DIRECT FROM DELL
At nineteen, Michael Dell started his company as a freshman at the University of Texas with $1,000 and has since built an industry powerhouse. As Dell journeys through his childhood adventures, ups and downs, and mistakes made along the way, he reflects on invaluable lessons learned.
Michael Dell's revolutionary insight has allowed him to persevere against all odds, and Direct from Dell contains valuable information for any business leader. His strategies will show you effective ways to grow your business and will help you save time on costly mistakes by following his direct model for success.
MADE IN AMERICA
Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style.
In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.
LEE IACOCCA WITH WILLIAM NOVAK
Iacocca: An Autobiography is the story of Lee Iacocca. He is an American businessman in the car industry and is known worldwide as the famous man who engineered various famous Ford cars. He is also for his personal skills, determination and acumen in reviving Chrysler Corporation from the brink of bankruptcy, in such a way that the world was left astounded at the after effects.
MY JOURNEY: TRANSFORMING DREAM INTO ACTIONS
A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM
The book, ‘My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions’ is the life story of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India's famous scientist and former President. Written with a powerful narrative style laden with significant experiences, Dr. Kalam has filled this book with the details that matter. This inspirational book has been published by Rupa Publications India in the year 2013.
The book reveals the famous story of how a simple child from Rameshwaram became the President of the world’s largest democracy. It is an extraordinary tale of India’s most celebrated scientist who along with his research found time for his fellow people and worked hard towards their development
ALIBABA: THE HOUSE THAT JACK MA BUILT
In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world.
A biography of the Material Girl, based on an interview with Madonna, discusses her childhood ambitions, her salad days as a dancer, model, and waitress in New York, her romances, and her friendship with Sandra Bernhard
LOSING MY VIRGINITY
Richard Branson is a worldwide icon known for his tremendous wealth and industry leading business models. His spectacular journey has remained a topic of discussion and now Branson himself, reveals his story through his biography, 'Losing My Virginity’. This book follows a spectacular narrative style and is written in an engaging tone. This book was published by RHUK in 2009. This is an inspiring as well as an interesting story that takes the readers on a successful journey marked by courage and unparalleled self-belief.
Richard Branson has created unconventional businesses and made them successful for the world to see. He has a unique philosophy to life which separates him from the rest. Branson tells the story of his first 43 years of life sharing all the details of the pangs and toils he faced.
AN UNSUITABLE BOY
KARAN JOHAR WITH POONAM SAXENA
An Unsuitable Boy, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into films, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK and Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. In his trademark frank style, he talks about the ever-changing face of Indian cinema, challenges and learnings, as well as friendships and rivalries in the industry.
Honest, heart-warming and insightful, An Unsuitable Boy is both the story of the life of an exceptional film-maker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.
The enchanting, true story of The Valkyries begins in Rio de Janeiro when author Paulo Coelho gives his mysterious master J., the only manuscript for his book The Alchemist. Haunted by a devastating curse, Coelho confesses to J., "I′ve seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed about to achieve them." In response, J. gives Coelho a daunting task: He must find and speak with his guardian angel. "The curse can be broken," he replies, "if you complete the task."
WINGS OF FIRE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM WITH ARUN TIWARI
Every common man who by his sheer grit and hard work achieves success should share his story with the rest for they may find inspiration and strength to go on, in his story. The 'Wings of Fire' is one such autobiography by visionary scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who from very humble beginnings rose to be the President of India. The book is full of insights, personal moments and life experiences of Dr. Kalam. It gives us an understanding on his journey of success.
Dr. Kalam by narrating his life journey evokes the reader to identify with one’s inner fire and potential, for he was of the firm belief that each one of us was born with the strength and potential to make a tangible change in the world. How he inspired himself to achieve dreams and how he went about accomplishing so much is what the book captures nicely.
THE STEVE JOBS WAY: iLEADERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION
JAY ELLIOT WITH WILLIAM L. SIMON
In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other. Jay Elliot worked side by side with Steve as Senior Vice President of Apple and brings us his deep insider perspective of Steve's singular iLeadership style - which encompasses four major principles: product, talent, organization, and marketing. Jay shares the lessons that come out of Steve's intuitive approach to show how the creative and technological brilliance of iLeadership can be utilized to drive breakthroughs in any organization, irrespective of size.
KAIFI AND I: A MEMOIR
From the heart of a well-known family of Hyderabad to life in a single room with the barest of necessities, Shaukat Kaifi's memoir of her life with the renowned poet Kaifi Azmi speaks of love and commitment. A marriage of over a half a century, a life steeped in poetry and progressive politics, continuing involvement with the Indian People's Theatre Association, the Progressive Writers Association, Prithvi Theatre... all of these and more inform this beautifully told tale of love. Shaukat Kaifi's writing details life in a communist commune, a long career in theatre and film and a life spent bringing up her two children, cinematographer Baba Azmi and actor Shabana Azmi. Nasreen Rehman's deft and fluent translation brings this luminous memoir alive with warmth and empathy. "To say that this is a lovely book would be an understatement. It is an enchanting recollection of the life of a hugely talented and sensitive human being, shared with a great poet." -- Amartya Sen.
TRUTH, LOVE AND A LITTLE MALICE
Truth, Love And A Little Malice, the autobiography of the famous author and journalist Khushwant Singh, was published by Penguin India as new edition in 2003. He chronicles in this book some of the seminal historical and political events that have marked the Indian socio-political scene in his lifetime, i.e. since 1915. Crucial amongst these events are the Partition of India, the Emergency and Operation Blue Star, all of which have influenced and shaped the lives of Indians, and particularly that of Sikhs (the community that he belongs to), in very specific and tangible ways.
However, what makes Singh’s autobiography unique is that he shared personal and professional equations with many eminent personalities throughout his life, which includes the leaders of the country. His insightful, witty, and irreverent recollection of several incidents in the lives of those personalities, as well as in his own, makes this book a read that is as voyeuristic and controversial as its author.
The childhood memoir of one of Britain’s best-loved writers.
In this delightful collection of reminiscences Alan Bennett recalls his early years in a sequence of tales that are funny, touching and written in his unique style. These beautifully rendered snapshots, which include poignant portraits of his parents, confirm Bennett at the forefront of contemporary writing. Presented here as a new edition, Telling Tales will delight Bennett fans and enchant a new generation of readers.
THE MARUTI STORY: HOW A PUBLIC SECTOR COMPANY PUT INDIA ON WHEELS.
This targets were stupendous and I considered unachievable by almost I everyone, Slightly over two years to find a suitable partner, finalize all legal documentation, get governmental approval to these agreements as well as to the investment proposals, build a factory, develop a supplier base to meet localization regulations, create a sales and service network, and develop and launch a people's car that would sell 100,000 a year, in a sector where Indian expertise was limited, And to do this as a public sector company, having to follow all governmental systems and procedures, and having to please both its masters in the government and Suzuki Motor Corporation.
IDLI, ORCHID AND WILLPOWER
It is a biography of well known hotelier Vithal Kamat (the CEO of five star Orchid Ecotel hotel in Mumbai) and a description of the chain of Kamat hotels and Orchid.
KRISHNAMURTI: THE YEARS OF FULFILMENT
A second volume of the biography of religious leader Krishnamurti follows him from a 1930 break with the Theosophists, through his travels, teachings, and personal encounters, to 1980
THE BEST THING ABOUT YOU IS YOU!
Gems of down-to-earth wisdom for upgrading your life and finding inner bliss and tranquillity Bollywood superstar Anupam Kher plays a new role altogether: Using examples from his own life and experiences, he subtly motivates and inspires you by providing a handy guide to discovering your real self and finding peace of mind and contentment in today’s chaotic times! He feels that the best way to counter the negativity that exists in the world these days, where people are gripped by fear, insecurity, stress, frustration and unhappiness, is by acquiring a positive outlook. Citing his own example, he reveals how a humble background need not be an obstacle to attaining the dizzying heights of success, but simultaneously, sounds a warning about the importance of gracefully handling such success. He shares the vital ingredients in his recipe for success as well as no-nonsense methods to get the most out of your life. This volume contains the author’s views on a wide variety of topics such as the anger syndrome, the phenomenon of change, thought control, dealing with relationships, conquering stress, getting rid of fears, coming to terms with failure, realizing the power within oneself, coping with loss and death and much more. Here’s a book you will find yourself turning to for soothing, insightful guidance and practical advice no matter what situation you’re in. You’ll come to realize that the best thing about you is YOU!
STANDING ON AN APPLE BOX
AISHWARYA RAJNIKANTH DHANUSH
Director, dancer, goodwill advocate for the United Nations: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush is so much more than the daughter of a legendary actor, or the wife of southern cinema's biggest star. Growing up in Bangalore and then Madras, in a household that resolutely kept out any hint of her father's superstardom, she was a quiet, introverted child whose greatest pleasure was a visit to Marina Beach and an occasional meal out. It was not cinema but law that became a preoccupation when she started thinking about college and career - but fate, and her mother, had other plans for her. Aishwaryaa writes with disarming honesty about life as Rajinikanth's daughter, of falling in love and raising two boys with Dhanush, of fighting her own demons and finding satisfaction in a career of her choice. She reflects on the many roles a woman has to juggle at home and outside - in her case, under the watchful gaze of cameras and celebrity-watchers. Intensely personal, but also inspirational, Aishwaryaa's memoir is an unusually frank insight into growing up in cinema-land. A playful meditation on the joys and difficulties of being a woman in this age, Standing on an Apple Box is as much a celebration of individual fulfilment as it is of family.
KRISHNAMURTI:THE OPEN DOOR
Chronicles the latter part of the life of the noted philosopher and teacher, examining how Krishnamurti's imminent death influenced his teachings and affected his followers
YOU ARE BORN TO BLOSSOM
A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM
You Are Born To Blossom co-authored by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari. The book depicts the visualization of Dr. Kalam about Information and Communication Technology and the hidden rural India talent. In the book, Dr. Kalam depicts his vision of schools in India as of 2020 as “connecting nerve centres” linking teachers, students and community, epitomizing knowledge prevalent around the globe. He invites people to speed up the course social revolution.
This transformation would require elevating the standards of supremacy and thereby preserving the sanctity of public institutions. The book uses the simile of a tree to define the process of knowledge abiding fruits of affluence in the modern globalised world. The book gives references of appropriate contributions made by a large chunk of Indian scientists and artists from where it is evidenced that there is no age bar to ‘blossom’.
IT HAPPENED IN INDIA
Blue-blooded entrepreneurs could not stand his cheek, conventional managers were baffled by his business logic and colleagues were aghast at his recklessness. A maverick of the business industry, Kishore Biyani followed his instinct, cashing in on the latent opportunities of the booming Indian consumer market and ended up transforming the nature of retail business in India.
The book provides unique insights into thoughts and life of Steve Jobs, a man who literally transformed the digital lifestyle that billions of people all over the world have made part of their lives today. Written by renowned author Walter Isaacson, the autobiography is based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs. It took nearly two years to conduct all these interviews; some interesting conversations from family, friends, competitors and colleagues are also included in the autobiography.
Being one of the most influential creators and entrepreneurs of the century, Jobs has very well managed to change the shape of digital era with his futuristic vision and passion for perfection. From approaching personal computers to revolutionizing the market with iPhone, iPod and iPad, the book represents every aspect of his life in detail.
KAMALNAYAN BAJAJ: ARCHITECT OF THE BAJAJ GROUP
KAMALNAYAN BAJAJ: ARCHITECT OF THE BAJAJ GROUP
At the age of fifty, when most people start planning for retirement, Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy decided that he was going to revolutionize healthcare in India. In 1983, the renowned cardiologist launched the country’s first professionally run private sector hospital system. Thirty years later, Apollo Hospitals has become one of the world’s largest providers of high-technology healthcare. In the areas of heart, liver and bone marrow transplants, as also in knee and hip replacement surgery and robotic surgery, Apollo is an industry pioneer and a world leader.More than 32 million men and women have been treated at Apollo’s fifty hospitals, which are staffed by over 70,000 professionals.How did Prathap Chandra Reddy, who grew up in the small village of Aragonda in Andhra Pradesh, actualize his dream? How did he overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds and transform the sustainable development space? How did he become one of India’s enduring icons?Full of delightful anecdotes and dramatic twists and turns, The Healer tells Dr. Reddy’s inspirational story like it has never been told before.
A LONG WAY GONE
The devastating story of war through the eyes of a child soldier. Beah tells how, at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and became a soldier.
Ralph Ellison is justly celebrated for his epochal novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953 and has become a classic of American literature. But Ellison’s strange inability to finish a second novel, despite his dogged efforts and soaring prestige, made him a supremely enigmatic figure. Arnold Rampersad skillfully tells the story of a writer whose thunderous novel and astute, courageous essays on race, literature, and culture assure him of a permanent place in our literary heritage. Starting with Ellison’s hardscrabble childhood in Oklahoma and his ordeal as a student in Alabama, Rampersad documents his improbable, painstaking rise in New York to a commanding place on the literary scene. With scorching honesty but also fair and compassionate, Rampersad lays bare his subject’s troubled psychology and its impact on his art and on the people about him.This book is both the definitive biography of Ellison and a stellar model of literary biography.
‘Indira Gandhi’s life was part of the unfolding history of India, intricately woven with India’s past and future. It (became) inevitable, therefore, that politics (formed) a backdrop to her public and often private actions.’ Indira Gandhi’s life spanned over two-thirds of a century. By the time of her brutal assassination in 1984, she had established herself as the most significant political leader India had seen since the death of her father, Jawaharlal Nehru. In this book, written with the close cooperation of her subject, Pupul Jayakar seeks to uncover the many personalities that lay hidden within Mrs. Gandhi. Much more than a political biography, the book reveals the complex personality of Indira Gandhi—her thoughts and feelings, her hates and prejudices, her insights and her faults, her loves and emotional entanglements. Full of startling insights, Indira Gandhi: A Biography paints a magnificent portrait—at once empathetic and unprejudiced—of one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable women.
This richly illustrated book overs the career of a pop music legend, form the child star whose infectious lead vocals catapulted the Jackson 5 into the spotlight, tot he feeding frenzy that surrounded the announcement of a new tour in summer 2009.
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE
As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons―which, for fourteen years, she's shared in O, The Oprah Magazine's widely popular "What I Know For Sure" column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation.
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.
Agassi’s incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return.
Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir by American writer Mitch Albom. The story was later recreated by Thomas Rickman into a TV movie of the same name directed by Mick Jackson, which aired on December 5, 1999 and starred Hank Azaria. The book topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers of 2000.
INTO THIN AIR
A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas.
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