Rebuilding Lost Trust – An Excerpt from ‘Trust’

To succeed, entrepreneurs in developing countries need to build trust within the existing structures. Those who assume that they will have the same legal, governmental, and institutional protections as their counterparts in the west, will fail. And Tarun Khanna’s new book Trust shows how it is done. Here is an excerpt from his book, that talks about rebuilding…

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The Anatomy of Selflessness – an Excerpt from The Mind of a Leader

“The Mind of the Leader” offers a radical, yet practical, solution. To solve the leadership crisis, organizations need to put people at the center of their strategy. They need to develop managers and executives who lead with three core mental qualities: mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion. Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company,…

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Incorporating Compassion – an Excerpt

Do you ever wonder how successful businesses can be used as a force for good? Do you sometimes feel conflicted by the principles of capitalism? Do you wish to change the world around you whilst doing what you love? In his book, Compassion Inc., Gaurav Sinha, world-class businessman and entrepreneur, outlines the economics of empathy for…

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The Fox – an Excerpt

Most weapons do what you tell them. Most weapons you can control. But what if the most dangerous weapon in the world isn’t a smart missile or a stealth submarine or even an AI computer programme? What if it’s a 17-year-old boy with a blisteringly brilliant mind, who can run rings around the most sophisticated…

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The Republic of Beliefs – an Excerpt

In The Republic of Beliefs, Kaushik Basu, one of the world’s leading economists, offers a radically new approach to the economic analysis of the law. He argues that the traditional economic analysis of the law has significant flaws and has failed to answer certain critical questions satisfactorily. Here is an excerpt from a section of the introduction, titled Practice and…

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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Read an extract from the epic new novel by the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of 1Q84, Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore. Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me. He was seated on the chair across from the sofa I’d been sleeping on, staring straight at…

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And The Ocean was Our Sky – the Birth of the Idea

With lush and atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, “And The Ocean Was Our Sky” by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of “Moby Dick” upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate. But where did the idea for And The Ocean Was Our Sky come from?…

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The Metaphorical Heart: An Excerpt

The spark of life, fount of emotion, house of the soul – the heart lies at the centre of every facet of our existence. It’s so bound up in our deepest feelings that it can physically change shape when we experience emotional trauma. Here is an excerpt from Sandeep Jauhar’s book, Heart: A History that talks…

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The Best Couple Ever – an Excerpt

Do you flaunt your happy moments on Facebook, Instagram etc? Do you make people jealous of the perfect life you are living? Do you portray yourself as a forever-happy person to your social media followers? Do you think you are a cyber-world aspiration? If no, then chill. If yes, then congrats! You are their next…

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