Fewer, Bigger, Bolder
Sub title: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth
When Sanjay Khosla took charge of developing markets for Kraft Foods in 2007, the business was floundering. Six years later, annual sales had soared from $5 billion to $16 billion with significant improvement in profitability. The secret? Making fewer, bigger, and bolder bets. Kellogg School professor Mohanbir Sawhney discovered a similar formula for stellar results in advising Fortune 500 companies.
Now Khosla and Sawhney have combined their experiences into a seven-step model for sustained profitable growth in any market, based on fewer but better bets. Drawing on case studies, the authors show how their programme applies to any company, from global giants to small startups.
Never Eat Alone
Sub title: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to success? Master networker Keith Ferrazzi says the secret is in reaching out to others - in using the power of relationships so that everyone wins.
In this classic, global bestseller Ferrazzi takes you through timeless strategies used by the world's most connected people, from Bill Clinton to the Dalai Lama. Distinguishing genuine relationship-building from crude glad-handing, he draws out practical tips and engaging advice that can transform your network, career and life: don't keep score, harness social media and, of course, never eat alone.
Sub title: Eight Modern Stories from a Timeless Institution
Log (English) = Record-keeping device Log (Hindi) = People
TATAlog presents eight riveting and hitherto untold stories about the strategic and operational challenges that TATA companies have faced over the past two decades and the forward thinking and determination that have raised the brand to new heights.
From Tata Indica, the first completely Indian car; to the jewellery brand Tanishq; and Tata Finance, which survived several tribulations, TATAlog, written by a Tata insider, reveals the DNA of every TATA enterprise—a combination of being pioneering, purposive, principled and ‘not perfect’.
Sub title: 50 Ways to Improve Your Professional Life
From the bestselling author of Faster: 100 Ways to Improve Your Digital Life.
This time Ankit Fadia expands his expertise beyond computers and digital devices. He gives away technology tips and general advice on how you can enhance your professional life. This book includes applications that help plan your day, communicate effectively and manage finances.
Ankit also talks about the various things one can do to build a personal brand. How can you hire a public relations firm? How are elevator pitches made? How are collaborations and partners chosen? How are reputations built, tarnished and rebuilt?
Sub title: The Secret of Good Business and a Good Life
What can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the Buddha? Dharam is a young, immensely successful investment banker in Manhattan. He thinks he rules the world, till one day the world comes crashing down around him. Accompanied by the enterprising Kunal (who sells fake Indian antiques to Americans) and the uncorrupted Supriya, Dharam undertakes a journey along the Buddhist pilgrim trail—from Lumbini, Kapilavastu and Bodh Gaya to Sarnath, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Kaushambi and Kushinagar. As he absorbs the timeless Buddhist teachings, he finds a new purpose to life, and develops the idea for an ethical yet profitable business—The Buddhist Footprint. Bestselling innovation guru Rekha Shetty’s new book reveals how true entrepreneurial energy can arise from a better understanding of life. Innovation Sutra is a book that will make a tangible difference to anyone who is willing to think out of the box and learn from India’s ancient secrets of work–life balance.
The Dollar Trap
Sub title: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
Eswar Prasad examines how the dollar came to have a central role in the world economy and demonstrates that it will remain the cornerstone of global finance for the foreseeable future. Marshalling a range of arguments and data, and drawing on the latest research, Prasad shows why it will be difficult to dislodge the dollar-centric system. With vast amounts of foreign financial capital locked up in dollar assets, including US government securities, other countries now have a strong incentive to prevent a dollar crash.
Prasad takes the reader through key contemporary issues in international finance—including the growing economic influence of emerging markets, the currency wars, the complexities of the China-US relationship, and the role of institutions like the International Monetary Fund—and offers new ideas for fixing the flawed monetary system. Readers are also given a rare look into some of the intrigue and backdoor scheming that go on in the corridors of international finance.
The Dollar Trap offers a panoramic analysis of the fragile state of global finance and makes a compelling case that, despite all its flaws, the dollar will remain the ultimate safe-haven currency.
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.
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.
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.