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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything: A Journey through Space and Time

    Rs. 2,190.00

    Bill Bryson

     

    • 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

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    Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build their Business and Influence and How You Can, Too

    Rs. 2,390.00

    Gary Vaynerchuk

     

    “Gary is a masterful entrepreneur with a gift for communication that cuts through all the bullshit that can often hinder one’s success. We share the same simplistic business philosophy which is why we’ve become good friends: Be willing to put in the hard work. And always be grateful. Crushing It! is a must-have for all individuals who want to be the best at what they do.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

     

    “The name GaryVee has become synonymous with motivating an entire generation. No one understands the power of social media better than Gary, because none of what he preaches is theory—it’s an understanding born from his deep experience in business and in life.” — Casey Neistat

     

    “Gary is helping to calibrate the desires and expectations of a new generation searching for a way to break through the noise. He’s loud, he’s high energy—and he’s exactly right.” — John Mayer

     

    Vaynerchuk identifies the most important components that contribute to successful online marketing in a personable, lively way. Going beyond simple “how-to” guides for the various platforms, he gets at the heart of what it takes to succeed in a competitive environment. Recommended for anyone looking to get started online or increase their media currency. — Laurel Tacoma, Fairfax Cty. P.L., VA

     

    “If there’s anything this book should teach you, it’s that the only thing stopping you from achieving lasting career and life happiness is you.”

     

    In his 2009 international bestseller, Crush It!, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was one of the primary paths to entrepreneurial success. In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what remains timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It! principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of social media platforms and their willingness to do whatever it takes to make these tools work to their utmost potential.

     

    Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint for living life on your own terms.

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    Flow: The Classic Work On How To Achieve Happiness

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

     

    Mr Csikszentmihalyi illuminates the accuracy of what philosophers have been saying for centuries: that the way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism but in mindful challenge ― The New York Times

     

    Csikszentmihalyi has done more than anyone else to study this state of effortless attending ― Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

     

    Elegantly written…it is more relevant than ever ― The Times

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  • Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement

    Rs. 3,490.00

    Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony & Cass R. Sunstein

     

    The Sunday Times bestseller

     

    From the world-leaders in strategic thinking and the multi-million copy bestselling authors of Thinking Fast and Slow and Nudge, the next big book to change the way you think.

     

    The gold standard for a behavioral science book is to offer novel insights, rigorous evidence, engaging writing, and practical applications. It’s rare for a book to cover more than two of those bases, but Noise rounds all four—it’s a home run. Get ready for some of the world’s greatest minds to help you rethink how you evaluate people, make decisions, and solve problems.”―Adam Grant, author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

     

    “Noise completes a trilogy that started with Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge. Together, they highlight what all leaders need to know to improve their own decisions, and more importantly, to improve decisions throughout their organizations. Noise reveals a critical lever for improving decisions, not captured in much of the existing behavioral economics literature. I encourage you to read Noise soon, before noise destroys more decisions in your organization.”―Max H. Bazerman, author of Better, Not Perfect

     

    “The influence of Noise should be seismic, as it explores a fundamental yet grossly underestimated peril of human judgment. Deepening its must-read status, it provides accessible methods for reducing the decisional menace.”―Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

     

    “Choices matter. Unfortunately, many of the choices people make are fundamentally flawed by the presence of noise, the subject of this absolutely fascinating and essential book. It is deeply researched, thoughtful, and accessible. I began it with a sense of intrigue and concluded it with a sense of celebration. We can make better choices in business, politics, and our personal lives. This book lights the way.”―Rita McGrath, author of Seeing Around Corners

     

    “Brilliant! Noise goes deep on an under-appreciated source of error in human judgment: randomness. The story of noise has lacked the charisma of the story of cognitive bias…until now. Kahneman, Sibony, and Sunstein bring noise to life, making a compelling case for why we should take random variation in human judgment as seriously as we do bias and offering practical solutions for reducing noise (and bias) in judgment.”
    Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets

     

    Noise may be the most important book I’ve read in more than a decade. A genuinely new idea so exceedingly important you will immediately put it into practice. A masterpiece.”―Angela Duckworth, author of Grit

     

    “In Noise, the authors brilliantly apply their unique and novel insights into the flaws in human judgment to every sphere of human endeavor: from moneyball coaches to central bankers to military commanders to heads of state. Noise is a masterful achievement and a landmark in the field of psychology.“―Philip E. Tetlock, coauthor of Superforecasting

     

    “The earth has been so fully explored that scientists can’t possibly discover a previously unknown mammal the size of an elephant. The same could be said about the landscape of decision-making, yet Kahneman, Sibony, and Sunstein have discovered a problem as large as an elephant: noise. In this important book they show us why noise matters, why there’s so much more of it than we realize, and how to reduce it. Implementing their advice would give us more profitable businesses, healthier citizens, a fairer legal system, and happier lives.”―Jonathan Haidt, NYU Stern School of Business

     

    Noise is an absolutely brilliant investigation of a massive societal problem that has been hiding in plain sight.”―Steven Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics

     

    “A tour de force of scholarship and clear writing.”―New York Times

     

    “Well-researched, convincing and practical book . . . written by the all-star team . . . The details and evidence will satisfy rigorous and demanding readers, as will the multiple viewpoints it offers on noise. Every academic, policymaker, leader and consultant ought to read this book. People with the power and persistence required to apply the insights in Noise will make more humane and fair decisions, save lives, and prevent time, money and talent from going to waste.”―Robert Sutton, Washington Post

     

    “Compelling…A humbling lesson in inaccuracy.”―Financial Times

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  • The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less

    Rs. 1,990.00

    Richard Koch

     

    ‘Read this book and use it’ – Tim Ferris, author of The 4 Hour Work Week

     

    Congratulations! The 80/20 Principle is terrific. — Al Ries, author of The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

     

    Time management is not about organizing your daily tasks, it is about organizing your essential daily tasks, and dumping the rest. Koch has made millions from this – a bestseller based on just one idea – proving that it works. * GQ’s 25 Best Business Books *

     

    “Why You Should Read It: The principles in this book can literally add hours to your days and compound your happiness. It’s worth a look. What’s more important than having time?” — Scott Dinsmore

     

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  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

     

    • Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Shortlist (2007)

     

    The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works — Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

     

    Great fun… brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling — Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics

     

    A fascinating study of how we are regularly taken for suckers by the unexpected ― Guardian

     

    Like the conversation of a raconteur … hugely enjoyable – compelling ― Financial Times

     

    It has altered modern thinking ― The Times

     

    Confirms his status as a guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot ― Sunday Times

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

    Rs. 2,190.00

    Peter Thiel

     

    • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Business Books (2014)

     

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

     

     

    ‘This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.’ – Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

     

     

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

     

    “Crisply written, rational and practical, Zero to One should be read not just by aspiring entrepreneurs but by anyone seeking a thoughtful alternative to the current pervasive gloom about the prospects for the world.”
    – The Economist

    “An extended polemic against stagnation, convention, and uninspired thinking. What Thiel is after is the revitalization of imagination and invention writ large…”
    – The New Republic



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

     

     Zero to One is the first book any working or aspiring entrepreneur must read—period.”
    – Marc Andreessen, co-creator of the world’s first web browser, co-founder of Netscape, and venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz

     

    Zero to One is an important handbook to relentless improvement for big companies and beginning entrepreneurs alike. Read it, accept Peter’s challenge, and build a business beyond expectations.”
    – Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE

     

    “Thiel has drawn upon his wide-ranging and idiosyncratic readings in philosophy, history, economics, anthropology, and culture to become perhaps America’s leading public intellectual today”
    –  Fortune



    “Peter Thiel, in addition to being an accomplished entrepreneur and investor, is also one of the leading public intellectuals of our time. Read this book to get your first glimpse of how and why that is true.”
    – Tyler Cowen, New York Times best-selling author of Average is Over and Professor of Economics at George Mason University

    “The first and last business book anyone needs to read; a one in a world of zeroes.”
    – Neal Stephenson, New York Times best-selling author of Snow Crash, the Baroque Cycle, and Cryptonomicon

     

    “Forceful and pungent in its treatment of conventional orthodoxies—a solid starting point for readers thinking about building a business.”
    – Kirkus Reviews

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