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  • Too Small to Fail: Why Some Small Nations Outperform Larger Ones and How They Are Reshaping the World

    Rs. 3,690.00

    R. James Breiding
     
    An idea whose time has come.  – STEVEN PINKER, JOHNSTONE FAMILY PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY 
     
    With global governance being challenged, this book offers provoking thoughts and ideas from the smaller nations as to what redefining success looks like.  – PAUL POLMAN, CO-FOUNDER & CHAIR, IMAGINE, FORMER CEO, UNILEVER 
     
    An excellent portrayal of how lack of entitlement drives small nations’ success: they expect to have to adapt to outside forces, so they do.  –JANAN GANESH , ~ COLUMNIST, THE FINANCIAL TIMES
     
    If you are happy with your country and its development, don’t read this book. But if you think your country could do Significantly better, this book will show you how.   LARS KOLIND .  CHAIRMAN, THE WORLD SCOUT FOUNDATION 

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  • Open: How Collaboration and Curiosity Shaped Humankind

    Rs. 2,890.00

    Johan Norberg

     

    • AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR

     

    “No person or society is smart enough or wise enough or noble enough to solve the wicked problems of life by themselves. With clarity and grace, Johan Norberg reminds us that openness to things and ideas from others is the only route to well-being..” –Steven Pinker, author, Enlightenment Now

     

    “If we are to recover from the pandemic of 2020, the world needs openness more than ever: open minds, open hearts, open communications, open markets. Johan Norberg’s superb book demonstrates, with hundreds of examples, how openness has been the key to the success of our species over 10,000 years and is the secret of prosperity and peace today.” –Matt Ridley, author, The Rational Optimist

     

    “Johan Norberg has a great story to tell: how, throughout history, open societies have always closed down, but never for good. The tension between closed and open, between trading and tribalism drives both progress and reaction. Why are the virtues and benefits of openness always under threat? We can’t live without it, yet too often it seems that we can’t live with it either. Norberg has a powerful argument to give us insight and hope that man’s curiosity and imagination is unstoppable.” –Margaret Heffernan, author, Beyond Measure

     

    “Norberg reminds us that every great civilization has been destroyed by the end of openness. His essential book, then, is a timely reminder that the fate of our civilization rests on a defense of openness. Strongly recommended.” –Andrew Keen, author, The Internet Is Not The Answer

     

    Clearcolourful and convincing, marshalling evidence from a range of eras and civilisations. […] The author is often amusing as well as illuminating. ― The Economist

     

    Norberg has a strong case and he makes it with energy and charm. A pertinent book for grumpy times. ― The Times on Progress

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  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Hans Rosling

     

    • Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Longlist (2018)
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
    • #1 Sunday Times bestseller
    •  Instant New York Times bestseller
    •  Observer ‘best brainy book of the decade’
    • #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
    • Irish Times bestseller
    • Guardian bestseller *

     

    A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases. — Barack Obama

     

    One of the most important books I’ve ever read-an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world. — Bill Gates

     

    Factfulness … , a light-hearted but data-rich book, calibrates our view of the world and explains how our cognitive processes can lead us astray — Steven Pinker ― New Statesman, The best books of 2018

     

    A powerful antidote to pervasive pessimism and populist untruths. — Andrew Rawnsley ― Observer, Book of the Year

     

    A wonderful guide to an improving world, as well as being a well-stocked source of sound advice as to how to think about factual and statistical claims . . . The book is a pleasure to read – simple, clear, memorable writing – and when you’ve finished you’ll be a lot wiser about the world. You’ll also feel rather happier . . . Factfulness – the relaxing peace of mind you get when you have a clearer view of how the world really is . . . I strongly recommend this book. — Tim Harford

     

    Hans Rosling tells the story of “the secret silent miracle of human progress” as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly. — Melinda Gates

     

    Factfulness has the power to shift your entire perspective. If you want to understand the world, read it now! — Rolf Dobelli

     

    Factfulness is a fabulous read, succinct and lively. It asks why so many people – including Nobel laureates and medical researchers – get the numbers so wrong on pressing issues such as poverty, pandemics and climate change… a just tribute to this book and the man would be a global day of celebration for facts about our world. — Jim O’Neill ― Nature

     

    It was such a hopeful book – it’s about why society is better off than we think and how many of the problems we think exist, don’t — Talita von Fürstenberg ― Vogue

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  • Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Steven Pinker

     

    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
    • THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

     

    ‘Bristles with pure, crystalline intelligence, deep knowledge and human sympathy’ –Richard Dawkins

     

    My new favourite book of all time — Bill Gates

     

    Pinker is right. Not just a bit right, but completely, utterly, incontrovertibly right … for most people, life is better, even if they don’t realise it — Dominic Sandbrook ― Daily Mail

     

    Brimming with surprising data and entertaining anecdotes … a genuinely enlightening book — Jan-Werner Müller ― Financial Times

     

    In Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker extols the amazing achievements of modernity, and demonstrates that humankind has never been so peaceful, healthy and prosperous. There is of course much to argue about, but that’s what makes this book so interesting. — Yuval Noah Harari

     

    Pinker is a paragon of exactly the kind of intellectual honesty and courage we need — David Brooks ― The New York Times

     

    In his new book, Enlightenment Now, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker makes a more convincing case for the sciences benefiting the arts ― New Scientist

     

    A characteristically fluent, decisive and data-rich demonstration of why, given the chance to live at any point in human history, only a stone-cold idiot would choose any time other than the present — Sam Leith ― Spectator

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  • How Innovation Works

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Matt Ridley

     

    An insightful and charming exploration of questions that range from the truly profound (How does our species capture energy to stave off decay and death?) to the merely fascinating (Why did it take us so long to invent the wheeled suitcase?)’ — Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment Now

     

    ‘In this insightful and delightful book, Matt Ridley explores the wondrous causes of innovation, the force that drives our modern economy. He shows that it’s a team sport, but one that features many colourful stars. It’s a joy to tag along with him as he mines the history of human advances to discover nuggets of useful lessons’ –Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

     

    ‘From the Stone Age to smartphones and from farming to fission, Matt Ridley demonstrates with a plethora of examples how innovation has changed and, for the most part, improved the human condition, despite repeated resistance and frequent failure. Given the freedom of thought that innovation needs, he argues, we can ensure the survival of the planet. We abandon it or constrain it at our peril’ —Sir Tim Laurence, Chairman of English Heritage

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