The Notebook: Issue 02

Hi there,
This is the second edition of my monthly email.
The email is a list of books, movies, blog posts, interviews, video clips and other stuff I found interesting and feel worth sharing.
I hope you’ll like some of the stuff I am sharing.
Please don’t hesitate to give me your feedback.
Here it goes…
A Book Worth Sharing –
If you want me to pick one book from last year’s reading list, I’ll pick Yuval Noah Harari’s  ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind‘.
It was Bill Gate’s list of one of the ‘5 books to read this summer’ .
Bill Gates wrote a detailed note about it on ‘gatesnotes‘ – ‘ How did humans get smart 
“When Melinda and I went on our spring vacation, I encouraged her to pack a copy of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. I had just finished the book and I was dying to talk to her about it. It’s so provocative and raises so many questions about human history that I knew it would spark great conversations around the dinner table. It didn’t disappoint. In fact, in the weeks since we’ve been back from our holiday, we still talk about Sapiens.”
Read the complete blog post here
A Movie Worth Sharing –
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’, an intense period drama set in 17th century Japan.
He took 25 years to make this film and it’s worth the wait.
Martin Scorsese is 74 years old. It’s stunning to see that he is making such amazing movie even at this age!
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto talked about Martin Scorsese’s working method in this interview. Here’s an excerpt –
“Marty chooses every camera angle, and whether the camera moves or not is the result of a deep understanding of what he wants to express in each scene. There is never a random camera move. Every shot he comes up with stems from the emotional content of the story. The camera is propelling the energy and if the tension of the scene requires you to be static, he will go that way”.
The film makes us face some uncomfortable questions on faith and religion. And may have some relevance in today’s India.
After watching the film I had some animated discussions with my friend Abhijit on faith, religion, politics and ethics.
An Idea Worth Sharing – 
“I asked my business partner Brian’s 4-year old niece where she lived. She said, “I don’t know.” When I asked her how she got home, she said: “there’s a map on the phone.”
Between my conversations with people like Kevin Kelly and Salim Ismail, one thing is very clear. The amount of change we’re going to experience in the next 10 years will likely be greater than the change most of us have seen in the entirety of our lives. Self-driving cars, drone delivery, and AI are in so any ways the tip of the iceberg. If you’re not subscribed to Peter DiamandisAbundance Insider Newsletter, do yourself a favor and sign up. You’ll be amazed by some of the change that’s coming.” – Srini Rao
A Quote Worth Sharing –
“Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.” — Wu Li
Random Stuff –
The work for hire terms at Segura, a design firm in Chicago…
Thanks for reading.
Krishnendu

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