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 Vilma Jurkute, director of Alserkal Avenue, on her literary choices influenced by art and culture
Vilma Jurkute, director of Alserkal Avenue, on her literary choices influenced by art and culture

Marshall, the best read to get to know the philosophers of today.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 25 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Feb 2016, 7:36 AM

What book(s) are you reading right now?
I just recently finished The End of Power by Moises Naim - very relevant in today's changing world of technology, reflecting new patterns of power across organisations, governments and countries. I'm also half-way through Philosophy at 3 am by Richard
Marshall, the best read to get to know the philosophers of today.
What are the books that changed your life and shaped your outlook?
It would be difficult to distinguish any favourites, as each book influences your worldview in a different way.
What/who are the titles or authors you can pick up and read any time?
Maya Angelou, J. Krishnamurti, F. Dostoy-evsky, Kahlil Gibran, Malcolm Gladwell, Haruki Murakami, Amin Maalouf.
What are the books you would love to pass on to your children (or any young person) to read and treasure?
Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, Ten Books of Architecture by Vitruvius, and Speeches That Changed The World, and all the autobio-graphies and art history books that are on my shelves.
Why would you say that are books still relevant today?
Books will always be a source of knowledge and the means to pass it on to the next generation. It is important to always educate yourself, stay curious and shape your view with books across various disciplines.
With one book, one story at a time, we can change communities and cities across the world.
 
 


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