Posts byKatja Komazec

Rostra’s Choice: Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Title: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Authors: Sheryl Sandberg and Nell Scovell  Year of publication: 2013 Review: Based on her personal experiences as a female member of Facebook and Google boards, in this book Sheryl Sandberg advises women striving to build a successful career. The author does not put the blame

Rostra’s Choice: The Black Swan

The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Title: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Writer: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Year of publication: 2007 Review:  In this book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb attacks simplistic prediction-making prevalent in science, financial markets and everyday life by introducing the concept of black swans. Black swans are unpredictable events with severe consequences which we tend to

COVID-19 Dispatch: Ayaan Hirsi Alii Talks On Feminism, Black Lives Matter & Cancel Culture

How Ayaan is a black sheep in both social justice warriors’ and traditional Islamists’ eyes

On Tuesday 13th of October, the Room for Discussion Podcast welcomed Ayaan Hirsi Ali: a feminist, activist, author, scholar and former Dutch politician. This interviewee was born in Somalia but immigrated to the Netherlands in 1992 at the age of 23 in order to escape an arranged marriage. After receiving refugee status, she fought her

Rostra’s Choice: Doughnut Economics

Title: Doughnut Economics Writer: Kate Raworth Year of publication: 2017 Review: In this book, Oxford economist Kate Raworth introduces an economic model that revisits the mainstream economic thinking and accounts for planetary and societal boundaries of development. The author argues that limitless economic growth is unsustainable and that policymakers’ priorities should be altered in the

Change the World: Buy Shell

On the 7th of May, the Room for Discussion hosted an interview with Mark van Baal, the founder of Follow This. Follow This is a group of responsible shareholders in oil and gas companies who push for action against climate change. They choose to fight against the anthropogenic climate change by putting on the companies’