Book Releases

11th Trait Boss Wants Lul (A Dumb Guy)

About the Book –

One can’t choose the time when he is born, who his parents, nation but certainly can decide what he is responsible and action in a given time.  Through this book, the author has tried to comprehend 4675 years of experience by interviewing 187 professionals over 3 years.  The content of the book will enable you to relate to your professional journey and suggest ways you to avoid any damage to your professional career in the corporate world. 

About the Author –

Jomarji Jast, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and a Mechanical engineer from MDU Rohtak has over 18 years of experience at various positions & domain in manufacturing industries.(Honda car’s Hongo, Suzuki Motorcycle, Tata Motors And Ashok Leyland )  In this book, he has penned down his experience, personal and professional with aim to help others in their professional career & entrepreneurship journey. He is on the mission to connect with 1000+ CEOs, strategy thinktanks to bring their thinking & approach to common people.

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Do People Value You? An Analysis Of Individual Value in different Sphere Of Life

About the Book –

This book is based on personal value, how value plays an important role in our day to day life, both in personal and professional life. To understand the value system is an essential lesson of life. Understand your self-value, then value yourself, understand the value of others and value others. This book will help you extend your horizon concerning the value system. Therefore, during interaction, discussion, negotiation, new idea exploration, you will surely develop a value for self, for others and retain each other value for a long time. It will help us to nurture and strengthen our relationships rather than rupturing relationships with irregular texture.

About the Author –

The author, Ramakanta Routaray has a mechanical engineering degree, an MBA in marketing and finance & EGMP from IIM Bangalore. He has rich experiences in automotive R&D. He handled responsible positions in automotive R&D such as the Head of value engineering & value analysis at hero MotoCorp ltd & Head of R&D at Runner Automobile Limited, Bangladesh. He has traveled the journey from an R&D engineer to Head of R&D in 14 years and spend all his career in R&D. He has written 3 technical research papers, all of which have published in the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE international). He is the sole inventor of 4 automotive design patents. He is a gold medalist on VA/VE from Sona Koya systems ltd.

He has bagged many awards such as Leadership award for savings Rs 1000 crore through Value Engineering & Value Analysis in BSVI project in 2018 from Hero MotoCorp ltd, CSR leadership award certificate, from Hero MotoCorp ltd, Research excellency award, from Akshaya Patra Foundation, Jaipur, Rajasthan & Leadership & excellency award, from Krishna Balram Seva trust, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

He is the Founder of the Institute Of Management For Future Leaders (IMFL), an NGO, to promote engineering & management education in India for the economically weaker section of the society. IMFL mission also includes Rural development in the economic sector. IMFL not only focusing on young education but also focuses on middle-aged illiterate adults.

While continuing his NGO mission and vision, he is aspiring for Ph.D. in technology & management, strategy and sustainability of the technology, organization and environment. He is a follower of ISKON and reads Bhagavat Gita daily. He loves to travel to spiritual and historical places.

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Hacks for Life and Career: A Millennial’s Guide to Making it Big

About the Book –

Being a millennial is not easy. While the average millennial struggles with low remuneration and motivation,  there are others who become Instagram influencers and earn oodles of money and fame.

This book aims to provide life hacks that can help millennials face the world professionally and personally. It discusses various topics along the lines of entrepreneurship, self-help, technological disruption and financial literacy. In this holistic guide for today’s millennials, the author breaks down various day-to-day business concepts such as pricing, inflation, GDP and so on. The book also provides a glimpse of industries—FMCG, consulting, e-commerce, banking—to help readers understand the culture and demands of these industries. The book tries to speak to all kinds of millennials, be it the ones starting their slash careers or those beginning a new entrepreneurial venture. Hacks for Life and Career includes tips on managing difficult bosses and colleagues along with life hacks to upsell oneself in a corporate career. It also provides career-related assistance like creating an impactful resume and acing various rounds of job selection. The book answers the often-asked question of whether to pursue an Indian degree or an international degree. And finally, the secret sauce that will help them land that job with a nine-digit salary. 

The book will appeal to millennials who are trying to make a career in corporate India.

About the Author –

During the day, Sandeep is a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He has been a strategy consultant for over 10 years, having worked with Accenture Strategy, Boston Consulting Group and Marico and has traversed most bylanes of India and Southeast Asia. After work, he is an avid writer. He is the author of the bestseller Yours Sarcastically, a book inspired by his reallife experience of interviewing 60 size-zero South Bombay women. Yours Sarcastically got rave reviews and was featured in the Times of India, Hindu, Asian Age, Business India and CNN IBN. It was long listed for the Crossword Economist Book Award. His second book, Satan’s Angels, is a corporate drama centred around the glitz, glamor and filth of corporate India.

He is a columnist with Fortune, Outlook Money and Businessworld having written over 100 columns for them. He writes at the intersection of consumer behavior, technology and behavioral psychology. He has contributed to numerous travel magazines.

He has been invited as a guest speaker at numerous institutes. Some of the institutes Sandeep has spoken at are IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIT Bombay, St. Stephen’s Delhi, IIM Kozhikode, FMS Delhi, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai amidst other places.

He has anchored and hosted many literary festivals and corporate events―the Bangalore Business Literature Festival, corporate events at Accenture and PwC. His profile has been featured in Mint, the Hindu, Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle newspapers along with other magazines.

By education, he is an MBA from IIM Bangalore and has completed a strategy course from INSEAD. At IIM Bangalore, he was a part of the Student Council and half a dozen clubs along with an academic Top 10 per cent of his batch. Being a CFA Level 2, he is financially literate. During his college days, he has represented his college at the Asian Debate in Malaysia.

He is intentionally vegetarian, which is very rare for someone from his community. He doesn’t drink and smoke either, but has a deep love for street food, chili paneer and fancy hotels. If you have read till this point, your patience is appreciated and deeply admired. You can rest assured that the rest of the book is far more engaging and fast-paced.

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Phnom Penh Water Story: Remarkable Transformation of an Urban Water Utility (Water Resources Development and Management)

About the Book –

This book analyses how a water utility from a developing country, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, that was totally dysfunctional, corruption-ridden and literally bankrupt in 1993, became one of the most successful water utilities of the developing world in only about 15 years. By 2010, some of the performance indicators of this public sector utility were even better than London, Paris or Los Angeles. The book further analyses the enabling conditions that made this remarkable transformation possible. Based on this analysis, a framework is recommended for water utilities from developing countries so that they can also be transformed into functional, efficient, equitable and financially viable institutions on a sustainable basis.

About the Authors –

Asit K. Biswas is one of the world’s leading authorities on water, environment and development-related issues. A distinguished academic, he has been an advisor and confidant to Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers in 21 countries, six Heads of United Nations Agencies, two Secretaries-General of OECD, several Heads of bilateral aid agencies, and four CEOs or Chairmen of major MNCs. He has received numerous international awards, including Stockholm Water Prize, considered to be the Nobel Prize for water. Recipient of seven Honorary Doctorates from leading global universities, he is the author of 88 books. His work has been translated into 42 languages. 

Pawan K Sachdeva is an engineer with an MBA and a Master’s degree in public policy. He has consulted and researched on the performances of water utilities in many states of India, different urban centres of Cambodia, and other Asian cities. At present, he is a Non-Executive Director of Water Management International Private Ltd. of Singapore. He has also been an Adjunct Professor to Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India).

Cecilia Tortajada has been an advisor to major international institutions like FAO, UNDP, JICA, ADB, OECD, IDRC and GIZ, and has worked in numerous countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe on water and natural resources management and environment policies. Winner of the prestigious Crystal Drop Award of the International Water Resources Association, she is also a member of the OECD Initiative on Water Governance and member of the International Selection Committee, Millennium Technology Prize, Technology Academy Finland.  She is a past President of the International Water Resources Association and Editor‐in‐Chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development. She is the author and editor of more than 40 books. A leading global authority on urban water and wastewater management, her work has been translated into seven languages.

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Design Your Thinking: The Mindsets, Toolsets and Skill Sets for Creative Problem-solving

About the Book –

Creative problem-solving is at the heart of innovation, and some of the world’s most innovative companies are very systematic in following this approach. Most people would assume that creativity and discipline can’t coexist, and that only when resources are replete and the talent best-in-class can one be creative. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, creativity thrives amid constraints and calls for great discipline.

Pioneered by IDEO and Stanford, design thinking is one such approach that draws inspiration from the realm of product design. However, it shouldn’t be narrowly associated with the world of start-ups and technology or thought of as something limited to product development. The method is increasingly being used in a wider context and can help us address a vast array of problems.

This book attempts to offer a practitioner’s perspective on how the tenets, methods and discipline of design thinking can be applied across a range of domains, including to everyday problems, and help us become expert problem-solvers through the use of the appropriate toolsets, skill sets and mindsets.

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