Featured Books – Jan 2012

SmartBuy brings to you six of the recent book releases which have been either critically acclaimed or has remained in best sellers list for a while and in the price range of INR 200-600.  Inside Apple is on leadership and innovation,,Smart Trust on Trust based leadership, The Reluctant Detective is a hilarious story of a housewife turned detective, Gods Without Men is another gem from Hari Kunzru, Death Benefit is a medical thriller and lastly The Best Thing About You is You is Actor Anupam Kher’s pearls of wisdom on life and inner self. To buy click on flipkart or infibeam images below.

Inside Apple (Hardcover) By Adam LashinskyIn Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky provides readers with an insight on leadership and innovation. He introduces Apple business concepts like the DRI’ (Apple’s practice of assigning a Directly Responsible Individual to every task) and the Top 100.Based on numerous interviews, the book reveals exclusive new information about how Apple innovates, deals with its suppliers, and is handling the transition into the Post Jobs Era. The Reluctant Detective (Paperback) By  Kiran Manral Kay is a thirty-something suburban housewife, and curious young mother. When a couple of corpses turn up in quick succession in her neighbourhood, she teams up with her detective friend, Runa, in a half-hearted attempt to find the murderers. A hilarious account of how not to get involved in other people’s murders, The Reluctant Detective is every school-gate mom, searching for a purpose to her life beyond kitty lunches, shopping and fish pedicures. Death Benefit (Paperback) By Robin Cook Behind the prim gates of the Greenwich, CT McMansions, Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions from mortgages to another possible profit source: the twenty-five trillion-dollar life insurance industry.
Natalie Savondnik and Ronald Goodall–two exceptional yet aloof medical residents –are working closely with their medical centre’s premier scientist on cutting-edge diabetes research. When their mentor dies suddenly, they launch a quiet investigation.
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Smart Trust (Paperback) By  Stephen M R Covey, Indra Nooyi After illustrating the global relevance of trust with his book The Speed of Trust by selling more than one million copies in twenty-two languages, Stephen M. R. Covey again illuminates the hidden power of trust to change lives and impact organizations in Smart Trust. In a compelling and readable style, he and long-time business partner Greg Link share enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are not only achieving unprecedented prosperity from high-trust relationships and cultures but even more inspiring also attaining elevated levels of energy and joy. Gods Without Men (Hardcover) By Hari Kunzru The brand new novel by the author of the bestselling The Impressionist.  Multi-layered and packed with ideas, Gods Without Men will appeal strongly to readers of Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen and David Mitchell  ‘A beautifully written echo chamber of a novel’ David Mitchell  ‘Kunzru’s engagingly wired prose and agile plotting sweep all before them’ New Yorker  ‘One of the most talented writers of his generation’ Image  ‘Kunzru’s prose sashays across the page with all the fluid flamboyance of a dance’ The Times  2008. The present is connected to the past. The earth is connected to the sky. These stories connect with others . The Best Thing About You Is You!(Hardcover)  By Anupam Kher Gems of down-to-earth wisdom for upgrading your life and finding inner bliss and tranquility…Bollywood superstar Anupam Kher plays a new role altogether: Using examples from his own life and experiences, he subtly motivates and inspires you by providing a handy guide to discovering your real self and finding peace of mind and contentment in today’s chaotic times! He feels that the best way to counter the negativity that exists in the world these days, where people are gripped by fear, insecurity, stress, frustration and unhappiness is by acquiring a positive outlook.
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