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In her book ‘Anthrovision: How Anthropology Can Explain Business and Life’, Gillian Tett explains how she used her anthropology training to predict global events from the 2008 financial crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand the world, she says, we need to get out of the ‘goldfish bowls’ that we all live in, and see things from other people’s perspectives, and also recognise our own weaknesses, biases and blindspots.
Parag Khanna, author of Move: The Forces Uprooting Us, which looks at one of the biggest issues of our time - mass migration. He explains why climate change will uproot millions of people, and suggest ways that can be made to work for the migrants, and the countries that welcome them.
Elif Shafak, author of the acclaimed The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for her 2019 novel 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World. The Turkish-British writer joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Island of Missing Trees, a story of forbidden love set in Cyprus and Britain, and tells Beatrice DiCaro why more men should read fiction.
Organisational psychologist and podcaster Adam Grant, author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, talks about his work and picks his favourite new books.
Trailer: The Book Club Podcast
The Book Club podcast from the World Economic Forum brings you the world’s greatest storytellers. For the last three years, the Forum’s Book Club has engaged with some of the world’s greatest writers, allowing a community of over 200,000 readers to put their questions and share their views. The podcast features in-depth interviews with some of our favourite authors looking at their most recent work, their motivations, inspirations and so much more. Great fiction, economics, psychology, philosophy - the world’s best storytellers will be telling us their stories.
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