Executive Briefing

In each episode, our guest expert recommends at least one reading material (books, articles, websites etc…) to expand your knowledge on the topic discussed.

Find the collection here (sorted alphabetically, by title name):

Age of Entanglement: German and Indian Intellectuals Across Empire

Kris Manjapra (2014)

Recommended in Episode 29 – Imagining Asia After Europe

Asia After Europe: Imagining a Continent in the Long Twentieth Century

Sugata Bose (2024)

Recommended in Episode 29 – Imagining Asia After Europe

BACKSTAGE: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years

Montek Singh Ahluwalia (2020)

Bloc by Bloc: How to Build a Global Enterprise for the New Regional Order

Steven Weber (2019)

Bucking the Buck: US Financial Sanctions and the International Backlash Against the Dollar

Daniel McDowell (2023)

Climate Diplomacy and Emerging Economies: India as a Case Study

Dhanasree Jayaram (2022)

Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World

Ian Bremmer (2013)

Gambling on Development: Why Some Countries Win and Others Lose

Stefan Dercon (2022)

Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit

Alex Edmans (2020)

Handbook on Think Tanks in Public Policy

D E Abelson and C J Rastrik (2021)

India is Broken: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today

Ashoka Mody (2023)

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez (2020)

Landscapes of Loss: The Story of an Indian Drought

Kavitha Iyer (2021)


Daniel Kehlmann (2023)

Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl (2006)

Networking Through Kafala: Skilled Workers and Transnational Networks in the Governance of Health Care Migration in the Gulf

C A Ennis (2022)
Chapter 7 in Global Migration, Gender, and Health Professional Credentials: Transnational Value Transfers and Losses

Political Risk: How Business and Organisations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity

Condoleezza Rice, Amy B. Zegart (2019)

Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy

David J Chalmers (2023)

Renewal: The Chinese State and the New Global History

Wang Gungwu (2012)

Recommended in Episode 29 – Imagining Asia After Europe

Riding the Tiger: How to Execute Business Strategy in India

Wilfried Aulbur and Amit Kapoor (2016)

Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen

Rita McGrath (2021)

Seven Crashes: The Economic Crises That Shaped Globalisation

Harold James (2023)

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Philip E Tetlock and Dan Gardner (2015)

The Digital Factory: The Human Labor of Automation

Moritz Altenried (2022)

The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics

Roger A Pielke Jr. (2007)

The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

Amitav Ghosh (2021)

The Post-American World: And The Rise of the Rest

Fareed Zakaria (2011)

The South Asia to Gulf Migration Governance Complex

C A Ennis and N Blarel (2022)

The Trade Trap: How to Stop Doing Business With Dictators

Mathias Döpfner (2023)

The Uses and Abuses of Weaponised Interdependence

D W Drezner, H Farrell, A L Newman (2021)

There’s Nothing Micro About a Billion Women

Mary Ellen Iskenderian (2023)

Underground Empire: How American Weaponised the World Economy

Henry Farrell, Abraham Newman (2023)

What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence

Stephen A. Schwarzman (2019)

Assessing ExxonMobil’s Global Warming Projections

G Supran, S Rahm Storf, N Oreskes (2023)

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gain: Parasite Infection is Associated with Entrepreneurial Initiation, Engagement, and Performance

D A Lerner, L Alkærsig, S K Johnson (2020)

Solar Geoengineering: The Case for an International Non-Use Agreement

F Biermann, J Oomen, A Gupta, S H Ali, K Conca, M A Hajer, P Kashwan, L Kotzé, M Leach, D Messner, C Okereke, Å Persson, J Potočnik, D Schlosberg, M Scobie, S D VanDeveer (2022)

The World Ahead 2024

The Economist

Was bringt’s? Der Effekt einer positiven ESG-Darstellung bei der klassischen Bankfianzierung

Dr. M Englert, P Glang, Prof. Dr. M Mahlendorf (2023)

A digital euro beyond impulse – think twice, act once

Centre for European Policy Studies (2023)

Friedensfähig in Kriegszeiten

Friedensgutachten (2022)

Igniting SDG Progress Through Digital Financial Inclusion

Office of United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, UN Better Than Cash Alliance, UNCDF, CGAP, World Bank (2023)

Prepare Now for the New Era of Globalisation

J Wray and F Krumbmüller (2022)

Re:vision: Munich Security Report 2023

Munich Security Conference (2023)

Reaching Financial Equality for Women

Women’s World Banking (2023)

Turning the Tide: A Call to Collective Action

Global Commission on the Economics of Water (2023)

7 Decision Errors in Business

Blog Post (2023)

Critical Raw Materials: ensuring secure and sustainable supply chains for EU’s green and digital future

European Commission Press Release (2023)

Framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials

European Parliament: Legislative Observatory (2023)

Network for Greening the Financial System


State of Play


The Global Economic Disruptions from a Taiwan Conflict

C Vest, A Kratz, R Goujon (2022)

UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments


Water, Peace, and Security Partnership