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Principles for Dealing With The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and FailRs. 7,690.00or 3 X Rs.2,563.33 withAdd to cart
From legendary investor Ray Dalio,
author of the international bestseller Principles,
who has spent half a century studying global economies and markets, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order examines history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes – but similar to those that have happened many times before.
A few years ago, Ray Dalio noticed a confluence of political and economic conditions he hadn’t encountered before. They included huge debts and zero or near-zero interest rates that led to massive printing of money in the world’s three major reserve currencies; big political and social conflicts within countries, especially the US, due to the largest wealth, political, and values disparities in more than 100 years; and the rising of a world power (China) to challenge the existing world power (US) and the existing world order.
The last time that this confluence occurred was between 1930 and 1945. This realization sent Dalio on a search for the repeating patterns and cause/effect relationships underlying all major changes in wealth and power over the last 500 years. In this remarkable and timely addition to his Principles series, Dalio brings readers along for his study of the major empires – including the Dutch, the British, and the American – putting into perspective the ‘Big Cycle’ that has driven the successes and failures of all the world’s major countries throughout history.
Dalio reveals the timeless and universal forces behind these shifts and uses them to look into the future, offering practical principles for positioning oneself for what’s ahead.
Alien Thinking: How to Bring Your Breakthrough Ideas to Life
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Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux & Michael Wade
“Stuck in innovation stagnation? Read this brilliant book, and you’ll break free from it.”―Rolf Dobelli, author of the million-copy bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly
“ALIEN Thinking is an accessible approach to finding and implementing breakthrough ideas. The authors offer illuminating examples to introduce and illustrate the real-world efficacy of each of the major concepts. I recommend this book to anyone willing to do the hard work of generating and implementing breakthrough ideas.”―Bernard Roth, academic director of the Stanford d.school and author of The Achievement Habit
“Apply ALIEN Thinking to go from early opportunity recognition to impactful innovation. I really enjoyed how this book offers compelling insights and powerful illustrations to enhance the innovation process.”―Alex Osterwalder, author of the two-million copy bestseller Business Model Generation
“In today’s fast-changing world, innovation is essential for success. The authors of ALIEN Thinking have drawn upon their extensive experience to provide a powerful new framework to dramatically improve the odds for innovative thinking and breakthroughs.”―Robert Rosenberg, retired CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts and author of Around the Corner to Around the World
“I wish I had read this book years ago. A very pragmatic and eye-opening framework to help make innovation a game-changing reality, whether you are in a small start-up or a big multi-national corporation.”―Chris Johnson, executive vice president of Nestlé, chief executive officer of Zone Asia, Oceania, and sub-Saharan Africa
“ALIEN Thinking offers a business-oriented, applicable framework to innovate. It is a must-read for corporate innovators and intrapreneurs, to create true value for their customers and organizations.”―Esther Seidl-Nussbaumer, head of corporate innovation, SIGVARIS
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and PovertyRs. 4,290.00or 3 X Rs.1,430.00 withAdd to cart
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
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“You will have three reasons to love this book. It’s about national income differences within the modern world, perhaps the biggest problem facing the world today. It’s peppered with fascinating stories that will make you a spellbinder at cocktail parties—such as why Botswana is prospering and Sierra Leone isn’t. And it’s a great read. Like me, you may succumb to reading it in one go, and then you may come back to it again and again.” —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse
“Why Nations Fail is a wildly ambitious work that hopscotches through history and around the world to answer the very big question of why some countries get rich and others don’t.” —The New York Times (Chrystia Freeland)
“Why Nations Fail is a splendid piece of scholarship and a showcase of economic rigor.” —The Wall Street Journal
“This is an intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve. It should be widely read.” —Financial Times
“Why Nations Fail is a truly awesome book. Acemoglu and Robinson tackle one of the most important problems in the social sciences—a question that has bedeviled leading thinkers for centuries—and offer an answer that is brilliant in its simplicity and power. A wonderfully readable mix of history, political science, and economics, this book will change the way we think about economic development. Why Nations Fail is a must-read book.” —Steven Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics
“Some time ago a little-known Scottish philosopher wrote a book on what makes nations succeed and what makes them fail. The Wealth of Nations is still being read today. With the same perspicacity and with the same broad historical perspective, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson have retackled this same question for our own times. Two centuries from now our great-great- . . . -great grandchildren will be, similarly, reading Why Nations Fail.” —George Akerlof, Nobel laureate in economics, 2001
“It’s the politics, stupid! That is Acemoglu and Robinson’s simple yet compelling explanation for why so many countries fail to develop. From the absolutism of the Stuarts to the antebellum South, from Sierra Leone to Colombia, this magisterial work shows how powerful elites rig the rules to benefit themselves at the expense of the many. Charting a careful course between the pessimists and optimists, the authors demonstrate history and geography need not be destiny. But they also document how sensible economic ideas and policies often achieve little in the absence of fundamental political change.”—Dani Rodrik, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
HDFC Bank 2.0: From Dawn to Digital
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“Tamal combines his financial knowledge, eye for detail, and an excellent storytelling style to create a vivid portrait of India’s most valued bank and its path to the future.” –NANDAN NILEKANI, Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys and Founding Chairman of UIDAI
“Tamal has enthusiastically documented the epiphany that HDFC Bank’s leadership had in starting out on their digital journey. India is set for seismic changes to day-to-day banking over the next few years and banks who don’t commit to fully re-engineering their practice around becoming a technology company that delivers real-time, contextual banking experiences will wither on the vine. HDFC Bank has made a solid start on this journey, but the final chapter has not yet been written.” –BRETT KING, Founder, Moven and bestselling author of Bank 4.0
The seeds of change were sown in September 2014, when HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri went to Silicon Valley to meet the brightest tech minds in the world. By the time he got back, he knew exactly what needed to be done.
It was time for a revolution. Instead of waiting to be disrupted by fintech companies, HDFC Bank went all out to disrupt itself, recasting its role and scope on a scale that has never been attempted before. In one of the biggest transformations ever undertaken in any business, HDFC Bank wants to become a platform facilitating a financial experience.
Tamal Bandyopadhyay chronicles HDFC Bank’s own digital disruption exercise through the very people who drove it, narrating a story that’s as compelling as unique in India’s financial system. With his keen eye for detail, deep knowledge of banking and unparalleled storytelling ability, Bandyopadhyay recounts the journey of India’s most valued lender from a life cycle bank to a lifestyle bank.
Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
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- Audie Award for Business/Educational (2006)
‘in this category (management books) there is nothing to touch Jim Collins… It is essential reading.’ ― Sunday Times Business Books of the Year
…a must-read… ― Management Today
…the biggest selling and most influential management book of the new millennium. ― Financial Times
Can a good company become a great one? If so, how?
After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising – at times even shocking – to the modern mind.
Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel. It is widely regarded as one of the most important business books ever written.
The Anthropocene Reviewed
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- 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
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and hailed as “the best history of oil ever written” by Business Week, Daniel Yergin’s “spellbinding…irresistible” (The New York Times) account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power addresses the ongoing energy crisis.
“Splendid and epic history of oil…. The story is brilliantly told…with its remarkable cast of characters.” — The Wall Street Journal
“Impassioned and riveting…only in the great epics of Homer will readers regularly run into a comparable string of larger-than-life swashbucklers and statesmen, heroes and villains.” — San Francisco Examiner
“A masterly narrative…The Prize portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies.” — James Schlesinger, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Secretary of Energy
“Spellbinding…irresistible…monumental…must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history.” — The New York Times
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
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“I wrote this book because I don’t just see the problem of climate change; I also see the opportunity to solve it” – Bill Gates
Gates’ book is compulsively readable. His ambition was to ‘cut through the noise’ and give consumers better tools for understanding what works, an ambition he meets admirably. It more than that, however. Gates can get an audience with anyone, can marshal almost limitless resources, and is dogged in the detail. The result – particularly in the wake of the Trump presidency – is thrilling — Emma Brockes ― The Guardian
Of the many books I have come across recently making the case that climate change will be a catastrophe, but we can do something about it, this is the best … The relentless practicality of the book combined with Gates’s firm faith in innovation do not promote despair. He exudes optimism; things will get better, not least because, as John Lennon once sang, they can’t get no worse — Bryan Appleyard ― Sunday Times
It is mostly concerned with solutions rather than problems. This already marks it out as something of an outlier within environmental literature… if you’re after an approachable book about what needs to happen next, this is a great place to start — Ed Conway ― The Times
Bold but well argued … a compelling explanation of how the world can stop global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions effectively to zero… [Gates] is a serious and genuine force for good on climate change — Bob Ward ― Observer
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster is clear, concise on a colossal subject, and intelligently holistic in its approach to the problem. — Adam Vaughan ― New Scientist
It all makes for a meaty manifesto which Gates hopes can offer sufficient variety to appeal across political divides and “shift the conversation” away from the polarisation and misinformation that has clouded discussion about climate change up until now. — Martin Bentham ― Evening Standard
Gates’s carefully packaged nuggets of information are not only easy to understand, but they aim to provide the reader with practical tools to engage with the density of climate change information … What Gates has achieved with his book is something rare in the swelling arena of popular climate literature. The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has compiled a solutions-based strategy that is as informed on the commercial realities of scaling new technologies as it is on the environmental consequences of not doing so. — Daniel Murray ― The Business Post
The most refreshing aspect of this book is its bracing mix of cold-eyed realism and number-crunched optimism … Ultimately [Gates’s] book is a primer on how to reorganise the global economy so that innovation focuses on the world’s gravest problems. It is a powerful reminder that if mankind is to get serious about tackling them, it must do more to harness the one natural resource available in infinite quantity-human ingenuity. ― Economist
Gates plots out, in patient, simple prose, a pathway that would allow us to reduce carbon emissions from the current 51 billion tonnes a year to zero by 2050. — Thomas Jones ― London Review of Books
The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t Born. It’s GrownRs. 2,290.00or 3 X Rs.763.33 withAdd to cart
“I only wish I’d never before used the words ‘breakthrough’ or ‘breathtaking’ or ‘magisterial’ or ‘stunning achievement’ or ‘your world will never be the same after you read this book.’ Then I could be using them for the first and only time as I describe my reaction to Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code. I am even willing to ‘guarantee’ that you will not read a more important and useful book in 2009, or pretty much any other year. And if all that’s not enough, it’s also ‘a helluva good read.'”—Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
“This is a remarkable—even inspiring—book. Daniel Coyle has woven observations from brain research, behavioral research, and real-world training into a conceptual tapestry of genuine importance. What emerges is both a testament to the remarkable potential we all have to learn and perform and an indictment of any idea that our individual capacities and limitations are fixed at birth.”—Dr. Robert Bjork, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology, UCLA
‘Talent. You’ve either got it or you haven’t.’ Not true, actually.
In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured.
In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music school in Dallas and a tennis academy near Moscow to demonstrate how the wiring of our brains can be transformed by the way we approach particular tasks. He explains what is really going on when apparently unremarkable people suddenly make a major leap forward. He reveals why some teaching methods are so much more effective than others. Above all, he shows how all of us can achieve our full potential if we set about training our brains in the right way.
Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial FreedomRs. 3,190.00or 3 X Rs.1,063.33 withAdd to cart
Multimillion-copy bestselling author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power has created a new 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world – from Carl Icahn, to Warren Buffett, to Jack Bogle and Steve Forbes, Tony Robbins.
Robbins has a brilliant way of using metaphor and story to illustrate even the most complex financial concepts – making them simple and actionable. With expert advice on our most important financial decisions, Robbins is an advocate for the reader, dispelling the myths that often rob people of their financial dreams. Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level, through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan. This book delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order. It’s the book millions of people have been waiting for.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndRs. 1,790.00or 3 X Rs.596.67 withAdd to cart
- Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune.
“American medicine, Being Mortal reminds us, has prepared itself for life but not for death. This is Atul Gawande’s most powerful–and moving–book.” ―Malcolm Gladwell
“Being Mortal left me tearful, angry, and unable to stop talking about it for a week. . . . A surgeon himself, Gawande is eloquent about the inadequacy of medical school in preparing doctors to confront the subject of death with their patients. . . . it is rare to read a book that sparks with so much hard thinking.” ―Nature
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.
Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.
In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Here he examines its ultimate limitations and failures―in his own practices as well as others’―as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life―all the way to the very end.
In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
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“Levy is America’s premier technology journalist. . . . He has produced the most interesting book ever written about Google. He makes the biggest intellectual challenges of computer science seem endlessly fun and fascinating. . . . We can expect many more books about Google. But few will deliver the lively, idea-based journalism of In the Plex.” —Siva Vaidhyanathan, The Washington Post
“Almost nothing can stop a remarkable idea executed well at the right time, as Steven Levy’s brisk-but-detailed history of Google, In the Plex, convincingly proves. . . . makes obsolete previous books on the company.” —Jack Shafer, The San Francisco Chronicle
“An instructive primer on how the minds behind the world’s most influential internet company function.” —Richard Waters, The Wall Street Journal
Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time, told by one of our best technology writers.
Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes readers inside Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to show how Google works.
While they were still students at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revolutionized Internet search. They followed this brilliant innovation with another, as two of Google’s earliest employees found a way to do what no one else had: make billions of dollars from Internet advertising. With this cash cow, Google was able to expand dramatically and take on other transformative projects: more efficient data centers, open-source cell phones, free Internet video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and much more.
The key to Google’s success in all these businesses, Levy reveals, is its engineering mind-set and adoption of such Internet values as speed, openness, experimentation, and risk taking. After its unapologetically elitist approach to hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free food and dry cleaning, on-site doctors and masseuses—and gives them all the resources they need to succeed. Even today, with a workforce of more than 23,000, Larry Page signs off on every hire.
But has Google lost its innovative edge? With its newest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a successful competitor for the first time. Some employees are leaving the company for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the company that famously decided not to be evil still compete?No other book has ever turned Google inside out as Levy does with In the Plex.
Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls
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New from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography We feel more divided than ever. This riveting analysis tells you why. Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.
There are many reasons why we erect walls, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Europe the ruptures of the past decade threaten not only European unity, but in some countries liberal democracy itself. In China, the Party’s need to contain the divisions wrought by capitalism will define the nation’s future. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country in the course of this century.
Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today. Covering China; the USA; Israel and Palestine; the Middle East; the Indian Subcontinent; Africa; Europe and the UK, bestselling author Tim Marshall presents a gripping and unflinching analysis of the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and DreamsRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withAdd to cart
- THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
- TLS, OBSERVER, SUNDAY TIMES, FT, GUARDIAN, DAILY MAIL AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017
- Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Science & Technology (2017)
A neuroscientist shows how a good night’s shut-eye can make us cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier and ward off cancer . . . it’s probably a little too soon to tell you that it saved my life, but it’s been an eye-opener — Mark O’Connell ― Guardian
A stimulating and important book . . . richly packed with science — Clive Cookson ― Financial Times
Uplifting . . . Walker is in love with sleep and wants us to fall in love with sleep, too — David Kamp ― New York Times
Matthew Walker is probably one of the most influential people on the planet — Katie Law ― Evening Standard
Compelling and utterly convincing . . . you’ll never think of your bedtime in the same way again — James McConnachie ― Sunday Times
Amazing . . . I’m obsessed with this book — Thom Yorke
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily LifeRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withAdd to cart
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- The International Bestseller
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
A thinker for uncertain times. . . If you want to better understand populism, Trump, Brexit and the anti-establishment backlash then Taleb, of no party or clique, is your man — Josh Glancy ― Sunday Times
A great iconoclast. . . Taleb, a Wall Street trader turned essayist, is a thinker touched by genius. . . The big picture he presents is powerfully argued and offers myriad policy implications — Matthew Syed ― The Times
The most prophetic voice of all . . . Taleb is a genuinely significant philosopher . . . someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone — John Gray ― GQ
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the Richard Wagner of uncertainty. While the Ring Cycle of the German composer/librettist portrayed the struggle of the gods in a series of operas, the Incerto series of books by the Lebanese-American author is devoted to humans — specifically how we deal with the endemic risk in our all-too-finite existence — Dominic Lawson ― Sunday Times
The author of The Black Swan is back with a simple warning: don’t buy what your neighbour is selling unless he owns some too. The obvious application for this is investing, but Taleb has a much broader domain. In a kind of philosophical Freakonomics, he takes us from 5th-century wandering monks (banned by the church because they were too free) to Donald Trump (his imperfections showed he had skin in the game) — Rosamund Urwin ― Sunday Times Books of the Year
As always with Taleb, this is a fascinating set of ideas. And he’s right. People with skin in the game learn how the game works. Without it, they don’t — William Leith ― Evening Standard
The Female BrainRs. 3,190.00or 3 X Rs.1,063.33 withAdd to cart
MD Brizendine, Louann
Finally, a satisfying answer to Freud’s question: what does a woman want? Louann Brizendine has done a great favour for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. A breezy and enlightening guide to women – and a must-read for men — Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can’t remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages.
Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and who they love. While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the overwhelming need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women’s brain function.
In The Female Brain, Dr. Brizendine distills all her findings and the latest information from the scientific community in a highly accessible book that educates women about their unique brain/body/behavior.
The result: women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean, communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.
Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck
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Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Fake news often sticks while the truth goes missing due to emotional appeal, cognitive biases, and narrative structures. Fake news is often designed to be sensational and emotionally charged, triggering cognitive biases such as confirmation bias and emotional reasoning, which make it more likely to be believed and remembered. Additionally, fake news may have compelling narratives that create memorable and vivid mental images, making it stick in people’s minds even when it’s been debunked.
Disproved urban legends persist because they tap into deeply held beliefs, fears, or desires, and are often transmitted through social networks or repeated by trusted sources. These urban legends may have narrative structures that make them memorable and engaging, and they may also play on emotions and trigger cognitive biases, making them difficult to shake off even when proven false. As a result, fake news and urban legends can spread widely and persist in people’s minds, while the truth may struggle to gain the same level of attention and retention.
Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly
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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.
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of RealityRs. 3,090.00or 3 X Rs.1,030.00 withRead more
In Our Mathematical Universe, physicist Max Tegmark takes us on an astonishing journey through cosmology, exploring the mysteries of the universe and the nature of reality. From the Big Bang to parallel worlds, from sub-atomic to intergalactic scales, Tegmark reveals how mathematics provides answers to our deepest questions about the world. With clarity and elegance, he proposes the fascinating idea that our physical world is not only described by mathematics, but it is mathematics. With accolades from The New York Times and Financial Times, Tegmark’s work is a thought-provoking and mind-boggling exploration of the mysteries of existence.
The Brain: The Story of YouRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
This is the fascinating story of the intricate relationship between your brain and your life, as told by renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman. Join him on a thrilling journey through the inner cosmos, exploring extreme sports, criminal justice, brain surgery, robotics, and the search for immortality. Amidst the complexity of billions of brain cells and their connections, Eagleman uncovers the unexpected emergence of ‘you’. Prepare for a whistle-stop tour of the wonders of the brain and its impact on our lives.
The Price of Time: The Real Story of InterestRs. 5,990.00or 3 X Rs.1,996.67 withRead more
- Long Listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey 2022 Book of the Year
Is it possible to write a highly engaging history of the world going back to Hammurabi, unfolding along the way a bitingly comprehensive explanation for its problems today, all told through a single character? Apparently yes. Edward Chancellor has done it, an achievement all the more notable since his drama is built around a character so unheroic on its surface: his “price of time” is interest rates. This is a timely, vitally important and hugely readable book. — Ruchir Sharma ― Chairman, Rockefeller International and New York Times bestselling author
Well I’ll be darned! Chancellor has done the nearly impossible: he has made a potentially dreary topic – interest rates – into a witty, philosophical and highly entertaining story crammed with historical anecdotes starting with the Babylonians and ending yesterday. At the same time the obvious weight and breadth of his research leads us to his important conclusion: for Heaven’s Sake leave interest rates to market forces; manipulation by Central Banks leads to chain linked disasters, another of which may well be imminent. — Jeremy Grantham, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist, GMO LLC
The first book of the next crisis.
All economic and financial activities take place across time. Interest coordinates these activities. The story of capitalism is thus the story of interest: the price that individuals, companies and nations pay to borrow money.
In The Price of Time, Edward Chancellor traces the history of interest from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia, through debates about usury in Restoration Britain and John Law ‘ s ill-fated Mississippi scheme, to the global credit booms of the twenty-first century. We generally assume that high interest rates are harmful, but Chancellor argues that, whenever money is too easy, financial markets become unstable. He takes the story to the present day, when interest rates have sunk lower than at any time in the five millennia since they were first recorded – including the extraordinary appearance of negative rates in Europe and Japan – and highlights how this has contributed to profound economic insecurity and financial fragility.
Chancellor reveals how extremely low interest rates not only create asset price inflation but are also largely responsible for weak economic growth, rising inequality, zombie companies, elevated debt levels and the pensions crises that have afflicted the West in recent years – conditions under which economies cannot possibly thrive. At the same time, easy money in China has inflated an epic real estate bubble, accompanied by the greatest credit and investment boom in history. As the global financial system edges closer to yet another crisis, Chancellor shows that only by understanding interest can we hope to face the challenges ahead.
A Short History of Nearly Everything: A Journey through Space and TimeRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
- Best-Selling Popular Science book of the 21st Century
- Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Nominee (2004)
- EU Descartes Prize for science communication (2005)
- J. A. Hollon palkinto Winner (2006)
- The Aventis Prizes for Science Books for best general science book (2004)
The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century and has sold over 2 million copies.
‘Truly impressive…It’s hard to imagine a better rough guide to science.’ Guardian
‘A travelogue of science, with a witty, engaging, and well-informed guide‘ The Times
Mr Bryson has a natural gift for clear and vivid expression. I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written ― Sunday Telegraph
A fascinating idea, and I can’t think of many writers, other than Bryson, who would do it this well. It’s the sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager. It might well turn unsuspecting young readers into scientists. And the famous, slightly cynical humour is always there ― Evening Standard
A genuinely useful and readable book. There is a phenomenal amount of fascinating information packed between its covers … A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. Nobody who reads it will ever look at the world around them in the same way again ― Daily Express
Of course, there are people much better qualified than Bill Bryson to attempt a project of this magnitude. None of them, however, can write fluent Brysonese, which, as pretty much the entire Western reading public now knows, is an appealing mixture of self-deprecation, wryness and punnery ― Spectator
The very book I have been looking for most of my life… Bryson wears his knowledge with aplomb and a lot of very good jokes ― Daily Mail
100 Business Tools For Success: All The Management Models That Matter in 500 Words or LessRs. 2,290.00or 3 X Rs.763.33 withRead more
The world is full of business ideas.But how do you know which the best ones are?
And how do you find time to read them?
100 Business Tools for Success may be a little book, but it contains the very best business tools that have come from the very best business brains on the planet. Each is summarized over just two pages, so that you can quickly gain access to the insights which are driving the most successful people in all walks of life.
A must for all business professionals…
Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing BrainRs. 2,290.00or 3 X Rs.763.33 withRead more
Vivid . . . Since the passing of Isaac Asimov, we haven’t had a working scientist like Mr Eagleman, who engages his ideas in such a variety of modes. Livewired reads wonderfully like what a book would be if it were written by Oliver Sacks and William Gibson, sitting on Carl Sagan’s front lawn ― Wall Street Journal
“Eagleman renders the secrets of the brain’s adaptability into a truly compelling page-turner.” —Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner
What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue, or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Why did many people in the 1980s mistakenly perceive book pages to be slightly red in color? Why is the world’s best archer armless? Might we someday control a robot with our thoughts, just as we do our fingers and toes? Why do we dream at night, and what does that have to do with the rotation of the Earth?
The answers to these questions are right behind our eyes. The greatest technology we have ever discovered on our planet is the three-pound organ carried in the vault of the skull. This book is not simply about what the brain is; it is about what it does. The magic of the brain is not found in the parts it’s made of but in the way those parts unceasingly reweave themselves in an electric, living fabric.
In Livewired, you will surf the leading edge of neuroscience atop the anecdotes and metaphors that have made David Eagleman one of the best scientific translators of our generation. Covering decades of research to the present day, Livewired also presents new discoveries from Eagleman’s own laboratory, from synesthesia to dreaming to wearable neurotech devices that revolutionize how we think about the senses.
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz
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- #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
How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to BeRs. 2,790.00or 3 X Rs.930.00 withRead more
How to Change is a powerful, groundbreaking blueprint to help you – and anyone you manage, teach or coach – to achieve personal and professional goals, from the master of human nature and behaviour change and Choiceology podcast host Professor Katy Milkman.
‘Katy Milkman shows in this book that we can all be a super human’ Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit
‘A must-read for anyone looking to improve their habits – or their life.’ – Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit
Open: How Collaboration and Curiosity Shaped Humankind
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- AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR
“No person or society is smart enough or wise enough or noble enough to solve the wicked problems of life by themselves. With clarity and grace, Johan Norberg reminds us that openness to things and ideas from others is the only route to well-being..” –Steven Pinker, author, Enlightenment Now
“If we are to recover from the pandemic of 2020, the world needs openness more than ever: open minds, open hearts, open communications, open markets. Johan Norberg’s superb book demonstrates, with hundreds of examples, how openness has been the key to the success of our species over 10,000 years and is the secret of prosperity and peace today.” –Matt Ridley, author, The Rational Optimist
“Johan Norberg has a great story to tell: how, throughout history, open societies have always closed down, but never for good. The tension between closed and open, between trading and tribalism drives both progress and reaction. Why are the virtues and benefits of openness always under threat? We can’t live without it, yet too often it seems that we can’t live with it either. Norberg has a powerful argument to give us insight and hope that man’s curiosity and imagination is unstoppable.” –Margaret Heffernan, author, Beyond Measure
“Norberg reminds us that every great civilization has been destroyed by the end of openness. His essential book, then, is a timely reminder that the fate of our civilization rests on a defense of openness. Strongly recommended.” –Andrew Keen, author, The Internet Is Not The Answer
Clear, colourful and convincing, marshalling evidence from a range of eras and civilisations. […] The author is often amusing as well as illuminating. ― The Economist
Norberg has a strong case and he makes it with energy and charm. A pertinent book for grumpy times. ― The Times on Progress
Leonardo Da Vinci: The BiographyRs. 5,890.00or 3 X Rs.1,963.33 withRead more
“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.
Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your PotentialRs. 1,990.00or 3 X Rs.663.33 withRead more
Carol S. Dweck
“Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes
If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset. – Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start
A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine. – Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University
An utterly compelling story of how the way we think shapes our success. Essential reading for anyone with aspirations. – Matthew Syed, author of Bounce and two-time Olympic athlete
“Everyone should read this book.”—Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick
Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation. – Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock
Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom PlaybookRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2017)
‘The high priest of human potential. The world can’t get enough of Anthony Robbins.’ The New York Times
‘Tony Robbins needs no introduction. He is committed to helping make life better for every investor.’ — Carl Icahn
‘He has a great gift. He has the gift to inspire.’ — Bill Clinton
‘Tony’s power is super-human — Oprah Winfrey
The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and HumanityRs. 4,090.00or 3 X Rs.1,363.33 withRead more
- Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012
One of the most important books I’ve read – not just this year, but ever … For me, what’s most important about The Better Angels of Our Nature are its insights into how to help achieve positive outcomes. How can we encourage a less violent, more just society, particularly for the poor? Steven Pinker shows us ways we can make those positive trajectories a little more likely. That’s a contribution, not just to historical scholarship, but to the world — Bill Gates
A supremely important book. To have command of so much research, spread across so many different fields, is a masterly achievement. Pinker convincingly demonstrates that there has been a dramatic decline in violence, and he is persuasive about the causes of that decline — Peter Singer ― New York Times
Steven Pinker, author of “the language instinct” and “the blank slate”, argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades.
Can violence really have declined? the images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. Extraordinarily, however, steven pinker shows violence within and between societies – both murder and warfare – really has declined from prehistory to today.
we are much less likely to die at someone else’s hands than ever before. Even the horrific carnage of the last century, when compared to the dangers of pre – state societies, is part of this trend. Debunking both the idea of the ‘noble savage’ and an over – simplistic hobbesian notion of a ‘nasty, brutish and short’ life, steven pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making.
Jesus Lived in India: His Unknown Life Before and After the CrucifixionRs. 1,690.00or 3 X Rs.563.33 withRead more
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.
- 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.
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsRs. 3,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,163.33 withRead more
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Business Books (2014)
A must-read for everyone who cares about driving customer engagement — Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup
The most high bandwidth, high octane, and valuable presentation I have ever seen on this subject — Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather
Hooked gives you the blueprint for the next generation of products. Read Hooked or the company that replaces you will — Matt Mullenweg, Founder of Wordpress
Principles derived from behavioral science play an increasing role in software design … Among the most influential is Nir Eyal, an entrepreneur turned user-experience guru who has become Silicon Valley’s most visible advocate of habit-forming technology ― MIT Technology Review
Gives an overview of one of the most interesting battles in modern business: the intense competition to create new digital products that monopolise people’s attention — Schumpeter ― The Economist
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t KnowRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2019)
I love this book . . . reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news – the world. Reading this book changed me. ― Oprah Winfrey
Fascinating . . . you should read the book . . . He’s tackling the dark side of human nature – what do we ever know about other people? — Sathnam Sanghera ― The Times Magazine
Now that practically everybody seems to be spoiling for a fight, I have found Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers invaluable . . . His moral – to approach new people with caution and humility – has become my motto. ― Evening Standard
Taut, provocative, smart . . . Gladwell’s cool, playful intelligence has made him one of our leading public thinkers ― New Statesman
A book examining the ways we misinterpret or fail to communicate with one another could not feel more necessary . . . the page-turning urgency of a thriller — Chris Barton ― Los Angeles Times
Superb writing. Masterful . . . bears all the marks that have made Gladwell one of the most successful non-fiction authors of his generation. — Pilita Clark ― Financial Times
A dazzling book . . . Gladwell is a rock star of nonfiction . . . ideas are slowly revealed until the reader arrives at a conclusion they didn’t expect. Gladwell is advancing ideas and, sure, they are all open to challenge . . . but they are stimulating and convincing – and you won’t regret a minute you spend mastering them ― The Times
A wonderful provocation which Gladwell delivers like no other, an awakening to just one of the fascinations that lie in ordinary human experience . . . as ever, Gladwell’s genius is in the telling. ― Spectator
Malcolm Gladwell made his name bringing intellectual sparkle to everyday subjects, and his new book – about how strangers talk to each other – is no exception. — Sean O’Hagan ― Observer
Too Small to Fail: Why Some Small Nations Outperform Larger Ones and How They Are Reshaping the WorldRs. 3,490.00or 3 X Rs.1,163.33 withRead more
R. James Breiding
An idea whose time has come. – STEVEN PINKER, JOHNSTONE FAMILY PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
With global governance being challenged, this book offers provoking thoughts and ideas from the smaller nations as to what redefining success looks like. – PAUL POLMAN, CO-FOUNDER & CHAIR, IMAGINE, FORMER CEO, UNILEVER
An excellent portrayal of how lack of entitlement drives small nations’ success: they expect to have to adapt to outside forces, so they do. –JANAN GANESH , ~ COLUMNIST, THE FINANCIAL TIMES
If you are happy with your country and its development, don’t read this book. But if you think your country could do Significantly better, this book will show you how. LARS KOLIND . CHAIRMAN, THE WORLD SCOUT FOUNDATION
Incognito: The Secret Lives of The BrainRs. 2,690.00or 3 X Rs.896.67 withRead more
Incognito is a fascinating book that will not so much turn your mind upside down as flip it right-side up. You’ll never hear the phase “You don’t know what you’re doing!” in the same way again ― Time Out
Eagleman engagingly sums up recent discoveries about the unconscious processes that dominate our mental life. . . . [He] is the kind of guy who really does make being a neuroscientist look like fun ― New York Times
- If the conscious mind–the part you consider to be you–is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?
In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Is there a true Mel Gibson? How is your brain like a conflicted democracy engaged in civil war? What do Odysseus and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why are people whose names begin with J more like to marry other people whose names begin with J? And why is it so difficult to keep a secret?
Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
Now You’re Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence
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“The spectrum of sounds humans emit are not only the lifeblood of conversation—they are central to our sense of who we are and where we come from. In his book Now You’re Talking, acoustic engineer and BBC radio presenter Trevor Cox zooms in on the basic mechanics of our vocal abilities, broadly surveys the ways our speaking voices define and reflect identity, and asks what it means when this most human quality can be replicated by computers.” —Psychology Today
“A lucid look at the science behind human communication . . . The greatest takeaway from the book is the welcome thought that our best moments as human communicators are in ordinary conversations, ‘quotidian activity that allows knowledge about how to survive and thrive to be passed between us.’ There’s lots to ponder in Cox’s geekily entertaining exploration of how we acquire our voices and understand those of others.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech.” —Laura Freeman, The Times
“Illuminating . . . Cox knows how to make his subject sing.” —Sebastian Shakespeare, Daily Mail
“Cox proves an affable guide, and his sharp history will give casual science buffs a lot to talk about.” —Publishers Weekly
The Price of Money: How to Prosper in a Financial World That’s Rigged Against You
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- THE PHENOMENAL SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Not a moment too soon, Rob Dix has laid out in the most refreshing, entertaining, approachable and informative way the historical intricacies, intentional complexity, purposeful ambiguity and frustrating inconsistencies of the global markets, economic policy – and money. The Price of Money should be required reading for anyone who transacts (gets paid, pays for anything or tries to invest) at any point in their journey. As an investor I enjoyed and learned from every page and know other readers will too. — EILEEN BURBRIDGE, Partner at Passion Capital
Very little affects your quality of life more than money – and it’s hard to get and to keep if you don’t really understand how it works. After you’ve read Rob Dix’s short, sharp introduction, you will know more than most ordinary people about how money works – and also (I’m sorry to say) rather more than most Cabinet ministers too. — MERRYN SOMERSET WEBB, Bloomberg Columnist and host of Merryn Talks Money
- Learn how to make better financial decisions by understanding how the world of money really works.
Why is everything from cars to coffee suddenly getting more expensive?
How can the government produce billions out of thin air while your savings are shrinking?
And what can you do to get ahead in a time of economic chaos?
For centuries, working hard and saving up diligently would have set you up for financial security and a comfortable retirement. Not anymore.
Over the last 50 years, we’ve entered a new financial world – one where your savings lose value faster than you can build them, a global mountain of debt piles up ever higher, and most people slip backwards however hard they try.
In The Price of Money, a leading investment expert explains what’s changed – and what you should do now we’re here. You’ll learn why currencies the world over have lost 99 per cent of their value, and how to use future declines to your advantage. You’ll understand how the government can produce hundreds of billions out of thin air, and which investments benefit when they do. Most importantly, you’ll be shown what’s coming next – and how to position yourself to gain rather than suffer.
You don’t need even the slightest knowledge of economics to read this book – just a desire to understand why the world of money is working against you, and what to do about it.
New Ideas from Dead Economists: The Introduction to Modern Economic ThoughtRs. 2,490.00or 3 X Rs.830.00 withRead more
Todd G. Buchholz
“If you read only one economics book this year, read this one.” —Larry Summers, secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, director of the National Economic Council under President Obama
“Outstanding . . . fun to read.” —The Wall Street Journal
An entertaining and widely-praised introduction to great economic thinkers throughout history, now in its fourth edition, with updates and commentary on the 2020 “great cessation,” Trump and Obama economic policies, the dominance of Amazon, and many other timely topics.
How to Be a Math MagicianRs. 1,490.00or 3 X Rs.496.67 withRead more
Aditi Singhal, Sudhir Singhal
Mathematics is an integral part of our life but many of us think of it only as a subject to be studied in school or college. In this book, Aditi and Sudhir Singhal, renowned maths educators, demystify mathematical principles and outline fascinating, fun and easy-to-learn techniques to excel in this field. Divided into two parts, How to Be a Mathemagician is a double-sided book that packs twice the punch, with one section containing tricks and delightful activities, and the other stimulating problem-solving steps to simplify calculations, quirky maths facts and much more. Meant for all age groups— students, teachers and parents alike — How to Be a Mathemagician will make you fall in love with the world of numbers.
Tamil: A Biography
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Spoken by eighty million people in South Asia and a diaspora that stretches across the globe, Tamil is one of the great world languages and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue for so many speakers.
David Shulman presents a comprehensive cultural history of Tamil language, literature and civilization emphasizing how Tamil speakers and poets have understood the unique features of their language over its long history. Impetuous, musical, whimsical, in constant flux, Tamil is a living entity and this is its biography.Two stories animate Shulman s narrative. The first concerns the evolution of Tamil s distinctive modes of speaking, thinking and singing.
The second describes Tamil s major expressive themes, the stunning poems of love and war known as Sangam poetry and Tamil s influence as a shaping force within Hinduism. Shulman tracks Tamil from its earliest traces at the end of the first millennium BCE through the classical period, 850 to 1200 CE, when Tamil-speaking rulers held sway over southern India and into late-medieval and modern times, including the deeply contentious politics that overshadow Tamil today.
Tamil is more than a language, Shulman says. It is a body of knowledge, much of it intrinsic to an ancient culture and sensibility. Tamil can mean both knowing how to love in the manner of classical love poetry and being a civilized person. It is thus a kind of grammar, not merely of the language in its spoken and written forms but of the creative potential of its speakers.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our GenesRs. 3,290.00or 3 X Rs.1,096.67 withRead more
- A National Geographic Best Book of 2017
- National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist
- An Amazon Best Book of October 2017
“Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice
“[Rutherford’s] head-on, humane approach to such charged and misunderstood topics as intelligence and race make this an indispensable contribution to the popular science genre.”—Apple’s iBooks Best Book of September 2017
In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex.
But those stories have always been locked away—until now.
Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived will upend your thinking on Neanderthals, evolution, royalty, race, and even redheads. (For example, we now know that at least four human species once roamed the earth.) Plus, here is the remarkable, controversial story of how our genes made their way to the Americas—one that’s still being written, as ever more of us have our DNA sequenced.Rutherford closes with “A Short Introduction to the Future of Humankind,” filled with provocative questions that we’re on the cusp of answering: Are we still in the grasp of natural selection? Are we evolving for better or worse? And . . . where do we go from here?
Pathways to Greatness: Coming Together for Change
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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
What makes a nation great? Is it simply economic prosperity and military strength — or something more? What is it that we as a nation require to make that last-mile journey to what all the plans, investments and projects are meant to lead up to?
It is only a matter of time before India is termed economically developed. But a nation has to learn to survive in tough times too. And for that what is most important is national character, born out of the value systems that exist in our families, what schools teach students, and the culture of the nation.
In Pathways to Greatness, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shifts focus from the economic development of India by 2020 to the development of our strengths, offering key lessons that will help India withstand the forces of change. He identifies what makes a nation great and also compares the standards of living of other nations with India’s. He draws on his travels and his interactions with people. He evolves unique oaths for citizens from all walks of life to ensure that a better life becomes possible for everyone.In the book he completed just a few months before he passed away in 2015, one of India’s best-known icons writes how our nation can become a leader on the pathways to greatness.
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the MarketsRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.” –Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker
“Fascinating . . . Taleb will grab you.” –Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
“Recalls the best of scientist/essayists like Richard Dawkins . . . and Stephen Jay Gould.” –Michael Schrage, author of Serious Play
“We need a book like this . . . fun to read, refreshingly independent-minded.” –Robert J. Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance
‘One of the smartest books of all time’ Fortune
The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness
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Dr. Frank Lipman & Danielle Claro
- New York Times Bestseller
“The New Health Rules is a manual for living well, with clear and easy rules that anyone can put into practice. Integrative health expert Dr. Lipman unmasks the real causes of disease and explains how to make daily tweaks to outrun them.” —Men’s Journal (Best Health Books of the Year)
“The message is clear: for peak health, you have to go beyond the specific problem and treat the whole you. . . . Fight fatigue, feel happier, and score loads of extra energy.” —Women’s Health
“The New Health Rules is the new manifesto for how to eat well, feel good, and live long. If you ever wondered what’s really true about the things that work and the things that don’t, look no further. ” —Mark Hyman, M.D., author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution
“The New Health Rules not only cuts through all the contradictory health information out there, it expands the definition of what it means to lead a healthy life, offering easy-to-follow advice on everything from eating and exercising to getting more sleep and embracing meditation.” —Arianna Huffington
“A powerful message. Dr. Lipman has created an innovative and effective context to spread the word about what are truly life-changing health and lifestyle choices.” —David Perlmutter, M.D., author of #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain
“Invaluable, easy-to-follow advice for anyone who wants to be healthier but doesn’t know where to start.” —Gwyneth Paltrow
Farmageddon: The True Cost Of Cheap Meat
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Lymbery brings to this essential subject the perspective of a seasoned campaigner – he is informed enough to be appalled, and moderate enough to persuade us to take responsibility for the system that feeds us ― Guardian Book of the Week
This eye-opening book, urging a massive rethink of how we raise livestock and how we feed the world, deserves global recognition ― Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
A devastating indictment of cheap meat and factory farming. Don’t turn away: it demands reading and deserves the widest possible audience ― Joanna Lumley
This incredibly important book should be read by anyone who cares about people, the planet, and particularly, animals ― Jilly Cooper
There’s no end to techno-idiocy in pursuit of profit. But far more concerning is Lymbery’s contention that the wastefulness of feeding human-edible plants and fish to animals is not just absurd but catastrophic. The main reason for hacking down the remaining South American forest is to grow soy to feed the pigs and chickens of China ― Evening Standard
This meaty account makes a distinctive and important contribution, eschewing the narrowly domestic focus of many of its predecessors in favour of a global investigation … An engaging read – and it also gives a full enough picture of the situation in the UK to preclude any smugness on the part of the British reader. Anyone after a realistic account of our global food chain, and the changes necessary for a sustainable future, will find much to get their teeth into here ― Felicity Cloake, New Statesman
The Accidental ScientistRs. 1,990.00or 3 X Rs.663.33 withRead more
Have you wondered how the greatest discoveries of today actually came about? In the accidental scientist, author Graeme Donald takes you through some of the most crucial breakthroughs the world has ever known. From Penicillin to DNA fingerprinting and Cell phone to botox, the author explores the role of chance and error in scientific, medical and commercial spheres. Written in a tongue-in-cheek style, this book gives you the fascinating stories behind the science that we are so familiar with today. This book is a delightful page-turner on the world’s most intriguing technologies.
A Short History of Humanity: How Migration Made Us Who We AreRs. 2,790.00or 3 X Rs.930.00 withRead more
Johannes Krause & Thomas Trappe
A highly readable, personal guide to the twists and turns in unravelling ancient DNA: Krause and Trappe expertly unravel the story of ancient DNA to reveal how the new field of archaeogenetics has utterly transformed understanding of our deep past. ― Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death, and Art
A Short History of Humanity is an eloquent and timely reminder that viruses and other pathogens of infectious disease are merely fellow-travellers in an epic journey that began when the first human migrants left Africa around 200,000 years ago. The solution to pandemics is not to close borders in the hope of keeping viruses out but to recognise that we are a fundamentally peripatetic species united in our shared genetic inheritance and common humanity. ― Mark Honigsbaum, author of A Pandemic Century
A valuable contribution to our understanding of who we are and how we got here. ― Tim Marshall, bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography
One of those books that stops you dead in your tracks and makes you say out loud – why didn’t I know that before? So easy to read. So logically argued. So satisfyingly sensible and thought-provoking. Read it, think about it, and then read it again. An absolute revelation. ― Professor Sue Black, bestselling author of All That Remains
Extremely enriching. Rarely, have I been able to learn so much and get such radically new insights over 250 pages ― Süddeutsche Zeitung
Professor Stewart’s Hoard Of Mathematical TreasuresRs. 3,990.00or 3 X Rs.1,330.00 withRead more
Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures” is a book written by Ian Stewart, an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and a popularizer of mathematics. The book is a collection of Stewart’s favorite mathematical puzzles, problems, and curiosities. It offers readers an engaging and insightful journey through the beauty and significance of various mathematical concepts.
The Fail-Safe Startup: Your Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success
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Eisenmann’s book about failure, an inherent part of startup life, is actually a book about how to succeed. The stories and voices of entrepreneurs at all stages and of all stripes bring his frameworks and playbooks to life. Whether you’re a first-time founder or looking to bring innovation into a corporate environment, The Fail-Safe Startup is essential reading. As Tom says, creating something from nothing is a daring act. His wisdom and encouragement will give any reader the confidence to take the leap. — Eric Ries, CEO of LTSE and bestselling author of The Lean Startup
Launching and scaling a startup is like a game of chess: it requires laser focus, relentless prioritization and contingency strategies galore. I always wished there was a guidebook to help entrepreneurs avoid common pitfalls–on our way to wherever we’re headed. Eisenmann has truly helped illuminate a path to success by shining a spotlight on common startup failure patterns. His insights are invaluable, whether you’re just getting started, or you’re eyeing your endgame. — Jenn Hyman, co-founder/CEO of Rent the Runway
It’s no secret that having a great idea isn’t enough to guarantee your success as an entrepreneur. I see it all the time on Shark Tank: even the brightest, most driven founders with the most innovative ideas sometimes find themselves going down the wrong path and facing the decision of whether or not to close their business. The Fail-Safe Startup is the perfect roadmap that each entrepreneur needs to have in their back pocket to help them avoid those heartbreaking choices and continue to grow their business. — Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and bestselling author of The Power of Broke
Once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to put it down. Eisenman has masterfully explained why startups fail in a clear, thoughtful way. This is a must read for any entrepreneur, investor, or startup team member. By avoiding the biggest reasons companies fail, we will see more entrepreneurial success – which is something society needs more than ever. — Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder/CEO of Cloudfare
Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity and BeyondRs. 2,490.00or 3 X Rs.830.00 withRead more
D Darling, A Banerjee
“Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity and Beyond” is an intriguing book co-authored by David Darling, a science writer, and Agnijo Banerjee, a young mathematician. The book delves into the strange and mysterious world of mathematics, exploring concepts that push the limits of our understanding, such as the mathematics of infinity, the weirdness of imaginary numbers, and the geometry of higher dimensions. With clear explanations and engaging anecdotes, Darling and Banerjee guide readers through these complex and abstract concepts, making them accessible and fascinating. “Weird Maths” is a must-read for anyone interested in the beauty and wonder of mathematics, and the mysteries that lie at the edge of our understanding.
Alexander the GreatRs. 2,290.00or 3 X Rs.763.33 withRead more
- Society of Midland Authors Award Nominee for Biography (2012)
“Freeman tells us about Alexander’s life like a novel—a remarkably interesting novel, to boot.” —Sarah Hann, The Saturday Evening Post
“Fast-paced and dramatic, much like Alexander himself, this is a splendid introduction into one of the most dramatic true stories of history.” -Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Antony and Cleopatra
“As racy and pacey as any novel. Here, in vivid and exciting detail, are all the familiar highlights of Alexander’s career…. Mr. Freeman’s ambition, he tells us in his introduction, was ‘to write a biography of Alexander that is first and foremost a story.’ It is one he splendidly fulfills…. A rollicking read.” -Tom Holland, The Wall Street Journal
“Freeman does not hero worship Alexander, and does not paper over his subject’s many faults. At times, Alexander can seem like an almost mythic figure, but, as Freeman shows, he was all too human.” -Matthew Price, The Boston Globe
“Lean, learned, and marked by good judgment on every page, Alexander the Great is also a roaring good yarn. Philip Freeman has the eye of someone who has walked in Alexander’s footsteps, and he writes with grace and wisdom.” -Barry Strauss, author of The Spartacus War and professor of history, Cornell University
“The author’s love for his subject infuses this footnote-free narrative with an unfussy breeziness, and readers are sure to come away from Alexander’s story with an essential grasp of the details and understanding of his character.” -Kirkus Reviews
“A well-written, chronological narrative that allows Alexander’s remarkable career and achievements to speak for themselves. . . Readers will appreciate this fine account of a man truly deserving of the title ‘Great.'” -Booklist
Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of ForgettingRs. 2,290.00or 3 X Rs.763.33 withRead more
- NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Using her expertise as a neuroscientist and her gifts as a storyteller, Genova explains the nuances of human memory. As with her previous books, this is an engaging and edifying read. — Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, (author of HOW THE MIND WORKS)
No one writes more brilliantly about the connections between the brain, the mind, and the heart. Remember is a beautiful, fascinating, and important book about the mysteries of human memory-what it is, how it works, and what happens when it is stolen from us. A scientific and literary treat that you will not soon forget. — Daniel Gilbert (New York Times bestselling author of STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS)
A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice.
Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when you can’t for the life of you remember the name of that actor in the movie you saw last week, or you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you’re over forty, you’re probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s or dementia. In reality, for the vast majority of us, these examples of forgetting are completely normal. Why? Because while memory is amazing, it is far from perfect. Our brains aren’t designed to remember every name we hear, plan we make, or day we experience. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn’t mean it’s broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is actually part of being human.
In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You’ll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You’ll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer’s (that you own a car). And you’ll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don’t have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing.
Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it
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Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2019, Poor Economics challenges assumptions about poverty and offers evidence-based solutions. Using randomized control trials (RCTs), Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo from the Poverty Action Lab demonstrate how careful attention to evidence can lead to accurate assessments of what truly impacts the poor. This revelatory and impassioned book provides insights on the real causes of poverty and offers ways to effectively end it, making it a pathbreaking read for anyone interested in development economics
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
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- JP MORGAN’S BEST SUMMER READ OF 2016
- New York Times bestseller
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2016)
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).
“Grit delves into the personal ingredients of great success. It’s worth reading…the gist is that talent and skill are less valuable than effort.” —Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times
“It really isn’t talent but practice—along with passion—that makes perfect, explains psychologist Duckworth in this illuminating book. Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere.” —People
“[Have] no doubt: Grit is great. It’s a lucid, informative, and entertaining review of the research Angela has assiduously conducted over the past decade or so. The book also includes suggestions on how to develop grit, and how we can help support grit in others. There are few people who wouldn’t learn something from this book.” —Scientific American (blog)
“Duckworth is the researcher most associated with the study and popularization of grit. And yet what I like about her new book, Grit, is the way she is pulling away from the narrow, joyless intonations of that word, and pointing us beyond the way many schools are now teaching it…Most important, she notes that the quality of our longing matters. Gritty people are resilient and hard working, sure. But they also, she writes, know in a very, very deep way what it is they want.” —David Brooks, New York Times
“Offers invaluable lessons to business leaders, parents, recruiters, and almost anyone who wishes to have a roadmap to achieve greater levels of success.” —Forbes
The Intimate UniverseRs. 3,990.00or 3 X Rs.1,330.00 withRead more
The scale of the cosmos can be baffling, with distances so vast and timescales to long that it’s easy to dismiss them as being completely divorced from our everyday life. But in this new book Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, shows you the myriad ways we are intrinsically connected to the rest of the universe and how everything on Earth – from the ground beneath our feet to the technology in our pockets – has origins in space.
Discover how rocks from space reveal what conditions are like at our planet’s core, how the desolate surface of the moon holds ancient clues to Earth’s earliest life forms, and how buried treasure in the Nile reveals the watery past of Mars. Discover how the atoms of your own body were forged in the heart of a star, how you can see the echo of creation on your TV, and the ways in which technology developed for observing the most far-flung corners of space is now used to diagnose potentially fatal human diseases.
The Intimate Universe is a curated tour of the most fascinating phenomena and discoveries in astronomy, revealing how we are inextricably, inspirationally linked to the cosmos.
The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU isn’t Working, How It Can be Reformed, What Could Take its Place
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- Winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize
- One of The Week‘s Best Business Books of 2014
“The Trouble with Europe by the respected economist Roger Bootle is ever so timely written in a faultlessly reasonable manner, this makes his criticisms about the EU even more powerful.”—The Times
“An outstanding, grown-up account of the failures of the European Union. Bootle is certainly no little Englander, but his argument is calm, conversational, rigorous and – quite remarkably for an economist – entirely free of bafflegab. Engaging and absorbing, here is an eye-opening book that will inspire you to think through the issues clearly – without starting a saloon-bar brawl.”—The Telegraph
‘Here it is – a book for every faint-heart who thinks this country could never prosper outside the European Union. A timely and balanced analysis.’ —Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK
‘Few voters feel warmly about ever closer union; many would agree with Mr Bootle that this aspiration of the original Treaty of Rome should be formally ditched. The EU and the euro will get into trouble again—and the outcome next time could be even worse.’ —Economist
‘Roger Bootle perceptively analyzes what is wrong with the European Union as presently constituted, both politically and economically; what reforms are needed to make it wise for the UK to remain a member; and how we can most sensibly conduct ourselves outside the EU, should those reforms not be undertaken. It is essential background reading for any future in/out referendum.’—Rt Hon Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Advertising Industry (and Why This Matters)Rs. 2,390.00or 3 X Rs.796.67 withRead more
“Auletta works hard to get us to care about the fate of ad folks, despite our diminished interest in them or our distaste for what they do, because of their essential role as suppliers of the dollars that fuel the media ecosystem. If you “follow the money,” he writes, you’ll understand the importance of advertising and the significance of the threats against it, and maybe value it more, or at least disdain it less.” –New York Times
“[A] timely dive into an industry in tumult … Auletta, a veteran New York writer who has covered both Wall Street and the media for decades, does a remarkable job of digging into the personalities and the covert deals.” –Financial Times
“Now more than ever, advertising is the lifeblood that sustains most journalism, television, and entertainment. But with the advent of Google, Facebook, and other digital players, the advertising industry is being fundamentally disrupted. Ken Auletta brilliantly chronicles this drama with his usual combination of behind-the-scenes reporting filled with colorful characters, surprising revelations, and judicious insights. This riveting book shows again why Auletta is the premier reporter of our era on the fascinating and ever-changing worlds of communications and media.” –Walter Isaacson
“Intelligent and well researched, Auletta’s lively survey serves as an excellent primer to a brave new world.” –Publishers Weekly
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Routledge Classics)Rs. 1,990.00or 3 X Rs.663.33 withRead more
Peter F. Drucker
‘Drucker now adds Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the remarkable series of books about management that he has been writing since 1939. Any book by Drucker is rewarding, and it is impossible to read the man without learning a lot’.
The first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as purposeful and systematic discipline which explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America’ s new entrepreneurial economy. A superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public survey institutions, and new yentures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today’ s economy and marketplace.
The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in CrisisRs. 2,990.00or 3 X Rs.996.67 withRead more
What do you do when the subject matter of life on this planet seems to lack . . . life? Your read The Nutmeg’s Curse, which eschews the leaden language of climate expertise in favor of the re-animating powers of mythology, etymology, and cosmology. Ghosh challenges readers to reckon with war, empire, and genocide in order to fully grasp the world-devouring logics that underpin ecological collapse. We owe a great debt to his brilliant mind, avenging pen, and huge soul. Do not miss this book-and above all, do not tell yourself that you already know its contents, because you don’t. — Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
In this brilliant book, aflame with insight and moral power, Ghosh shows that in the history of the nutmeg lies the path to our planetary crisis, twisting through the horrors of empire and racial capitalism. The Nutmeg’s Curse brings to life alternative visions of human flourishing in consonance with the rest of nature-and reminds us how great are the vested interests that obstruct them. — Sunil Amrith, author of Unruly Waters
The Nutmeg’s Curse elegantly and audaciously reconceives modernity as a centuries-long campaign of omnicide, against the spirits of the earth, the rivers, the trees, and even the humble nutmeg, then makes an impassioned argument for the keen necessity of vitalist thought and non-human narrative. With sweeping historical perspective and startling insight, Ghosh has written a groundbreaking, visionary call to new forms of human life in the Anthropocene. An urgent and powerful book. — Roy Scranton, author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization
It’s widely recognized that the climate crisis is multi-dimensional, yet American cultural conversations about it are mostly stuck in its scientific, technological, and economic dimensions. In this tour de force, Amitav Ghosh defiantly moves the conversation into the realms of history, politics, and culture, insisting that we will never resolve our planetary crisis until we acknowledge that the “great acceleration” of the past fifty years is part of a larger historical pattern of omnicide. For centuries, the dominant global powers have seen Earth–its plants, its animals, and its non-white peoples–as brute objects: mute, without agency, and available for the taking and killing. The solution to the climate crisis, Ghosh insists, is not injecting particles into the stratosphere to block the sun, or even to build a bevy of solar farms (as important as the latter is). Rather, the solution lies in re-engaging with the vital aspects of life, in all its capaciousness, and in doing so move past our long history of destruction and into true sustainability. — Naomi Oreskes