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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!  

The One Minute Manager
Author : Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
Publisher : Harper Collins Publishers India
Price : ₹ 100
Genre : Non-fiction
The One Minute Manager has helped millions accomplish more successful professional lives, over many decades now. While the principles it lay out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The remarkable rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionised the world in which we live and work.

In the book Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have introduced the book’s powerful and important lessons, in a newer edition, in a concise, easy-to-read story. The authors teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well even today.

As compelling today as the original had been nearly 30 years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 — and how the inextricable link between writing and living stimulated his recovery.

Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it — fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

On Writing
Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Price : ₹ 551
Genre : Autobiography

All the Birds in the Sky
Author :
Charlie Jane Anders
Price : ₹ 535
Genre : Fiction

A story that deals with the actualisation of dreams, All the Birds in the Sky is a story about the end of the world and the beginning of our future. Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead never expected to see each other again, after they parted ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families.

The story then comes back to San Francisco, where both are adults, living the perfect posh lives. Laurence is an engineering genius who’s working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world’s magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s ever-growing ailments. Little do they realise that something bigger than either of them, something that had begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together, to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages. All the Birds in the Sky is indeed a deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.