Sunday, March 18, 2007

No free lunch? Think again


Sometimes people could just get lucky. I went to lunch with a former boss, Ping Galang (now editor of Entrepreneur magazine) last Friday expecting the usual chat about the latest issues and stuff about business and economic journalism. He is richer so normally he finds it his honor to pay the bill. [Hahah!] But this time, the lunch came with a gift, a book entitled “Why economies grow: the forces that shape prosperity and how to get them working again” written by Jeff Madrick, former editor of BusinessWeek and now a columnist for New York Times.

No such thing as a free lunch? Not always true. haha!

Interesting book this is. It’s all about what really drives economic growth and prosperity and what policies are necessary to kick it off especially after the world’s earlier disappointment with the dot.com bubble and “new economy.” Sounds boring, isn’t it? But I was surprised to find it’s actually very readable. Well, it’s written by a journalist who knows how to deliver the message without compromising depth of content.

Just finished reading James Lee Burke’s “The Last Car to Elysian Fields,” a fiction. It means I’ll have this new book for my non-fiction stuff this week.

Life is beautiful and sometimes beauty comes free! Thank you, sir!

2 comments:

senyor said...

very nice short concise review of the book.. i think il go get one tonight.

enjoyed the way you write . ayos!

cheers,
roy

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