My abstract, titled Assessment of the geostrategic position and use of the TEN_T and branch railway lines in Slovenia and its border regions, got accepted to the 9th STS Italia Conference. Theme of the conference is Interesting Worlds to come. Science & Technology Studies facing more-than-human challenges....

Mark Blyth explains through a very interesting examination of intellectual and natural history the idea of austerity. A very dangerous idea, indeed, that affects us all. Throughout the book, Blyth shows that there is not a single case of the country that would succeed in reducing its debt or solving the crisis by playing by the austerity instruction sheet rules, what else in securing peace and prosperity through austerity....

Review by Marko Savić of the James Lovelocks's book The ages of Gaia: A biography of our living earth. Lovelock's second edition of The ages of Gaia is a response to the criticism of his Gaia theory, to the recognition of which he had to wait for 36 years. As a proud independent scientist, Lovelock followed his scientific instincts and intuition which proved him right, in the end. A remarkable story of an inventor turned into a scientist and a great read in an accessible format. James Lovelock died on 26th July 2022 – his 103rd birthday....

Review by Marko Savić of the Mikael Colville-Andersen's book Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism. A modern view of urban spaces where significantly more space should be allocated to bicycles (again). It is not a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, in terms of how to achieve a higher share of cycling. It's about infrastructure, stupid, If I may paraphrase Bill Clinton's famous slogan. Mikael Colville-Andersen writes very radically, but based on numbers, how to get to bicycle-friendly cities. Five out of five stars....

Bijker was, according to his own statement in the book, drawn to the science-technology-society (STS) movement already back in the 1970s. The book itself was published in 1995 by the MIT Press. While Bikers was drawn to the STS movement because of its goal to “enrich the curricula of both universities and secondary schools by offering new ways to explore issues such as the risks of nuclear energy, the proliferation of nuclear arms, and environmental degradations”, I was drawn to STS and actor-network approach in particular for my doctoral Environmental Protection interdisciplinary study and research....

The mission of this book, for which it is really hard to say that it is only a business book, is to: "make a difference in shaping organizations and leaders who consider broader responsibilities than the balance sheet." According to authors, to achieve a funky organization we must have the gifts and guts to imagine and work wonders. All this implies risk - total risk - and, at the end of the day, our personal risk. Yes, personal risk. When we wake up next day, we should remind ourselfs that business is not a rocket science. It basically still boils down to making money. Also in Funky Inc.....

Thinking, Fast and Slow is the book of the Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman. My rating of the book is 4 out of 5 stars. Short review presents the psychodrama with the two characters, Sistem 1 and Sistem 2. Book shows us, that it’s easier to recognize other people’s mistake than our own, among many other very useful cases and examples. For business, for study and our relationships. Did you know that the formula for marital stability is simply the frequency of lovemaking minus frequency of quarrels? Book contributes heavily to the decision making theory. Although not written primarily for decision makers, this book helps us think better about our decisions. ...

BackgroundDecisions seems to be the key not only to software and product design but to the prosperity of the whole nations. Why poor nations "get it wrong" was the questions that Robinson and Acemoğlu asked to explain the world inequality. They realised that economics needs "to understand how different types of policies and social arrangements affect economic incentives and behaviour". Meaning that economics cannot assume that political problems are solved (2013: 68-69).Marc Anderson, an investor with larger returns from investment in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Oculus VR (both sold to Facebook) and Skype (Forbes, 2016), has famously wrote an open editorial in the The Wall Street Journal in August 2011, claiming that software is eating the world (Wikipedia, 2016). But this is only business perspective, in the 1999 sci-fi film classic The Matrix, Leo -...