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  • Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life | Official Biography of the chairman of Bajaj Group

    Rs. 2,590.00
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    Gita Piramal

     

    Rahul Bajaj is a billionaire businessman, the chairman emeritus of the Bajaj Group and a former member of Parliament. This book is not just the story of Rahul Bajaj but the story of India. The author takes us through the country’s transformation from the time Rahul Bajaj’s mother was imprisoned during the freedom struggle to the prism of his eventful life. Based on unrestricted interviews, the book is full of anecdotes, business learnings and political asides. It is, at its core, a moving human story.

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    Beyond the Stars Combo

    Rs. 10,240.00

    Ashlee Vance, Walter Isaacson 

     

    When The Heavens Went On Sale

     

    A momentous look at the private companies driving the revolutionary new space race, from the 3-million copy, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk

     

    In 2008, Elon Musk’s SpaceX became the first private company to build a low-cost rocket that could reach orbit. Suddenly Silicon Valley, not NASA, was the epicentre of the new Space Age.

     

    Ashlee Vance follows four pioneering companies – Astra, Firefly, Planet Labs, and Rocket Lab – as they race to control access to outer space. While the space tourism ambitions of billionaires such as Bezos and Branson make headlines, these under-the-radar companies are striving to monetize Earth’s lower orbit; to connect, analyze and monitor everything on Earth.

     

    With unprecedented access to private company headquarters, labs, and top-secret launch locations – from the US to New Zealand, Ukraine to India – Vance presents a gripping account of private jets, communes, gun-toting bodyguards, drugs, espionage investigations and multimillionaires guzzling booze as their fortunes disappear.

     

    This is the most pressing and controversial technology story of our time.

     

    Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

     

    Walter Isaacson charts Elon Musk’s journey from humble beginnings to one of the wealthiest people on the planet – but is Musk a genius or a jerk?

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

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    Aiming High: Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group, and Disrupting Silicon Valley

    Rs. 3,590.00
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    Atsuo Inoue

     

    ‘I have no intention of making small bets’ Masayoshi Son

     

    In order to understand what’s happening in Silicon Valley, you just need to look at Masayoshi Son.
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    There is no one in the world right now who is in a better position to influence the next wave of technology than Masayoshi Son. Not Jeff Bezos, not Mark Zuckerberg, not Elon Musk. They might have the money, but they lack Masa’s combination of ambition, imagination, and nerve.

     

    Masayoshi Son is the most powerful person in Silicon Valley. As CEO and founder of the Japanese investment firm, SoftBank, ‘Masa’ has invested in some of the most exciting and influential tech companies in recent memory – Uber, WeWork, ByteDance, Slack, and many others. Prior to that, he was known as one of the first investors in Alibaba and Yahoo!

     

    He has an audacious vision for the future and one that is unmatched in the tech industry. Aiming High provides insight into this charismatic and visionary leader.

     

    Originally published in Japan, this book charts Son’s rise from a Korean immigrant who dropped out of high school to becoming one of the wealthiest people in the world. With unprecedented access to Son, including exclusive interviews, this book creates an authoritative account of how SoftBank and it’s visionary and charismatic CEO is shaping the future of tech.

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  • My Life in Full: Work, Family, and our Future

    Rs. 3,290.00
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    Indra K. Nooyi

     

    • A New York Times Bestseller

     

    “With candor and good humor, Nooyi has written a wonderful book that brings her story to life, from her early years in India, surrounded by love and high expectations, to her determined efforts to succeed in the corporate world, all the while questioning the tradeoffs she had to make. She reveals just how our society continues to sacrifice talent instead of changing how we organize work to maximize everyone’s potential to live full and productive lives. A must-read for working women and the men who work with us, love us, and support us.” Hillary Rodham Clinton

     

    “We have so much to learn from Nooyi’s remarkable story and wisdom on lifting up girls and women in the decades to come. She shares a great road map for anyone who aspires to merge social change with leading a large organization.” Matt Damon, actor, screenwriter, producer

     

    “‘CEO’ and ‘care’ do not usually go together, but for Indra Nooyi, they always have. Rather than offering us a list of policy prescriptions, she shows us what is possible when businesses care about family and families have time to care for one another.” Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, author of Unfinished Business

     

    An intimate and powerful memoir by the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo

     

    For a dozen years as one of the world’s most admired CEOs, Indra Nooyi redefined what it means to be an exceptional leader. The first woman of color and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company — and one of the foremost strategic thinkers of our time — she transformed PepsiCo with a unique vision, a vigorous pursuit of excellence, and a deep sense of purpose. Now, in a rich memoir brimming with grace, grit, and good humor, My Life in Full offers a firsthand view of Nooyi’s legendary career and the sacrifices it so often demanded.

     

    Nooyi takes us through the events that shaped her, from her childhood and early education in 1960s India, to the Yale School of Management, to her rise as a corporate consultant and strategist who soon ascended into the most senior executive ranks. The book offers an inside look at PepsiCo, and Nooyi’s thinking as she steered the iconic American company toward healthier products and reinvented its environmental profile, despite resistance at every turn.

     

    For the first time and in raw detail, Nooyi also lays bare the difficulties that came with managing her demanding job with a growing family, and what she learned along the way. She makes a clear, actionable, urgent call for business and government to prioritize the care ecosystem, paid leave and work flexibility, and a convincing argument for how improving company and community support for young family builders will unleash the economy’s full potential.

     

    Generous, authoritative, and grounded in lived experience, My Life in Full is the story of an extraordinary leader’s life, a moving tribute to the relationships that created it, and a blueprint for 21st century prosperity.

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    Musk’s Liftoff Explorer Set

    Rs. 9,520.00

    Eric Berger, Walter Isaacson 

     

    Liftoff

     

    “The elegant brilliance of the engineering that allows today’s space rockets to land themselves back on earth—or at sea—right way up, and on target to the inch, is all the doing of the teams assembled by Elon Musk—and the story of how he did it, and how for sure he will get us to Mars whether we like it or not, is told in appropriately stellar fashion by Eric Berger in a book that held me captive, in earth orbit, from the prologue to epilogue, the countdown to splashdown.” — Simon Winchester, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Perfectionists

     

    “A colourful page-turner.” — WALTER ISAACSON, New York Times Book Review

     

    Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

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    Revolutionary Visions Bundle: Zero to One and Elon Musk

    Rs. 9,430.00

    Peter Thiel, Walter Isaacson 

     

    Zero to One: Notes on Start-Ups, or How to Build the Future

     

    ‘When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic.’ – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

     

    ‘Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.’ – Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

     

    “Might be the best business book I’ve read…Barely 200 pages long and well lit by clear prose and pithy aphorisms, Thiel has written a perfectly tweetable treatise and a relentlessly thought-provoking handbook.”
    – Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

     

    Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

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    Big Billion Bundle

    Rs. 9,880.00

    Duncan Clark, Walter Isaacson 

     

    Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built

     

    In just 15 years, Jack Ma, a former English teacher, founded Alibaba and turned it into the world’s second-largest Internet company. With a groundbreaking $25 billion IPO in 2014, Alibaba has transformed China’s e-commerce landscape and made Jack Ma an icon of the country’s private sector. Author Duncan Clark, with unprecedented access and insider knowledge, presents a compelling narrative of Alibaba’s rise, Jack Ma’s drive, and the company’s impact on China’s economy. He also explores Alibaba’s international expansion, political and social context, and its role in shaping China’s economic landscape

     

    Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Rs. 2,990.00
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    Maya Angelou

     

    “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

     

    Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.

     

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

     

    Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.

     

    Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.

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    When The Heavens Went On Sale: The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach

    Rs. 3,690.00
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    Ashlee Vance

     

    *An instant New York Times Bestseller*

     

    ‘One of the most exciting tales of our time… It’s the next tech frontier, and Vance turns it into a thriller’ Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

     

    ‘Eloquent, expertly reported’ Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store
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    A momentous look at the private companies driving the revolutionary new space race, from the 3-million copy, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk

     

    In 2008, Elon Musk’s SpaceX became the first private company to build a low-cost rocket that could reach orbit. Suddenly Silicon Valley, not NASA, was the epicentre of the new Space Age.

     

    Ashlee Vance follows four pioneering companies – Astra, Firefly, Planet Labs, and Rocket Lab – as they race to control access to outer space. While the space tourism ambitions of billionaires such as Bezos and Branson make headlines, these under-the-radar companies are striving to monetize Earth’s lower orbit; to connect, analyze and monitor everything on Earth.

     

    With unprecedented access to private company headquarters, labs, and top-secret launch locations – from the US to New Zealand, Ukraine to India – Vance presents a gripping account of private jets, communes, gun-toting bodyguards, drugs, espionage investigations and multimillionaires guzzling booze as their fortunes disappear.

     

    This is the most pressing and controversial technology story of our time.

     

    Welcome to the new Wild West above the clouds.

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    Gautam Adani: Reimagining Business in India and the World

    Rs. 3,290.00
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    R.N. Bhaskar

     

    The book ” Gautam Adani” provides insights into the life and business strategies of Gautam Adani, one of the world’s richest men and India’s largest player in various sectors. It offers fascinating anecdotes from his early childhood to his initiation into business, while also analyzing his intriguing business strategies. The book marries biography and business data and has been authored by a senior journalist who has followed Gautam Adani’s career for long.

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    Will

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    Will Smith

    with Mark Manson 

     

    • The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller
    • The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

     

    ‘The best memoir I ever read’ –Oprah Winfrey

     

    ‘If you read one book this year, make it this one’ –Jay Shetty

     

    “Will Smith isn’t holding back in his bravely inspiring new memoir . . . An ultimately heartwarming read, Will provides a humane glimpse of the man behind the actor, producer and musician, as he bares all his insecurities and trauma.” —USA Today

     

    “Many people can live a really fantastic life. Many people can write a great book. There are few people I think who can translate a fantastic life into a fantastic book. . . . It’s raw. . . . one of the most anticipated yet unexpected memoirs that has ever come out.” —Trevor Noah, The Daily Show

     

    Will is not just a gift for the reader but an absolutely entertaining treat as well. . . . It’s filled with laugh out loud, nostalgic references alongside poignant, powerful, relatable life and career lessons. . . . While we often think of leaders as successful, powerful . . . and oftentimes rich, Smith reminds us that the best leaders are really vulnerable, relatable and teachable.” Forbes

     

    “The real Smith, the one that yells, cries, experiences heartbreak, is much more interesting. Early on, his act gives way to images of unhealthy relationship patterns marked by people pleasing and insecurity.  Elsewhere, Will rewards music fans with memories of hip-hop’s early days, when getting a song played on the radio was a crowning achievement and selling rap albums was almost inconceivable.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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    Engineered in India: From Dreams to Billion-Dollar Cyient

    Rs. 3,190.00
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    BVR Mohan Reddy

     

    ‘Engineered in India faithfully chronicles Mohan Reddy’s journey and enumerates how catalysts like him can be able partners in nation-building’ — NIRMALA SITHARAMANNIRMALA SITHARAMAN, finance minister, Government of India, India

     

    ‘This book brings out the DNA of Mohan’s personality-leadership, courage, determination, honesty, integrity, simplicity, conviviality and concern for the less fortunate’ — N. NARAYANA MURTHY, co-founder, Infosys Limited, Limited

     

    A young man steps out of the precincts of IIT Kanpur in 1974 with a dream in his heart-to become an entrepreneur and contribute to nation-building. Undaunted by the dearth of experience and means to capital in pre-Liberalization India, B.V.R. Mohan Reddy’s enterprising spirit takes the long and winding road, never losing sight of his ambition. He gains overseas education on a scholarship and dons multiple hats for eighteen long years before embarking on his life’s mission at forty. A mission that propels the company he incorporated, Cyient, to pioneer and excel in outsourced engineering services and introduce the brand ‘Engineered in India’.

     

    Engineered in India takes readers on an entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride, allowing them to see human truths with tools that let them breathe life into their business aspirations and experiments.

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  • Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World

    Rs. 3,290.00
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    Cade Metz

     

    ‘This colourful page-turner puts artificial intelligence into a human perspective . . . Metz explains this transformative technology and makes the quest thrilling.’ -Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

     

    This is the inside story of a small group of mavericks, eccentrics and geniuses who turned Artificial Intelligence from a fringe enthusiasm into a transformative technology. It’s the story of how that technology became big business, creating vast fortunes and sparking intense rivalries.

     

    And it’s the story of breakneck advances that will shape our lives for many decades to come – both for good and for ill.

     

    ‘One day soon, when computers are safely driving our roads and speaking to us in complete sentences, we’ll look back at Cade Metz’s elegant, sweeping Genius Makers as their birth story – the Genesis for an age of sentient machines.’ -Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and The Upstarts

     

    ‘A ringside seat at what may turn out to be the pivotal episode in human history . . .

    easy and fun to read . . .

    undeniably charming.’Forbes

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    Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly

    Rs. 3,190.00
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    Richard Browning

     

    Like afterburner in the veins! Inspires you to rethink the impossible. ― Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton, F-35 Test Pilot

     

    For fans of Adrian Newey, Guy Martin and Chris Hadfield, in Taking on Gravity inventor Richard Browning tells the inspiring story behind his iconic jet suit, and shares his creative principles for generating true innovation.

     

    From Icarus to Iron Man, the dream of human flight has always inspired and challenged us. Now, with his pioneering jet suit, Richard Browning has redefined what is possible.

     

    Richard Browning’s story is one of groundbreaking innovation. Building an aviation business from his garage, he has invented a whole new form of personal flight – a fantasy previously reserved for the pages of science fiction. His iconic jet suit has captured the imaginations of millions around the world, triggered ongoing developments in technology and engineering, and inspired a new generation of creative minds to pursue their dreams.

     

    In Taking on Gravity, Browning reveals the creative principles of his multimillion-pound company, Gravity Industries, and shows us how grass-roots innovation can disrupt established industries in exciting and unexpected ways. On this journey into the sky we’ll experience what it’s like to take flight, to test the limits of the human body, and to convert moonshot ideas into tangible results.

     

    The Gravity story is an inspiring example of human creativity and our ceaseless desire to push the boundaries of what is possible. Where we go next is up to you.

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  • Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

    Rs. 7,690.00
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     Walter Isaacson 

     

    • SHORTLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
    • New York Times non-fiction bestseller
    • Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller

     

    Epic feats. Epic failures. An epic story.

     

    Walter Isaacson charts Elon Musk’s journey from humble beginnings to one of the wealthiest people on the planet – but is Musk a genius or a jerk?

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

     

    For two years, Walter Isaacson had unprecedented access. He shadowed Musk, attended his meetings, walked his factories with him, and spent hours interviewing him, his family, friends, coworkers, and adversaries.

    The result is the revealing inside story, filled with amazing tales of triumphs and turmoil, that addresses the question: are the demons that drive Musk also what it takes to drive innovation and progress?

     

    The book includes over 100 integrated black-and-white images.

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  • Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character

    Rs. 3,190.00
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    Richard P Feynman

     

     

    WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY BILL GATES

     

    In this warm, insightful portrait of the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, we see the wisdom, humour and curiosity of Richard Feynman through a series of conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton.

     

    Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure. An artist, safecracker, practical joker and storyteller, Feynman’s life was a series of combustible combinations made possible by his unique mixture of high intelligence, unquenchable curiosity and eternal scepticism.

     

    Over a period of years, Feynman’s conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton were first taped and then set down as they appear here, little changed from their spoken form, giving a wise, funny, passionate and totally honest self-portrait of one of the greatest men of our age.

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    Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

    Rs. 1,790.00
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    Sir Richard Branson

     

    A fantastic book … offers valuable guidance and inspiration to anyone looking to become a leader, chase a dream or try something new … and reminds us to embrace original thinking and innovation. ― Sheryl Sandberg

     

    This is a fascinating book … a real page turner ― Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

     

    Where others would struggle to fill five pages, Richard’s incredible wealth of experience from living boldly every minute of every day speaks volumes … his book will inspire you to push the envelope, break the mould and be the best version of yourself. I highly recommend it. ― Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia

     

    Shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures, and provides an intimate look at [Branson’s] never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers. ― Tim Ferriss

     

    A terrific read ― Bill Gates

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    Elon Musk: Risking It All

    Rs. 2,690.00
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    Michael Vlismas

     

    ** AN ABSOLUTE MUST-READ: A BRAND NEW BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD’S RICHEST MAN AND NEW OWNER OF TWITTER! **

     

    In 2022 Elon Musk – one of the richest and best-known people on earth – made headlines worldwide with his bid to buy Twitter, and he is often in the news for his entrepreneurial exploits and his controversial tweets. Who is this boundary-pushing billionaire with grand plans of inhabiting Mars, and what lies at the heart of his vision? Why is he so utterly unafraid of risk?

     

    As an awkward Pretoria schoolboy who loved comics and science fiction, Musk’s early years and singular family background were crucial in forming his stellar ambitions. Journalist and author Michael Vlismas, who attended the same high school as Musk, knows well the environment that shaped him and offers new insights into Musk’s development, including his troubled relationship with his father.

     

    Tracing his remarkable life, from his South African childhood to his move to Canada at 17 and then to the US – where Musk made millions out of PayPal and built Tesla and SpaceX into two of the world’s most famous companies – this is the revealing new story of a man driven to preserve the optimism he sees in humanity and find a future for humans ‘out there among the stars’.

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    Istanbul: Memories and the City

    Rs. 2,390.00
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    Orhan Pamuk

     

    “Delightful, profound, marvelously origina…. Pamuk tells the story of the city through the eyes of memory.” —The Washington Post Book World

     

    “Far from a conventional appreciation of the city’s natural and architectural splendors, Istanbul tells of an invisible melancholy and the way it acts on an imaginative young man, aggrieving him but pricking his creativity.” —The New York Times

     

    From the Nobel Prize winner and acclaimed author of My Name is Red comes a portrait of Istanbul by its foremost writer, revealing the melancholy that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire. 

     

    A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy—or hüzün—that all Istanbullus share.

     

    With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters—both Turkish and foreign—who would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.
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    Edda Mussolini: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe

    Rs. 4,190.00
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    Caroline Moorehead

     

    It’s testament to Moorehead’s precise, empathic prose that Edda emerges not as the Duce’s devilish scion, but as a wounded, fragile being… It makes for a profoundly satisfying, albeit wistful, read and – give the recent victory of Giorgia Meloni in the Italian elections – a worryingly relevant one ― Guardian

     

    Interesting and original… Moorehead is a fine writer and a conscientious historian ― Spectator

     

    Edda Mussolini was Benito’s favourite daughter: spoilt, venal, uneducated but clever, faithless but flamboyant, a brilliant diplomat, wild but brave, and ultimately strong and loyal.

     

    She was her father’s confidante during the 20 years of Fascist rule, acting as envoy to both Germany and Britain, and playing a part in steering Italy to join forces with Hitler. From her early twenties she was effectively first lady of Italy. She married Galeazzo Ciano, who would become the youngest Foreign Secretary in Italian history, and they were the most celebrated and glamorous couple in elegant, vulgar Roman fascist society.

     

    Their fortunes turned in 1943, when Ciano voted against Mussolini in a plot to bring him down, and his father-in-law did not forgive him. In a dramatic story that takes in hidden diaries, her father’s fall and her husband’s execution, an escape into Switzerland and a period in exile, we come to know a complicated, bold and determined woman who emerges not just as a witness but as a key player in some of the twentieth century’s defining moments. And we see Fascist Italy with all its glamour, decadence and political intrigue, and the turbulence before its violent end.

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    The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

    Rs. 2,990.00
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    Erik Larson

     

    • #1 New York Times Bestseller
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for History & Biography (2020)

     

    ‘Fresh, fast and deeply moving … Larson’s deft portraits show the essential connection that words created between the powerful and the powerless, capturing the moments that defined life for millions struggling to survive the decisions of a few’ New York Times Book Review

     

    ‘If you want to look back at a really important part of history with fresh eyes, this is the book for you … Gripping and wonderful’ Alan Carr

     

    ‘There are countless books about World War II, but there’s only one Erik Larson … There are many things to admire about The Splendid and the Vile, but chief among them is Larson’s electric writing. The book reads like a novel, and even though everyone (hopefully) knows how the war ultimately ended, he keeps the reader turning the pages with his gripping prose.’ NPR

     

    ‘A particularly gripping read, written with bounce and brio. Larson pulls together vivid vignettes – some moving, some amusing, a few grim … A fine writer of narrative nonfiction history.’ Robbie Millen, Times

     

    ‘A captivating history of Churchill’s heroic year, with more than the usual emphasis on his intimates.’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

     

    ‘This book is peppered with eye-popping details … A deeply compelling work of history … Without resorting to heroism, it makes one long powerfully for real leadership’ Lit Hub

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    Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World 1914 – 1948

    Rs. 3,690.00
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    Ramachandra Guha

     

    Wise, graceful and entertaining . . . Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 will not be bettered, and it is essential reading even for those who do not think of themselves as India buffs, because Gandhi is a maker of our whole modern world. — Ferdinand Mount, Wall Street Journal

     

    Beginning in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 traces the Mahatma’s life over the three decades preceding his assassination.

     

    Drawing on new archival materials, acclaimed historian Ramachandra Guha follows Gandhi’s struggle to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India’s Hindus and Muslims, to end the pernicious practice of untouchability and to nurture India’s economic and moral self-reliance. Guha shows how, in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of non-violence that successfully challenged British authority and influenced revolutionary movements throughout the world.

     

    A revelatory look at the complexity of Gandhi’s thinking and motives, the book is a luminous portrait of the man himself, as well as his family, friends, colleagues, rivals and adversaries.

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    Creative Entrepreneurship The Walt Disney Way

    Rs. 1,490.00
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    Virender Kapoor

     

    “Creative Entrepreneurship the Walt Disney Way” is a book by Virender Kapoor that explores how Walt Disney’s innovative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit can inspire aspiring entrepreneurs to unleash their creativity and achieve entrepreneurial success.

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    Be Water, My Friend: The True Teachings of Bruce Lee

    Rs. 2,790.00
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    Shannon Lee

     

    A slender, potent book twining her father’s timeless philosophies of living with her own reflections — Maria Popova

     

    An inspirational commemorative for Lee aficionados and those sharpening their personal-growth skills ― Kirkus

     

    This inspired guide will remind any reader that, while one cannot control external circumstance, how one responds is always a choice. ― Publishers Weekly

     

    Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies, and how we can apply his teachings to our daily lives

     

    ‘Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water’

     

    Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, world renowned for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, believing that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline – they are a perfect metaphor for personal growth.

     

    In Be Water, My Friend, Shannon Lee shares previously untold stories from her father’s life along with the concepts at the core of his teachings. Each chapter reveals a lesson from Bruce Lee, expanding on the foundation of his iconic ‘be water’ philosophy to reveal a path to an enlightened way of being.

     

    This is an inspirational call to action to consider our lives with new eyes and a testament to Lee’s unique power to ignite our imaginations and transform our lives.

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    Genius Mindset Twin Pack

    Rs. 10,150.00

    Ozan Varol, Walter Isaacson 

     

    Awaken Your Genius

     

    Unlock your originality and unleash your unique talents with this simple guide from the acclaimed author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist.

     

    We say some people march to the beat of a different drummer. But implicit in this cliché is that the rest of us march to the same beat. We sleepwalk through life, find ourselves on well-worn paths that were never ours to walk, and become a silent extra in someone else’s story.

     

    Extraordinary people carve their own paths as leaders and creators. They think and act with genuine independence. They stand out from the crowd because they embody their own shape and colour.

     

    We call these people geniuses—as if they’re another breed. But genius isn’t for a special few. It can be cultivated.

     

    This book will show you how. You’ll learn how to discard what no longer serves you and discover your first principles—the qualities that make up your genius. You’ll be equipped to escape your intellectual prisons and generate original insights from your own depths. You’ll discover how to look where others don’t look and see what others don’t see. You will give birth to the genius, the universe-centered self you were meant to be.

     

    Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

     

    Walter Isaacson charts Elon Musk’s journey from humble beginnings to one of the wealthiest people on the planet – but is Musk a genius or a jerk?

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

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    Long Walk to Freedom

    Rs. 2,890.00
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    Nelson Mandela

     

    • Alan Paton Award (1995)

     

    These memoirs from one of the great leaders of our time are ‘essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it’ –Barack Obama

     

    ‘Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground’ —Sunday Times

     

    ‘The authentic voice of Mandela shines through this book . . . humane, dignified and magnificently unembittered’ —The Times

     

    ‘Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity . . . Unforgettable’ –Andre Brink

     

    Riveting…both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirt to transcend it Washington Post

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    Leonardo Da Vinci: The Biography

    Rs. 5,890.00
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    Walter Isaacson

     

    “As always, [Isaacson] writes with a strongly synthesizing intelligence across a tremendous range; the result is a valuable introduction to a complex subject. . . . Beneath its diligent research, the book is a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it. . . . Most important, Isaacson tells a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life.” —The New Yorker

     

    “To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages.” David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Wright Brothers and 1776

     

    Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

     

    He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius.

     

     

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    Didn’t See That Coming : Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart

    Rs. 1,890.00
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    Rachel Hollis

     

    Rachel Hollis sees you. As the millions who read her Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing, attend her RISE conferences and follow her on social media know, she also wants to see you transform. When it comes to the “hard seasons” of life—the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job—transformation seems impossible when grief and uncertainty dominate your days. Especially when, as Didn’t See that Coming reveals, no one asks to have their future completely rearranged for them.

     

    But, as Rachel writes, it is up to you how you come through your pain—you can come through changed for the better, having learned and grown, or stuck in place where your identity becomes rooted in what hurt you. With humor, honesty and true-life stories, in Didn’t See that Coming Rachel Hollis shares how to embrace the difficult moments in life for the learning experiences they are, and that a life well-lived is one of purpose and focused on the essentials. This is a small book about big feelings, inspirational, aspirational, and an anchor that shows that darkness can co-exist with the beautiful.

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    Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life

    Rs. 1,690.00
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    Manisha Koirala

     

       Healed is the powerful, moving and deeply personal story of actor Manisha Koirala’s battle against ovarian cancer. From her treatment in the US and the wonderful care provided by the oncologists there to how she rebuilt her life once she returned home, the book takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride through her many fears and struggles and shows how she eventually came out triumphant.

     

    Today, as she completes six years of being cancer-free, she shares her story-one marked by apprehensions, disappointments and uncertainties-and the lessons she learnt along the way. Through her journey, she unravels cancer for us and inspires us to not buckle under its fear, but emerge alive, kicking and victorious.

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    Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

    Rs. 3,490.00
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    Brad Stone

     

    ‘Stone’s new volume is on its surface a business book that seeks to explain the rise of America’s most important private enterprise… Amazon Unbound is particularly valuable in explaining how the company makes money, and the day-to-day decisions that end up having a big effect on consumers… a dense, at times juicy tour of the company Bezos built.’ (Ben Smith New York Times)

     

    Fascinating and deeply researched… Stone is at his best describing Bezos’s demanding style of management… Masterful.’ (Marc Levinson Washington Post)

     

    ‘An excellent new book…Bezos emerges as the ur-billionaire of our time, the deft wielder of a fortune so vast that he and his company are becoming “perilously close to invincible”.’ (Farhad Manjoo New York Times)

     

    ‘In this vivid, anecdote-filled page-turner of a book, Stone goes deep inside a company with colossal power, one we rely on for low-cost, wonderful service, and one that also kills many businesses and jobs. With rare access to Amazon executives, readers are taken inside Amazon meetings, see up close Jeff Bezos’s brilliance but also his belligerence, understand the trade-off between impressive efficiency versus the perils of market dominance, and get an up-to-the-moment appreciation of why government is now awake to the monopoly dangers posed by digital giants like Amazon.’ (Ken Auletta, author of Googled )

     

    ‘Amazon’s reach is so extensive that it can seem easier to list the few areas of commerce that it doesn’t touch than the many it does. Stone even-handedly describes the history, expansion and major personalities of the company.’ (Curtis Sittenfeld, my favourite non-fiction books The Week)

     

    ‘There are really only a handful of writers who can craft a page-turning narrative about the most transformative business ideas. Brad Stone is one. His topic of choice – Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos – is equal to his journalistic skill. In this book, he gives us his second must-read account of how the world’s most important company and technology titan captured not only global retail, but Washington, Hollywood, outer space and your brain.’ (Rana Foroohar, author of Makers and Takers and Don’t Be Evil )

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    The Story of Tata: The Story of a Family that Built a Global Empire

    Rs. 3,190.00
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    Peter Casey

     

    ‘For anyone curious to know about the Indian company that has become a leading global player, this book is the perfect introduction’ ― Financial Express

     

    ‘How did Tata transform itself from a family-owned venture to the position it is in today in an array of unrelated businesses? What is the “Tata Way”, which has earned it much admiration and respect? These are among the several aspects that Peter Casey looks into’ ― Economic Times

     

    In ‘The Story of Tata’, Peter Casey writes that Ratan Tata’s modesty is reflected in the company and its ‘no-bribe’ stance too. ― The Print

     

    The first and only authorized biography on Tata Group including the Tata-Mistry legal battle, exclusive interviews with Ratan Tata, and never-before-seen photographs of the Tata family.

     

    In 1868, Jamsetji Tata, a visionary of his time, lit the flame that went on to become Tata and its group of companies. This business grew into an extraordinary one. One that some may even call ‘the greatest company in the world’. Over the decades, the business expanded and prospered under the leadership of the various keepers of the flame, such as Sir Dorabji Tata, J.R.D. Tata and Ratan Tata, to name a few. But one day, the headlines boldly declared that the chairman of the board of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry, had been fired.

     

    What went wrong?

     

    In this exclusive and authorized book, insiders of the Tata businesses open up to Peter Casey for the first time to tell the story. From its humble beginnings as a mercantile company to its growth as a successful yet philanthropic organization to its recent brush with Mistry, this is a book that every business- minded individual must read.

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    Turning Points : A Journey Through Challenges

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    A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

     

    The inspiring sequel to Wings of Fire. Over 3 lakh copies sold.‘It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. As I was returning to my room in the evening, the vice-chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered, a voice at the other end said, ‘The prime minister wants to talk with you.’ Some months earlier, I had left my post as Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change.

     

    ‘Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey – individual and collective – that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.

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    Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World

    Rs. 5,390.00
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    Ginni Rometty

     

    • Wall Street Journal Bestseller
    • Named one of “7 Books by Women Leaders That Will Accelerate Your Success” by CHIEF

     

    “An insightful read that I recommend to anyone interested in how an individual can come to influence the world.” — Walter Isaacson, author, Steve Jobs and The Code Breaker

     

    “Ginni Rometty is an inspiring leader who knows that you have what it takes to succeed and improve the world. Her story can be your playbook.” — Ray Dalio, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Principles; founder, Bridgewater Associates

     

    “In Good Power, one of the world’s most admired leaders reveals pivotal principles that propelled her success. It’s a refreshingly personal, resoundingly practical read on gaining power and using it to empower.” — Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Think Again

     

    “A fascinating book about overcoming disadvantage and claiming one’s own potential. What makes Rometty a truly exceptional leader is her commitment to using her power to make a positive and lasting difference in others’ lives.” — Ken Frazier, former Chairman and CEO, Merck

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    Messi: The Definitive Biography

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    Guillem Balague

     

    UPDATED TO INCLUDE MESSI’S FIRST SEASON AT PSG

     

    The story of the 2022 World Cup Champion and one of the greatest footballers of all time, Argentina’s Lionel Messi.

     

    ‘I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi’ Diego Maradona

     

    On 10 August 2021, Lionel Messi’s beautiful Barcelona fairy tale came to an end as he completed a dramatic move to Paris Saint-Germain. Despite flourishing in the blue and white of the national side, delivering Argentina their first silverware in twenty-eight years – beating Brazil on their home soil to win the Copa América – Messi endured a difficult first season in Paris.

     

    Guillem Balagué has had unprecedented access to Messi’s inner circle including the player himself: his coaches, team-mates and family. From tracing the origins of Messi’s precocious talent in Rosario, Argentina, to chronicling his peerless seventeen-season career at Barcelona, and his tumultuous Parisian adventure, Guillem presents an authoritative and compelling account of an enigmatic footballing genius.

     

    ‘I can tell my grandkids one day that I coached Lionel Messi’ —Pep Guardiola

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    Jesus Lived in India: His Unknown Life Before and After the Crucifixion

    Rs. 1,690.00
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    Holger Kersten

     

    Jesus Lived In India is a book by theologian, Holger Kersten, which presents the connection that Jesus had with India. It cites evidence that Jesus lived in India for a large part of his life after the crucifixion and died there at old age. The book asks its readers the question of why Christianity chose to ignore it’s connections with the religions of the east.

     

    Historical sites traced back Jesus to Israel, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and India. According to this book, this had been found out as a result of investigative research. Many startling conclusions have been presented by Holger Kersten.

     

    Some of the allusions made by this book include statements that Jesus followed the ancient Silk Road to India and studied Buddhism there, adopting its tenets in order to become a master of spirituality. This book states that he survived the crucifixion, and after that returned to India where he finally died in Jammu & Kashmir.

     

    Key Features:

    • The book is based on research by Holger Kersten.
    • It was not well-received by the mainstream scholarship.
    • Jesus In India was originally a treatise written by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
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    High Output Management & Musk Bundle

    Rs. 10,240.00

     Andrew S. Grove, Walter Isaacson 

     

    High Output Management

     

    In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. 

     

    A practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. 

    The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies (as CEO and employee number three at Intel),

     

    High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance.

     

    “Generous enough with advice and observations to be required reading.” The Wall Street Journal

     

    Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

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    Strategic Scaling Masters Bundle

    Rs. 10,150.00

    Reid Hoffman, Walter Isaacson 

     

    Masters of Scale

     

    “Whether you’re at a startup or working to drive change within a large organization, the business principles in this book will help you deploy your strategy with creativity, integrity, and realism.”Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corporation

     

    Reid Hoffman has a talent for getting right to the heart of a business case and turning it into an unforgettable lesson. If you’re scaling a company—or if you just love a well-told story—this is a book to savor.”Bob Iger, executive chairman, The Walt Disney Company

     

    What if, instead of learning from one entrepreneur at a time, you could distill the lessons of many of the greatest founders of our time? This book combines memorable stories with actionable insights from world-class leaders to help you turn your biggest, boldest ideas into reality.”Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

     

    “To lead with vision and heart, start by listening and learning from others. Using stories to teach lessons, this book is full of solid (and sometimes surprising!) advice that will help accelerate your journey.”Angela Ahrendts, former CEO, Burberry, and former head, Apple Retail

     

    “A book to take with you into battle as you build a company or a career. It’s full of enjoyable stories, but the killer feature is the sharp insights that Hoffman draws out—specific, memorable, and actionable mindsets.”Reed Hastings, co-founder and co-CEO, Netflix

     

    Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

     

    From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of Elon Musk, the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era – a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

     

    When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

     

    His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

     

    At the beginning of 2022 – after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth – Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. ‘I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,’ he said.

     

    It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

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    The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times

    Rs. 6,290.00
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    Michelle Obama

     

    The pragmatic hopefulness you find on every page of Obama’s book is perhaps the best reason to go out and buy a copy ― Observer

     

    Obama’s road map for uncertain times resonates in ways that other self-help books do not ― New York Times

     

    powerful look at how to work through fear, and will inspire readers to take a step back to reflect and recharge ― Waitrose Weekend

     

    There is plenty of wisdom in this book to help the rest of us ― Telegraph

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    Speeches that Shaped the World

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    Alan J. Whiticker

     

    53 Speeches from great leaders M. K. GANDHI, NELSON MANDELA, STEVE JOBS, STEPHEN HAWKING, MALALA YOUSAFZAI, BARACK OBAMA and others. The passing of time allows many speeches to take on a deeper meaning and poignancy. Others have become an iconic part of our times.

     

    Alan J. Whiticker’s Speeches that Shaped the World is a collection of the most potent and memorable speeches throughout history. These speeches highlight recurring themes such as politics and power, war and peace, civil rights and human rights. What they all have in common is the power to inspire—emotionally, politically and socially.In this brilliant collection, many of history’s greatest orators and pivotal moments are featured. These speeches shaped and changed the world. Different eras and many nations are represented, with several speeches from famous women—speeches of clarity and hope. Along with famous names like John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton there are also lesser known orators who are remembered for making their mark on history.

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    Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

    Rs. 2,990.00
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    Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

     

    • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    • #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
    • New York Times Noteworthy Pick

     

    Stellar work … This illuminating collection of biographies makes great use of Stoic wisdom to demonstrate the tradition’s values ― Publisher’s Weekly

     

    In story after page-turning story, Lives of the Stoics brings ancient philosophers to life. — David Epstein, bestselling author of Range

     

    A great read, particularly for a tough time — Gen. Stanley McChrystal, author of ‘Team of Teams’ and ‘Leaders: Myth and Reality’

     

    There is philosophy for school and philosophy for life. This book is about the lives of men and women who lived their words and shows you how to do the same. — Thomas Tull, founder of Legendary Entertainment

     

    With its emphasis on individual success and perseverance, stoicism is seeing an American renaissance. The authors offer brief instructional biographies of its major ancient practitioners. ― New York Times

     

    “The Stoics were more than just thinkers. They were athletes and generals and emperors and husbands and daughters and parents. This is a wonderful book that shows you the lives behind the philosophers whose words have shaped the world.” –Chris Bosh, 2x NBA Champion

     

    “Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman have achieved something remarkable with Lives of the Stoics. It’s a gift to the many of us today who are searching for inspiration and sense a deep connection with the thought of Zeno, Cato, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. At last the story we needed has been told! Indispensable to anyone who genuinely wants to learn about Stoic philosophy.”
    –Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor  

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    Narendra Modi: A political Biography

    Rs. 2,390.00
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    Andy Marino

     

    ‘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

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    When Breath Becomes Air

    Rs. 2,990.00
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    Paul Kalanithi

     

    • Selected as a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Evening Standard, Observer, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The Economist
    • THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
    • THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
    • Goodreads Choice Award for Memoir & Autobiography (2016)
    • Pulitzer Prize Nominee for Biography or Autobiography (2017)
    • Wellcome Book Prize Nominee (2017)
    • Waterstones Book of the Year Nominee (2016)
    • Jan Michalski Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)

     

    “Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.(Atul Gawande, author of BEING MORTAL)

     

    “A vital book about dying. Awe-inspiring and exquisite. Obligatory reading for the living. (Nigella Lawson)

     

    “Paul Kalanithi’s memoir, When Breath Becomes Air… split my head open with its beauty. Truly. Madly. Deeply.” (Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD)

     

    “It turns out not really to be about dying at all but about life and how to live it ― though the closeness of death gives it an urgency and economy… When Breath Becomes Air is a Renaissance book from a Renaissance man. It is a work of philosophy and morality, a reconciliation of science and religion. There is even plot and excitement… It was only with the restrained, elegant epilogue written by his wife Lucy Kalanithi that I found myself weeping helplessly… When Breath Becomes Air tells us what means to live a good life, by giving us a glimpse into an exceptional one.” (Lucy Kellaway Financial Times)

     

    “A tremendous book, crackling with life, animated by wonder and by the question of how we should live. Paul Kalanithi lived and died in the pursuit of excellence, and by this testimonial, he achieved it.” (Gavin Francis, author of Adventures in Human Being)

     

    “When I came to the end of the last flawless paragraph of When Breath Becomes Air, all I could do was turn to the first page and read the whole thing again. Searingly intelligent, beautifully written, and beyond brave, I haven’t been so marked by a book in years.(Gabriel Weston, author of DIRECT RED)

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    Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy

    Rs. 2,490.00
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    Supriya Vani and Carl A. Harte

     

    The first biography to be based on interviews with Ardern and those around her

     

    ‘It takes courage to be an empathetic leader. And I think if anything the world needs empathetic leadership now, perhaps more than ever.’ Jacinda Ardern

     

    Jacinda Ardern was swept to office in 2017 on a wave of popular enthusiasm dubbed ‘Jacindamania’. In less than three months, she rose from deputy leader of the opposition to New Zealand’s highest office. Her victory seemed heroic. Few in politics would have believed it possible; fewer still would have guessed at her resolve and compassionate leadership, which, in the wake of the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings of March 2019, brought her international acclaim. Since then, her decisive handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen her worldwide standing rise to the point where she is now celebrated as a model leader. In 2020 she won an historic, landslide victory and yet, characteristically, chose to govern in coalition with the Green Party.

     

    Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy carefully explores the influences – personal, social, political and emotional – that have shaped Ardern. Peace activist and journalist Supriya Vani and writer Carl A. Harte build their narrative through Vani’s exclusive interviews with Ardern, as well as the prime minister’s public statements and speeches and the words of those who know her. We visit the places, meet the people and understand the events that propelled the daughter of a small-town Mormon policeman to become a committed social democrat, a passionate Labour Party politician and a modern leader admired for her empathy and courage.

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    Einstein’s Cosmos: How Albert Einstein’s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time

    Rs. 2,290.00
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    Michio Kaku

     

    ‘One of the most sympathetic and also scientifically interesting biographies of Einstein ever to appear in print… a fascinating read’ –Focus

     

    ‘Kaku is a skilful and genial populariser… While this is fully a biography, succinctly revisiting Einstein’s difficult childhood and unpromising early career, his two marriages and his emergence as a 20th-century cultural icon, the guiding thread is undoubtedly the evolution of his ideas’ –Sunday Telegraph

     

    “Thanks to Michio Kaku, you don’t have to be an Einstein to understand Einstein. Einstein’s Cosmos weaves together Einstein’s life and science the way Einstein himself wove together time and space.” –Dr Ken Croswell, author of Magnificent Universe and Magnificent Mars

     

    ‘Michio Kaku beautifully interweaves the story of Albert Einstein’s career with Einstein’s stunning insights into cosmology, from relativity and black holes to dark energy and the search for a unified theory of all the forces in the universe’ –Donald Goldsmith, author of The Runaway Universe and Connecting with the Cosmos

     

    ‘A memorable book… a gem’ –Good Book Guide

     

    ‘It’s started – the worldwide frenzy to mark next year’s centenary of Einstein’s “miraculous year”… If you want to know what all the fuss will be about, read Michio Kaku’s authoritative offering’ –New Scientist

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    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.

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    Diary of a Young Girl ( Pocket Edition )

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    Anne Frank

     

    In the summer of 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank found herself hiding with her family in the cramped attic of an old office building in Amsterdam. Outside, Jews all over Europe were being thrown into concentration camps.

    Exiled from the outside world, the Frankfurt family battled hunger, boredom, confinement, and the ever-looming threat of discovery and death. As the second World War continued to rage, Anne turned to her diary and documented everything. The diary was accidentally discovered in the attic shortly after the family was arrested. In 1947, it was formally published in Dutch.

    Since then, Anne Frank’s phenomenal diary has become a world classic, offering a terrifying glimpse of what it was like being a Jew in a war-ridden Europe. Honest, vulnerable, and tragic, Anne Frank’s story serves as a powerful reminder of the horrors of war, and as an eloquent testament to the indestructible nature of human spirit.

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    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s

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    Ray Kroc

     

    “Columbus discovered America, Jefferson invented it, and Ray Kroc Big Mac’d it.” ―Tom Robbins, Esquire magazine

     

    “He was past fifty before he ever thought of getting into the fast food business. Within a decade he was a millionaire, and his odyssey is a classic success story!” ―Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin

     

    Few entrepreneurs can claim to have actually changed the way we live, but Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food service automation, franchising, shared national training and advertising have earned him a place beside the men who founded not merely businesses but entire new industries.

     

    But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business legend is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was 52 when he met the McDonald brothers and opened his first franchise.

     

    Now meet Ray Kroc, the man behind the business legend, in his own words. Irrepressible enthusiast, perceptive people-watcher, and born storyteller, he will fascinate and inspire you. You’ll never forget Ray Kroc.

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    Game Changer

    Rs. 2,890.00
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    Shahid Afridi

     

    When runs are needed and big shots required, and when his bat is responding, Shahid Afridi can be the most dangerous player.  —- Sachin Tendulkar

     

    Shahid Afridi’s competitiveness, his never-say-die attitude, his spirit, his energy: all so impressive. A great servant to cricket and to his country.  —- Sir Vivian Richards

     

    As brave as a warrior… Afridi is one of the strongest men I’ve known.   —- Wasim Akram

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    The Anthropocene Reviewed

    Rs. 3,290.00
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    John Green

     

    • The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller
    • Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2022)
    • Goodreads Choice Award for Nonfiction (2021)

     

    “Each short review is rich with meaning and filled with surprises and together, they amount to a resonant paean to hard-won hope.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

     

    “This is a book about culture, about science and medicine, about Green himself, but really it surpasses these designations. It is essential to the human conversation. John Green whispered the truth of humanity onto the page, and as with all good secrets, you’ll need to lean in closely to hear.” –Library Journal, starred review

     

    The Anthropocene Reviewed is the perfect book to read over lunch or to keep on your nightstand, whenever you need a reminder of what it is to feel small and human, in the best possible way.” –San Francisco Chronicle

     

    Each of the entries in The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet, is a small gem, polished to near perfection…. What unites them is [Green’s] uncanny ability to structure each piece as both a critique of human foibles and an embracing of them.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review

     

    The Anthropocene Reviewed somehow satisfies all the contradictory demands I have for a book right now: it stimulates my brain while getting me out of my head while taking me to faraway places while grounding me in the wonders of my everyday. I’m so glad it’s here. I need it.” –Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money and author of Let’s Talk About Hard Things

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    After Steve : How Apple became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul

    Rs. 3,290.00
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     Tripp Mickle

     

    “An engrossing narrative that’s impressively reported—a true journalistic achievement in light of Apple’s culture of secrecy—After Steve takes readers deep inside the monolithic company.” — Washington Post

     

    From the New York Times’ Tripp Mickle, the dramatic, untold story inside Apple after the passing of Steve Jobs by following his top lieutenants—Jony Ive, the Chief Design Officer, and Tim Cook, the COO-turned-CEO—and how the fading of the former and the rise of the latter led to Apple losing its soul.

     

    Steve Jobs called Jony Ive his “spiritual partner at Apple.” The London-born genius was the second-most powerful person at Apple and the creative force who most embodies Jobs’s spirit, the man who designed the products adopted by hundreds of millions the world over the iPod, iPad, MacBook Air, the iMac G3, and the iPhone.

     

    In the wake of his close collaborator’s death, the chief designer wrestled with grief and initially threw himself into his work designing the new Apple headquarters and the Watch before losing his motivation in a company increasingly devoted more to margins than to inspiration.

     

    In many ways, Cook was Ive’s opposite. The product of a small Alabama town, he had risen through the ranks from the supply side of the company. His gift was not the creation of new products. Instead, he had invented countless ways to maximize a margin, squeezing some suppliers, and persuading others to build factories the size of cities to churn out more units. He considered inventory evil. He knew how to make subordinates sweat with withering questions.

     

    Jobs selected Cook as his successor, and Cook oversaw a period of tremendous revenue growth that has lifted Apple’s valuation to $2 trillion. He built a commanding business in China and rapidly distinguished himself as a master politician who could forge global alliances and send the world’s stock market into freefall with a single sentence.

     

    Author Tripp Mickle spoke with more than 200 current and former Apple executives, as well as figures key to this period of Apple’s history, including Trump administration officials and fashion luminaries such as Anna Wintour while writing After Steve. His research shows the company’s success came at a cost.

     

    Apple lost its innovative spirit and has not designed a new category of device in years. Ive’s departure in 2019 marked a culmination in Apple’s shift from a company of innovation to one of operational excellence, and the price is a company that has lost its soul.

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    Becoming

    Rs. 3,490.00
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    Michelle Obama

     

    • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
    • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK
    • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
    • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS
    • BRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • THE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEAR
    • BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD
    • Audie Award for Autobiography/Memoir (2020)
    • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest (2018)
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoir & Autobiography (2018)
    • NAACP Image Award Nominee for Biography/Autobiography (2019)

     

    An inspirational memoir that also rings true — Gaby Wood ― Daily Telegraph, Five Stars

     

    Obama’s memoir is a genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections. . . Allied to this candour is a steeliness of purpose. It is no exaggeration to say that every page of this book is, explicitly or otherwise, a reproach to Donald Trump, and a call-to-arms to those who would defeat the 45th President and all that he stands for — Matt D’Ancona ― Evening Standard

     

    This is a rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall she’s a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life, warts and all. . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction, with a similar warm languid tone to Ann Patchett’s novel Commonwealth — Viv Groskop ― i, Five Stars

    This revealing memoir offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . Becoming is a 400-page expansion of this essential doctrine [‘when they go low, we go high’], without compromising a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama’s two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey — Afua Hirsch ― Guardian

    I found myself lifting my jaw from my chest at the end of every other chapter, not because of any seedy insight into stories I’d always wondered about, but because, armed as I was with knowledge about her career, her mannerisms, and even her elbow-heavy dancing, this was not the Obama I thought I knew. She was more — Kuba Shand-Baptiste ― Independent

     

    Inspiring. . . After 421 pages of Becoming, I closed the book hoping that one day she would use her formidable intelligence, humanity – and humour – to offer a more tangible vision for how America might fight the rising tides of polarisation and hate ― Financial Times

     

    Open and engaging. . . Obama writes with candour about the good times and bad ― Daily Express

     

    Of course, Becoming is Michelle Obama’s story, of how she moved from a girl on the South Side of Chicago to becoming one of the most powerful women in the world. But in the final pages of the book, Obama writes, “It’s all a process, steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor.” Here, Obama is pushing us to reckon with our own becomings – to realise our own story and to have the power to tell it ― The Pool

    She’s a woman we’ve all fallen in love with because she radiates joy and wisdom, and Becoming encapsulate this perfectly. It’s also deeply honest – reading it makes you feel as though she’s your close friend opening up to you ― Red Online

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    The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

    Rs. 2,690.00
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    Barack Obama

     

    • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

     

    At a time when America’s standing in the world has sunk to unprecedented depths . . . his book aims at a missile of decency at the White House — Nicolas Shakespeare ― * Telegraph *

     

    You can sense instinctively why Obama invites devotion — Peter Preston ― * Observer *

     

    “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post

     

    Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate.

     

    In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.”

     

    The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.

     

    At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.

     

    Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”

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    The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back

    Rs. 1,490.00
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    Yuvraj Singh

     

    For the first time ever, Yuvraj Singh tells the real story behind the 2011 World Cup when his on-the-field triumphs hid his increasingly puzzling health problems and worrying illnesses. In his debut book, The Test of My Life, he reveals how plagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomiting blood, and an inability to eat-he made a deal with God. On the night before the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final, Yuvraj prayed for the World Cup in return for anything God wanted.

     

    In this book, he lays bare his fears, doubts, and the lows he experienced during chemotherapy-when he lost his energy, his appetite, and his hair-and his battle to find the will to survive. Poignant, personal, and moving, The Test of My Life is about cancer and cricket; but more importantly, it is about the human will to fight in the face of adversity and triumph despite all odds.

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    Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want

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    Daniel DiPiazza

     

    “Rich20Something reminded me that my goals aren’t too far off, and that, regardless of my age, I can create a business that gives me freedom and great income!”–Arne Giske, founder, The Millennial Entrepreneur podcast

     

    “Daniel DiPiazza gives you all the tools to build the foundation for your dreams to become a reality.”–Bruce Rodrigues de Jesus, entrepreneur

     

    “I always knew I wanted to do something big but it wasn’t until I became part of Daniel’s community and started learning from him that I actually took action. Thanks to him and Rich20Something.com for inspiring and motivating me every day!”–Jordan Nicole Gill, founder, Jordan and Janes

     

    “Daniel is a truly down-to-earth person who doesn’t mind getting in the trenches with you….I have seen my life–and business–grow tremendously due to the valuable knowledge I’ve obtained as part of the Rich20Something community.”–Andre Hill, CEO and award-winning producer

     

    “Daniel’s support with the Rich20Something community and his insights are probably the #1 reason I’ve had the success I’ve experience in business so far.”–Robert James Collier, founder, Entrepreneurs Dinner

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    Mind Master: Winning Lessons From A Champion’s Life

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    Viswanathan Anand

     

    “There’s something to be said about working towards achieving a goal without obsessing over how far you’re from it or how hopelessly you’re missing the mark each time. Once you shut out the clamour of the result and simply persevere, success is bound to be yours.’ – Viswanathan Anand

     

    Few people know better than Viswanathan Anand how to tackle the gravest obstacles and overcome the toughest odds.

     

    From the time he learnt to move pieces on a chess board as a six-year-old, Vishy- as Anand is fondly known – has racked up innumerable accolades. The first chess Grandmaster from Asia, he emerged onto the world stage when chess was largely a Soviet preserve, climbed the ranks to become world No. 1, bagged five world championship titles and won tournaments across all formats of the game. An ambassador of the sport like no other, his is one of the most revered names in chess today.

     

    In Mind Master, Vishy looks back at a lifetime of games played, opponents tackled and circumstances overcome and draws from its depths significant tools that will help every reader to navigate life’s challenges.

     

    • What role do tactics and strategy play in the preparation for achieving a goal?
    • How can emotions be harnessed to be of advantage in tricky situations?
    • What are the precautions to be taken before you decide to leave your comfort zone and embrace risk?
    • What do you need to do to stay relevant in the face of rapidly changing realities?
    • Is unlearning really the only way to learn?

     

    These are just some of the nuggets Anand touches upon with characteristic wit, easy wisdom and disarming candour in Mind Master – a delightful and invaluable exploration into the self that will thrill, inspire and motivate readers as few books have done before.

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    Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing

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    Matthew Perry

     

    INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

     

    The BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY…POIGNANT” memoir (The New York Times)

     

    A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by Time, Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today, and more!

     

    “Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.”

     

    So begins the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, taking us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to addiction and recovery in the aftermath of a life-threatening health scare. Before the frequent hospital visits and stints in rehab, there was five-year-old Matthew, who traveled from Montreal to Los Angeles, shuffling between his separated parents; fourteen-year-old Matthew, who was a nationally ranked tennis star in Canada; twenty-four-year-old Matthew, who nabbed a coveted role as a lead cast member on the talked-about pilot then called Friends Like Us. . . and so much more.

     

    In an extraordinary story that only he could tell―and in the heartfelt, hilarious, and warmly familiar way only he could tell it―Matthew Perry lays bare the fractured family that raised him (and also left him to his own devices), the desire for recognition that drove him to fame, and the void inside him that could not be filled even by his greatest dreams coming true. But he also details the peace he’s found in sobriety and how he feels about the ubiquity of Friends, sharing stories about his castmates and other stars he met along the way. Frank, self-aware, and with his trademark humor, Perry vividly depicts his lifelong battle with addiction and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all.

     

    Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that is both intimate and eye-opening―as well as a hand extended to anyone struggling with sobriety. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and uproariously funny, this is the book fans have been waiting for.

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    Edison

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    Edmund Morris

     

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris presents a revelatory biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the prolific genius in American history. Known for his invention of the practical incandescent lamp, Edison’s life and achievements go far beyond that. With over 1,093 patented inventions, including advancements in recording technology and movies, Edison’s story is brought to life through extensive research and access to original documents. Morris debunks myths and presents a complex portrait of Edison as a creative yet often neglectful husband and father. A must-read biography that sheds new light on the legendary inventor.

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    Making the Elephant Dance: The Tata Way To Innovate, Transform And Globalize

    Rs. 3,590.00
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     Sunil Mithas

     

    How should incumbents transform themselves?

     

    Making the Elephant Dance provides a roadmap using the levers of business excellence, innovation, and globalization by documenting the Tata Group’s transformational journey from a $5.8-billion Indian firm in 1992 to a $103-billion global powerhouse in 2014, with over 65 percent of revenues coming from outside India.

     

    Tata is one of the most admired companies in the world. This book explains the sequence of leadership and management interventions that Tata used following the liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s to become the largest private-sector employer in both India and the United Kingdom and acquire iconic brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley.

     

    Sunil Mithas profiles the transformational journey of incumbents such as Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Consultancy Services, Titan, Indian Hotels, Tata Power, and Tata Chemicals to provide a framework for almost any organization to rediscover its potential and charge ahead.

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    Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance

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    Atul Gawande

     

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER

     

    “Better is a masterpiece, a series of stories set inside the four walls of a hospital that end up telling us something unforgettable about the world outside.” ―Malcolm Gladwell, author of Talking to Strangers

     

    The New York Times bestselling author of Being Mortal and Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession

     

    The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In this book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between the best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.

     

    Gawande’s gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country.

     

    He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors’ participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing. As in all his writing, Gawande gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a searingly honest firsthand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable.

     

    At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by “arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around” (Salon). Gawande’s investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.

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    The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

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    Walter Isaacson

     

    “It is a gripping tale, showing how our new ability to hack evolution will soon start throwing us curveballs.” — New Scientist

     

    “An extraordinary book that delves into one of the most path-breaking biological technologies of our times and the creators who helped birth it. This brilliant book is absolutely necessary reading for our era.” — Siddhartha Mukherjee

     

    “A magisterial biography of the co-discoverer of what has been called the greatest advance in biology since the discovery of DNA… A diligent historian and researcher, Isaacson lucidly explains CRISPR and refuses to pass it off as a far-fetched magic show. Some scientific concepts (nuclear fission, evolution) are easy to grasp but not CRISPR. Using charts, analogies, and repeated warnings for readers to pay attention, the author describes a massively complicated operation in which humans can program heredity…A vital book about the next big thing in science—and yet another top-notch biography from Isaacson.” — Kirkus Reviews

     

    “Isaacson depicts science at its most exhilarating in this lively biography of Jennifer Doudna, the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for her work on the CRISPR system of gene editing…The result is a gripping account of a great scientific advancement and of the dedicated scientists who realized it.” — Publisher’s Weekly

     

    “He’s done it again. The Code Breaker is another Walter Isaacson must-read. This time he has a heroine who will be for the ages; a worldwide cast of remarkable, fiercely competitive scientists; and a string of discoveries that will change our lives far more than the iPhone did. The tale is gripping. The implications mind-blowing.” – Atul Gawande

     

    “Now more than ever we should appreciate the beauty of nature and the importance of scientific research; This book and Jennifer Doudna’s career show how thrilling it can be to understand how life works.” —Sue Desmond-Hellmann

     

    “Isaacson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of best sellers Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, offers a startling, insightful look at this lifesaving, hugely significant scientific advancement and the brilliant Doudna, who wrestles with the serious moral questions that accompany her creation. Should this technology be offered to parents to tailor-make their babies into athletes or Einsteins? Who gets altered and saved and why?” — AARP

     

    “Deftly written, conveying the history of CRISPR and also probing larger themes: the nature of discovery, the development of biotech, and the fine balance between competition and collaboration that drives many scientists.”— New York Review of Books

     

    “Isaacson lays everything out with his usual lucid prose; it’s brisk and compelling and even funny throughout. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of both the science itself and how science gets done — including plenty of mischief.” – The Washington Post

     

    “This story was always guaranteed to be a page-turner in [Isaacson’s] hands.” – The Guardian

     

    “Isaacson captures the scientific process well, including the role of chance. The hard graft at the bench, the flashes of inspiration, the importance of conferences as cauldrons of creativity, the rivalry, sometimes friendly, sometimes less so, and the sense of common purpose are all conveyed in his narrative. The Code Breaker describes a dance to the music of time with these things as its steps, which began with Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel and shows no sign of ending.” – The Economist

     

    “Isaacson’s vivid account is a page-turning detective story and an indelible portrait of a revolutionary thinker who, as an adolescent in Hawai’i, was told that girls don’t do science. Nevertheless, she persisted.” — Oprah Magazine.com

     

    The Code Breaker is in some respects a journal of our 2020 plague year.”— The New York Times

     

    “When a great biographer combines his own fascination with science and a superb narrative style, the result is magic. This important and powerful work, written in the tradition of The Double Helix, allows us not only to follow the story of a brilliant and inspired scientist as she engages in a fierce competitive race, but to experience for ourselves the wonders of nature and the joys of discovery.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin

     

    “Walter Isaacson is our Renaissance biographer, a writer of unusual range and depth who has plumbed lives of genius to illuminate fundamental truths about human nature. From Leonardo to Steve Jobs, from Benjamin Franklin to Albert Einstein, Isaacson has given us an unparalleled canon of work that chronicles how we have come to live the way we do. Now, in a magnificent, compelling, and wholly original book, he turns his attention to the next frontier: that of gene editing and the role science may play in reshaping the nature of life itself. This is an urgent, sober, accessible, and altogether brilliant achievement.” —Jon Meacham

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