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  Since you're planning on doing your MBA, you need to be well read, and not just on current affairs. In this section, we offer you some choices of books that will broaden your perspective, and you will find that you will never be at a loss in a discussion!  

In Search of Excellence
Author : Robert H. Waterman, Jr. and Tom Peters
Publisher : Profile Books Ltd
Price : ₹ 1,786
Genre : Non-fiction

A New York Times bestseller for quite a few years, In Search of Excellence is a must read for anyone who is keen to make a mark in the competitive world of management. The authors, Robert H. Waterman, Jr. and Tom Peters, researched on more than 43 companies to discover the secrets of the art of management.

No matter how varied the companies might have been, all of them shared certain basic principles of management. So anyone who is ambitions and yearning for success, this book is certainly a must read for him or her. Amply illustrated with anecdotes and examples from the experiences of the best-run companies in the world, this book spells out the secrets of success in easy and simple terms.

Dreams from My Father is the story of US President Barack Obama, much before he assumed the centre stage in American politics, to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother. It was a unique struggle that took him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego. The book, where Barack retraces his family's unusual history, delves deep into his own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within him.

Lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting, this memoir became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. A gripping read from one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics.

Dreams from My Father
Author : Barack Obama
Publisher : RC
Price : ₹ 236
Genre : Autobiography

Author :
Alan Brennert
Publisher : Griffin
Price : ₹ 853
Genre : Fiction

Set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, Moloka'i is an extraordinary epic and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-coloured mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Here her life is supposed to end, but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.
Moloka'i is the true-to-life chronicle of people who embrace life in the face of death. Such is the warmth, humour, and compassion of this novel that few readers will remain unchanged by Rachel's story.