Aug 29, 2017
Michael Matusik

I like to walk.  I try to do that most days.  Soon, the evening meander will be replaced with a morning one. Increasingly, peeps are interested in want I am reading or listening to.

So here are seven talking books that I recommend.

  1. Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg. For those who think that things are way too downcast.
  1. The End of the Asian Century by Michael K. Auslin. If half of this stuff comes true, well, hang onto your hat! 
  1. The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman. A must read/listen.
  1. The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper Ramo. Amazing what you don’t know.
  1. Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays by Eula Bliss. So good I listened to this twice and then read the book.  The chapter of gentrification should be on every urban practitioner’s must read list.
  1. True Girt by David Hunt. A bit of Aussie humour.  Laugh aloud stuff.
  1. On the trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope. Another Aussie.  Highly recommended for the family car trip.

And on that note, I am travelling this week, with the boss, to do some bushwalking across regional NSW.

Back in early September.

And also, in the car will be Life is Fine by Paul Kelly; The Adventures of Astral Pirates by Lenny White (an oldie but goodie) and Just like Medicine by A.J.Croce.

Keen to hear your thoughts.

Until next time,


Michael Matusik


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