Excellence The Amitabh Bachchan Way

What can Amitabh Bachchan’s life teach us in our pursuit of excellence? Everything.
Amitabh Bachchan is not just a brilliant actor or the ‘Superstar of the Millennium’. He is an institution in himself—not just for acting but everything that makes a person successful in his life. Most of his virtues—like professionalism, determination, a never-say-die attitude—are traits which one can follow to achieve the ‘Excellence’ everyone aspires for.

Winning The Chanakya Way

Thousands of years ago, one of the shrewdest economists, thinker and philosopher Chanakya, wrote a policy manual that helped groom Chandragupta Maurya to power. This treatise, called Chanakya Neeti, dealt with a variety of subjects, including war, strategy, international relations, fiscal policies and life in general. Bestselling author Virender Kapoor unravels the secret to living a successful life by interpreting Chanakya’s lessons for a twenty-first-century reader. The sixth book in this series, Winning the Chanakya Way, simplifies the sutras in such a manner that whether you are a manager, student, homemaker or teacher, you will be able to apply these to improve your situation and plan a successful course of action even in the most trying times. Separating the grain from the chaff, the author has selected from more than 200 sutras, and categorized them into sections such as the role of destiny and character in success; dealing with your boss; who to trust in a business; and how to manage difficult people and situations. Candid and insightful, this is an effective book for self-development and personal growth.

Leadership The Gandhi Way

What can we learn from Mahatma Gandhi as far as leadership is concerned? Mahatma Gandhi needs no introduction. An icon revered by millions across the world, he led a country to freedom through methods and principles never used before. What was it about Gandhi that made him an icon? How did a frailordinary man bring about a revolution? And how did he manage to rope in the poor, the working class, the elite and the intelligentsia to work together? In this one-of-a-kind self-help book, Virender Kapoor analyses Gandhi’s methods and derives leadership lessons from his life, explaining how readers can successfully employ these in their own lives. He reveals how Gandhi carefully analysed situations, the precursor of SWOT analysis before formulating the best way to deal with them. It was thus that he formulated the idea of Satyagraha. He also shows that Gandhi understood the power of emotional appeal and used sincerity rather than empty rhetoric to maximize on this. In other words, he ‘walked the talk’. These and other strategies by Gandhi provide important lessons for leaders of any era, in any capacity. The key, he reveals, is to adapt, rather than adopt, Gandhi’s philosophy in action.

Innovation The Einstein Way

How did Albert Einstein acquire such a cult status? What was so great about him? And, more importantly, what can we learn from his life? One of the most admired figures from the last century, Albert Einstein’s contributions to science, particularly theoretical physics, are unparalleled. How did Einstein’s achievements translate into our daily lives? And what was he like as a person? In this book, Virender Kapoor analyses every facet of Einstein’s life and personality. He shows how Einstein’s contributions went far beyond the field of science – he was an active supporter of human rights, a generous donor and remarkably detached from material possessions. Einstein also knew how to use his imagination productively, employ communication skills effectively and above all, keep his sense of humour intact. It was these qualities and others that made him the man he was and understanding and absorbing them would also help others go a long way as well, in any time and at any place. Containing powerful truths in simple, lucid words, Innovation: the Einstein Way is a must-read for everyone, irrespective of their fields of interest, to understand how to utilize their strengths to the fullest.

Resilience The Hawking Way

‘I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet.’ Stephen Hawking faced the gravest odds in life with resilience and an unshakable belief in himself. Diagnosed at the fragile age of twenty-one with a debilitating and life-threatening disease, Hawking established himself as a legend in the field of cosmology. But many wonder how it is possible that a man could achieve immense success in spite of unimaginable suffering. Bestselling author Virender Kapoor shows how Hawking lived his life—an unusually difficult one—to not only achieve remarkable feats as an individual, but also contributed immensely to the discipline of physics and in understanding our unique place in the world. The seventh book in the series, Resilience: The Hawking Way is a must-read for anyone who is highly ambitious and hence, must overcome insurmountable challenges in the journey to achieve their dreams.

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