Vol. 9, No. 4

BOOK ALERT

OCTOBER 2012

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AGRICULTURE

Title :

Food security and variable monsoon: Key policy intervention recommended in agriculture and market domains

Author :

CII Expert Group on Monsoon

Summary :

A report by CII Expert Group on Monsoon. The CII Expert Group on Monsoon was constituted, with a view to suggest to the Government a well-thought out strategy to combat variable monsoon (in form of excessive rains or drought) and finally to reduce the dependence of Indian agriculture on the monsoons. India has been witnessing the phenomenon of erratic agricultural monsoon quite consistently now (every two to three years). This has serious implications as far as self-sufficiency and food security of the Nation is concerned. Following the poor monsoons during the last agricultural season, we had witnessed its impact on the food prices. CII has identified a series of short to medium-term measures to be rolled out to minimize the adverse impact of monsoon failure when it occurs and finally to reduce our dependence on monsoon as such. 

Pub. Details :

Confederation of Indian Industry; New Delhi, 2012 (Page-22)

Keywords :

Agriculture, Food Security, Variable Monsoon


AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Title :

Jack: straight from the gut

Author :

Jack Welch

Summary :

The career of former General Electric CEO Jack Welch leaves us with many lessons in management, business and leadership. From his beginnings as a stuttering, competitive kid from working-class Salem, Mass., to his early days as a GE engineer, to his ascension to CEO in 1980 and subsequent20-plus year reign at the top, Welch stressed the importance of people, originality and creativity, and common sense. The result is a leadership style that’s often imitated, but never equaled. In Jack: Straight from the Gut, Welch is both storyteller and coach, using his exceptional career as the backdrop to share his thoughts on what it takes to be a great leader. Part management text, part page-turner, Jack shows how the man widely regarded as the finest corporate executive of his generation built his business and his reputation.

Pub. Details :

Headline Book Publishing; London, 2001 (Page-480)

Keywords :

Leadership, Autobiography, Jack Welch, GE Capital, Six Sigma, Business Management, Globalisation


BANKING & FINANCE

Title :

Money and banking

Author :

CMIE

Summary :

This book presents a series of documents that provide you with detailed and up-to-date information on money & banking sector.

Pub. Details :

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt Ltd ; Mumbai, 2012 (184pg)

Keywords :

Money and Banking, Statistics, Money Supply & Interest Rates, Scheduled Commercial Banks Credit, Non-Performing Assets, India


BANKING & FINANCE

Title :

From 5 star to 7 star in productivity: excellence in banking with customer and employee centricity

Author :

BCG , FICCI & IBA

Summary :

This study takes the next step from the BCG, FICCI, IBA 2011 Banking Productivity report and addresses two more powerful levers which can provide a boost to productivity—richer customer understanding leading to customer centric approach and deeper engagement with employees for higher efficiency.

Pub. Details :

The Boston Consulting Group , Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry & Indian Bank's Association;  2012 (58pg)

Keywords :

Indian banking, Customer engagement, Customer segmentation, Productivity, Quality in Banking, Technology, Employee, Customer, Government and RBI


DIRECTORY – INDUSTRY

Title :

India business directory 2011-12

Author :

ASSOCHAM

Summary :

The Directory contains Names and addresses, phone and fax numbers, Email, Website and Nature of Business of members. ASSOCHAM Business Directory is widely circulated and highly acclaimed by users viz. Diplomatic Missions in India, Indian Embassies, leading Chambers of Commerce in India and overseas, Ministries and State Government Libraries, Financial Institutions and the media.

Pub. Details :

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India; New Delhi, 2012 (499pg)

Keywords :

Directory , ASSOCHAM , Members , Corporate Associates , Promoter Chambers , Patron Members , Products , Services , ASSOCHAM


DIRECTORY-CONSTRUCTION

Title :

Construction & Real Estate Industry Directory 2011

Author :

ASSOCHAM

Summary :

The Directory contains names, addresses, telephone, fax, E-mail, Nature of Business and Cities of Operation of the companies engaged in construction and real estate sectors.

Pub. Details :

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India: New Delhi, 2012

Keywords :

Directory, Construction Industry, Real Estate Industry, India, ASSOCHAM


DIRECTORY -  CAPITAL MARKET

Title :

The prime directory 2011: Covering primary capital market & its intermediaries

Author :

Prithvi Haldea (Ed.)

Summary :

The Prime Directory features names, addresses and business information about intermediaries/ organisation associated with the Indian capital market, with a special focus on the Primary market. The information contained herein has been compiled from several sources including published information and input form response from intermediaries.

Pub. Details :

Praxis Consulting & Information Services Pvt Ltd : New Delhi, 2012

Keywords :

Capital Market, Directory , Directories , Merchant Bankers , Registrars & Share Transfer Agents , Financial Advertising Agencies , Capital Market Intermediaries , Indian Capital Market , India


DIRECTORY – MACHINE TOOLS

Title :

Directory of members

Author :

IMTMA

Summary :

The Directory provides detailed information on members of IMTMA, including their manufacturing capabilities. This Directory is compiled in six Sections: 1. Profile of Members, 2. Product-wise Member List, 3. List of Distributors, 4. Location of Members State/City-wise, 5. List of Brand names, and 6. Tables giving overview of establishment years and employment in machine tool industry.

Pub. Details :

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association ( IMTMA ): Gurgaon, 2011 (337pg)

Keywords :

Machine tools , Directory, Machine Tool Industry, Equipment Manufacturers, Sub Suppliers, Members, Products, Suppliers, IMTMA


ECONOMY - INDIA

Title :

Monthly review of the Indian economy, September 2012

Author :

CMIE

Summary :

Update on Indian economy until August 2012.

Pub. Details :

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd.; Mumbai, 2012: (88pg)

Keywords :

Economic Statistics, Indian Economy, Statistics, Annual Indicators, GDP Growth, Inflation, Interest Rates, Balance of Payments, Public Finance, Agriculture, Energy, Infrastructure, Industry, Corporate Sector, Capital Market, Money & Banking, Foreign trade, World Economy


ECONOMY – INDIA

Title :

India grows at night : A liberal case for a strong state

Author :

Gurcharan Das

Summary :

This book captures the deep discord in today’s India- a robust, aspiring society thriving in a flourishing economy held hostage by a flailing state and governance failures, Its focus on “what is to be done” to create a strong, liberal state in India makes it a brilliant read for all Indians hoing for a better India and keen to contribute to creating one.

Pub. Details :

Penguin; New Delhi, 2012 (307pg)

Keywords :

India economy, Economic growth, India Model of Growth, Rule of Law, Corruption, Politics & Government, Economic Policy, Policy Paralysis


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS – NATIONAL INCOME

Title :

National income statistics, September 2012

Author :

CMIE

Summary :

This book presents a series of documents that provide detaile and up-to-date information on national income statistics for 2011-2012.

Pub. Details :

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt Ltd ( CMIE ): Mumbai, 2012 (439pg)

Keywords :

National income statistics , GDP by Industry, Net Domestic Product by Industry (NDP) , GNP , NDP by organized and unorganized sector, Gross Capital Formation, Financial Assets and Liabilities of Household Sector, Capital Stock by Industry, State Domestic Product, SDP


ECONOMIC REFORMS

Title :

India's Reforms : How they produced inclusive growth

Author :

Jagdish Bhagwati ( Ed) & Arvind Panagariya (Ed)

Summary :

Major contribution to the debate on the impact Indian economic reform has had on poverty, inequality, and election outcomes. 
Five original papers based on large data sets and state of the art techniques. When India Embraced systematic economic reforms in 1991 and began opening its economy to both domestic and foreign competition, critics argued that they had contributed little to the acceleration of economic growth. Their argument had rested on the claim that growth in the 1990s was no faster than in the 1980s. This claim was quickly refuted on the grounds that when properly evaluated, growth had in- deed accelerated in the 1990s and, more importantly, while reforms had been made systematic in 1991, they had actually begun much earlier in the late 1970s. Subsequently, the reforms of the late 1990s and early 2000s have led to a jump in the growth rate from six percent in the 1990s to eight to nine percent beginning in 2003. The reforms have also led to a major structural change in the economy: the trade to GDP ratio tripled since 1991, there has been a gigantic expansion of foreign investment in India, and sectors such as telecommunications, airlines, and automobiles have expanded at rates much higher than those observed any time in the past.

Pub. Details :

Oxford University Press; New York, 2012: (282pg)

Keywords :

Economic reforms and Election Outcomes, Inclusive Growth, Trade Liberalization and Poverty Reduction, Trade and Inequality in India, Socially Disadvantage, India commercial policy, India economic conditions, India Social Conditions, India politics and government


ECONOMIC REFORMS

Title :

1991-2011: Two decades of economic reforms…

Author :

Uma Kapila ( Ed )

Summary :

The progress of India’s economy and the challenges it still faces are explored in this comprehensive analysis that features the writing of eminent economists, scholars, policymakers, and field experts. Acknowledging that the Indian economy has come a long way in the last two decades, the contributors also elaborate upon the essential next steps regarding the human element in future reforms. These 20 essays and scholarly papers comprise an authoritative assessment of two decades of reforms and their impact.

Pub. Details :

Academic Foundations; New Delhi, 2012 (391pg)

Keywords :

Economy , Indian economy, India economy reform , Indian economic policy , Sustainable development India, Agriculture Reforms, Disinvestment and Privatisation, MSMEs, Monetary Policy, Legislative Reforms, Sustainable Reforms, Inclusive Growth


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Title :

Search inside yourself : increase productivity , creativity and happiness

Author :

Chade - Meng Tan

Summary :

Search Inside Yourself reveals how to calm your mind on demand and return it to a natural state of happiness; deepen self-awareness in a way that fosters self-confidence; harness empathy and compassion into outstanding leadership; and build highly productive collaborations based on trust and transparent communication. In other words, Search Inside Yourself shows you how to grow inner joy while succeeding at your work.

Pub. Details :

Harper Collins Publishers: London, 2012 (268pg)

Keywords :

Emotion , Emotional intelligence, Meditation, Self-Introspection, Knowing Self, Empathy, Leadership


FICTION

Title :

The Krishna key

Author :

Ashwin Sanghi  

Summary :

Five thousand years ago, there came to earth a magical being called Krishna, who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age the Kaliyug. In modern times, a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar. Only, he is a serial killer. In this heart-stopping tale, the arrival of a murderer who executes his gruesome and brilliantly thought-out schemes in the name of God is the first clue to a sinister conspiracy to expose an ancient secret Krishna s priceless legacy to mankind…

Pub. Details :

Westland; Chennai, 2012, (473pg)

Keywords :

Fiction , English Fiction, Thriller , Mahabharata


FICTION

Title :

Sunset Club

Author :

Khushwant Singh

Summary :

The Sunset Club’ is the tale of three members of the Sunset Club and friends for over forty years, now in their eighties: Pandit Preetam Sharma, Nawab Barkatulla Baig and Sardar Boota Singh, who meet each day at the sunset hour and sit together on a bench in Lodhi Gardens, exchanging their views on each passing day, talking about everything from politics, religion, love, lust and sex. Set in picturesque Delhi, the novel traces the life of three octogenarians – from 26th January 2009 to 26th January 2010, where Khushwant sketches his characters with utmost precision, right from their physiognomy, idiosyncrasies and fantasies of old age, thereby making ‘The Sunset Club’ a compelling read. The book celebrates cyclical nature in all its hues, while chronicling the life of three old friends and a sharp portrayal of a fast changing India.

Pub. Details :

Penguin; New Delhi, 2011, (218pg)

Keywords :

Fiction , Fantasies of Old Age, Story of Changing India, Politics, Religion, Love


FICTION

Title :

Between clay and dust

Author :

Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Summary :

Musharraf Ali Farooqi's new novel, set in an unnamed Pakistani city shortly after Partition, unravels the lives of Ustad Ramzi, one of the greatest wrestlers of the land, who is now old and warmed only by the memories of his past, and the equally renowned Gohar Jan, a courtesan whose kotha once welcomed lords of the land but is now in danger of being shut down. Powerful and haunting, Between Clay and Dust is a triumph of storytelling and a poignant exploration of love, honour, redemption and the strength that great souls find to go on when everything is lost.

Pub. Details :

Aleph Book Company; New Delhi, 2011, (213pg)

Keywords :

Fiction , Story of Wrestlers, Love, Honour


FOREIGN POLICY - INDIA

Title :

Pax Indica : India and the world of the 21st century

Author :

Shashi Tharoor  

Summary :

This is a book which analyses India’s Foreign policy challenges threadbare in a very easy-to-read format. It analyses each country with which we have a relationship, as it looks at current issues giving both perspectives of the coin; clarifying the Indian position and looking at alternatives to take the relationship forward... 

Pub. Details :

Thomson Press India Ltd; New Delhi, 2012, (449pg)

Keywords :

Foreign policy - India , India and China , India and abroad, India – International Relations


INDUSTRIAL GROWTH

Title :

CII ASCON Survey - August 2012

Author :

CII

Summary :

The CII ASCON survey, which tracks the growth of industrial sector of the economy through survey feedback received from sectoral industry associations and individual industry members, reveals deepening of the industrial slowdown in the wake of continuing issues related to high interest rate, deficient monsoon, inflation, widening fiscal and current account deficits and slowing global economy.

Pub. Details :

Confederation of Indian Industry; New Delhi, 2012 (30pg)

Keywords :

Industrial growth - India , Industry monitor, ASCON Survey


INDUSTRIALISATION – INDIA

Title :

India's late , late industrial revolution 

Author :

Sumit K Majumdar

Summary :

There is a paradox at the heart of the Indian economy. Indian businessmen and traders are highly industrious and ingenious people, yet for many years Indian industry was sluggish and slow to develop. One of the major factors in this sluggish development was the command and control regime known as the License Raj. This regime has gradually been removed and, after two decades of reform, India is now awakening from its slumber and is experiencing a late, late industrial revolution. This important new book catalogues and explains this revolution through a combination of rigorous analysis and entertaining anecdotes about India's entrepreneurs, Indian firms' strategies and the changing role of government in Indian industry. This analysis shows that there is a strong case for a manufacturing focus so that India can replicate the success stories of Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea and China.

Pub. Details :

Cambridge University Press; New Delhi, 2012 (426pg)

Keywords :

Industrialization in India, Entrepreneurship in India, Industrial policy of India, Indian Enterprise – History, Services Sector, Manufacturing


INTERNATIONAL – BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Title :

Doing Business with China : Emerging opportunities

Author :

CII

Summary :

A report on "Doing Business with China: Emerging opportunities" has detailed information  on topics such as Investment in China in Automobiles and components, Banking, IT and ITES, and Pharmaceuticals sectors.

Pub. Details :

Confederation of Indian Industry & Dezan Shira & Associates; New Delhi, 2012 (27pg)

Keywords :

China , Business Opportunities , International , International Business , Automobiles and components, Banking, IT and ITES, Pharmaceuticals


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Title :

India and New Zealand in a rising Asia: Issues and perspectives

Author :

Man Mohini Kaul and Vibhanshu Shekhar

Summary :

India and New Zeland in a rising Asia : Issues and perspectives will bring forth holistic picture of New Zealand collating the existing worldviews and new trends emerging out of changing politico strategic landscape of the Asia Pacific in the 21 century. It is an attempt on the part of Indian scholars to develop an Indian perspective on New Zealand as an actor and a stakeholder in the global and regional politics of the Asia Pacific.

Pub. Details :

Pentagon Press; New Delhi, 2012 (201pg)

Keywords :

India foreign relations New Zeland, New Zeland foreign relations India, New Zeland foreign relations Asia, New Zeland foreign relations Asia


LEADERSHIP

Title :

My years with General Motors

Author :

John Mcdonald (Ed) and Catharine Stevens (Eds.)

Summary :

Only a handful of business books have reached the status of a classic, having withstood the test of over thirty years' time. Even today, Bill Gates praises MY YEARS WITH GENERAL MOTORS as the best book to read on business, and Business Week has named it the number one choice for its "bookshelf of indispensable reading." MY YEARS WITH GENERAL MOTORS became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1963. It has since been used a a manual for managers, offering personal glimpses into the practice of the "discipline of management" by the man who perfected it. This is the story no other businessman could tell--a distillation of half a century of intimate leadership experience with a giant industry and an inside look at dramatic events and creative business management.

Pub. Details :

Currency Doubleday; New York, 2012 (472pg)

Keywords :

Leadership, Autobiography, General Motors , Automobiles


LEADERSHIP

Title :

25 Management strategies for Delhi Metro success : The Sreedharan way

Author :

Anuj Dayal

Summary :

The book, "25 Management Strategies for Delhi Metro's Success, The Sreedharan Way" is an attempt to encapsulate the management strategies that the Delhi Metro management adopted in implementing its first two phases of construction, in the form of 25 different chapters. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has created a benchmark in efficient infrastructure project construction and operation despite facing the hurdles and obstacles usually encountered by public sector organizations in India. The book reveals the strategies and methods that were adopted to ensure that the Metro projects in the national capital were completed within time and budgetary allocations. 
The book divides these strategies into 25 chapters and dedicates each chapter to the important aspects of Delhi Metro's management style such as integrity, professional competency, target orientation, punctuality, crisis management, pace of construction, and so on. 

Pub. Details :

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd: New Delhi, 2012  (140pg)

Keywords :

Leadership, Metro, Delhi metro, DMRC, DMRC management


LEADERSHIP

Title :

Leadership pipeline solutions: a collection of case studies

Author :

Mercer

Summary :

Leadership pipeline continues to be one of the biggest people challenges facing organizations across Asia Pacific. The 11 case studies captured in this anthology demonstrate the myriad leadership challenges companies are facing today.

Pub. Details :

Mercer; 2012 (39pg)

Keywords :

Leadership Pipeline Solutions, Leadership Challenges, Case Studies


LEADERSHIP

Title :

Resilience : why things bounce back

Author :

Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy

Summary :

Tall systems break down. Some bounce back, others do not. This is a book about why. RESILIENCE is a dazzling exposition of fresh thinking about how the world works. It covers business, economic, geographic and social systems in a thrillingly readable narrative. A wealth of absorbing examples are covered, from the link between US oil prices and the recent 'tortilla riots' in Mexico to what was really happening when the US government decided not to bail out Lehman Bros. RESILIENCE introduces completely new ideas, such as 'flipping' which is when a systems has been pulled out of shape so often it changes forever. The thinking in RESILIENCE has crucial implications for how to understand the world in which we live. 

Pub. Details :

Headlines Publishing Group: London, 2012 (323pg)

Keywords :

Leadership, Resilience, Robust, Business Ideas


LEADERSHIP

Title :

Blink : The power of thinking without thinking

Author :

Malcolm Gladwell

Summary :

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?

Pub. Details :

Penguin Group: London, 2006 (296pg)

Keywords :

Leadership , Decision Making , Problem solving , Cognitive Psychology , Behavioral Sciences , Intuition


LEADERSHIP

Title :

CIO edge : 7 Leadership skills you need to drive results

Author :

Graham Waller , George Hallenbeck and Karen Rubenstrunk

Summary :

In The CIO Edge, the authors draw on Korn/Ferry International's extensive empirical data on leadership competencies as well as Gartner's research on IT trends and the CIO role. They prove that, for IT leaders, mastering seven essential skills yields big results.

Pub. Details :

Harvard Business Review Press: Boston, 2010 (220pg)

Keywords :

Leadership , Leadership Skills, Leadership Competencies, Essential Skills of CIOs


MEDIA

Title :

Self Regulation of advertising in India : A critical analysis

Author :

CII

Summary :

Today, advertising in India is self-regulated and comes under the purview of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). CII National Committee on marketing has initiated this white paper to analyse the significance of prevaling issue and develop on independent point of view.

Pub. Details :

Confederation of Indian Industry: New Delhi, 2012  (72pg)

Keywords :

Media, Advertisement, Indian advertising industry, ASCI code


 


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