- QuickviewNon FictionBusiness @ the Speed of Thought is a book written by Bill Gates and Collins Hemingway in 1999. It discusses how business and technology are integrated, and explains how digital infrastructures and information networks can help someone get an edge on the competition.Gates asserts cyberspace and industry can no longer be separate entities, and that businesses must change to succeed in the Information Age. Though the book is not a technology handbook it gives insights on how to integrate business process with technology. It explains how advances in networking and information technology can make a difference in day-to-day business.
- QuickviewNon FictionIn Business Stripped Bare, Sir Richard Branson shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant and audacious deals. Discover why Virgin tried to take on one of the world's biggest superbrands, how Virgin Mobile USA holds the record as the fastest company in history to generate revenues of over one billion dollars (faster than Microsoft, Google and Amazon) and how Richard is the only person in the world to have built eight billion-dollar companies from scratch in eight different sectors.Combining invaluable advice with the remarkable and candid inside stories of Virgin's greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, Business Stripped Bare is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or are just starting out, Richard strips business down to show how you can succeed and make a difference.
- QuickviewNon FictionDecember 2012: Tens of thousands of people - women, men, families, young, old, rich, poor - come out onto the streets of towns and cities in India to protest the brutal gang rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi. For days and months, the protests refuse to die down. People demand change, action, commitment to the ideals of democracy and egalitarianism. And they refuse to be silenced. Soon, a new law is put in place. More and more people start to report incidents of sexual assault. New conversations, new debates begin: is violence increasing? Are we seeing more of it? Was it previously invisible? What do Indians really think about women? In this bold and brilliant collection of visual stories, fourteen young women respond to the activism and debates on the ground; they negotiate anger, fear, hope, resistance. Created in a week long workshop, these stories talk to each other as they powerfully describe the fierce determination of the writers/artists to continue the battle for change.
- QuickviewNon FictionIn an engaging book that sweeps from the Gilded Age to the 1960s, award-winning author Laura Claridge presents the first authoritative biography of Emily Post, who changed the mindset of millions of Americans with Etiquette, a perennial bestseller and touchstone of proper behavior.A daughter of high society and one of Manhattan's most sought-after debutantes, Emily Price married financier Edwin Post. It was a hopeful union that ended in scandalous divorce. But the trauma forced Emily Post to become her own person. After writing novels for fifteen years, Emily took on a different sort of project. When it debuted in 1922, Etiquette represented a fifty-year-old woman at her wisest–and a country at its wildest. Claridge addresses the secret of Etiquette's tremendous success and gives us a panoramic view of the culture from which it took its shape, as its author meticulously updated her book twice a decade to keep it consistent with America's constantly changing social landscape. Now, nearly fifty years after Emily Post's death, we still feel her enormous influence on how we think Best Society should behave.
- QuickviewLife, Non FictionNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years. A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact.Praise for Faith of My Fathers“A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”—USA Today “A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.”—Kirkus Reviews “A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw's The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.”—Library Journal “Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”—William J. Bennett
- QuickviewNon FictionLong hours. Juggling family and work. Deadlines. High stress levels. Today’s professionals are feeling more overworked and overwhelmed than ever before. Yet you CAN get more done than you ever thought possible—and still get home to your real life sooner. Laura Stack, “The Productivity Pro,”® shows you how.Leave the Office Earlier explores the ten key factors that improve results, lower stress, and save time in today’s workplace. Fun, interactive quizzes speed you to exactly the advice and techniques you need the most. You can tailor this information-loaded book to your own needs by focusing on your problem areas—such as time-wasters, distractions, email overload, or poor organization—and by following the easy-to-implement solutions. With Laura Stack’s help, you’ll work more efficiently and be more productive in every area of your life, so that you can really live according to your priorities. Don’t just work faster. Work better, reduce stress, and leave the office earlier!
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- QuickviewNon FictionKarisma Kapoor has played many roles from successful actor to businesswoman but her favourite is being mother to her two beautiful children, Samaira and Kiaan. In My Yummy Mummy Guide, she shares with you all her experiences from managing her pregnancy to losing all the weight afterwards to disciplining her kids. Here is great advice on finding the perfect maternity outfits, decorating your children's rooms, juggling work life and motherhood and planning the most stylish kiddie parties. From the first trimester to school's first semester, from growing-up issues to teen fads, My Yummy Mummy Guide is the most fun-filled best friend any mother could have. How to be glam at 40 weeks Finding that perfect nanny Managing me time Losing 24 kg in 9 months Book Features:Covers all issues from post-pregnancy diets to red-carpet maternity dressing Beautifully designed with stylish illustrations
- QuickviewNon FictionCompanies around the world have a tendency to take young, healthy individuals, suck them dry of energy and creativity, and then spit out the desiccated husks with never a backward glance. In order to survive this process, it is necessary to laugh. Office Wit & Wisdom encourages us to appreciate the funny side of office life and includes a dictionary of management-speak, with definitions of those strange phrases only ever uttered within the confines of the office; a field guide to office personalities (sadly, we all know those executives who punch the air and whoop as they hit their targets); the horrors and pitfalls of email and internet browsing at work; and a sobering analysis of office parties: years of commuting, unpaid extra hours, and working lunches rewarded by warm white wine and public humiliation by karaoke.
- QuickviewNon FictionOver half of all people working on behalf of any given organization are typically not their own employees. Some are freelance contractors working in their own right. A significant proportion is employed to provide these services by another firm, under agency or outsourcing service agreements. The services they perform under these agreements are often vital in supporting the organization’s customer relationships, reputation and brand identity.Yet, remarkably, little attention has been paid to how these ‘non-employees’ are managed, motivated and meaningfully engaged. Management protocol generally sees them as outside the organization’s remit or control. The law paints them as victims.This ground-breaking book challenges both these assumptions. Through a combination of pioneering legal analysis and rigorous case-study research, it demonstrates that non-employees are often the organization’s most important hidden resource.Patricia Leighton and her collaborators highlight the limited good practice that is available, based on examples in large corporations, public sector organizations and smaller firms in a variety of countries. More importantly she clearly sets out the issues and imperatives employers should address, supported by new management concepts and models of effective practice developed specifically for the book.Far from being victims, she argues, non-employees often choose flexible working patterns for their own intrinsic ends and have ambitions, career aspirations and workplace needs that can be responded to and exploited by forward-looking employers.“Looking at the role they now play, these people are no longer marginal, atypical or peripheral as they are still termed and regarded by both legal and management practitioners. They are, however, still in the shadows in terms of the literature available on how best to develop and motivate them. This book aims to rectify this.”
- QuickviewLife, Non FictionHow lucky are you? Or how unlucky are you? While we meet people on a day-to-day basis, very few are lucky to hear personal stories of people that are tragic, yet, powerful. Stories that peek into very personal aspects of real people's lives. Stories that make us feel that we, the aam admi, are very lucky.10 Patients, by Dr. Wasim is one such book. Powerful, compelling, short stories of people who have been trampled upon, beaten down, pushed to the corner, by humans, bad luck and every thing else, but they chose to fight on and live a positive life against all odds. From a man who wanted to change his sexuality, to a sexual worker who found love, from a couple who are reunited at the fag end of their lives to a child who was almost aborted, these ten stories will evoke emotions like sadness and anger initially, but will end up making you feel happy and give you the courage to fight life! This book is about celebrating the human spirit.