Quarterly Book Review Archives - Holdun
Value (s)

Value (s)

This is a perplexing type of book to review, though based on the author’s background, it shouldn’t be. Indeed, someone with a pedigree comprising working for one of the world’s preeminent investment banking houses, as well as running two G7 central banks, would be...
Bush Runner

Bush Runner

I thought it was about time to highlight the exploits of an early Canadian, about whom we learn a little bit in elementary school, and not much more after that. Described in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as an “explorer, coureur de bois, one of the originators...
Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father

It’s not often I’ll read a book more than once, let alone twice. And yet, I have done just that, and realized in the process that there were parts or aspects of the book I did not recall from either of the previous two readings, which may say something about my...
The Power Elite

The Power Elite

Each one of us has a different definition of what we consider to be a “classic”. Though I had read this particular book a long, long time ago, it was only after a former colleague recommended it anew, that I decided to have a look. Well, it certainly has legs, as it’s...
The Education of an Idealist

The Education of an Idealist

We are all familiar with the notion that women have to try a little harder if they are to succeed in the workplace. I emphasize the word notion, as I’ve never believed it; indeed, some of the best people I’ve worked with were women, who didn’t appear to make any...