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.

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.

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.

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