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Dear Forum Network members, Dear Friends,

I hope you’re well and in good health.

Most of us have probably spent more time inside than usual over the last twenty-or-so months following the COVID-19 pandemic. And while we have been addressing its challenges and opportunities on the Forum Network in our on-going Tackling COVID-19 series, it’s also been a time when many of us have reflected more than usual about the future and changes that we might like to make personally and professionally.

The news changes every day, and it’s sometimes hard to keep up with its pace, especially when it’s online. We can feel overwhelmed by headlines and constant information, and it can be hard to pause and contemplate where we are, how we feel, and where we want to go. That’s why books are so important: they allow us to draw inspiration from others’ perspectives.

In the context of the Forum agenda, books are gold mines for ideas. They often inspire Forum sessions and virtual events; sometimes they influence an entire agenda.

So, here’s where you – the Forum Network community – come in…

We want your book recommendations! It could be something you’re reading now, have just finished or want to start. Just create a free Forum Network account if you haven’t already, and leave your suggestions in the comments below!

As great books have a beginning, a middle and an end (if not necessarily in that order), we also have a structure to help you get your thoughts down:

  • Please include books with themes that would fit into the Forum agenda; check out the full list of topics for ideas.
  • Titles released within the last year/2021 or coming soon are preferred.
  • Books published in English or French are preferred, but if you think something only available in other languages is a perfect fit, add it as well.
  • You can add short descriptions and why you like this publication, but just the author and title are also fine.
  • There are no limits to how many suggestions you can make!

Comments will be open until early January, so please make sure to add your ideas before then! If you have any questions, email us.

Happy reading (and writing), and we hope to see you all at our next Forum virtual event The New Geography of Work: From home, near home, and beyond, taking place on 8 December from 15:00 to 16:30 CET!

Willemien Bax, Head, OECD Forum

A selection of book extracts on the Forum Network to get you started!

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Willemien Bax

Head, OECD Forum, OECD

Willemien Bax is currently Head of the OECD Forum, the Organisation's largest annual public event. Ms Bax, a Dutch national, has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, working with governments, as well as non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Prior to joining the OECD, from 2001 to beginning 2010, Ms Bax worked with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) as Deputy Director-General where she oversaw BEUC’s public affairs and media relations strategies in a number of public policy areas ranging from transparency and governance to food, environment, health, economic and legal affairs. In 2004, she initiated a training programme financed by the European Commission, for all consumer organisations in the EU, as well as potential EU-candidate countries. The training focused on giving consumer organisations the tools to develop effective public affairs and communication strategies. In 2009, in her capacity as European Chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, she contributed to debates on major international public policy issues such as financial regulation, innovation and energy efficiency.

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Go to the profile of Twan Houben
about 2 months ago

My book suggestions:

- Globalization and the Decline of Social Reform by Gary Teeple

- Covid-19 The Great Reset by Klaus Schwab

- The Death of Money by James Rickards

- Collusion by Nomi Prins

- The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brezinski

- Money Land by Oliver Bullough

- Dark Towers by David Enrich

- And the Weak Suffer What they must by Yanis Varoufakis

- The Silent Take Over - Noreena Hertz

Go to the profile of Kieran Jones
about 2 hours ago

Hi Twan,

Happy New Year!

Thank you for this very wide-ranging selection—we'll take a look!

Kieran

Go to the profile of Kieran Jones
about 2 hours ago

Hi Anne,

Happy 2022!

These both look excellent, thank you very much! The publisher's link for The Richer, The Poorer doesn't seem to be working, but more details can be seen on Stewart Lansley's site:

https://stewartlansley.co.uk/the-richer-the-poorer-how-britain-enriched-the-few-and-failed-the-poor-a-200-year-history-bristol-university-press-2021/

Thanks again!

Kieran