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Principles for Dealing With The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and FailRs. 7,690.00or 3 X Rs.2,563.33 withAdd to cart
From legendary investor Ray Dalio,
author of the international bestseller Principles,
who has spent half a century studying global economies and markets, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order examines history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes – but similar to those that have happened many times before.
A few years ago, Ray Dalio noticed a confluence of political and economic conditions he hadn’t encountered before. They included huge debts and zero or near-zero interest rates that led to massive printing of money in the world’s three major reserve currencies; big political and social conflicts within countries, especially the US, due to the largest wealth, political, and values disparities in more than 100 years; and the rising of a world power (China) to challenge the existing world power (US) and the existing world order.
The last time that this confluence occurred was between 1930 and 1945. This realization sent Dalio on a search for the repeating patterns and cause/effect relationships underlying all major changes in wealth and power over the last 500 years. In this remarkable and timely addition to his Principles series, Dalio brings readers along for his study of the major empires – including the Dutch, the British, and the American – putting into perspective the ‘Big Cycle’ that has driven the successes and failures of all the world’s major countries throughout history.
Dalio reveals the timeless and universal forces behind these shifts and uses them to look into the future, offering practical principles for positioning oneself for what’s ahead.
Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World’s Most Secretive IndustryRs. 3,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,163.33 withAdd to cart
Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel
- Financial Times Business Book of the Year
- An Economist Best Book of the Year
- Winner CrimeCon’s UK Book of the Year
“Triumphant…in part a well-written, well-paced thriller. But it is also a morality tale….At the heart of the story is at least one still unsolved murder…Dead in the Water makes a compelling case that those handling Russian oligarchs’ riches are not the only ones overdue for a rethink.”
—Robert Wright, The Financial Times
“A rich story of fake piracy and a global conspiracy…On one level, Dead in the Water is a masterpiece of explanatory journalism…Campbell and Chellel report and explain it masterfully, giving us an account that is both enlightening and thoroughly engaging.”
—Mark Bowden, The New York Times
From award-winning journalists Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel, the gripping, true-crime story of a notorious maritime hijacking at the heart of a massive conspiracy—and the unsolved murder that threatened to unravel it all.
In July 2011, the oil tanker Brillante Virtuoso was drifting through the treacherous Gulf of Aden when a crew of Somali pirates attacked and set her ablaze in a devastating explosion. But when David Mockett, a maritime surveyor working for Lloyd’s of London, inspected the damaged vessel, he was left with more questions than answers. How had the pirates gotten aboard so easily? And if they wanted to steal the ship and bargain for its return, then why did they destroy it? The questions didn’t add up—and Mockett would never answer them. Soon after his inspection, David Mockett was murdered.
Dead in the Water is a shocking expose of the criminal inner-workings of international shipping, told through the lens of the Brillante hijacking and its aftermath. Through first-hand accounts of those who lived it—from members of the ship’screw and witnesses to the attacks, to the ex-London detectives turned private investigators seeking to solve Mockett’s murder and bring justice to his family—award-winning Bloomberg reporters Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel piece together the astounding truth behind one of the most brazen financial frauds in history.
The ambitious culmination of more than four years of reporting, Dead in the Water uncovers an intricate web of conspiracy amidst the lawless, old-world industry at the backbone of our new global economy.
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and PovertyRs. 4,290.00or 3 X Rs.1,430.00 withAdd to cart
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
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“You will have three reasons to love this book. It’s about national income differences within the modern world, perhaps the biggest problem facing the world today. It’s peppered with fascinating stories that will make you a spellbinder at cocktail parties—such as why Botswana is prospering and Sierra Leone isn’t. And it’s a great read. Like me, you may succumb to reading it in one go, and then you may come back to it again and again.” —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse
“Why Nations Fail is a wildly ambitious work that hopscotches through history and around the world to answer the very big question of why some countries get rich and others don’t.” —The New York Times (Chrystia Freeland)
“Why Nations Fail is a splendid piece of scholarship and a showcase of economic rigor.” —The Wall Street Journal
“This is an intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve. It should be widely read.” —Financial Times
“Why Nations Fail is a truly awesome book. Acemoglu and Robinson tackle one of the most important problems in the social sciences—a question that has bedeviled leading thinkers for centuries—and offer an answer that is brilliant in its simplicity and power. A wonderfully readable mix of history, political science, and economics, this book will change the way we think about economic development. Why Nations Fail is a must-read book.” —Steven Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics
“Some time ago a little-known Scottish philosopher wrote a book on what makes nations succeed and what makes them fail. The Wealth of Nations is still being read today. With the same perspicacity and with the same broad historical perspective, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson have retackled this same question for our own times. Two centuries from now our great-great- . . . -great grandchildren will be, similarly, reading Why Nations Fail.” —George Akerlof, Nobel laureate in economics, 2001
“It’s the politics, stupid! That is Acemoglu and Robinson’s simple yet compelling explanation for why so many countries fail to develop. From the absolutism of the Stuarts to the antebellum South, from Sierra Leone to Colombia, this magisterial work shows how powerful elites rig the rules to benefit themselves at the expense of the many. Charting a careful course between the pessimists and optimists, the authors demonstrate history and geography need not be destiny. But they also document how sensible economic ideas and policies often achieve little in the absence of fundamental political change.”—Dani Rodrik, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
HDFC Bank 2.0: From Dawn to Digital
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“Tamal combines his financial knowledge, eye for detail, and an excellent storytelling style to create a vivid portrait of India’s most valued bank and its path to the future.” –NANDAN NILEKANI, Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys and Founding Chairman of UIDAI
“Tamal has enthusiastically documented the epiphany that HDFC Bank’s leadership had in starting out on their digital journey. India is set for seismic changes to day-to-day banking over the next few years and banks who don’t commit to fully re-engineering their practice around becoming a technology company that delivers real-time, contextual banking experiences will wither on the vine. HDFC Bank has made a solid start on this journey, but the final chapter has not yet been written.” –BRETT KING, Founder, Moven and bestselling author of Bank 4.0
The seeds of change were sown in September 2014, when HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri went to Silicon Valley to meet the brightest tech minds in the world. By the time he got back, he knew exactly what needed to be done.
It was time for a revolution. Instead of waiting to be disrupted by fintech companies, HDFC Bank went all out to disrupt itself, recasting its role and scope on a scale that has never been attempted before. In one of the biggest transformations ever undertaken in any business, HDFC Bank wants to become a platform facilitating a financial experience.
Tamal Bandyopadhyay chronicles HDFC Bank’s own digital disruption exercise through the very people who drove it, narrating a story that’s as compelling as unique in India’s financial system. With his keen eye for detail, deep knowledge of banking and unparalleled storytelling ability, Bandyopadhyay recounts the journey of India’s most valued lender from a life cycle bank to a lifestyle bank.
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and hailed as “the best history of oil ever written” by Business Week, Daniel Yergin’s “spellbinding…irresistible” (The New York Times) account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power addresses the ongoing energy crisis.
“Splendid and epic history of oil…. The story is brilliantly told…with its remarkable cast of characters.” — The Wall Street Journal
“Impassioned and riveting…only in the great epics of Homer will readers regularly run into a comparable string of larger-than-life swashbucklers and statesmen, heroes and villains.” — San Francisco Examiner
“A masterly narrative…The Prize portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies.” — James Schlesinger, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Secretary of Energy
“Spellbinding…irresistible…monumental…must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history.” — The New York Times
Thinking, Fast and SlowRs. 3,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,163.33 withAdd to cart
- Major New York Times Bestseller
- More than 2.6 million copies sold
- One of The New York Times Book Review’s ten best books of the year
- Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of the year
- Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
- Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest (2011)
- Best Book of Ideas Prize Nominee (2012)
- Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2012)
- Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2012)
There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, distils a lifetime of research into an encyclopedic coverage of both the surprising miracles and the equally surprising mistakes of our conscious and unconscious thinking. He achieves an even greater miracle by weaving his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end. My main problem in doing this review was preventing family members and friends from stealing my copy of the book to read it for themselves…this is one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read — William Easterly ― Financial Times
This is a landmark book in social thought, in the same league as The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud — Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of ‘The Black Swan’
Daniel Kahneman is one of the most original and interesting thinkers of our time. There may be no other person on the planet who better understands how and why we make the choices we make. In this absolutely amazing book, he shares a lifetime’s worth of wisdom presented in a manner that is simple and engaging, but nonetheless stunningly profound. This book is a must read for anyone with a curious mind — Steven D. Levitt, co-author of ‘Freakonomics’
This book is a tour de force by an intellectual giant; it is readable, wise, and deep. Buy it fast. Read it slowly and repeatedly. It will change the way you think, on the job, about the world, and in your own life — Richard Thaler, co-author of ‘Nudge’
Thinking, Fast and Slow is a masterpiece – a brilliant and engaging intellectual saga by one of the greatest psychologists and deepest thinkers of our time. Kahneman should be parking a Pulitzer next to his Nobel Prize — Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of ‘Stumbling on Happiness’, host of the award-winning PBS television series ‘This Emotional Life’
A terrific unpicking of human rationality and irrationality – could hardly have been published at a better moment. Kahnemann is the godfather of behavioural economics, and this distillation of a lifetime’s thinking about why we make bad decisions – about everything from money to love – is full of brilliant anecdote and wisdom. It is Kahnemann’s belief that anyone who thinks they know exactly what is going on hasn’t understood the question; as such it’s the perfect gift for opinionated family members everywhere. — Tim Adams ― Observer Books of the Year
The Key Man: How the Global Elite Was Duped by a Capitalist Fairy TaleRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withAdd to cart
Simon Clark & Will Louch
***LONGLISTED FOR THE FT MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021***
”Impeccably researched and sumptuous in its detail… It”s a page-turner” —TheEconomist
”This book tells the story brilliantly… Well-paced and cleverly organised. It also draws some devastating conclusions” —The Sunday Times
Gripping… The account raises questions over whether ‘impact investing’ and ‘stakeholder capitalism’ are less about poverty alleviation for the world than guilt alleviation for the Davos elite ― Guardian
For an astonishing story of how the global economy can be manipulated, read the devastating account in The Key Man ― David Ignatius, Washington Post
A riveting account of the intertwining of brilliance and greed… Should be a mandatory read at all schools of journalism and business schools. It’s a rare tour de force from which both can learn ― Business Standard, India
An unbelievable true tale of greed, corruption and manipulation among the world’s financial elite and how the World Bank, Bill Gates and the governments of the US, UK, France, and many more fell victim to the world’s largest private equity Ponzi scheme ― Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower
The rigour and colossal effort that went into this book transpires on each page. There is no dull moment. It is 300 pages of reading pleasure mixed with serious discomfort at what is being presented ― Ludovic Phalippou, professor of Financial Economics at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
This splendid cautionary tale lays bare the vulnerabilities of the world of high finance, where even the grandees of Davos were marks for the kid from Karachi ― John Helyar, coauthor of Barbarians at the Gate
A highly readable reminder of how greed and gullibility so often go together, and why we need good investigative journalism to keep reminding us that if the pitch (and the person doing the pitch) look just too good to be true there is probably something fishy going on behind the scenes ― Professor Sir David Omand, former director of GCHQ and author of How Spies Think
Just Keep Buying: Proven ways to save money and build your wealthRs. 2,490.00or 3 X Rs.830.00 withAdd to cart
The first time I read Nick Maggiulli’s writing I knew he had a special talent. There are lots of good data scientists, and lots of good storytellers. But few understand the data and can tell a compelling story about it like Nick. This is a must read.” Morgan Housel, bestselling author of The Psychology of Money
“Just Keep Buying is the ideal combination of thoughtful and actionable. Maggiulli not only uses evidence to guide his suggestions, but he is also among the best at boiling everything down into ideas that are easy-to-understand and apply.” James Clear, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits
“Nick has a genuine gift – while he uses rigorous empirical evidence to make his case, he also manages to tell the story in such a way to keep the reader’s attention and give them practical, actionable advice. In addition, he has just enough of a mischievous streak to challenge some long-held assumptions about investing, but in a manner that makes the empirical data a fresh, interesting story. Investors, new and old, will benefit from Nick’s practical approach to investing.” James O’Shaughnessy, Founder and Chairman, OSAM LLC, and New York TimesBusiness and BusinessWeek bestselling author, What Works on Wall Street
Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial FreedomRs. 3,190.00or 3 X Rs.1,063.33 withAdd to cart
Multimillion-copy bestselling author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power has created a new 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world – from Carl Icahn, to Warren Buffett, to Jack Bogle and Steve Forbes, Tony Robbins.
Robbins has a brilliant way of using metaphor and story to illustrate even the most complex financial concepts – making them simple and actionable. With expert advice on our most important financial decisions, Robbins is an advocate for the reader, dispelling the myths that often rob people of their financial dreams. Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level, through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan. This book delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order. It’s the book millions of people have been waiting for.
How Economics Can Save the World: Simple Ideas to Solve Our Biggest Problems
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A fitting reminder of how economics can help structure our critical thinking on matters ranging from the existential, such as climate change, to the more routine, like parenting. ― Financial Times
This wonderful book demystifies economics and explains the practical tools it provides for thinking about challenges we all face in everyday life – from getting small children to go to sleep to doing what we can to tackle climate change. A model of clarity and wisdom about a subject that is so often misunderstood and maligned — Diane Coyle ― Professor of Public Policy, Cambridge University
An impassioned case for the power of economic reasoning to improve people’s lives. He debunks common misconceptions about what economics is by showing what today’s cutting edge economists are actually doing – from helping parents raise their children, finding ways of more efficiently matching kidney donors, to developing tools to deal with climate change and build happier societies. Angner shows that beneath its technical wizardry, economics is a deeply moral endeavour that should give us hope that many of our most pressing problems can be solved. ― Niall Kishtainy, author of A Little History of Economics
A brilliantly clear explanation of how, in the right hands, the insights of Economics can be used to make the world a better place — Rohini Pande ― Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, Director, Economic Growth Center, Yale
This optimistic new voice offers useful rules to help understand the world around us, and how to make it a better place. Angner’s writing is refreshingly human, filled with intellect and dry humour, this book is as enjoyable to read as it is serious about inspiring change — Professor Klaus Schwab ― Founder and Executive Director, The World Economic Forum
Economics has the power to make the world a better, happier and safer place: this book shows you how
Our world is in a mess. The challenges of climate change, inequality, hunger and a global pandemic mean our way of life seems more imperilled and society more divided than ever; but economics can help!
From parenting to organ donation, housing to anti-social behaviour, economics provides the tools we need to fix the biggest issues of today. Far from being a means to predict the stock market, enrich the elite or track money around the globe, economics provides a lens through which we can better understand how things work, design clever solutions and create the conditions in which we can all flourish.
With a healthy dose of optimism, and packed with stories of economics in everyday situations, Erik Angner demonstrates the methods he and his fellow economists use to help improve our lives and the society in which we live. He shows us that economics can be a powerful force for good, awakening the possibility of a happier, more just and more sustainable world.
Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls
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New from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography We feel more divided than ever. This riveting analysis tells you why. Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.
There are many reasons why we erect walls, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Europe the ruptures of the past decade threaten not only European unity, but in some countries liberal democracy itself. In China, the Party’s need to contain the divisions wrought by capitalism will define the nation’s future. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country in the course of this century.
Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today. Covering China; the USA; Israel and Palestine; the Middle East; the Indian Subcontinent; Africa; Europe and the UK, bestselling author Tim Marshall presents a gripping and unflinching analysis of the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.
Home in the World: A MemoirRs. 3,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,163.33 withAdd to cart
it strikes me that Sen is more than an economist, a moral philosopher or even an academic. He is a life-long campaigner, through scholarship and activism, via friendships and the occasional enemy, for a more noble idea of home – and therefore of the world. — Edward Luce ― Financial Times
hypnotic … Amartya Sen’s exemplary life is a lesson in engagement with the world in which he is so at home; he is a real advertisement for someone who is happy being “a citizen of nowhere”, or everywhere. — Ferdinand Mount ― Prospect
Sen is so engaging, so full of charm and has such a clear gift for the graceful sentence. It’s a wonderful book, the portrait of a citizen of the world … full of its author’s beguiling personality, elegance and wit of presentation, and joyous in its celebration of the life of the mind. — Philip Hensher ― Spectator
Sen’s sensibility still seems Tagorean. There is the same affinity for freedom and imagination, a similar commitment to the vulnerable and the downtrodden, but most of all a shared sense that we don’t yet know all there is to know about the world. — Abhrajyoti Chakraborty ― Guardian
The clarity of Sen’s thought and the lucidity of his prose are delightful and entertaining but the lightness of his touch can often be deceptive because it sometimes conceals the depth and range of Sen’s erudition, the intensity and the passion of his commitment to certain values and ideas and his relentless quest to bring together the home and the world. — Rudrangshu Mukherjee ― The Wire India
a charming, immensely readable, and very enjoyable voyage through the making of a great mind … we are just led with rare good humour and gentle wit through the formative years of his life … This is a very accessible book, “fun” to use one of Sen’s favourite words, written in beautifully constructed short sentences that explain the most profound observations with commendable brevity … It is Sen’s capacity to maintain a simple style while telling amusing stories or explaining complex issues (as he does occasionally) that is both unique and captivating … This memoir is an unforgettable story of the evolution of a thinking and enquiring and all too human a mind, as also a tribute to one who has harnessed his abundant academic talent to the needs of the humblest and poorest — Mani Shankar Aiyar ― Open the Magazine
The Antisocial Network: The Gamestop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Investors that Brought Wall Street to its Knees
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Bestselling author Ben Mezrich presents a definitive and gripping account of the GameStop short squeeze, a David-vs.-Goliath tale of private investors and internet trolls taking on Wall Street. From the meme-filled subreddit forum WallStreetBets to the astonishing overnight fortunes won and lost, Mezrich’s thrilling prose captures the corporate drama and larger-than-life personalities involved. With pulse-pounding detail, THE ANTISOCIAL NETWORK offers a never-before-seen glimpse at a volatile week in financial history and its potential to upend the financial establishment
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily LifeRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withAdd to cart
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- The International Bestseller
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
A thinker for uncertain times. . . If you want to better understand populism, Trump, Brexit and the anti-establishment backlash then Taleb, of no party or clique, is your man — Josh Glancy ― Sunday Times
A great iconoclast. . . Taleb, a Wall Street trader turned essayist, is a thinker touched by genius. . . The big picture he presents is powerfully argued and offers myriad policy implications — Matthew Syed ― The Times
The most prophetic voice of all . . . Taleb is a genuinely significant philosopher . . . someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone — John Gray ― GQ
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the Richard Wagner of uncertainty. While the Ring Cycle of the German composer/librettist portrayed the struggle of the gods in a series of operas, the Incerto series of books by the Lebanese-American author is devoted to humans — specifically how we deal with the endemic risk in our all-too-finite existence — Dominic Lawson ― Sunday Times
The author of The Black Swan is back with a simple warning: don’t buy what your neighbour is selling unless he owns some too. The obvious application for this is investing, but Taleb has a much broader domain. In a kind of philosophical Freakonomics, he takes us from 5th-century wandering monks (banned by the church because they were too free) to Donald Trump (his imperfections showed he had skin in the game) — Rosamund Urwin ― Sunday Times Books of the Year
As always with Taleb, this is a fascinating set of ideas. And he’s right. People with skin in the game learn how the game works. Without it, they don’t — William Leith ― Evening Standard
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly ImprobableRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withAdd to cart
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Shortlist (2007)
The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works — Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
Great fun… brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling — Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics
A fascinating study of how we are regularly taken for suckers by the unexpected ― Guardian
Like the conversation of a raconteur … hugely enjoyable – compelling ― Financial Times
It has altered modern thinking ― The Times
Confirms his status as a guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot ― Sunday Times
The Complete Financial History of Berkshire HathawayRs. 4,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,496.67 withRead more
Adam J. Mead
The Complete Financial History of Berkshire Hathaway” is a comprehensive book providing a chronological analysis of Berkshire Hathaway’s financial journey. It includes insights from Chairman’s letters, annual reports, SEC filings, and more, and offers valuable information on acquisitions, investments, and capital allocation decisions. It serves as a convenient reference guide for both new students and existing Berkshire shareholders.
A Promised LandRs. 5,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,830.00 withRead more
The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller
– A Riveting Presidential Memoir by Barack Obama. From his early aspirations to historic victories, Obama shares his personal journey as the first African American president of the United States. Reflecting on the limits of presidential power, U.S. politics, and global challenges, Obama provides candid insights into decision-making, challenges faced, and the belief in progress. Beautifully written and introspective, this memoir captures Obama’s conviction that democracy is built on empathy and understanding.”
The Price of Time: The Real Story of InterestRs. 5,990.00or 3 X Rs.1,996.67 withRead more
- Long Listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey 2022 Book of the Year
Is it possible to write a highly engaging history of the world going back to Hammurabi, unfolding along the way a bitingly comprehensive explanation for its problems today, all told through a single character? Apparently yes. Edward Chancellor has done it, an achievement all the more notable since his drama is built around a character so unheroic on its surface: his “price of time” is interest rates. This is a timely, vitally important and hugely readable book. — Ruchir Sharma ― Chairman, Rockefeller International and New York Times bestselling author
Well I’ll be darned! Chancellor has done the nearly impossible: he has made a potentially dreary topic – interest rates – into a witty, philosophical and highly entertaining story crammed with historical anecdotes starting with the Babylonians and ending yesterday. At the same time the obvious weight and breadth of his research leads us to his important conclusion: for Heaven’s Sake leave interest rates to market forces; manipulation by Central Banks leads to chain linked disasters, another of which may well be imminent. — Jeremy Grantham, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist, GMO LLC
The first book of the next crisis.
All economic and financial activities take place across time. Interest coordinates these activities. The story of capitalism is thus the story of interest: the price that individuals, companies and nations pay to borrow money.
In The Price of Time, Edward Chancellor traces the history of interest from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia, through debates about usury in Restoration Britain and John Law ‘ s ill-fated Mississippi scheme, to the global credit booms of the twenty-first century. We generally assume that high interest rates are harmful, but Chancellor argues that, whenever money is too easy, financial markets become unstable. He takes the story to the present day, when interest rates have sunk lower than at any time in the five millennia since they were first recorded – including the extraordinary appearance of negative rates in Europe and Japan – and highlights how this has contributed to profound economic insecurity and financial fragility.
Chancellor reveals how extremely low interest rates not only create asset price inflation but are also largely responsible for weak economic growth, rising inequality, zombie companies, elevated debt levels and the pensions crises that have afflicted the West in recent years – conditions under which economies cannot possibly thrive. At the same time, easy money in China has inflated an epic real estate bubble, accompanied by the greatest credit and investment boom in history. As the global financial system edges closer to yet another crisis, Chancellor shows that only by understanding interest can we hope to face the challenges ahead.
Side Hustle: Build a Side Business and Make Extra Money – Without Quitting Your Day JobRs. 2,690.00or 3 X Rs.896.67 withRead more
Chris Guillebeau is back with another book that will teach you not just how to earn more, but ultimately how to live better … You can establish your own side hustle in just 5 weeks ― with a minimal amount of money and with skills you already have. Which raises a question: What’s stopping you? — Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human
Straightforward, and packs in lots of tips . . . An ideal guide ― Financial Times
The essential guide for anyone who wants to create more freedom, opportunity, and security … Packed with practical tips and strategies ― illustrated by compelling stories of real-life hustles ― that will inspire readers to start their side hustles now — Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
There’s a great temptation to assume that side hustles are just for “special people,” like artists, dreamers, and 17-year-old computer geniuses. But Guillebeau deftly proves everyone can (and should) have a side hustle — Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over
A Side Hustle isn’t about making a few extra bucks selling lemonade to your neighbors. Chris Guillebeau has created a step-by-step methodology for imagining, building, and launching side projects that can earn real, serious cash. In my years investing on Shark Tank, I’ve seen firsthand how side hustles can take off and grow into some major profits. Whether you want to supplement your pay check, or jumpstart a full-fledged business, Guillebeau will show you how to get your hustle going in just 27 days flat. — Daymond John, star of ABC’s Emmy Award winning business show Shark Tank
Hobbies cost you money, legit side businesses make money. If you want to get on the road to financial freedom and enjoy more passion and choice in your life, Side Hustle can help you take the first critical steps — Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder, Stella and Dot
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
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Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. 11 September 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and – most of all – Covid-19. Each was an asymmetric threat, set in motion by something seemingly small, and different from anything the world had experienced before. Lenin is supposed to have said, ‘There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.’ This is one of those times when history has sped up.
In this urgent and timely book, Fareed Zakaria, one of the ‘top ten global thinkers of the last decade’ (Foreign Policy), foresees the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. In ten surprising, hopeful ‘lessons’, he writes about the acceleration of natural and biological risks, the obsolescence of the old political categories of right and left, the rise of ‘digital life’, the future of globalization and an emerging world order split between the United States and China. He invites us to think about how we are truly social animals with community embedded in our nature, and, above all, the degree to which nothing is written – the future is truly in our own hands.
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present and future, and will become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.
The Total Money MakeoverRs. 3,290.00or 3 X Rs.1,096.67 withRead more
Bestselling finance coach presents The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition. Learn how to take control of your money, pay off debt, debunk money myths, build an emergency fund and retirement nest egg, and more. With new resources and expanded content, this straightforward plan based on real results will transform your money habits. Also available in Spanish: Transformación Total de tu Dinero. Over 5 million copies sold
The Wealth of NationsRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
“Adam Smith’s enormous authority resides, in the end, in the same property that we discover in Marx: not in any ideology, but in an effort to see to the bottom of things.”
—Robert L. Heilbroner
Right from examining the division of labour, the origin and use of money and the division of stock, to the rise and progress of cities and towns after the fall of the Roman Empire, the systems of political economy and the taxes on various private revenues, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations provides an extensive assessment of the creation of a nation’s wealth. Laying the foundation of classical political economy, this magnum opus is considered one of the best non-fiction books of all time. More than two centuries after its first publication in 1776, The Wealth of Nations continues to remain as influential as ever.
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall StreetRs. 3,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,163.33 withRead more
“More than two decades after Warren [Buffett] lent it to me—and more than four decades after it was first published—Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read . . . Brooks’s deeper insights about business are just as relevant today as they were back then.” —Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal
“[Brooks] provides the early version of what we think of as Malcolm Gladwell–style or Freakonomics-style lessons. . . . But Brooks features another trait that modern business writers, whether James Stewart, Malcolm Gladwell, or Michael Lewis, do not. Brooks is truly willing to give up his own views to get inside the mind of all his subjects.” —National Review
“The prose is superb. Reading Brooks is a supreme pleasure. His writing turns potentially eye-glazing topics (e.g., price-fixing scandals in the industrial electronics market) into rollicking narratives. He’s also funny. . . . He tells entertaining stories replete with richly drawn characters, setting them during heightened moments within the world of commerce.” —Slate
Open: How Collaboration and Curiosity Shaped Humankind
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- 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
Clear, colourful 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
Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the WorldRs. 2,790.00or 3 X Rs.930.00 withRead more
‘A meticulously reported piece of investigative journalism written in the style of a fast-paced thriller … Gripping … Kleptopia is not a far away republic in central Asia; it is all around us’
‘I don’t do book reviews. But I am reading Kleptopia very slowly as I have to keep picking my jaw up off the floor … Fascinating. Terrifying’
‘I might not have read, or even heard of Tom Burgis if ENRC hadn’t sued. Now I’m in. #Kleptopia’ Hugh Laurie
‘A must-read… A magisterial account of the money and violence behind the world’s most powerful dictatorships … Meticulously reported’
‘The architects of our national security would do well to bring to their meetings a well-thumbed copy … It unpicks the filthy flipside of globalisation … Incendiary’
Edward Lucas, The Times
Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom PlaybookRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2017)
‘The high priest of human potential. The world can’t get enough of Anthony Robbins.’ The New York Times
‘Tony Robbins needs no introduction. He is committed to helping make life better for every investor.’ — Carl Icahn
‘He has a great gift. He has the gift to inspire.’ — Bill Clinton
‘Tony’s power is super-human — Oprah Winfrey
50 Economic Classics: Your shortcut to the Most Important ideas on Capitalism, Finance, and the Global Economy
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- WINNER – SILVER MEDAL, AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018
Explore the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics. Gain the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators.
Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person’s guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.
Debt: The first 5000 yearsRs. 2,890.00or 3 X Rs.963.33 withRead more
- Winner of the Bateson Book Prize
- Winner of the Bread and Roses Award
“Written in a brash, engaging style, the book is also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of debt — where it came from and how it evolved.” —Thomas Meaney, The New York Times Book Review
“[A] groundbreaking study…opened up a vibrant and ongoing conversation about the evolution of our economic system by challenging conventional accounts of the origins of money and markets; relationships of credit and debt, he showed, preceded the development of coinage and cash.” —Astra Taylor, The New Yorker
“The book is more readable and entertaining than I can indicate… It is a meditation on debt, tribute, gifts, religion and the false history of money. Graeber is a scholarly researcher, an activist and a public intellectual. His field is the whole history of social and economic transactions.” —Peter Carey, The Observer
The groundbreaking international best-seller that turns everything you think about money, debt, and society on its head—from the “brilliant, deeply original political thinker” David Graeber (Rebecca Solnit, author of Men Explain Things to Me)
Before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors—which lives on in full force to this day.
So says anthropologist David Graeber in a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Renaissance Italy to Imperial China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like “guilt,” “sin,” and “redemption”) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong.
We are still fighting these battles today.
Alibaba’s World: How One Remarkable Chinese Company Is Changing the Face of Global BusinessRs. 2,690.00or 3 X Rs.896.67 withRead more
Porter Erisman – Former Vice President, Alibaba
- Selected as one of the Best Business Books of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal
- THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
‘Fascinating . . . stories don’t get much better than Alibaba’s’ Financial Times
‘An absolute delight to read. Porter Erisman has crafted an insider’s loving portrayal of the world’s largest e-commerce site . . . If you like a well-written business yarn, read Alibaba’s World. It’s how the East was won’ New York Journal of Books
Into the Minds of Warren Buffett and Charlie MungerRs. 2,490.00or 3 X Rs.830.00 withRead more
Daniel Pecaut with Corey Wrenn
A Remarkable retelling of the lessons, wisdom, and investment strategies handed down personally from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to shareholders.
“Seasoned investors, as well as Buffett fans, will find plenty of value in this storehouse of financial counsel. A rare view into the mind of Warren Buffett.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“For 25 years, I have religiously read Daniel and Corey’s annual commentaries about Berkshire Hathaway. I know of no keener observers on what has made Berkshire such a wonderful wealth-builder. I also know of no investment firm that cares more about their clients than their firm, Pecaut and Company. You can’t help but learn valuable lessons by reading this book.” ―Jonathan Brandt, Research Analyst, Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb
“Since Buffett and Munger always expressed themselves candidly and clearly, once you’ve read Daniel and Corey’s copious notes, you’ll understand Berkshire’s extraordinary approach to investing. This book is a true gem.” ―Jean-Marie Eveillard, Senior Adviser, First Eagle Investment Management
“Having attended nearly every Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting since 1985, I know first-hand that these notes cover every base Buffett and Munger have touched. University of Berkshire Hathaway is a unique gateway inside these legendary meetings. This book will be a resource for generations.” ―Daniel P. Boyle, President, Schwerin Boyle Capital Management
“I’m impressed. I’ve attended quite a few Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meetings but this book filled in the gaps for those I haven’t attended and better still, it underscored any number of valuable insights Buffett and Munger have provided more than once. What’s more, because it covers so many years, it shows how they’ve learned and changed and how they haven’t been afraid to fess up to mistakes. All in all, a fascinating look at two extraordinary investors who unselfishly share their many talents and who educate by putting on a very entertaining show in Omaha every spring.”―Randy Cepuch, Author of A Weekend with Warren Buffett
More. Numbers. Every. Day.: How Figures Are Taking Over Our Lives – And Why It’s Time to Set Ourselves FreeRs. 3,190.00or 3 X Rs.1,063.33 withRead more
Micael Dahlen and Helge Thorbjørnsen
Our days have always been numbered, but increasingly so too are our steps, minutes of REM sleep, and evaluations of restaurants. In 31,234 words Dahlen and Thorbjørnsen cast their four critical, and at times whimsical, eyes at our numbered existences revealing that despite the potentially uncountable benefits of numbering things, consuming too much ‘pi’ might be bad for our health ― Scott E. Page, Professor at the University of Michigan, and author of ‘The Model Thinker’
Written in lucid, skillfully translated prose that puts the science into philosophical perspective, this shines a fascinating light on the modern-day obsession with numerical quantity over quality. ― Publishers Weekly
Everybody should read this book. A smart and insightful read that will totally change the way you think – and live. ― Thomas Erikson, author of ‘Surrounded by Idiots’
An entertaining and thought-provoking antidote to the tyranny of numbers in the modern world. By looking at the psychology of how we are tricked, goaded and often crushed by endless quantification, the authors present a winning case for weaning ourselves off number-dependence. ― Alex Bellos, author of ‘Can You Solve My Problems?’
- How many steps have you done today?
- How many emails answered?
- How much money have you spent this week
- And how many hours have you slept?
Welcome to the numberdemic, where a deluge of figures, stats and data manipulate your every move. From the way you work, date and exercise to the products you buy and the news you read, numbers have worked their way into every part of our lives. But is life better this way? How are all of those numbers affecting us?
With fascinating, sometimes frightening and sometimes shrewdly funny research, behavioural economists Micael Dahlen and Helge Thorbjørnsen explain why we’re so attached to numbers and how we can free ourselves from their tyranny. Along the way, you’ll learn why viral videos, however inaccurate, become more convincing with every view; how numbers can affect the way we physically age, if we let them; why the more films you rate the less impressive you’ll find them and how numbers that ‘anchor’ themselves in your brain can affect the size of your mortgage – plus much more.
Sharp, insightful and totally engaging, MORE. NUMBERS. EVERY. DAY. is your vaccination against a world obsessed with numbers.
Narendra Modi: A political Biography
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‘Andy Marino has done the best book on Modi to date. It is the only biography that gives an unbiased view of who Modi is.’ –Tavleen Singh
‘This political biography analyses the contrasting views on the Gujarat model of governance with detailed statistical inputs to provide a balanced account. Personal details of Modi’s early life, his rise through the political ranks, and his personal philosophy on religion and politics are revealed in this fast-paced, revelatory and readable book.” – The Financial Express
*Containing exclusive details… this book strives to present a fair picture of the man behind Gujarat’s transformation. [The] biography promises to give readers an insight into the inner workings of Modi’s methods of governance.’ — The New Indian Express, Chennai
‘Andy Marino’s biography stands out in providing a balanced and factually objective account.’ — Deepak Lal, James S. Colman Professor Emeritus of International Development Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, in Financial Times, London
‘The uniqueness of Andy Marino’s portrayal is that he has got the subject himself to talk about his life and times. (He) throws light on key details most other biographers have either consciously avoided or just glossed over … . [The] most holistic biography of Narendra Modi since 2002.’ — Abhiram Ghadyalpatil
The Price of Money: How to Prosper in a Financial World That’s Rigged Against You
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- THE PHENOMENAL SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Not a moment too soon, Rob Dix has laid out in the most refreshing, entertaining, approachable and informative way the historical intricacies, intentional complexity, purposeful ambiguity and frustrating inconsistencies of the global markets, economic policy – and money. The Price of Money should be required reading for anyone who transacts (gets paid, pays for anything or tries to invest) at any point in their journey. As an investor I enjoyed and learned from every page and know other readers will too. — EILEEN BURBRIDGE, Partner at Passion Capital
Very little affects your quality of life more than money – and it’s hard to get and to keep if you don’t really understand how it works. After you’ve read Rob Dix’s short, sharp introduction, you will know more than most ordinary people about how money works – and also (I’m sorry to say) rather more than most Cabinet ministers too. — MERRYN SOMERSET WEBB, Bloomberg Columnist and host of Merryn Talks Money
- Learn how to make better financial decisions by understanding how the world of money really works.
Why is everything from cars to coffee suddenly getting more expensive?
How can the government produce billions out of thin air while your savings are shrinking?
And what can you do to get ahead in a time of economic chaos?
For centuries, working hard and saving up diligently would have set you up for financial security and a comfortable retirement. Not anymore.
Over the last 50 years, we’ve entered a new financial world – one where your savings lose value faster than you can build them, a global mountain of debt piles up ever higher, and most people slip backwards however hard they try.
In The Price of Money, a leading investment expert explains what’s changed – and what you should do now we’re here. You’ll learn why currencies the world over have lost 99 per cent of their value, and how to use future declines to your advantage. You’ll understand how the government can produce hundreds of billions out of thin air, and which investments benefit when they do. Most importantly, you’ll be shown what’s coming next – and how to position yourself to gain rather than suffer.
You don’t need even the slightest knowledge of economics to read this book – just a desire to understand why the world of money is working against you, and what to do about it.
New Ideas from Dead Economists: The Introduction to Modern Economic ThoughtRs. 2,490.00or 3 X Rs.830.00 withRead more
Todd G. Buchholz
“If you read only one economics book this year, read this one.” —Larry Summers, secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, director of the National Economic Council under President Obama
“Outstanding . . . fun to read.” —The Wall Street Journal
An entertaining and widely-praised introduction to great economic thinkers throughout history, now in its fourth edition, with updates and commentary on the 2020 “great cessation,” Trump and Obama economic policies, the dominance of Amazon, and many other timely topics.
Pathways to Greatness: Coming Together for Change
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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
What makes a nation great? Is it simply economic prosperity and military strength — or something more? What is it that we as a nation require to make that last-mile journey to what all the plans, investments and projects are meant to lead up to?
It is only a matter of time before India is termed economically developed. But a nation has to learn to survive in tough times too. And for that what is most important is national character, born out of the value systems that exist in our families, what schools teach students, and the culture of the nation.
In Pathways to Greatness, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shifts focus from the economic development of India by 2020 to the development of our strengths, offering key lessons that will help India withstand the forces of change. He identifies what makes a nation great and also compares the standards of living of other nations with India’s. He draws on his travels and his interactions with people. He evolves unique oaths for citizens from all walks of life to ensure that a better life becomes possible for everyone.In the book he completed just a few months before he passed away in 2015, one of India’s best-known icons writes how our nation can become a leader on the pathways to greatness.
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the MarketsRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.” –Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker
“Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you.” –Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
“Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould.” –Michael Schrage, author of Serious Play
“We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded.” –Robert J. Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance
‘One of the smartest books of all time’ Fortune
The Behavioral Investor: The Art and Science of Investment ManagementRs. 2,390.00or 3 X Rs.796.67 withRead more
“For fans of behavioral finance Crosby’s book is a must to add to your collection. For neophytes it’s a great introduction.” ―Larry Swedroe, Author and Director of Research, The BAM Alliance
From the New York Times bestselling author of the book named the best investment book of 2017 comes The Behavioral Investor, an applied look at how psychology ought to inform the art and science of investment management.
In The Behavioral Investor, psychologist and asset manager Dr. Daniel Crosby examines the sociological, neurological and psychological factors that influence our investment decisions and sets forth practical solutions for improving both returns and behavior.
Readers will be treated to the most comprehensive examination of investor behavior to date and will leave with concrete solutions for refining decision-making processes, increasing self-awareness, and constraining the fatal flaws to which most investors are prone.
The Behavioral Investor takes a sweeping tour of human nature before arriving at the specifics of portfolio construction, rooted in the belief that it is only as we come to a deep understanding of “why” that we are left with any clue as to “how” we ought to invest. The book is comprised of three parts, which are as follows:
– Part One – An explication of the sociological, neurological, and physiological impediments to sound investment decision-making. Readers will leave with an improved understanding of how externalities impact choices in nearly imperceptible ways and begin to understand the impact of these pressures on investment selection.
– Part Two – Coverage of the four primary psychological tendencies that impact investment behavior. Although human behavior is undoubtedly complex, in an investment context our choices are largely driven by one of the four factors discussed herein. Readers will emerge with an improved understanding of their own behavior, increased humility, and a lens through which to vet decisions of all types.
– Part Three – Illuminates the “so what” of Parts One and Two and provides a framework for managing wealth in a manner consistent with the realities of our contextual and behavioral shortcomings. Readers will leave with a deeper understanding of the psychological underpinnings of popular investment approaches such as value and momentum and appreciate why all types of successful investing have psychology at their core.
Wealth, truly considered, has at least as much to do with psychological as financial well-being.
The Behavioral Investor aims to enrich readers in the most holistic sense of the word, leaving them with tools for compounding both wealth and knowledge.
Farmageddon: The True Cost Of Cheap Meat
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Lymbery brings to this essential subject the perspective of a seasoned campaigner – he is informed enough to be appalled, and moderate enough to persuade us to take responsibility for the system that feeds us ― Guardian Book of the Week
This eye-opening book, urging a massive rethink of how we raise livestock and how we feed the world, deserves global recognition ― Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
A devastating indictment of cheap meat and factory farming. Don’t turn away: it demands reading and deserves the widest possible audience ― Joanna Lumley
This incredibly important book should be read by anyone who cares about people, the planet, and particularly, animals ― Jilly Cooper
There’s no end to techno-idiocy in pursuit of profit. But far more concerning is Lymbery’s contention that the wastefulness of feeding human-edible plants and fish to animals is not just absurd but catastrophic. The main reason for hacking down the remaining South American forest is to grow soy to feed the pigs and chickens of China ― Evening Standard
This meaty account makes a distinctive and important contribution, eschewing the narrowly domestic focus of many of its predecessors in favour of a global investigation … An engaging read – and it also gives a full enough picture of the situation in the UK to preclude any smugness on the part of the British reader. Anyone after a realistic account of our global food chain, and the changes necessary for a sustainable future, will find much to get their teeth into here ― Felicity Cloake, New Statesman
Samsung Rising: Inside the Secretive Company Conquering Tech
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- Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Longlist (2020)
‘Shines an incisive and entertaining light into the secretive world of the South Korean technology giant shaping our digital lives in ways we probably can’t imagine‘ — Brad Stone, author of Amazon Unbound
“Samsung Rising reads like a dynastic thriller, rolling through three generations of family intrigue, embezzlement, bribery, corruption, prostitution and other bad behavior. . . . Wonderfully informative.”—The Wall Street Journal
“A brisk, balanced telling of the Samsung story.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Cain captures the drama of Samsung. . . . He pulls no punches, touching raw nerves of rivalries and repression and clashing egos in an account that’s unavoidably murky at times, but riveting current history.”—Forbes
“[A] riveting story . . . one of entrepreneurial derring-do and excruciating work habits mixed with scandals, vendettas and political intrigue.”—The Economist
“An extraordinary work of narrative business reportage . . . With the flair of a novelist, Geoffrey Cain tells the story of Samsung’s meteoric rise.”—Robert S. Boynton, author of The New New Journalism and The Invitation-Only Zone
50 ECONOMICS IDEAS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOWRs. 1,990.00or 3 X Rs.663.33 withRead more
50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know” by Edmund Conway, a concise and accessible guide that provides readers with essential concepts and insights into the world of economics. From fundamental principles to key theories and practical applications, this book offers a comprehensive overview of economic ideas that are essential for understanding the complex field of economics. Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply curious about economics, this book is a valuable resource to deepen your understanding of this fascinating subject.
Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it
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Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2019, Poor Economics challenges assumptions about poverty and offers evidence-based solutions. Using randomized control trials (RCTs), Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo from the Poverty Action Lab demonstrate how careful attention to evidence can lead to accurate assessments of what truly impacts the poor. This revelatory and impassioned book provides insights on the real causes of poverty and offers ways to effectively end it, making it a pathbreaking read for anyone interested in development economics
Why the Rich are Getting RicherRs. 1,990.00or 3 X Rs.663.33 withRead more
Robert T. Kiyosaki
It’s Robert Kiyosaki’s position that “It is our educational system that causes the gap between the rich and everyone else.” He laid the foundation for many of his messages in the international best-seller Rich Dad Poor Dad — the #1 Personal Finance book of all time — and in Why the Rich Are Getting Richer, he makes his case…
In this book,
- the reader will learn why the gap between the rich and everyone else grows wider.
- the reader will get an explanation of why savers are losers.
- the reader will find out why debt and taxes make the rich richer.
- the reader will learn why traditional education actually causes many highly educated people, such as Robert’s poor dad, to live poorly.
- the reader will find out why going to school, working hard, saving money, buying a house, getting out of debt, and investing for the long term in the stock market is the worst financial advice for most people.
- the reader will learn the answers Robert found on his life-long search, after repeatedly asking the question, “When will we learn about money?”
- the reader will find out why real financial education may never be taught in schools.
- the reader will find out “What financially education is… really.”
The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU isn’t Working, How It Can be Reformed, What Could Take its Place
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- Winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize
- One of The Week‘s Best Business Books of 2014
“The Trouble with Europe by the respected economist Roger Bootle is ever so timely written in a faultlessly reasonable manner, this makes his criticisms about the EU even more powerful.”—The Times
“An outstanding, grown-up account of the failures of the European Union. Bootle is certainly no little Englander, but his argument is calm, conversational, rigorous and – quite remarkably for an economist – entirely free of bafflegab. Engaging and absorbing, here is an eye-opening book that will inspire you to think through the issues clearly – without starting a saloon-bar brawl.”—The Telegraph
‘Here it is – a book for every faint-heart who thinks this country could never prosper outside the European Union. A timely and balanced analysis.’ —Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK
‘Few voters feel warmly about ever closer union; many would agree with Mr Bootle that this aspiration of the original Treaty of Rome should be formally ditched. The EU and the euro will get into trouble again—and the outcome next time could be even worse.’ —Economist
‘Roger Bootle perceptively analyzes what is wrong with the European Union as presently constituted, both politically and economically; what reforms are needed to make it wise for the UK to remain a member; and how we can most sensibly conduct ourselves outside the EU, should those reforms not be undertaken. It is essential background reading for any future in/out referendum.’—Rt Hon Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in CrisisRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
What do you do when the subject matter of life on this planet seems to lack . . . life? Your read The Nutmeg’s Curse, which eschews the leaden language of climate expertise in favor of the re-animating powers of mythology, etymology, and cosmology. Ghosh challenges readers to reckon with war, empire, and genocide in order to fully grasp the world-devouring logics that underpin ecological collapse. We owe a great debt to his brilliant mind, avenging pen, and huge soul. Do not miss this book-and above all, do not tell yourself that you already know its contents, because you don’t. — Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
In this brilliant book, aflame with insight and moral power, Ghosh shows that in the history of the nutmeg lies the path to our planetary crisis, twisting through the horrors of empire and racial capitalism. The Nutmeg’s Curse brings to life alternative visions of human flourishing in consonance with the rest of nature-and reminds us how great are the vested interests that obstruct them. — Sunil Amrith, author of Unruly Waters
The Nutmeg’s Curse elegantly and audaciously reconceives modernity as a centuries-long campaign of omnicide, against the spirits of the earth, the rivers, the trees, and even the humble nutmeg, then makes an impassioned argument for the keen necessity of vitalist thought and non-human narrative. With sweeping historical perspective and startling insight, Ghosh has written a groundbreaking, visionary call to new forms of human life in the Anthropocene. An urgent and powerful book. — Roy Scranton, author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization
It’s widely recognized that the climate crisis is multi-dimensional, yet American cultural conversations about it are mostly stuck in its scientific, technological, and economic dimensions. In this tour de force, Amitav Ghosh defiantly moves the conversation into the realms of history, politics, and culture, insisting that we will never resolve our planetary crisis until we acknowledge that the “great acceleration” of the past fifty years is part of a larger historical pattern of omnicide. For centuries, the dominant global powers have seen Earth–its plants, its animals, and its non-white peoples–as brute objects: mute, without agency, and available for the taking and killing. The solution to the climate crisis, Ghosh insists, is not injecting particles into the stratosphere to block the sun, or even to build a bevy of solar farms (as important as the latter is). Rather, the solution lies in re-engaging with the vital aspects of life, in all its capaciousness, and in doing so move past our long history of destruction and into true sustainability. — Naomi Oreskes
The Price of Inequality
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A forceful argument against America’s vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.
“A definitive examination of inequality’s effects not only on the economy, but on democracy and globalization.”
― The Daily Beast
“Stiglitz’s ideas in this book will prompt wide discussion and debate.”
“An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis.”
― Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The single most comprehensive counterargument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories…Stiglitz’s contribution…to the public debate cannot be overestimated.”
― Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times Book Review
“A model of clarity.”
― Jared Bernstein, Rolling Stone
The Business SchoolRs. 1,390.00or 3 X Rs.463.33 withRead more
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Business School is a popular book written by Robert T. Kiyosaki. From this book the reader will get know all information of Multi-level marketing. He explains beautifully why Multi- level-marketing is important.
Multi-level marketing is a marketing approach in which the sales strength is repaid not only for sales they produce, but also for the sales of the other salespersons that they hire. This hired sales force is mentioned as the participant’s “downline” and can offer multiple levels of return.
MLM is also known as pyramid selling, network marketing and referral marketing. You will get to know the ebb and flows of MLM through this book. Moreover, the book gives a complete and innovative view points on the matter of network marketing and gives important lessons on running a successful network marketing chain.
Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the WorldRs. 4,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,496.67 withRead more
- RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
Excellent… Chang has been working hard at providing an alternative to neoliberalism for two decades… Now he’s reached the summit of the profession — Dan Davies ― Guardian
The only book I’ve ever read that made me laugh, salivate and re-evaluate my thoughts about economics – all at the same time. A funny, profound and appetising volume — Brian Eno
Economic thinking – about globalisation, climate change, immigration, austerity, automation and much more – in its most digestible form
For decades, a single free market philosophy has dominated global economics. But this is bland and unhealthy – like British food in the 1980s, when bestselling author and economist Ha-Joon Chang first arrived in the UK from South Korea. Just as eating a wide range of cuisines contributes to a more interesting and balanced diet, so too is it essential we listen to a variety of economic perspectives.
In Edible Economics, Chang makes challenging economic ideas more palatable by plating them alongside stories about food from around the world. He uses histories behind familiar food items – where they come from, how they are cooked and consumed, what they mean to different cultures – to explore economic theory. For Chang, chocolate is a life-long addiction, but more exciting are the insights it offers into post-industrial knowledge economies; and while okra makes Southern gumbo heart-meltingly smooth, it also speaks of capitalism’s entangled relationship with freedom and unfreedom. Explaining everything from the hidden cost of care work to the misleading language of the free market as he cooks dishes like anchovy and egg toast, Gambas al Ajillo and Korean dotori mook, Ha-Joon Chang serves up an easy-to-digest feast of bold ideas.
Myth-busting, witty and thought-provoking, Edible Economics shows that getting to grips with the economy is like learning a recipe: if we understand it, we can change it – and, with it, the world.
Wealth Creation Made Easy in a Box Set: Consistent Compounding for Financial Freedom ( 2 in 1 )
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This box includes two bestselling books on investing and wealth creation: Diamonds in the Dust and Coffee Can Investing.
Diamonds in the Dust presents a simple yet effective investment technique for Indian savers, backed by in-depth research from Marcellus Investment Managers. It helps readers identify clean, well-managed Indian companies that have consistently generated outsized returns, debunking misconceptions about investing in the Indian stock market. Vital and indispensable, this book serves as the ultimate manual on investing, providing practical counsel to achieve financial goals.
Coffee Can Investing offers a strategy to achieve a 20 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) on investments, while taking lower risks compared to the overall market. This book decodes the secret to identifying low-risk investments that generate great returns, enabling readers to grow their money four to five times. A must-read for investors seeking to optimize their returns
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceRs. 1,990.00or 3 X Rs.663.33 withRead more
‘Hip and hopeful, THE TIPPING POINT is like the idea it describes: concise, elegant but packed with social power. A book for anyone who cares about how society works and how we can make it better’ — George Stephanopoulos
“A wonderful page-turner about a fascinating idea that should affect the way every thinking person looks at the world.” —Michael Lewis
“A fascinating book that makes you see the world in a different way.”―Fortune
“Gladwell has a knack for rendering complex theories in clear, elegant prose, and he makes a charismatic tour guide.”―San Francisco Chronicle
“Undeniably compelling. . . terrifically rewarding.”―Claire Dederer, Seattle Times
“As a business how-to, The Tipping Point is truly superior, brimming with new theories on the science of manipulation.”―Aaron Gell, Time Out
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
Gladwell introduces us to the particular personality types who are natural pollinators of new ideas and trends, the people who create the phenomenon of word of mouth. He analyzes fashion trends, smoking, children’s television, direct mail, and the early days of the American Revolution for clues about making ideas infectious, and visits a religious commune, a successful high-tech company, and one of the world’s greatest salesmen to show how to start and sustain social epidemics.
Noise: A Flaw in Human JudgementRs. 3,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,163.33 withRead more
Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony & Cass R. Sunstein
The Sunday Times bestseller
From the world-leaders in strategic thinking and the multi-million copy bestselling authors of Thinking Fast and Slow and Nudge, the next big book to change the way you think.
“The gold standard for a behavioral science book is to offer novel insights, rigorous evidence, engaging writing, and practical applications. It’s rare for a book to cover more than two of those bases, but Noise rounds all four—it’s a home run. Get ready for some of the world’s greatest minds to help you rethink how you evaluate people, make decisions, and solve problems.”―Adam Grant, author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
“Noise completes a trilogy that started with Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge. Together, they highlight what all leaders need to know to improve their own decisions, and more importantly, to improve decisions throughout their organizations. Noise reveals a critical lever for improving decisions, not captured in much of the existing behavioral economics literature. I encourage you to read Noise soon, before noise destroys more decisions in your organization.”―Max H. Bazerman, author of Better, Not Perfect
“The influence of Noise should be seismic, as it explores a fundamental yet grossly underestimated peril of human judgment. Deepening its must-read status, it provides accessible methods for reducing the decisional menace.”―Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion
“Choices matter. Unfortunately, many of the choices people make are fundamentally flawed by the presence of noise, the subject of this absolutely fascinating and essential book. It is deeply researched, thoughtful, and accessible. I began it with a sense of intrigue and concluded it with a sense of celebration. We can make better choices in business, politics, and our personal lives. This book lights the way.”―Rita McGrath, author of Seeing Around Corners
“Brilliant! Noise goes deep on an under-appreciated source of error in human judgment: randomness. The story of noise has lacked the charisma of the story of cognitive bias…until now. Kahneman, Sibony, and Sunstein bring noise to life, making a compelling case for why we should take random variation in human judgment as seriously as we do bias and offering practical solutions for reducing noise (and bias) in judgment.”
―Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets
“Noise may be the most important book I’ve read in more than a decade. A genuinely new idea so exceedingly important you will immediately put it into practice. A masterpiece.”―Angela Duckworth, author of Grit
“In Noise, the authors brilliantly apply their unique and novel insights into the flaws in human judgment to every sphere of human endeavor: from moneyball coaches to central bankers to military commanders to heads of state. Noise is a masterful achievement and a landmark in the field of psychology.“―Philip E. Tetlock, coauthor of Superforecasting
“The earth has been so fully explored that scientists can’t possibly discover a previously unknown mammal the size of an elephant. The same could be said about the landscape of decision-making, yet Kahneman, Sibony, and Sunstein have discovered a problem as large as an elephant: noise. In this important book they show us why noise matters, why there’s so much more of it than we realize, and how to reduce it. Implementing their advice would give us more profitable businesses, healthier citizens, a fairer legal system, and happier lives.”―Jonathan Haidt, NYU Stern School of Business
“Noise is an absolutely brilliant investigation of a massive societal problem that has been hiding in plain sight.”―Steven Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics
“A tour de force of scholarship and clear writing.”―New York Times
“Well-researched, convincing and practical book . . . written by the all-star team . . . The details and evidence will satisfy rigorous and demanding readers, as will the multiple viewpoints it offers on noise. Every academic, policymaker, leader and consultant ought to read this book. People with the power and persistence required to apply the insights in Noise will make more humane and fair decisions, save lives, and prevent time, money and talent from going to waste.”―Robert Sutton, Washington Post
“Compelling…A humbling lesson in inaccuracy.”―Financial Times
Irrationally Rational: Ten Nobel Laureates Script The Story Of Behavioural EconomicsRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
‘The choices we make are driven not by cold, rational calculation but by our emotions such as for example love, compassion, anger, ego and altruism. Raghunathan tells the fascinating story of how this profound understanding is reshaping economics’ — Duvvuri Subbarao, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
‘Raghu has long known and taught that finance and economics is not the solving of a sum but the painting of a picture. This book is a wonderful manual for anybody struggling with the recent struggles of economics’ — Manish Sabharwal, Vice Chair and co-founder, TeamLease Services Ltd and Managing Trustee, New India Foundation
‘Irrationally Rational makes for an excellent read, including for policy professionals, who can use the principles of behavioural economics-say in designing “nudging” policies. Presenting the works of ten different Nobel laureates and their vast body of work in a mid-sized book is a difficult challenge, accomplished competently by the author’ — Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir PutinRs. 2,690.00or 3 X Rs.896.67 withRead more
Steven Lee Myers
“Steven Lee Myers’s The New Tsar is not the first biography of Putin, but it is the strongest to date. Judicious and comprehensive, it pulls back the veil… from one of the world’s most secretive leaders. What is most striking, given the aura of steely consistency that Putin cultivates, is how he has changed over the years…. The great strength of Myers’s book is the way it shows how chance events and Putin’s own degeneration gradually cleared the path to the Ukraine crisis… Putin emerges as neither a KGB automaton, nor the embodiment of Russian historical traditions, nor an innocent victim of Western provocations and NATO’s hubris, but rather as a flawed individual who made his own choices at crucial moments and thereby shaped history.” —Daniel Treisman, The Washington Post
“What Steven Lee Myers gets so right in The New Tsar, his comprehensive new biography — the most informative and extensive so far in English — is that at bottom Putin simply feels that he’s the last one standing between order and chaos… What Myers offers is the portrait of a man swinging from crisis to crisis with one goal: projecting strength… A knowledgeable and thorough biography… Putin himself now represents the chaos he so abhors — the chaos that will surely come in his wake.” —Gal Beckerman, The New York Times Book Review
“Combining skilled story telling, psychological examination and political investigation, Steven Lee Myers succeeds brilliantly in this biography of Vladimir Putin. Explaining the dangers that Putin’s Russia may and does pose, Myers effortlessly and expertly guides the reader through the complexities of the Russian Byzantine governing style and the country’s politics and identity. In the end, the book provides one of the most comprehensive answers to a puzzling question: Despite all the changes that Russia has gone through during communism and post-communism, why is it still an empire of the tsar?” —Nina Khrushcheva
“Personalities determine history as much as geography, and there is no personality who has had such a pivotal effect on 21st century Europe as much as Vladimir Putin. The New Tsar is a riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearean fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan
“The reptilian, poker-faced former KGB agent, now Russian president seemingly for life, earns a fair, engaging treatment in the hands of New York Times journalist Myers… [who] clearly knows his material and primary subject… Putin used the perks of power to create a complex system of cronyism and nepotism. Myers shows how Putin convinced everyone that this way of operating was part of the Russian soul and how he perpetuated it through an archaic form of Russian corruption… Myers astutely notes how Putin’s speeches increasingly harkened back to the worst period of the Cold War era’s dictates by Soviet strongmen… A highly effective portrait of a frighteningly powerful autocrat.” –Kirkus (starred review)
Capital (Das Capital)Rs. 4,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,496.67 withRead more
Capital is a critical analysis of capitalism as political economy and how it is the precursor of the socialist mode of production. Karl Marx proposes that the motivating force of capitalism is in the exploitation of labour, whose unpaid work is the ultimate source of profit and surplus value. The employer can claim right to the profits (new output value), because he or she owns the productive capital assets (means of production), which are legally protected by the State through property rights. In producing capital (money) rather than commodities (goods and services), the workers continually reproduce the economic conditions by which they labour. Capital proposes an explanation of the “laws of motion” of the capitalist economic system, from its origins to its future, by describing the dynamics of the accumulation of capital, the growth of wage labour, the transformation of the workplace, the concentration of capital, commercial competition, the banking system, the decline of the profit rate and land-rents.
Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Really made me think about how I think — Mohsin Hamid ― Guardian
Nassim Taleb, in his exasperating but compelling book Antifragile, praises “things that gain from disorder” – people, policies and institutions designed to thrive on volatility, instead of shattering in the encounter with it — Oliver Burkman ― Guardian
More than just robust or flexible, it actively thrives on disruption — Julian Baggini ― Guardian
Taleb takes on everything from the mistakes of modern architecture to the dangers of meddlesome doctors and how overrated formal education is. . . . An ambitious and thought-provoking read . . . highly entertaining ― Economist
[Taleb] writes as if he were the illegitimate spawn of David Hume and Rev. Bayes, with some DNA mixed in from Norbert Weiner and Laurence Sterne. . . . Taleb is writing original stuff-not only within the management space but for readers of any literature-and . . . you will learn more about more things from this book and be challenged in more ways than by any other book you have read this year. Trust me on this ― Harvard Business Review
What sometimes goes unsaid about Taleb is that he’s a very funny writer. Taleb has a finely tuned BS detector, which he wields throughout the book to debunk pervasive yet pernicious ideas. . . . Antifragility isn’t just sound economic and political doctrine. It’s also the key to a good life ― Fortune
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century EconomistRs. 2,890.00or 3 X Rs.963.33 withRead more
- The Sunday Times Bestseller
- A Financial Times and Forbes Book of the Year
- Winner of the Transmission Prize 2018
- Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017
I’ve never seen [the concepts in Doughnut Economics]laid out so clearly, compellingly, or cheekily. Social entrepreneurs, it’s doughnut time – and I strongly recommend that you take a bite. — Four Books Every Social Entrepreneur Should Read ― Forbes
Kate Raworth, formerly of Oxfam, shows that the undulations of equality and justice are really very profound . . . [Her] aim is to adjust human use of the processes of planetary dynamics so that the overall outcome of development is survival in peace, health, prosperity and companionship. ― British Academy Review
There are some really important economic and political thinkers around at the moment – such as Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics . . . I get the sense that a major period of new thinking and political creativity is coming. — Andrew Marr ― Guardian
The book that redefines economics for a world in crisis.
Relentless financial crises. Extreme inequalities in wealth. Remorseless pressure on the environment. Anyone can see that our economic system is broken. But can it be fixed?
In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies the seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray – from selling us the myth of ‘rational economic man’ to obsessing over growth at all costs – and offers instead an alternative roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. Ambitious, radical and provocative, she offers a new cutting-edge economic model fit for the challenges of the 21st century.
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkRs. 2,490.00or 3 X Rs.830.00 withRead more
- 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
How the World Really Works: A Scientist’s Guide to Our Past, Present and FutureRs. 3,990.00or 3 X Rs.1,330.00 withRead more
- INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“A new masterpiece from one of my favorite authors… [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and highly readable book that leaves readers with the fundamental grounding needed to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.”—Bill Gates
“You can agree or disagree with Smil—accept or doubt his ‘just the facts’ posture—but you probably shouldn’t ignore him. . . In Smil’s provocative but perceptive view, unrealistic notions about carbon reduction are partly, and ironically, attributable to the very productivity that societies achieved by substituting machine work, powered by fossil fuels, for draft animals and human laborers.”—The Washington Post
“A scientific panorama of our well-being and how it can be sustained in our current tumultuous times and beyond. [Smil] aims to combat the widespread “comprehension deficit” about basic scientific facts, and he seeks to “explain some of the most fundamental ruling realities governing our survival and our prosperity.” That aim is marvelously achieved…[this is] an exceptionally lucid, evenhanded study of the scientific basis of our current and future lives.”—Kirkus, STARRED review
“How the World Really Works represents the highly readable distillation of this lifetime of scholarship… Mr. Smil looks over the horizon of the future with humility and calmness, foreseeing ‘a mixture of progress and setbacks, of seemingly insurmountable difficulties and near-miraculous advances.’”—Wall Street Journal
The Most Important ThingRs. 1,990.00or 3 X Rs.663.33 withRead more
Legendary investor Howard Marks, co-founder and chairman of Oaktree Capital Management with $100 billion under management, is highly regarded by leading value investors. In his book, “The Most Important Thing,” Marks shares his wisdom and philosophy on successful investment, drawing from a lifetime of experience and study. With insightful commentary and real-world examples from his client memos, Marks provides valuable lessons for both amateur and seasoned investors. This memoir-like volume offers a time-tested perspective on navigating the complexities of investing in today’s volatile markets, making it an essential read for anyone looking to enhance their investment approach.
Right between the Ears: How to Use BrainRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
“Right between the Ears: How to Use Brain” is a book written by Sandeep Dayal. In this book, Dayal explores the power of the human brain and provides practical strategies for optimizing its potential. Drawing on scientific research, psychology, and personal experiences, the author delves into topics such as mindset, cognitive biases, decision-making, memory, and creativity. “Right between the Ears” offers actionable insights and tools to help readers harness the full potential of their brain and enhance their cognitive abilities for personal and professional success.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
- New York Times Bestseller
- Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (1998)
- Royal Society Science Book Prize for General Prize (1998)
- California Book Award for Nonfiction (Gold) (1997)
- Puddly Award for History (2001)
- Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science (1997)
‘A book of big questions, and big answers‘ Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens
“Artful, informative, and delightful…. There is nothing like a radically new angle of vision for bringing out unsuspected dimensions of a subject, and that is what Jared Diamond has done.” ― William H. McNeil, New York Review of Books
“An ambitious, highly important book.” ― James Shreeve, New York Times Book Review
“A book of remarkable scope, a history of the world in less than 500 pages which succeeds admirably, where so many others have failed, in analyzing some of the basic workings of culture process…. One of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years.” ― Colin Renfrew, Nature
“The scope and the explanatory power of this book are astounding.”
― The New Yorker
“No scientist brings more experience from the laboratory and field, none thinks more deeply about social issues or addresses them with greater clarity, than Jared Diamond as illustrated by Guns, Germs, and Steel. In this remarkably readable book he shows how history and biology can enrich one another to produce a deeper understanding of the human condition.” ― Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University
“Serious, groundbreaking biological studies of human history only seem to come along once every generation or so. . . . Now [Guns, Germs, and Steel] must be added to their select number. . . . Diamond meshes technological mastery with historical sweep, anecdotal delight with broad conceptual vision, and command of sources with creative leaps. No finer work of its kind has been published this year, or for many past.” ― Martin Sieff, Washington Times
“[Diamond] is broadly erudite, writes in a style that pleasantly expresses scientific concepts in vernacular American English, and deals almost exclusively in questions that should interest everyone concerned about how humanity has developed. . . . [He] has done us all a great favor by supplying a rock-solid alternative to the racist answer. . . . A wonderfully interesting book.” ― Alfred W. Crosby, Los Angeles Times
“An epochal work. Diamond has written a summary of human history that can be accounted, for the time being, as Darwinian in its authority.” ― Thomas M. Disch, The New Leader