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Chanakya, who lived in 3rd Century BC, was the ultimate leadership guru. His Arthashastra is a timeless text that inspired Radhakrishnan Pillai to write the national bestseller Corporate Chanakya which is essentially a primer on effective leadership and management skills. Business today faces both healthy and...

  Life changes, whether we like it or not. And Dr. Spencer Johnson’s disarmingly simple, but powerful book will make you reevaluate your perspective towards life from the very first page. It follows the physical and emotional journeys of four characters – Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw – as they search, find, lose,...

  When you are driving home after a long day and don’t feel like cooking dinner, it makes sense to stop by a McDonalds – it’s cheap and tastes good. One meal of processed food can’t be that bad, right? But habits emerge without our permission. Studies indicate that people usually don’t intend to eat fast food...

Most success books published in the last century make more or less the same argument – you need to revamp your personality to achieve success. On the other hand, Stephen Covey in his bestselling book ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ says that it is not your personality ethic but your character ethic that is...

  Sanjay Dutt’s life is a story of epic proportions. He has always lived under the media spotlight. His life has been documented in print and on film right from his birth. Even his very name was the result of a competition held by a film magazine where readers sent in their suggestions to his superstar parents,...

Even today, McCormack’s 1984 business classic remains a must-read for executives and managers at every level, featuring straight-talking advice you’ll never hear in business school. The New York Times best seller was #1 for 21 weeks in a row. Relating his proven method of “applied people sense” in key chapters...

Sometimes you read a book that really impacts you, takes over all your thinking for a couple of days, and long after you have forgotten it you feel it randomly popping into your life every now and then. That’s the kind of hold that Rhonda Byrne’s book The Secret has on you.  Everyone has something they want to...

In 1893, when Swami Vivekananda went to Chicago to represent India at the World’s Parliament of Religions, no one could have imagined the impact his groundbreaking speech would have on people. His radical thoughts about non-dualism and of Hinduism as a tolerant and inclusive religion are relevant to this day. Born to a...

Julian Mantle, a very successful and famous lawyer, is struck by a sudden heart attack, wreaking havoc in his life. His work comes to a standstill, and he is forced to start thinking about the worthwhileness of material success. The seven-figure-making lawyer had everything. But it didn’t make him happy. So, in...

Rich Dad, Poor Dad written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter advocates financial literacy and financial independence. Here in this excerpt from the book, they throw light on steps to awaken your financial genius. Read more such insightful details on building wealth and investments from Insights from Rich Dad...