THE BOOK CLUB

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Pick up a tome with The Peak as we speak to avid readers who are also leaders in their fields on their literary picks. Knowledge is power after all.

Matt Ritchie, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Malaysia & Brunei

Matt Ritchie, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Malaysia & Brunei

MATT RITCHIE
New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei

View from the Summit by Sir Edmund Hillary – “Sir Ed provides valuable insight into conquering the greatest of challenges.”

Getting Things Done by David Allen – “David’s ‘do, delegate, defer’ approach to getting things done has made me extremely efficient in the office.”

History of New Zealand by Michael King – “Provides a succinct account of New Zealand history.”

Good to Great by Jim Collins – “One of the first business books that I ever read and still go back to for advice.”

The Martian by Andy Weir – “Reminded me of what we call ‘Kiwi ingenuity’ and the movie was great too.”

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – “An ingenious whodunnit novel illuminating life back in New Zealand’s pioneering days.”

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck – “The economic fallout from over-fishing on the US West Coast narrated in this book reflects the Maori concept of kaitiaki, or guardianship of your environment.”

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien – “I am also a fan of The Hobbit, but preferred the epic scale of The Lord of the Rings. This was the first book I read that needed a map to refer to!”
1984 by George Orwell – “This was the first science fiction book I remember reading. It’s fun to go back to it every now and then.”

Captain Cook’s Journal during the First Voyage Round the World by James Cook – “It’s an incredible voyage into the unknown equipped with very few resources.”

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