BUSINESS, ECONOMICS & LAW
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
Reengineering has captured the imagination of managers and shareholders alike, sending corporations on journeys of radical business redesign that have already begun to transfigure global industry. Yet aside from earning them improvements in their business performance, the shift into more-process-centered organizations is causing fundamental changes in the corporate world, changes that business leaders are only now beginning to understand.
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham's Timeless Wisdom for Today's Market Conditions
The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.
THE STORY OF TATA
How did Tata transform itself from a family-owned business to one of the most professionally managed enterprises in the world? How did it become a world leader in an array of unrelated businesses—from steel and automobile manufacturing to hotels and IT consulting? What exactly is the ‘Tata Way’, which has earned it so much admiration and respect?
EAT THAT FROG
There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.
There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re done with the worst thing you’ll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.
Rebooting India identifies a dozen initiatives where a series of citizen-friendly, high-tech public institutions can deliver low-cost solutions to India’s grand challenges. Based on their learnings from building Aadhaar, the world’s largest social identity programme, the initiatives Nilekani and Shah propose would save the government a minimum of Rs 1,00,000 crore annually, about 1 per cent of India’s GDP – enough to fund 200 Mangalyaan missions a year.
HOW TO SAY IT
Provides lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that help letter writers know what to say and how to say it when writing such letters as cover letters, fundraising letters, invitations, and refusals.
Semler turned his family's business, the aging Semco corporation of Brazil, into the most revolutionary business success story of our time. By eliminating uneeded layers of management and allowing employees unprecedented democracy in the workplace, he created a company that challenged the old ways and blazed a path to success in an uncertain economy.
ALL OUR PEOPLE
Responding to those who argue that resources spent saving lives in impoverished and overpopulated regions are wasted, Klaus Leisinger and Karin Schmitt set forth the components of strategies that can bring down birth rates in an ethically acceptable way. They explain that development must: foster a political, legal, and economic environment that supports human development focus on the satisfaction of basic human needs improve the social status of women All Our People provides an in-depth, balanced treatment of such factors as human consumption patterns, the ethical issues surrounding population policy, and the role of women in development issues. The authors consider the wide range of conditions necessary to mitigate problems associated with population growth and the environment, including reformed attitudes and behavior patterns among people in industrial countries as well as global changes in economic, social, and political structures.
INNOVATION STORIES FROM INDIA INC
Beyond jugaad, that great Indian tradition of short-term fixes, what does innovation mean in Indian business? That is the question this book addresses through a collection of stand-alone stories that describe sustained innovation at a cross-section of companies that include conglomerates, MNCs, large and midsized companies and start-ups.
Based on extensive research and one-to-one conversations, what sets this book apart are first-person accounts by some of India's finest business leaders on the innovation journey in their companies. Filled with anecdotes and real-life examples, the book would be of interest to anyone interested in Indian business. It would also be an ideal gift to showcase India to customers, trade delegations, investors and other stakeholders.
LIVING LEGENDS LEARNING LESSONS
BALA V BALACHANDRAN
Living Legends, Learning Lessons by Bala V Balachandran and Kavipriya profiles ten path-breaking leaders from the world of business, government, spirituality and academia. The book captures their life story and also offers the reader a generous glimpse of their personal side. To know the 'person' behind the name is a rare privilege and this book goes up, close and personal with these leaders and makes them relatable to the common man.
HOW TO THINK LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR
PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON
An entrepreneur seeks to build something from nothing, to take an inspired idea and make it a reality. In How to Think Like an Entrepreneur, Philip Delves Broughton will explore what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur―the ability to disrupt the status quo and generate fresh perspectives―and ultimately lead us to the heart of great entrepreneurial thinking: an understanding of our deepest human needs. By harnessing the passion, verve and limitless imagination of an entrepreneur, this book will show you new ways to improve your business, but also your life and relationships.
8 STEPS TO INNOVATION
Innovation need not only be jugaad. For the first time a book shows us how in India, innovation can be introduced in ones organization in a systematic, deliberate way.
8 Steps to Innovation explains how you can do this by building an idea pipeline in your organization, improving the velocity of ideas coming in, and implementing the ideas within the given constraints. All this is shown through nice, snappy examples, mostly homegrown Indian ones. Few books in the market talk about innovation in the Indian context with Indian examples as this one does.
SUCCEED THE HAPPIONAIRE WAY
In this book, you will be inspired to discover strategies to convert your dreams into reality, discover your true inner goals, take action by overcoming fear and attain your ultimate state. Learn about the power of relationships, physical, mental and emotional health, meditation, sharing and much more.
You truly deserve the best, come shape your destiny The Happionaire Way!
THE BEST OF THE GALLUP MANAGEMENT JOURNAL 2001-2007
The Best of the Gallup Management Journal 2001-2007 could not be more relevant today, as executives continue to struggle with the transition into a 21st century global economy. Many leaders have reengineered and reorganized their companies numerous times. But what remains is the biggest business challenge of all: improving and perfecting relationships with customers and with the employees who engage them. More than anything, executives and managers need quantifiable, measurable strategies for making the “intangible” side of their businesses as productive and profitable as it can be.
ZERO TO HERO (HINDI)
Connect the Dots is the story of 20 enterprising individuals without an MBA, who started their own ventures. They were driven by the desire to prove themselves. To lead interesting, passionate, meaningful lives. Their stories say one thing loud and clear. You don't need a fancy degree or a rich daddy to dream big and make it happen. It's all in your head, your heart, your hands.
WINNING IN EMERGING MARKETS
Already cited by the Financial Times, Forbes.com, The Economic Times, WSJ/Mint and several other prominent global business publications, Winning in Emerging Markets is quickly becoming the go to book for mapping a strategy for entering new markets— and then quickly gaining a competitive edge in those high growth regions. Advancing the discussion about emerging markets themselves and how organizations can best leverage the potential of these regions, Tarun Khanna and Krishna Palepu – both well respected thinkers on the subject – argue there is more to sizing up these markets than just evaluating data points related to size, population, and growth potential. In fact, they say the possibility to expand a company’s progress in developing economies is to first asses the area’s lack of institutional infrastructure—and then to formulate strategies around what the authors call “ institutional voids” to the firm’s advantage.
NO MONEY MARKETING
As the real and virtual worlds have fused seamlessly, the playing field for businesses has been leveled, enabling the marketing and delivery of products and services from anywhere on the map irrespective of size, scale and location. Traditional resources (time and money) and marketing tools (advertising and PR) are losing their advantage to new techniques like social networking, individual targeting and ecosystem marketing. Hence, freed from geographical, financial and demographic limitations, upstart companies can sell their wares and build their brands, outsmarting the giants.
GO PUT YOUR STRENGTHS TO WORK
Marcus Buckingham’s books have guided millions to become top performers in everything they do by focusing on their strengths. In Go Put Your Strengths to Work, a Wall Street Journal bestseller in hardcover, Buckingham will show you how to hone and apply your strengths for maximum success in your career. Go Put Your Strengths to Work will open up exciting uncharted territory for you and your organization. Join the strengths movement and thrive.
MAKING BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION HAPPEN
India is known as a country not of innovation but of improvisation-or 'Jugaad', as they say in Hindi. But that has begun to change. We have enough examples in this country of people who have turned industry norms upside down to pull off the impossible in their fields. Eleven such case studies are featured in the book, including: Titan, which came out with the slimmest water-resistant watch in the world; Su-Kam, a power backup company that did not fit into an existing industry but ended up creating a new one; Shantha Biotech, which developed a low-cost Hepatitis-B vaccine and ushered in the biotechnology age in India; Trichy Police, which rewrote policing paradigms to nip extremism and crime in the bud, thus transforming the city. Through the breakthroughs achieved by these organizations, Porus Munshi shows that to do what is considered 'impossible' in your particular industry, you have to be subversive and think differently. In the process, if the existing business model needs to be turned on its head, then so be it!
THE WORKFORCE SCORECARD
RICHARD W. BEATTY
The Workforce Scorecard argues that current management and human resources practices hinder employees' ability to contribute to strategic goals. To maximize the power of their workforce, organizations must meet three challenges: view their workforce in terms of contribution rather than cost; replace benchmarking metrics with measures that differentiate levels of strategic impact; and make line managers and HR professionals jointly responsible for executing workforce initiatives. Building on the proven model outlined in their best-selling book
A LITTLE EXTRA
This is a unique book that distinguishes about the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. It’s that little extra in the correct place that makes ordinary, extraordinary. While ordinary is not bad at all, but this book is to inspire the reader to contemplate on the message of 'a little extra’, be ‘a little extra’ and acknowledge those who are ‘a little extra’. There is a potential to be a little extra irrespective of the stage and phase that one is in life. This book is intended to inspire and kindle the positive attitude, create right mindset required to produce extraordinary results.
HOW ONENESS CHANGES EVERYTHING
How Oneness Changes Everything: Empowering Business Through 9 Universal Laws, is the true story of how Sondhe discovered that timeless universal truths, when applied to business, are the real secret to success and the core of business sustainability. Beyond IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence), Sondhe brings cutting-edge spiritual intelligence into practical focus for the next generation of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Sondhe’s message has powerful implications for every business and individual, as well as the US and world economies, as he demonstrates how to realign capitalism with its true purpose.
You'll learn to turn the things you have to do into the things you want to do. Dr. Covey and master facilitator Steve Jones introduce you to the FranklinCovey workshop that has already helped 10 million people become more productive. With this audiobook, you'll also receive these valuable tools from FranklinCovey: - A handy job-aid on Keeping Your Focus, designed to carry with you to remind you how to stay focused and achieve results.
GETTING THINGS DONE: THE ART OF STRESS-FREE PRODUCTIVITY
In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.
ONE MINUTE MANAGER
The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs offers you the most important minute of your career.
With more than two million hardcover copies in print, The One Minute Manager ranks as one of the most successful management books ever published. Now, you can listen and learn the strategies of one-minute management to save time and increase your productivity whether it be in your business, your home or even managing your children.
THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR
In THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR, Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the #1 bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager), Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning, and Ethan Willis, CEO of Prosper Learning, tell the inspiring story of one man’s challenges in creating his own business. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, we confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in starting up their business, from finding new sources of revenue to securing the commitment of their people and the loyalty of their customers.
ONE PAGE MANAGEMENT
Presents a simple, effective way to access and organize critical information that can help achievers gain visibility and isolate problems before they cause trouble, as well as afford managers greater control over their performance
THE GO- GETTER
PETER B. KYNE
The Go-Getter is Kyne's most famous work, first published by William Randolph Hearst in 1921. The story centers around disabled World War I veteran Bill Peck, a worker who must overcome many obstacles in order to build a successful life for himself. At every turn he is thwarted by life's circumstances and must rely on his own tenacity and wits to see him through.
ATTITUDES AND ALTITUDES
The principles, practice, and profile of 21st Century leadership.
IF THEY SAY NO JUST SAY NEXT
What's The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say To Yourself, If...
A Prospect Says...
"No, I'm not interested. I don't want to do that"? - NEXT!
"I tried that once, and it didn't work"? - NEXT!
"I'll wait and see how you do"? - NEXT!
"Oh, I've seen that before and I'm not interested"? - NEXT!
"I'm satisfied with my life and doing okay"? - NEXT!
Someone laughs at you because you want a better life for you and your family? - NEXT!
You're tired and feeling like giving up, even though you haven't yet reached your goal? - NEXT!
Someone puts you down and tries to steal your dream? - NEXT!
Your family and friends say you're craxy, and that thing doesn't work? - NEXT!
Someone gives you an excuse why they "can't" do the business? - NEXT!
Whether you've experienced any of these situations or not, this book can help you develop the attitude to deal with them and build a bigger business.
This is the new management handbook to cover the most up-to-date thinking on key business issues, such as the impact of new technology and the internet, customer focus, e-commerce, the new economy, and the globalisation of business.
FINDING YOUR ELEMENT
Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater. As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your Element, this book is for you.
Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease. In the end, globalization-from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires-is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe. Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.
In this fearless and wholly authoritative investigation of the seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares, veteran reporter Misha Glenny travels across five continents to speak with participants from every level of the global underworld--police, victims, politicians, and even the criminals themselves. What follows is a groundbreaking, propulsive look at an unprecedented phenomenon from a savvy, street-wise guide.
INDIA: JOINING THE WORLD ECONOMY
Nine lectures on Indian economic policy initiated since 1986 on each annual commencement day of Export-Import Bank of India.
THE PERSONAL MBA
The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works.
GETTING LISTED ON WALL STREET
CAROLYN KAY BRANCATO
A guide for foreign companies to raising money in US financial markets. Explains the benefits, where the money is, foreign access, legal requirements for entering and trading in the securities market, how to attract US investors, and the power and concerns of institutions
PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES
In PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES, Ira A. Jackson and Jane Nelson show the quantifiable and enduring business advantage to “doing the right thing.” The companies profiled in PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES–including Starbucks, Citigroup, Alcoa, General Motors, General Electric, Dupont, and Dell–come from different industries and have implemented different strategies to build trust and gain a competitive advantage. What they share, however, are basic operating principles of making values integral to the way they do business. By focusing on creating societal as well as shareholder value, they have built market share, improved risk management, enhanced innovation, strengthened consumer loyalty, and attracted the best talent.
Reassess your leadership style, discover how to connect with people, and become a leader who can make things happen in the real world.
Built on a unique four-year experiment working alongside real leaders in real businesses, Living Leadership explodes the myth of the charismatic, transformational leader, to show that real progress comes from the dramatically ordinary aspects of leadership.
From building relationships, to working with the grain of the organisation rather than against it, and to knowing our limitations as much as pushing every boundary, the new edition of this book will challenge you to push your leadership skills to a new level.
TEEN CYBERBULLYING INVESTIGATED
JUDGE TOM JACOBS
The Internet age has led to a different kind of teen bullying: cyberbullying. What is cyberbullying and what can teens do about it? InTeen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying and cyberharassment
WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR PARACHUTE
In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
LEAVING MICROSOFT TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World chronicles John Wood's struggle to find a meaningful outlet for his managerial talents and entrepreneurial zeal. For every high-achiever who has ever wondered what life might be like giving back, Wood offers a vivid, emotional, and absorbing tale of how to take the lessons learned at a hard-charging company like Microsoft and apply them to one of the world's most pressing problems: the lack of basic literacy.
DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA
Written by a seasoned expert on international business development, this marvelous guide distills a library's worth of essential knowledge into a single, practical volume. It allows readers to quickly acquaint themselves with nineteen foreign lands and learn the finer points of conducting business within each distinctive culture.
THE SEWA MOVEMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
This absorbing book describes the story of the Self-Employed Women′s Association (SEWA) in India and its efforts in rural development primarily told through what has taken place in the districts of Banaskantha and Kutch.
INDIA:OPENING UP FOR GROWTH
Provides a detailed analysis of the different sectors of economy: foreign policy and external relations, transport and communications, energy, finance, the capital markets, agriculture, industry, the legal and regulatory environment, tax system, the accounting system Indua into the year 2000.
THALER & SUNSTEIN
Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice.
STEVEN D. LEVITT
Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.
THE BEDSIDE GUARDIAN
It was the year of an unexpected general election result and a dramatic Labour leadership contest; 'Je suis Charlie' and #BlackLivesMatter; a year in which FIFA spectacularly imploded on the world stage and a transgender woman appeared on the front of Vanity Fair.
Secret Formula follows the colorful characters who turned a relic from the patent medicine era into a company worth $80 billion. Award-winning reporter Frederick Allen’s engaging account begins with Asa Candler, a nineteenth-century pharmacist in Atlanta who secured the rights to the original Coca-Cola formula and then struggled to get the cocaine out of the recipe. After many tweaks, he finally succeeded in turning a backroom belly-wash into a thriving enterprise.
It's been argued that, in the aftermath of the economic crisis, innovation has passed its peak. But, with computer power expanding, the internet proliferating and the rise of emerging markets bringing millions more into the knowledge economy, the notion that the pace of technological change is slowing seems simply counter-intuitive. Mega Tech takes us on a journey to the future of technology, innovation and change, taking stock of just how far technology might take us. Industry leaders, futurist gurus and sharp-minded journalists come together to examine the policies that may be needed to adjust to the changes ahead and to harness the research and development we need to tackle the environmental, economic and social challenges facing the world today.
EMPLOYEES FIRST CUSTOMERS SECOND
One small idea can ignite a revolution just as a single matchstick can start a fire.
One such idea—putting employees first and customers second—sparked a revolution at HCL Technologies, the IT services giant. In this candid and personal account, Vineet Nayar—HCLT’s celebrated CEO—recounts how he defied the conventional wisdom that companies must put customers first, then turned the hierarchical pyramid upside down by making management accountable to the employees, and not the other way around.
DEATH IN MUMBAI
Three years ago, the brutal killing of a young TV producer called Neeraj Grover sent shockwaves through Mumbai. An alluring aspiring actress, Maria Susairaj, and her dashing naval officer boyfriend, Emile Jerome, were accused of killing him and hacking his body into pieces, before setting it on fire. The cast of characters was young, attractive, and upwardly mobile, the press hungry for a headline. As details of the case unravelled, the questions flew around—what had gone wrong? What made these young professionals turn to violent crime? Was it the savage pressure of the city, or was the motive even darker?
This book will shock and inspire a much needed change in perception of celebrity culture and Bollywood. It’s about so much more than a contested killing case and will be a talking point for years to come.