If a country wants to remain economically vibrant, it needs to manufacture things. In recent years, however, many nations have become obsessed with making money out of selling services, leaving the real business of manufacturing to others.
Makers is about how all that is being reversed. Over the past ten years, the internet has democratised publishing, broadcasting and communications, leading to a massive increase in the range of participation in everything digital - the world of bits. Now the same is happening to manufacturing - the world of things.
Chris Anderson, bestselling author of The Long Tail, explains how this is happening: how such technologies as 3D printing and electronics assembly are becoming available to everybody, and how people are building successful businesses as a result. Whereas once every aspiring entrepreneur needed the support of a major manufacturer, now anybody with a smart idea and a little expertise can make their ideas a reality. Just as Google, Facebook and others have created highly successful companies in the virtual world, so these new inventors and manufacturers are assuming positions of ever greater importance in the real world.
MBA at 16: A Teenager's Guide to Business by Subroto Bagchi You are 16, going on 17.
Steve Jobs was all of sixteen when he met Stephen Wozniak. What resulted was Apple.
When Sergey Brin and Larry Page met at Stanford, they were in their early twenties. They were soon to start Google.
Today`s teenagers are our smartest generation yet. They are tomorrow`s entrepreneurs, investors, managers, policy makers, watchdogs and of course, consumers. But do you know what the corporate and business world is all about? How do businesses touch everyone`s lives? What really makes an entrepreneur tick? How does the engine of a company run? Who is a social entrepreneur?
And why do we need the world of business is business good or bad for us?
If you are curious, come join Subroto Bagchi and a group of smart teenagers on their exciting voyage of discovery, and in the process, get yourself a teen MBA!Read More...Hide Pages: 184
Life Inc by Douglas Rushkoff A timely, provocative and urgent look at how our world has become slowly but surely corporatised.
Douglas Rushkoff was mugged outside his apartment on Christmas Eve, but when he posted a friendly warning on his community website, the responses castigated him for potentially harming the local real-estate market. When did these corporate values overtake civic responsibilites? Rushkoff examines how corporatism has become an intrinsic part of our everyday lives, choices and opinions. He demonstrates how this system created a world where everything can be commodified, where communities have dissolved into consumer groups, where fiction and reality have become fundamentally blurred. And, with this system on the verge of collapse, Rushkoff shows how the simple pleasures that make us human can also point the way to freedom.Read More...Hide Pages: 304
Get To The Top by Suhel Seth When it comes to getting ahead in life, who we know is as important as what we do. How do you draw people to you. Impress the powerful. Make an impact and extend your circle of acquaintances. Cultivate influential friends. Suhel Seth, a man who knows almost everyone there is to know in the country, brings you the ultimate guide to social success. From the secret to throwing a successful party to the benefits of befriending the less important half of a couple, he gives you canny advice and strategies to become a successful networker. Inspiring, provocative, and wise, Get to the Top is the ultimate book about wielding soft power.
Viral Loop: The Power Of Pass It On by Adam L. Penenberg The concept of pass-it-on is not so new and not so revolutionary - think Tupperware parties - that is, until forward-thinking Web companies got hold of it and created their own, mightily efficient, money-spinning model known as the Viral Loop. The ability to grow a company exponentially because the customers themselves spread it. Outfits such as Google, eBay, Flickr and Facebook all employ the model at the core of their business; all have seen their stock valuations skyrocket within years of forming. The genius lies in the model's reliance on replication. In creating a viral product that people want, need and desire, growth can, and will, take care of itself. Business has never been so straightforward, or so it would seem... In this ground-breaking work we are introduced to the architects of the Viral Loop and the companies which profit from its mechanics. Insightful, timely and revelatory, it will reveal the secrets behind the most successful businesses in recent history, and will explain how the Loop will catch you up, sooner rather than later.
The Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot , William L. Simon In The Steve Jobs Way, Jay Elliot gives the reader the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.
Jay Elliot worked side by side with Steve as Senior Vice President of Apple and brings us his deep insider perspective of Steve's singular iLeadership style - which encompasses four major principles: product, talent, organization, marketing.
Jay shares the lessons that come out of Steve's intuitive approach to show how the creative and technological brilliance of iLeadership can be utilized to drive breakthroughs in any organization, irrespective of size.
The Winning Way - Learnings from Sport for Managers by Harsha Bhogle What do sporting champions do, what makes winning teams, who is a good leader, why do only some teams keep winning while others win only for a while and then lose? Two IIMA alumni, Sports commentator and writer Harsha Bhogle and advertising and communication consultant Anita Bhogle dig into examples from sport to see how they can benefit managers.Contrary to popular perception ability is not a major distinguishing factor in success, especially as the level of competition increases. But if you combine your ability with the right attitude and the passion to excel, you too can become the best that you can be. That is the universal formula for winning that The Winning Way explores.
For Anita and Harsha Bhogle, this book marks the completion of 300 successful corporate workshops of The Winning Way that they run.Read More...Hide Pages: 226
The Secret Laws Of Management by Stuart Wyatt The Secret Laws of Management distils the essence of great business into 40 succinct and memorable laws. Each one represents a common or unavoidable business challenge. These laws will quickly become guiding principles that you can follow, and avoid the pitfalls into which others fall. The solutions are helpful, intelligent and often surprising.Examples are:
*People tolerate being managed, but they love being led;
*Most managers give their worst tasks to their best people;
*Deadlines often backfire.
*Most people say 'no' in code.
Whether you are newly promoted, or want to improve your existing skills,this book will help you take the mystery out of management. The outcome is more effective team relationships, less personal strain and improved results.
CORPORATE ATYAACHAAR is the comical journey of a subservient, twenty four year old financial advisor, freshly recruited form campus as he assists his boss in managing the investment requirements for a set of high net worth clients in Bangalore through the initial stock market euphoria of 2007 and the subsequent turbulence caused by the market crash of 2008.
As an advisor, the subordinate encounters many non-financial experiences including a dancing dog which suffers from a memory loss, a revelation that a client enjoys hog body massages, a client who paints nude art for charity, a curious case of a stubborn nipple and a house hunt for a missing musical mobile!
Will work frustration make the subordinate step up and challenge his boss'
Will he get a good appraisal'
Negotiate to Win! : Talking Your Way to by Patrick Collins Negotiation is not just a process, it's an attitude-one that we all can learn. Patrick Collins, an internationally recognized expert on the subject, offers an original, comprehensive guide to maximizing negotiation skills, whether in a one-on-one encounter or a larger, more formal negotiating session. Collins explains what negotiation is and isn't (negotiation is not confrontation) and discusses ways to overcome the fear of negotiation, strategies for gaining the upper hand by manipulating the environment, and tactics tailored to negotiation type. What he offers is much more than just a guide to -magic words - or a collection of case studies; Collins provides a hard-working handbook on assessing situations and pinpointing the appropriate techniques for any given circumstance. There's great real-life advice, including details on how to negotiate at restaurants and hotels. The tips are often surprisingly, almost shockingly simple and logical?such as the suggestion to get in line behind a belligerent customer to boost your own chances for success. Readers will come away with a set of-guerrilla negotiating tactics, and a better understanding of: when to continue talking and when to walk away - how to identify words that sabotage your best efforts how to identify cultural customs that will smooth the process - how to bluff for maximum effectivenessm Each chapter concludes with key thoughts- that summarize the main lessons in the preceding pages.Viewing negotiation as both science and art, Collins will help executives, managers, and almost anyone master the skills to have the upper hand in any situation.
Fifteen years ago, Riva Singh and Aman Khan had a passionate love affair. Despite their attraction, Riva rejected Aman for reliable Ben, the man who became her husband. Now, Riva is a bestselling London novelist, whilst Aman is a Bollywood superstar. Both have watched each other from afar but have stayed apart since their painful split.
But Fate appears to have other plans for them as they are thrown together at the Cannes film festival. Aman is torn between his desire for Riva and his young family - not to mention the havoc an affair would have on his golden boy public image. Beset by guilt, Reva knows that their love could destroy everything that they hold dear.
With so much at stake, will these star-crossed lovers follow their hearts - or their heads.
Lessons in Forgetting
Lessons in Forgetting by Anita Nair
Lessons in Forgetting When we first see Meera, she is a carefully groomed corporate wife with a successful career as a writer of cookbooks. Then one day her husband fails to come home after a party and she becomes responsible not just for her children but her mother and grandmother, and the running of Lilac House, their rambling old family home in Bangalore. Enter Professor J.A. Krishnamurthy, or JAK, a renowned cyclone studies expert, on a very different trajectory in life. In a bedroom in his house lies his nineteen-year- old daughter Smriti, left comatose after a vicious attack on her while she was on holiday at a beachside town. A wall of silence and fear surrounds the incident?the grieving father is helped neither by the local police, nor by her boyfriend in his search for the truth. Through a series of coincidences, Meera and JAK find their lives turning and twisting together, with the unpredictability and sheer inevitability of a cyclone. And as the days pass, fresh beginnings appear where there seemed to be only endings. About the Author: Anita Nair is the best-selling author of three novels, The Better Man, Ladies Coupe and Mistress, and a collection of literary essays, Goodnight and God Bless. Mistress was longlisted for the 2008 Orange Prize in the UK. It was also a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award in the USA and for the LiBeraturpreis 2007 in Germany. Anita?s books have been translated into twenty-nine languages around the world. She lives in Bangalore.
The Inscrutable Americans
The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur
The hilarious novel describes one year spent on a small university campus in the U.S.A by an Indian student.He comes out of a small town,locallly reputed to be the Paris of Madhya Pradesh.His English is comically Indian,and his initial notions of America are absurdly inadequate and stereotyped..
The theme of novel is his comic discovery of America,and his own growth and maturing through his diverse adventure there..