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Alice in Corporateland
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Alice in Corporateland

Sub title: Career Lessons from a Fairy Tale

This is a lovely little book based on the Alice in Wonderland fairy tale, but with a twist. A nervous and confused young girl is trying to get a good night’s rest before her first day at work. Alice’s rabbit leads her on a magical journey where she meets Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs who coach her by imparting important career lessons in their own inimitable style. Tulika Tripathi has rapidly scaled the corporate ladder to become a leader at a global executive search firm. This, combined with a love for fairy tales, puts her in the unique position to distil and offer career wisdom to those who are beginning their journey.

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‘This makes great reading for anyone about to launch a career’—Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India ‘I am sure readers will enjoy exploring this world guided by their favourite characters’—Naina Lal Kidwai, country head, HSBC India ‘I am glad this book doesn’t fall into the “happily ever after” trap. Building a career is not just about hard work but also about sacrifice’ —Shereen Bhan, managing editor, CNBC-TV18
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The Inspiring Journey of a Hero
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The Inspiring Journey of a Hero

Sub title: Learnings from the Life of O.P. Munjal

O.P. Munjal started Hero Cycles in 1956, fuelled by meagre resources and an insatiable ambition. His vision was to create an inexpensive and effective mode of transportation for a post-Independence nation on the move. The rest, as they say, is history: Hero Cycles went on to become the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer.

This book chronicles the life of O.P. Munjal through anecdotes from his professional and personal life. He proved that a people-focused management style could be superior to the process-driven systems of the West. The book is a result of extensive conversations with O.P. Munjal, Hero employees, dealers, and family members.

Join bestselling author Priya Kumar as she takes you on a roller-coaster ride seen through the lens of a visionary with the soul of a poet.

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For God’s Sake
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For God’s Sake

Sub title: "An Adman on the Business of Religion"

Religion is at the heart of Indian life, and marketers have capitalized on this to create winning campaigns. Using anecdotes and research from thirty years in advertising, this is a fascinating book on the business of Indian religion.

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Healer
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Healer

Sub title: Dr Prathap Chandra Reddy and the Transformation of India

At the age of fifty, when most people start planning for retirement, Dr Prathap Chandra Reddy decided that he was going to revolutionize healthcare in India. In 1983, the renowned cardiologist launched the country’s first professionally run private sector hospital system. Thirty years later, Apollo Hospitals has become one of the world’s largest providers of high-technology healthcare. In the areas of heart, liver and bone marrow transplants, as also in knee and hip replacement surgery and robotic surgery, Apollo is an industry pioneer and a world leader. More than 32 million men and women have been treated at Apollo’s fifty hospitals, which are staffed by over 70,000 professionals.

How did Prathap Chandra Reddy, who grew up in the small village of Aragonda in Andhra Pradesh, actualize his dream? How did he overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds and transform the sustainable development space? How did he become one of India’s enduring icons?

Full of delightful anecdotes and dramatic twists and turns, The Healer tells Dr Reddy’s inspirational story like it has never been told before. 

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Dalit Millionaires
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Dalit Millionaires

Sub title: 15 Inspiring Stories

Dalit Millionaires is a collection of profiles of fifteen Dalit entrepreneurs who have braved both societal and business pressures to carve out highly profitable niches for themselves. The book is a vivid chronicle of how the battle has moved from the village well to the marketplace.

There are tales describing how the multimillionaire Ashok Khade, at one time, did not have even four annas to replace the nib of a broken pen, how Kalpana Saroj, a child bride, worked her way to becoming a property magnate, and how Sanjay Kshirsagar moved on from a 120-foot tenement and now seems well on his way to become the emperor of a 500-crore-rupee firm. 

The only common thread through these stories is the spirit that if you can imagine it, you can do it.

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Zen Garden
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Zen Garden

Sub title: Conversations with Pathmakers

For the immensely popular column ‘Zen Garden’, which he published in Forbes India for over three years, bestselling business author Subroto Bagchi spoke to some very interesting people. Many, though not all, of the visitors to ‘Zen Garden’ were, like Subroto himself, high-performance entrepreneurs. But the one thing that was common to every guest was that they were pathmakers—rather than choosing to follow the well-trodden path, they had charted new paths that others could tread on. This book features the very best conversations from ‘Zen Garden’, including those with the Dalai Lama, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Nandan Nilekani, Aamir Khan, Dr Devi Shetty, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Ekta Kapoor, social entrepreneur Harish Hande, Sanjeev Bikhchandani of Naukri.com, Deep Kalra of MakeMyTrip.com, Café Coffee Day’s V.G. Siddhartha, Vikram Bakshi (the man who brought McDonald’s to India) and India’s top winemaker, Rajeev Samant. In their own words, these game changers reveal what it was that made them think differently, what gave them the courage to step off the beaten track, and how they sustained their vision in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Zen Garden is a book that every young Indian should read.

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• The new book from Subroto Bagchi, India’s highest-selling business book author • Interviews with top-of-the-mind thought leaders like the Dalai Lama, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Nandan Nilekani, Aamir Khan, Dr Devi Shetty, Harish Hande, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and others • Selected from the very popular Forbes India column
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Driven
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Driven

Sub title: Memoirs of a Civil Servant-turned-Entrepreneur

Jagdish Khattar has had an astonishingly diverse career, a trained lawyer who became an IAS officer. He was an agent of change in Uttar Pradesh through his roles as district magistrate, and head of the cement and transport corporations. He also helmed India’s Tea Board in London and played a key role in the steel ministry. Elevated to the post of MD with Maruti Udyog, a firm that was on the verge of a steep decline, Khattar braved labour unions, foreign competition, and politicians as he led Maruti to a very successful IPO. Finally, at the age of 65 Khattar turned entrepreneur with Carnation, India’s first multi-brand car sales and servicing network.
Driven spreads across a sweeping national canvas from drought-hit villages to the Shakespearean intrigues of politicians and bureaucrats. It has insights into the complicated relationship with the Japanese. Written with flair and liberally peppered with frank anecdotes, it is filled with lessons about leadership, friendships, jugaad-style innovation, resilience, and values. 

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100 Tips to Crack the IIT
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100 Tips to Crack the IIT

Two IITians have teamed up to conjure 100 tips and tricks to crack the IIT. Their only mantra is ‘Smart work will trump hard work’. It not only answers questions about all things physics, chemistry and maths but also addresses issues that students worry about and don’t know whom to ask:
 
  • Night owls vs early risers
  • What does one do in class 11?
  • Writing a formula 84 times to remember it
  • Using WWE-style cards to make learning fun
  • Colour-coded notebooks
  • Getting the most out of lab experiments
 
If tutorials and textbooks are professors, this book is that clever friend whom you meet outside the classroom and ask all your questions
 

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A Never-Before World
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A Never-Before World

Sub title: Tracking the Evolution of Consumer India

Five years after We Are Like That Only, her seminal and best-selling study on the logic of Consumer India, Rama Bijapurkar takes stock of its evolution in her new book. She starts from the point that emerging markets – the queen of which is India – are a never-before world, and businesses approaching them need to understand the environment in which consumers live, how they think, how heterogeneous they are, and how they are changing. All of these have key implications for correctly evaluating business opportunity and determining market strategy.
India has entered the third decade after liberalization, buffeted by changes on all fronts. Consumption structures and consumer behaviour are changing, and consumer needs and desires are growing faster than incomes. The real war for the consumer rupee begins now – the trick is to understand, without prejudice or preconceived notions, the new world of Consumer India.
Setting consumerism in the context of society and people’s lives, looking not just at how much money people have, what they spend it on and how, but at how businesses can be relevant to consumers’ lives and life aspirations, A Never-Before World explores widely yet sharply everything that businesses need to know and think about to win in the crucial Indian market.
 

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Read This Before Our Next Meeting
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Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Sub title: The Modern Meeting Standard

Are most meetings a waste of time?

Read This Before Our Next Meeting not only explains what’s wrong with “the meeting,” and meeting culture, but suggests how to make meetings more effective, efficient, and worthy of attending.

Al Pittampalli shares examples of transforming workplaces by revamping the purpose of the meeting and a company’s meeting culture. This book belongs on the shelf of any employee, employer and company looking to revolutionize what it means to do “work” all day long and how to do it.

Simply put: Stop wasting time. Read This Before Our Next Meeting is the call to action you (or your boss) needs to create the company that does the meaningful work it was created to do.
 

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