Top Ten Books This Week
On Mar 10, 2014
1.Thomas H Davenport :Big Data @ Work :Dispelling the Myths Uncovering the Opportunities :Rs 1250.00
When the term Big Data came into existence author Tom Davenport did not know that it was going to be as big as it is today. Big Data is basically large amounts of data that need to be stored, but cannot be done using the traditional data process applications. In this book he explains what Big Data means and why it is of importance for us.Big Data is important whether it for business, the consumer or for management. It discusses the opportunities and cost that come with big data and the impact it can have on one’s business. There are many tips that Davenport gives the readers like: why big data is important to an organization, what technology one must use to manage it, how it helps in managing analytics and the how one can achieve success by implementing a big data project.
2.Christian Madsbjerg :The Moment of Clarity :Using the Unhuman Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems:Rs 1250.00
Employing the methods of social science to study human behavior. The well-oiled machinery of most businessesbased on rational analysis and management science is designed for relatively stable market conditions. But what happens in times of turbulence and uncertainty, like today? What kinds of tools become appropriate?Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel Rasmussen, principals at ReD Associates, argue for the role of a new set of tools to understand the soft factors that we see impacting the way people buy and consume ideas and products. These factors include cultural changes, new social behaviors, changes in the logic of markets, signs of irrational consumer behavior, new patterns in how people adopt and use technologies, new aesthetic ideals and changes in perception and language-the very things that can inadvertently trip up established companies. This book is dedicated to introducing these soft skills of understanding people and then explaining how to use this intelligence to move your business forward.You will learn how to look at people holistically in their environments-how they live, what they think and do all day, what their habits are and how they understand the world. By using the tools to compile these observations, hidden patterns will emerge that will allow for the testing of theories against whats happening in the marketplace. By developing those new insights, its up to companies to then figure out how to cut through the fog of business and proceed strategically.Drawn from the authors work with companies like Lego, Samsung, Adidas, Intel, IBM and Coke. For brand fanatics and business leaders alike, this hands-on guide will help you make decisions and solve the complex problems facing you and your company today.
3.Peg Streep :Give up To Get On :How to Master the Art of Quitting in Love , work and Life :Rs 299.00
We have a natural tendency to see the best in things, to put a positive spin on situations and to err on the side of optimistic - we are a nation of wishful thinkers. We are hard-wired to believe that if at first you don't succeed, try and try again. But hanging in there at all costs, and persisting no matter how many setbacks you face, is actually unhealthy and unbalanced. Give Up to Get On explains why quitting done right can be an act of self-assertion, a source of potential empowerment and a doorway to new possibilities. The most satisfied people know both how to persist and how to quit. They are flexible and adaptive to change. They know when to let go of unattainable goals and move on. And when they do quit, they do so decisively - and set new goals without looking back. Give Up to Get On will teach you how to make quitting a thoughtful and intelligent decision, which will take you out of dead-end jobs, doomed relationships and flailing careers.
4.Phil Rosenzweig : Left Brain Right Stuff :How Leaders Make Winning Decisions :Rs 399.00
Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices. Drawing on cognitive science their lessons are excellent for many kinds of decisions - consumer choice and financial investments, for example - but stop short of addressing many of the most important decisions we face in management, where we can actively influence outcomes and where competitive forces mean we have to outperform rivals. As Phil Rosen Zweig shows, drawing on examples from business, sports and politics, this sort of decision-making relies on mastering two very different abilities. First, the analytical problem-solving skills associated with the brain's left hemisphere and second, what Tom Wolfe called 'the Right Stuff': the ability to take calculated risks. Bringing fresh and often surprising insights to topics including confidence and overconfidence, the uses and limits of decision models, leadership and authenticity, expert performance and deliberate practice, competitive bidding and new venture management, Left Brain, Right Stuff, the myth-busting follow-up to The Halo Effect, explains how to perform when making even the most difficult decisions.
5.Mark Goyder :Living Tomorrows Compnay :Rediscovering the Human Purposes of Business :Rs 595.00
Do you work in business or with business in India? Do you teach, study or advise on business? Do you think business will be decisive in shaping the world we live in ? How many of the businesses that you come across represent the best in human potential? Are you worried about some of the values that are dominant in business and investment today, and would you like to see a more human approach to business ? Would you like to play your part in achieving that? If so, this book is for you. Living Tomorrow's Company is written for all those who care about the success of business - be they entrepreneurs, managers, board members, investors, regulators, policymakers politicians or citizens. Its first edition was published in the UK soon its author founded Tomorrow's Company. In this , the second edition, published just as Tomorrow's Company develops its presence in India and looks towards South east Asia, Mark Goyder draws not only on personal experience , but also fifteen years of work by Tomorrow's Company to argue for an Inclusive approach to sustainable business success and to offer a personal view on the human purposes of business. He challenges people in and around business in India, China and other parts of Asia to reject the thinking that has led to mistakes of the west. He argues for a detailed agenda for human capitalism, organised on the principles of trusteeship and stewardship.
1.Jeffrey Deaver :The Kill Room :Rs 399.00
In what marks Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's thirtieth suspense novel, brilliant criminalist and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme returns in his tenth electrifying adventure.An exciting and thoughtful examination of how far government can go . . . Deaver doesn't disappoint. Against a grave and complex legal backstory, he unwinds an elaborate narrative with believable, intriguing characters and fascinating CSI-like investigative aplomb
2.Katherine Pancol :The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles :Rs 599.00
Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France.When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two—confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé—is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine’s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all—a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address—but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris’s name. All is well—that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.
3.Vishwas Patil : A Dirge for the Dammed :Rs 450.00
Vishwas Patil,a senior bureaucrat with the Government of Maharastra,is one of the foremost writers of Marathi fiction.A Dirge for the Damnes is considered a very significant contribution to Marathi fiction.It deals with topicl and controversial theme It cuts across all distinctions of castes and class The novelis a poignant acccount of a new class of caste of people created by various development schemes between progress and sacrifice of the few who oppose ,it is clear.Keerti Ramachndra is a fiction editor.multilingual translater and teacher With a masters in literature and a M Phil in linguistics she has been teaching in schools and colleges in India and abroad.She translates from Kannada Marathi and Hindi and has been actively associated with Katha from Kannada Marathi and Hindi and has been activiley associated with Katha as a fiction editor.
4.James Rollins :Deep Fathom :Rs 399.00
New York Times bestselling author James Rollins dives far beneath the waves into unimaginable peril in this classic tale of action and adventure.Ex–Navy SEAL Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage mission to find Earth burning. Solar flares have triggered a series of gargantuan natural disasters. Earth-quakes and hellfire rock the globe. Air Force One has vanished from the skies with America’s president on board.Now, with the United States on the narrow brink of a nuclear apocalypse, Kirkland must pilot his oceangoing exploration ship, Deep Fathom, on a desperate mission miles below the ocean’s surface. There, devastating secrets await him—and a power an ancient civilization could not contain that has been cast out into modern day, where it will forever alter a world that’s already racing toward its own destruction.
5.Ru Freeman :On Sal Mal Lane :Rs 499.00
Sri Lanka, 1979. The Herath family has just moved to Sal Mal Lane, a quiet street disturbed only by the cries of the children whose families that live there. As the neighbors adapt to the newcomers in different ways, the children fill their days with cricket matches, romantic crushes and small rivalries. Their innocence contrasts sharply with the petty prejudices of the adults charged with their care. But the tremors of civil war are mounting and it is only a matter of time before the conflict engulfs them all and the sleepy neighborhood erupts in violence. Tender and heartbreaking, On Sal Mal Lane is an evocative story of what was lost to a country and its people.
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