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Books of the Week: 4th – 9th May

9 Maggio 2015 at 08:51 By

Carlo A. Bachschmidt

The author collects and records interviews of the people who fought in Genoa during the days of G8 in 2001 describing what happened at the Diaz School and in the Caserma Bolzaneto.
THE AUTHOR – Carlo A. Bachschmidt explains the reasons why he decided to get involved in policy after studying Architecture, working at Renzo Piano Building Workshop and being promoter of cultural events. Since 2007 ha has been producing independent videos. Among his works are “Janua, “Black Blockand “La Provvista”. Now he is working on the documentary film NOTAV.


LA VITA È UN BALLO FUORI TEMPO (Life is dancing out of time) by Andrea Scanzi
Stevie is tormented by his personal failure: alone, with a job in which he believes no more, some friends who are as frustrated as he is –  till he fells that the time to rebel has come. It is a sad and bitter story of a private revolt on the background of a fictional country  which it is easy to identify.
THE AUTHOR – Andrea Scanzi (1974) works for “Fatto Quotidiano” and is a playwright – Gaber se fosse Gaber, Le cattive strade.


IL GRAN BALLO DELL’EXPO (The Gran Ball of the EXPO ) by Gianni Barbacetto e Marco Maroni
The books is about the real story of the EXPO from the very beginning and tries to answers questions about corruption and intrigues.
Gianni Barbacetto , journalist of “il Fatto Quotidiano”, his books Mani sporche (2007), Le mani sulla città (2011), Mani pulite (2012) e Il celeste (2012).
Marco Maroni, deals with finance and writes for “il Fatto Quotidiano”.



PIU’ DAI PIU’ DAI (Give and Take) by Adam Grant
Adam Grant shows how today success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others and highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.
THE AUTHOR – Adam Grant has a degree in Psychology of Work and is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been recognized as both the youngest tenured and most highly rated professor at the Wharton School.


SENZA PENSIONI (Without retirement founds) by Walter Passerini e Ignazio Marino
The problem of the retirement founds has reached its climax: people born in 1980 will have a found half their salary. Young people should enter the working system before and  the divergence between salaried and independent workers should be eliminated.
THE AUTHORS – Walter Passerini, economics journalist,  was the director of “Corriere Lavoro and now works for “Tuttolavoro” in “La Stampa”
Ignazio Marino is a journalist at “Italia Oggi” dealing with social services

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