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Book review: 'Influence Empire' doesn't start as a cautionary tale, but ends up being one

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Book review: 'Influence Empire' doesn't start as a cautionary tale, but ends up being one

What has enabled Tencent to compete with Jack Ma’s Alibaba? Why did Donald Trump try to curtail American investments in Tencent? How does Tencent benefit from investing in start-ups? The book engages with questions that are confounding for people outside China.

Book review: Shaili Chopra's 'Sisterhood Economy' draws on personal experiences, interviews

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Book review: Shaili Chopra's 'Sisterhood Economy' draws on personal experiences, interviews

'Sisterhood Economy' examines issues like gender pay gap, expectations of unpaid housework and care work, poor healthcare services for women, and the threat of sexual harassment.

Book review: Captain G.R. Gopinath's writing in 'Our India' is sharp, empathetic, well-reasoned

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Book review: Captain G.R. Gopinath's writing in 'Our India' is sharp, empathetic, well-reasoned

Among other things, Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath offers warm recollections of his interactions with famous men from different walks of life – cartoonist R. K. Laxman, singer Pandit Jasraj, writer-director Girish Karnad, and Café Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha.

"Strategic CSR today is more about aligning CSR to the business context": Meena Raghunathan

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"Strategic CSR today is more about aligning CSR to the business context": Meena Raghunathan

"Development processes... need both patience and innovation. We are dealing with people, change processes and field situations, not production or marketing where targets can be set and met."

FICCI awards children’s book that talks sensitively about recovering from cancer

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FICCI awards children’s book that talks sensitively about recovering from cancer

'Aai and I' is as much about a child's engagement with who she is as it is about breast cancer.

A Country Called Childhood book review: Deepti Naval's memoir is thoughtful, intense

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A Country Called Childhood book review: Deepti Naval's memoir is thoughtful, intense

"Following your passion is not a bed of roses": Network Capital founder and Chevening Fellow Utkarsh Amitabh

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"Following your passion is not a bed of roses": Network Capital founder and Chevening Fellow Utkarsh Amitabh

"The world lost half a billion jobs in the last two years because of the pandemic. Those are not going to come back. The passion economy offers a helpful way forward." - Utkarsh Amitabh

Recognise that you are fallible, but don't be too harsh on yourself

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Recognise that you are fallible, but don't be too harsh on yourself

Plus 5 more takeaways from 'The Moral Compass: Finding Balance and Purpose in an Imperfect World' by former Chief Commissioner of Income-Tax in New Delhi Hardayal Singh.

8 takeaways from psychologist Elaine Fox’s 'Switchcraft'

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8 takeaways from psychologist Elaine Fox’s 'Switchcraft'

Training our mind can help us become less rigid in our thinking, explore possibilities, and change how we act. In her book, Elaine Fox shares tips on just how to do this.

5 takeaways from Richard Rumelt’s 'The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists'

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5 takeaways from Richard Rumelt’s 'The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists'

Confusing goals with strategy can lead to decisions with weak foundations. Short-term metrics, too, can derail longer-term strategy. Plus, other things to keep in mind to separate strategy from the chaff.

10 iconic Hindi films that KK sang for

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10 iconic Hindi films that KK sang for

In 'Saathiya' (2002), KK sang 'Mangaalyam' and 'O Humdum Suniyo Re' (with Kunal Ganjawala and Shaan). Director Shaad Ali must have realized that the youthful romance would be incomplete without KK’s voice.

5 takeaways from SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son's biography by Atsuo Inoue

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5 takeaways from SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son's biography by Atsuo Inoue

As a student, Son kept an ideas notebook. He zeroed in on three approaches to inventing things – search for solutions to problems, think laterally, or combine pre-existing things into something new.

Sorabh Pant: "30 pages is just not enough to get an advance from publishers – which was my end goal"

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Sorabh Pant: "30 pages is just not enough to get an advance from publishers – which was my end goal"

'Vote For Pant' is stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant's first non-fiction title. He has previously written three novels.

6 takeaways from Karyn Ross’ book 'The Kind Leader'

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6 takeaways from Karyn Ross’ book 'The Kind Leader'

"I wrote the book for my grandmother and Shah Rukh Khan as my target readers": World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya

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"I wrote the book for my grandmother and Shah Rukh Khan as my target readers": World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya

World Bank economist Shrayana Bhattacharya on placing a copy of her book 'Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh' in Shah Rukh Khan's home library, her book and the economics of fandom.

'Indian Matchmaking' participant Aparna Shewakramani: Parents want strong role models for their daughters

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'Indian Matchmaking' participant Aparna Shewakramani: Parents want strong role models for their daughters

Book review: Cautionary tales and takeaways

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Book review: Cautionary tales and takeaways

Cooking the books, banking deceits, Ponzi schemes... 'Corporate Frauds' delves into why rich people commit fraud and how some of the biggest cases have changed the way India does business.

Nandan Nilekani: Thoughtful design of how you consume information and allocate attention can help

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Nandan Nilekani: Thoughtful design of how you consume information and allocate attention can help

"Attention economy products necessitate a certain kind of relationship with their users that is toxic... we felt it was time to write a pragmatic framework." - Nandan Nilekani

Taapsee Pannu's diet and fitness mantras

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Taapsee Pannu's diet and fitness mantras

Don't give up what you love to eat, no big and unsustainable changes, have a fitness plan and no compromise on proper sleep - actor Taapsee Pannu shares her diet and fitness do's and don'ts.

Five Indian books to read on the International Transgender Day of Visibility

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Five Indian books to read on the International Transgender Day of Visibility

Children's books, academic volumes, memoirs - must-read books on LGBTQIA+ rights and gender inclusion.

6 takeaways from Sunita Narain’s edited volume 'The Pandemic Journal'

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6 takeaways from Sunita Narain’s edited volume 'The Pandemic Journal'

The book is a documentation of the public health and humanitarian crises in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 takeaways from a biography on US Vice-President Kamala Devi Harris

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5 takeaways from a biography on US Vice-President Kamala Devi Harris

In politics, where women and men are often judged by different standards, Kamala Harris has tried to champion women’s leadership across party lines.

Holi 2022: Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' has these hauntingly vivid Holi scenes...

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Holi 2022: Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' has these hauntingly vivid Holi scenes...

In Vikram Seth’s novel, Holi becomes a colourful playground for enacting and challenging ideas about gender, sex and what it means to play.

5 unforgettable women from Barkha Dutt’s book 'To Hell and Back: Humans of COVID'

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5 unforgettable women from Barkha Dutt’s book 'To Hell and Back: Humans of COVID'

Stories of hardship, loss, and courage in unprecedented times.

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