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Top Ten Books This Week -Nov 01, 2017
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week | By Yentha
On Nov 01, 2017

Non-Fiction
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1.Chan Kim :Blue Ocean Shift:Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth:Rs 899.00

The follow-up to the 3.5-million-copy-selling Blue Ocean Strategy.BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned professors Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space. By combining the insights of human psychology with practical market-creating tools and real-world guidance, Kim and Mauborgne deliver the definitive guide to shift yourself, your team, or your organization to new heights of confidence, market creation, and growth. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is packed with all-new research and examples of how leaders in diverse industries and organizations made the shift and created new markets by applying the process and tools outlined in the book. Whether you are a cash-strapped startup or a large, established company, nonprofit or national government, you will learn how to move from red to blue oceans in a way that builds your people's confidence so that they own and drive the process.With battle-tested lessons learned from successes and failures in the field, BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is critical reading for leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs alike. You'll learn what works, what doesn't, and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. This book will empower you to succeed as you embark on your own blue ocean journey. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is indispensable for anyone committed to building a compelling future.

2.Ray Dalio :Principles:Life and Work :Rs 999.00

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Brid gewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Brid gewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.

3.Scott Galloway:The Four:The Hidden DNA of Amazon,Apple,Facebook And Google:Rs 699.00

For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.
Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid or boycott? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them?In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.

4.Eric Ries:The Startup Way:How Entrepreneurial Management Transforms Culture and Drives growth:Rs 699.00

The Start-up Way reveals how organisations of all sizes can harness start-up techniques to drive growth.In The Lean Start-up, Eric Ries, Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard, created a global movement. Concepts like constant iteration, minimal viable products MVPs and pivoting have changed the language of business. Now he turns his attention to companies and organizations of all sizes.Ries has been working with giant firms like General Electric and Toyota to help them become more nimble, in order to spur growth and produce products and services that customers want. In The Start-up Way, he shares his insights, stories and best practices, delivering a critical toolkit to solve all business challenges.Today every company needs to get faster and smarter. Read The Start-up Way and discover how to embrace change, survive and thrive.

5.Rachel Botsman:Who Can You Trust?How technology Brought Us Together and Why It Could Drive Us Apart:Rs 699.00

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust?From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust -- far from it. In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Batsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history - with fundamental consequences for everyone. A new world order is emerging: we might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people rent their home to total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of "distributed trust", a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship. If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost and repaired in the digital age. In the first book to explain this new world, Batsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape - and explores what's next for humanity.
Fiction
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1.John Grisham:The Rooster Bar:Rs 399.00

John Grisham's newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that shouldn't exist.Law students Mark, Todd and Zola wanted to change the world - to make it a better place. But these days these three disillusioned friends spend a lot of time hanging out in The Rooster Bar, the place where Todd serves drinks. As third-year students, they realise they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specialising in student loans, the three realise they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.So they begin plotting a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they have to leave law school, pretend they are qualified and go into battle with a billionaire and the FBI.Ingenious, immersive and page-turning, The Rooster Bar is a John Grisham legal thriller bar none.

2.Jeffrey Deaver:The Burial Hour:Rs 699.00

A businessman is snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight - or so it appears to the eight year old girl who is the only witness. The perp leaves a token at the site of the kidnapping: A miniature noose. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Rhyme and Sachs' investigation takes an unexpected turn when a similar kidnapping occurs across the Atlantic in a small town outside Naples. The killer's M. O. is bizarre and frightening. Obsessed with music, the man records the final breaths of his victims, then uses their dying sounds to compose a tune. The search for the killer will become a complex case of international cooperation - yet not all is as it seems and soon Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe.

3.Harlan Coben :Don't Let Go : :Rs 599.00

The brilliant new novel from the international bestselling author of Home and Fool Me Once. Mistaken identities, dark family secrets and mysterious conspiracies lie at the heart of this gripping new thriller. Fifteen years ago in small-town New Jersey, a teenage boy and girl were found dead. Most people concluded it was a tragic suicide pact. The dead boy's brother, Nap Dumas, did not. Now Nap is a cop - but he's a cop who plays by his own rules and who has never made peace with his past.And when the past comes back to haunt him, Nap discovers secrets can kill..

4.Philip Pullman:The Book of Dust :Vol 1 :LA Belle Sauvage : :Rs 599.00

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust.Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his demon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . .

5.Henning Mankell :After the Fire :Rs 599.00

Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire.Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. The house that has been in his family for generations and all his worldly belongings are gone. He cannot think who would do such a thing, or why. Without a suspect, the police begin to think he started the fire himself.Tackling love, loss and loneliness, After the Fire is Henning Mankell’s compelling last novel.

 

 
 
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