have no hesitations in calling Fred Rogers one of […]

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

February 12, 2019

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Susan Cottrell. “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. (177 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the major dividing elements in the current theological/ecclesiological debate on human sexuality is the overarching tension of “hermeneutical priority.” Should/does experience inform how we interpret scripture, or should scripture inform how we govern […]

Man’s Search For Meaning | Reflections & Notes

February 6, 2019

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Viktor E. Frankl. Man’s Search For Meaning. Beacon Press, 2006. (165 pages) Teacher’s Guide: (9780807014295.pdf) REFLECTIONS This may be one of the most important books I’ve read, ever. Why? Exactly. Everything from love as grounded in being, tragedy as overcome by telos, and purpose found in aims rather than feelings, is found in this small tome, […]

TED | Kai-Fu Lee: How AI Can Save Our Humanity (Transcript & Reflections)

January 18, 2019

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I’m going to talk about how AI and mankind can coexist, but first, we have to rethink about our human values. So let me first make a confession about my errors in my values. It was 11 o’clock, December 16, 1991. I was about to become a father for the first time. My wife, Shen-Ling, […]

Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor | Reflections & Notes

January 7, 2019

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Tren Griffin. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. Columbia University Press, 2015. (209 pages) REFLECTIONS I have always considered money to be a reflection of something more than mere dollars and cents. Add to that Yuval Noah Harari’s description of money as a mere fiction, and we have an insightful sense of what money is, how it […]