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A tweetstorm on the book 'Bridgital Nation' by N Chandra

The book exudes positivism. Optimism, after all, is the fuel of audacious dreams. The book underlines India’s limitless potential for a spectacular digital India of tomorrow. (1/8)
Our potential is unmatched and our challenges are unique too.
It establishes 3 foundations of – vision, talent & tech – that need overhauling for digital India dream to be fulfilled. (2/8)
Vision - The book boldly advises breaking away from the western model overly dependent on automation aimed at replacing humans. Digitalisation & automation are scary if they are merely seen as replacing humans. (3/8)
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This is thread of few interesting free Kindle books on amazon spotted during long travel today. Kindle version available free currently on Amazon. #KindleUnlimited #books 1. Master Your Mind, Master Your Life: 15 Mindset Hacks
2.Bedtime Stories for Kids: Short Bedtime Stories For Children Ages 4-8 (Fun Bedtime Story Collection Book #KindleUnlimited #books
3.The Sherlock Holmes Collection
#KindleUnlimited #books
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This #book is a collection of essays…representing the development of my thinking over the past twenty years. ~David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order
…my scientific & philosophical work, my main concern has been with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which is never static or complete, but which is in an unending process of movement & unfoldment. ~#DavidBohm
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Emperor Menelik and the Battle of Adwa
#Book The Battle of Adwa (Reflections on Ethiopia's Historic Victory Against European Colonialism)
The success at the battle of Adwa is a testimonial to the quality of leadership that existed at the time.
It is important to note that some individuals in Menelik’s leadership circle came from widely differing backgrounds. Among his close advisors and ministers were those from humble backgrounds as well as from outside of the Showan establishment.
To name a few, Ras Gobana Datche was an Oromo and one of the highest-ranking generals under Menelik; he was the governor of Wallaga region. When Menelik was absent from the capital, Gobana acted in his stead.
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The central message of this wonderful #book is that humans feel special and apart from animals when they’re also just another animal.

We preach morality and purpose but in reality we live, eat, fuck and die.
Because we’re aware of our mortality, we get attached to the idea of final salvation: moderns want it via infinite progress in science and tech, Christians want it via the second coming of Jesus and spiritualists want it by becoming one with the self.
The treadmill of progress exists only in our minds.

Nature moves on with or without us, and with or without humanity.

We’re special only in our own eyes.

We’re not the masters of the universe but universe is our master.
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Between 1960 and 1970 Penguin Books underwent several revolutions in cover layout, at a time when public tastes were rapidly changing. For today's #TuesdayThoughts I look back at 10 years that shook the Penguin.

This is the story of the art of the #book cover...
Allen Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935, aiming to bring high-quality paperbacks to the masses for the same price as a packet of cigarettes. Lane began by snapping up publishing rights for inexpensive mid-market novels and packaging them expertly for #booklovers.
From the start Penguins were consciously designed; Lane wanted to distinguish his paperbacks from pulp novels. Edward Young created the first cover grid, using three horizontal bands and the new-ish Gill Sans typeface for the text.
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Recently finished reading the excellent #book "The Soul of The Marionette" by John Gray.

It's is a short metaphorical essay on progress in human life.

(a thread with my notes on the book)
1/ First of all, what is a marionette?

It’s a puppet controlled by a human via strings from above. The reason it’s graceful in its movements is because it lacks self-awareness that it’s being controlled by someone else
2/ Humans, unlike a marionette, are self-aware and hence always remain doubtful.

The defining characteristic of humans is inner-conflict
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@wdunlap “Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, #Trump dismissed his past appearances with #Epstein …Epstein’s personal little black book, leaked by an employee in 2009, contained 14 phone numbers for Trump, his wife, Melania, and several people who worked for him.”…
@wdunlap “But even beyond #Trump’s own words further up, there’s a good deal of evidence the two were friendly social acquaintances at least through the early 2000s”

“Trump called #Epstein twice in November 2004, according to message pads seized”

@wdunlap “Attorneys for #Epstein say he obtained a foreign #passport under an alias in 1980s to defend himself from potential kidnappers while traveling in the Middle East.

worried about perils he faced traveling there as ‘an affluent member of the Jewish faith’”…
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I recently finished The Enigma of Reason, written by @hugoreasoning and @dansperber. It's about how reasoning evolved in humans.

Here are my notes from the #book.
1/ Their main thesis is that reasoning evolved so that in low-trust social interactions between humans, co-operation could take place.

Social interactions are low trust because each party has an incentive to take the advantage of the unsuspecting one.
2/ So reasoning evolved in order to enable strangers to cooperate.

A person could produce reasons to satisfy his claim while the other could get convinced by it.

With reasons, you don't have to take people on face value. You can being trusting reasons, not them.
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Do you believe in 📈 progress? Here's why you're wrong.

(A thread)
1/ The world is more materially abundant than ever, we’ve eliminated several diseases, lifted millions out of poverty.

Yet, people aren’t reporting higher levels of meaning or happiness than before.
2/ Why is this happening? Rising income or material abundance does not automatically lead to a higher satisfaction.

And not just at a global level, but also at a personal level. Why?
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#book introduction
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Gov. Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Secretary: "#Iran's Emissaries of Terror' is methodical in detailing Tehran's violent modus operandi, from the top down".
#IranRegimeChange #IRGCTerrorists
#book introduction
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Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor to #US President: "Iran's Emissaries of Terror’ lays bare the #Iran|ian regime's reliance on #terrorism as a dangerous tool of foreign policy...".
#IranRegimeChange #IRGCTerrorists
#book introduction
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Louis Freeh, frmr Director of FBI: "Iran's Emissaries of Terror’ provides great insight into how #Iran's #terrorism network operates globally. who its key decision-makers are...".
#IranRegimeChange #IRGCTerrorists
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1/ Recently finished Menon’s translation of Bhagavad Gita, the holy #book of Hindus. There’s a lot to like about it, but it leaves a few issues unresolved.

Here are my notes on Gita.
2/ The story revolves around the warrior Arjuna who faces conflict during a war with his cousins.

He simply cannot bring himself to kill the people he grew up with. So he tells his charioteer, Krishna, that he’d rather die than go to war.
3/ This conflict is used as a backdrop by Krishna, who actually is an incarnation of God, to reveal the truth of the world to Arjuna.

The ideas and concepts in Gita are consistent with other Hindu philosophies and ideas
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"Why #SocialMovements Matter", a thread.

It's been a long time since I've written a whole #book in longhand. 1999 to be exact, under the trees in the Botanic Gardens @NBGIreland., 30% off with code RLIJUNE18 Why Social Movements Matter book cover
My handwriting's got worse in the meantime, doing so much more by keyboard and screen. It's still a physically different experience, more thoughtful, more physically creative. There's a different kind of feedback as you see your writing change.
"Why Social Movements Matter" was an unintentional book. @GeoffreyPleyers and the remarkable @lecollege_em at @FondationMSH made it possible for me to spend a month just researching and writing - which is an incredible privilege.
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#Pain is a #blessing in disguise!

Just look back at your life. When you were happy about something, did you ever wonder about the meaning of life? Did you look inwards to see who you are, what life is all about? Did you feel the need to deeply know about the ultimate Truth? No!
When things go smoothly you just blindly follow the same routine with barely any awareness or consciousness. There is nothing to jolt you into awareness from your routine so you continue without any awareness. But when #pain happens, it makes you look at life objectively.
It forces you to look deeper into life, to learn why you react the way you react and seek to uncover the real #mystery of life. #Pain is the key that can open the door to the world of #reality; the choice is yours to open the door or not.
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Here comes #SantaClaus, Here comes #SantaClaus #naas @GardaTraffic @kfmradio @moattheatre @NaasBall
Our neighbours @DrossEvolution gave out this little #snowmen to kids in #Naas to be decorated. Aren’t they amazing? ⛄️
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The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker
"Predatory animals devour prey in order to convert flesh into fuel. Most human predators, however, seek power, not food. To destroy or damage something is to take its power. To push a pie into the face of the world's richest man is to take his power, if only for a moment."
Chapter 1 opens with a play-by-play of Kelly's interaction with a stranger. She's heading home with her hands full, when a bag gives way, and a young man appears, offering his help. He talks too much, insists on following her up, and into her home. He rapes and almost kills her.
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You've raised a valid Point @lesoi_ndoka - #CONservationists force #LOCALS pay to see Kenyan #wildlife.. #Business as usual?? Yet, @DSWT raises vasts amount of money through FUNDING and have branches of @DSWT throughout the world.
@MwangP01 @JamesOhayo @gathara @alaminkimathi
Take a look at this page for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Fund: - "You can foster an elephant for a Minimum annual donation of US$50 (GBP£35)" or 4515.35. They have millions of donations across the world..…
Charging our children 500/- or any Kenyan to touch and see Wild Life in Funded sanctuaries is plain wrong - #CONservation is about care - but unfortunately the truth is that it's big MONEY and locals are locked out..
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To all book lovers, WATCH THIS SPACE! This thread can help you to get fabulously started on BOOKSTAGRAM. ✨✨✨ #bookstagram
I am so excited to share this with all of you. I've prepared some tips for you to read. So let's get this party started!! So what is Bookstagram?

Bookstagram = Instagram for books. Duhhh..
Most people with Instagram accounts like to post pictures of their food, their selfies, their children, engagement day, wedding day.. BASICALLY THEIR LIFE. When it comes to bookstagram, we bookworms are also posting about our lives. It just happens to be 100% books. Right? 😄
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1/ I finished @nntaleb's new #book Skin in the game, and here are my learnings, insights and notes.

Warning: this thread is going to be huge.
2/ Human systems are systems within systems, interacting in complex ways. No article / paper / logic can capture all interactions of such systems and their evolution over a non-trivial amount of time.

So fear one shot, large scale interventions (such as invasions, UBI, CRISPR)
3/ People with fuck you money should call out famous or powerful people when they are wrong
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(1/n) This thread is a #summary of the #book "Write it down and make it happen" by Henriette Anne Klauser

#habits #productivity #motivation #neuroplasticity
(2/n) A lot of people only have vague ideas about what they really want. They desire more money, a better job, someone to love or the chance to travel somewhere exotic.
You may have similar desires of your own. But if you want to make them a reality, you need to be precise.
3/n So rather than saying “I want money,” say, “I want exactly enough money to open a restaurant.” And when it comes to love, figure out exactly what you’re looking for. Maybe it’s someone who is funny, kind and doesn’t mind that you don’t want to have kids.
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