Book Club

Roughly every three months, we meet in Zurich to discuss the current book we have read – a printed copy, live and in person, the old-fashioned way.

36. The Origins of Totalitarianism (Hannah Arendt)

35. Playing to win: How Strategy Really Works (Alan G. Lafley/Roger L. Martin)

34. Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology (Chris Miller)

33. How the World Really Works: A Scientist’s Guide to Our Past, Present and Future (Vaclav Smil)

32. How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them (Barbara F. Walter)

31. The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy (Carlo Rovelli)

30. Humankind: A Hopeful History (Rutger Bregman)

29. The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality (Katharina Pistor)

28. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment (Daniel Kahneman/Olivier Sibony/Cass R. Sunstein)

27. The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival (Charles Goodhart/Manoj Pradhan)

26. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Yuval Noah Harari)

25. The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy (Stephanie Kelton)

24. Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World (Clive Hamilton/Mareike Ohlberg)

23. Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now (Alan Rusbridger)

22. Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events (Robert J. Shiller)

21. The Future Is Asian: Global Order in the Twenty-first Century (Parag Khanna)

20. Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (Francis Fukuyama)

19. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hans Rosling)

18. Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society (Eric A. Posner/E. Glenn Weyl)

17. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Jonathan Haidt)

16. The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die (Niall Ferguson)

15. Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? (Grahama Allison)

14. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)

13. Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality (Angus Deaton)

12. The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (Dani Rodrik)

11. The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World (Pedro Domingos)

10. Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Branko Milanovic)

9. Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants to the People? (John Kay)

8. Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves (George M. Church/Ed Regis)

7. PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future (Paul Mason)

6. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (Erik Brynjolfsson/Andrew McAfee)

5. Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World (Paul Collier)

4. Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future (Blake Masters/Peter Thiel)

3. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (Daron Acemoglu/James A. Robinson)

2. Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread -Lessons from a New Science (Alex Pentland)

1. Poor Economics: The Surprising Truth about Life on Less Than 1 $ a Day (Abhijit Banerjee/Esther Duflo)