Imran Abdool

Imran Abdool is the president of Blue Krystal Technologies and Business Insights, a consultancy. He has lectured in Economics and Finance at the University of Windsor, and also at the University of Western Ontario, DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies. He was a past member of the Assistant Deputy Minister's Office for Financial Sector Policy at the Department of Finance Canada during the 2007/2008 financial crisis.

Latest from Imran Abdool

Time to Be in Earnest

A memoir by P.D. James.

The Children of Men

A novel by P.D. James.

The CBC Books Writers to Watch list: 24 Canadian writers on the rise in 2020

It's time for the CBC Books annual writers to watch list! Here are 24 writers on the rise — the writers to watch class of 2020.

Catherine McKenzie recommends reading The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton right now

Catherine McKenzie is a bestselling thriller writer whose latest book is You Can't Catch Me.

Normal People author Sally Rooney releases two original audio stories

Rooney's fiction engages with the social conventions of her time, as her characters navigate coming-of-age in an Ireland reeling from the decline of the Celtic Tiger.

Canada Reads author Cory Doctorow publishes first picture book, Poesy the Monster Slayer

Poesy the Monster Slayer is a Matt Rockefeller-illustrated children's book about a young girl who is obsessed with spooky creatures, werewolves and vampires.

Poesy the Monster Slayer

A picture book by Cory Doctorow; illustrated by Matt Rockefeller.

Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer

Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer is a middle-grade book by Gillian Goerz.

11 Canadian science fiction, speculative fiction and fantasy books to read this summer

If you are a sci-fi and fantasy fan, we have a reading list for you.

George Canyon, Amanda Brugel & Kaniehtiio Horn discuss the importance of sharing lived experiences

On the Canada Reads 2020 finale, the panellists talk about on the importance of learning about others and intersectionality in literature.

The book Akil Augustine thinks Canadians should read to spark discussions about race and social injustice

On the Canada Reads 2020 finale, the panellist shared why his book, Radicalized by Cory Doctorow, speaks to current issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and inequality.

On the last day of Canada Reads, the finalists make their case for the one book all Canadians should read

The 2020 finale saw Amanda Brugel and Kaniehtiio Horn make their final arguments for books We Have Always Been Here and Son of a Trickster.

What these two Canada Reads contenders can teach Canadians about complicated family dynamics

Amanda Brugel and Kaniehtiio Horn discuss how Son of a Trickster and We Have Always Been Here share thematic similarities when it comes to family.

Alayna Fender argues that her Canada Reads contender might not inspire hope — but it could inspire change

On Day Three of Canada Reads 2020, the social media star talked how Megan Gail Coles's novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club can show readers that "there's work to be done"

George Canyon and Alayna Fender debate fiction vs. nonfiction when it comes to inspiring empathy

On Day Two of Canada Reads 2020, the two panellists engaged in a debate over whether nonfiction or fiction is better at fostering meaningful debate.