1.    The Greatness Guide 2 by Robin Sharma, paperback, published by Jaico Books, pp 203, Rs 360

2.     No One Has to Know by Dr Jamuna Pai, paperback, published by Collins, pp 244, Rs 478.40

3.     The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, hardbound, published by Simon & Schuster, pp 198, Rs 1,200

4.     Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky, paperback, published by Business Plus, pp 239, Rs 525

5.     Digital Fortress by Dan Brown, paperback, published by Corgi Books, pp 510, Rs 595

The Greatness ...

In this sequel to The Greatness Guide, Robin Sharma shares insights and tools that have made him one of the world’s most trusted advisers on leadership and personal success. Compelling and unforgettable, this guide helps readers: get to world class at work and in life; learn how to best create success; find the inspiration, passion and enthusiasm to become extraordinary; discover happiness and have more fun; get through times with courage and grace; and simplify your professional and personal life. Part manifesto for excellence, part business mastery manual and part inspirational companion, it distills Sharma’s thinking into 101 simple yet powerful lessons that will help you work brilliantly.

... Has to Know

This detailed yet easy-to-read book explains what speeds up ageing process and what slows it down. Dr Pai debuts her ‘less is more’ 5E approach to skin — Everyday, Exfoliate, Erase, Eat and Exercise — to help you understand that subtle changes have biggest impact. From homemade re-medies to sunscreens, from facial exercises to Botox, from alkalising foods to non-surgical techniques, it is one-stop resource for cutting-edge advice depending on age, severity of problem and budget. There are fine lines between enhancement and transformation and between transformation and mutation, and Dr Pai believes, the powerful way to fight ageing is to look like the most glorious version of you.

The Secret

Fragments of a great secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of the Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life transforming for all who experience it. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. They bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible. It helps understand hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to your life.

Inside Apple

This book reveals what Apple executives call the “secret sauce,” namely the systems, tactics, and management strategies that allowed late co-founder Steve Jobs and his company to churn out hit after hit and to inspire a cult like following for its Macs, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. Adam Lashinsky, one of the leading journalists covering Silicon Valley, introduces readers to Apple’s surprising practices. Each chapter recounts with behind-the-scene reportage the company’s unique approach to design, branding, and competition, and how it has weathered the transition from Jobs to Tim Cook. While ostensibly a deep dive into one company, the book offers lessons that are universal.

Digital Fortress

When the most powerful intelligence organisation on earth’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, it call for its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The National Security Agency is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released it would cripple US intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, betrayed on all sides, Susan Fletcher finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves in this Dan Brown’s new book.


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