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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 28Th August 2015

The Success Sutra 
by : Dev Dutt Pattanaik
About the Book : The Success Sutra is packed with unique and profound insights into how individuals can create wealth and achieve success in life by following Indian principles of strategic thinking and decision-making. Most human beings hunger after riches and success. There are any number of management books which provide theories and techniques on how to become rich and successful. All of them advise us to chase Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, in order to make her our own. But the Indian approach to prosperity and fulfilment warns against the relentless pursuit of the goddess, writes noted thinker and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik, as it will result in conflict. Rather, we have to give in order to get, we have to satisfy the hunger of others in order to satisfy our own. If we learn and practise this fundamental truth, Lakshmi will enter our homes and our lives. Derived from his acclaimed bestseller Business Sutra, this book is filled with lessons and insights into management, business and the creation of wealth and success. Features: • By Devdutt Pattanaik, the author of more than a dozen bestselling books on mythology and management, leading columnist for business newspapers and one of the country’s foremost motivational speakers. • The book takes a practical and distinctive look at wealth and how to achieve success in life, using stories, symbols and rituals from Hindu, Jain and Buddhist mythologies. • Devdutt Pattanaik hosted widely popular TV show Business Sutra on CNBC. His TED talk on mythology and management received over 8, 10,000 hits online. • The Success Sutra carries creative and informative illustrations by the author that elaborate the concepts being discussed. • Plenty of insightful anecdotes and examples of people from all walks of life that readers can relate to. • Booklets with excerpts, business cards, posters and an extensive tour by the author to top management institutes, business schools and leading corporations as part of the marketing plan to promote the book.
About the Author : Devdutt Pattanaik is a renowned author, mythologist and leadership consultant. He has written over thirty bestselling books, published several hundred articles and given numerous talks and presentations on Indian mythology, culture, business and management. He was formerly the Chief Belief Officer of the Future Group. He is currently a much sought-after speaker, leadership coach, management advisor and consultant on diversity and culture.
   ISBN : 9789384067410        Price : Rs. 399.00   

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 21st August 2015

Living Legends Learning Lessons 
Up Close And Personal With 10 Global Icons
By : Bala V Balachandran, A Kavipriya

About the Book : Living Legends, Learning Lessons Up, Close And Personal With 10 Global Icons
Leadership is a difficult subject to write on. There is no formula or a set of specified skills that makes a good leader. Leadership is not something that one is born with. It is a multitude of many traits and one can never stop learning how to be a better leader.
Living Legends, Learning Lessons by Prof. Bala V Balachandran and Kavipriya profiles ten path-breaking leaders from the world of business, government, spirituality and academia. The book captures their life story and also offers the reader a generous glimpse of their personal side. To know the 'person behind the name is a rare privilege and this book goes up, close and personal with these leaders and makes them relatable to the common man.
As Keki Dadiseth notes in his Foreword, "Many of the insights that Bala mentions in this book are ones that are essential for a successful leader. The qualities of 'sense of purpose, 'foresight, 'spirit of innovation are indispensable for leaders in todays highly competitive and fast paced business landscape. At the same time, I also recognise the importance of traits like 'acting on impulse and 'apprehension of failure while these may seem counter intuitive to some. Each leaders story is unique, just as their personalities. Each story has an interesting set of insights and ones that will resonate when you interact with leaders in your daily life and prepare yourself for leadership.
"Living Legends, Learning Lessons is at one level a book about leadership. In equal measure, it is also a book about taking adversity head-on and emerging triumphant. Each one of these stories is a life-lesson in itself. Truly an enriching read!
About the Authors
Dr. Bala V. Balachandran is the J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in service) of Accounting and Information Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA and Founder, Dean and Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India. Dr. Bala serves as a consultant to the senior management of many companies, educational institutions as well as the governments of the United States, India and Malaysia. He has been at the helm of creating top-rated b-schools and management programmes in the USA, UK, Israel, Thailand, Germany, Malaysia etc. The Government of India conferred on him, the Padma Shri in 2001, in recognition of his contribution towards higher education in India.
Kavipriya is a Leadership and Branding professional and a CSR initiatives expert. She is a humanitarian, classical dancer and an acknowledged filmmaker. She is the Founder and Chairman of Adding Smiles Media Private Limited, which has two wings - 'Adding Smiles — a CSR and Campaigns Company and 'Adding Leaders — a Leadership and Branding Company. Her team serves a wide range of clientele from startups to established companies. As a dancer, she has danced with and for cancer affected children and people with cerebral palsy
   ISBN : 9789385152481         Price :  Rs. 599.00   

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 14Th August, 2015

Good Hope Road
by : Sarita Mandanna

About the Book
At the outset of the Great War, James Stonebridge, a patrician New England Yankee and Obadaiah Nelson, a gumbo ya-ya Louisiana native, volunteer with the French Foreign Legion in Paris. They are among the handful of Americans who did so at the time, young men filled with idealism and lured by romantic notions of adventure. Despite their different backgrounds, the two form a deep and unexpected friendship that helps them endure the brutal reality of the trenches, a bond that is tested to breaking point by the horrors of the war.
Fourteen years after the war has ended, Major James Stonebridge is a haunted recluse. A black mirror, a souvenir from France, hangs on the wall of his Vermont farmhouse, his pale, leached reflection in it hinting at all that he has suffered. The impact of this unspoken burden is felt most of all by his son, Jim. It is only when privileged, spirited Madeleine enters their lives and encourages the Major to join the World War I veterans agitating for their unpaid bonuses in Washington that Jim finally begins to understand the man his father once was and all that the war took from him. Meanwhile the 1930s are drawing to a close and another war looms.
From pre-war Paris to the trenches of Europe and the apple orchards of Vermont, Good Hope Road is a powerful and mesmerizing story of the legacy of war, the search for redemption and the strength of the human spirit.
About the Author
Sarita Mandanna's bestselling and critically acclaimed first novel Tiger Hills was translated into fourteen languages worldwide and was a New York Times Editor's Choice title. It was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, 2011. She holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management.
   ISBN : 9789384067205          Price :  Rs. 595.00   

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 7Th August 2015

Man's Search For Ultimate Meaning 
by : Viktor E. Frankl 

About the Book
Viktor Frankl is known to millions as the author of "Man's Search for Meaning", his harrowing Holocaust memoir. In this book, he goes more deeply into the ways of thinking that enabled him to survive imprisonment in a concentration camp and to find meaning in life in spite of all the odds. Here, he expands upon his groundbreaking ideas and searches for answers about life, death, faith and suffering. Believing that there is much more to our existence than meets the eye, he says: 'No one will be able to make us believe that man is a sublimated animal once we can show that within him there is a repressed angel.' In "Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning", Frankl explores our sometimes unconscious desire for inspiration or revelation. He explains how we can create meaning for ourselves and, ultimately, he reveals how life has more to offer us than we could ever imagine.
About the Author :
Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna in 1905 and was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. His wife, father, mother and brother all died in Nazi concentration camps; only he and his sister survived, but he never lost the qualities of compassion, loyalty, undaunted spirit and thirst for life (earning his pilot's licence aged 67). He died in Vienna in 1997.
   ISBN : 9781846043062        Price :  Rs. 4 99.00   

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