The 7 Minute Solution: Time Strategies to Prioritize, Organize and Simplify Your Life at Work and at Home

Allyson Lewis

(Simon & Schuster Rs. 399)

As the title suggests, this book by the popular Time Management speaker helps you cope better and take on life’s challenges with a more energetic, resilient and positive outlook.

Lewis tells you how to prioritise, organise and simplify your life both at home and in the workplace, something that many of us need today. Using the 7 Minute tools, ideas, checklists, processes and systems included, you will be able to manage your time, focus your attention and concentrate on your highest-value activities, to dramatically increase your daily productivity with one piece of paper, and accomplish more in the next 90 days than you ever have before.

Peppered with many real-life human stories, this book is inspirational and will get you from where you are to where you want to be.

Let’s Talk: Negotiation & Communication at the Workplace 1st Edition

Mukta Mahajani

(Jaico Publishing House, Rs. 295)

Several schools and corporations abroad invest time and money in honing negotiation and communication skills in students and employees, to prepare them for the business world. This helps a fresh graduate-turned-executive to cope with difficult people and situations and better appreciate the culture and colleagues they work with.

It is something that will play a vital role in India too. And that’s what Mahajani attempts to do in his book. The author offers methods of how to help people cope and arm themselves for a firm and successful transition from college to work place. And these skills must, without delay, form part of the academic curriculum for the young Indian executive, feels Mahajani. The techniques, such as negotiation, internal discussions, and communication issues, presented here, have been culled from the author’s own experience.

IIMA Strategies for the Future: Understanding International Business

Ajeet N. Mathur

(Random Business, Rs. 299)

This is a book that looks at international business with a sharp eye. Coming as it does from the acclaimed IIMA Business Book series, it sure does explore the opportunities of a mingling world with remarkably discerning anecdotes and hands you the tools to master international trade.

With international business pushing horizons, cross border activity is rampant and national boundaries are getting blurred. Economies have opened their doors and globalisation is the watchword of the hour.

Professor Ajeet N. Mathur helps formulate assumptions and make decisions under uncertainty, in response to differences in business environments, national competitiveness, and regional and global strategies of other business players. As part of a competitive global village, this book is worth a read for any manager or entrepreneur bounding forward in the promising world of international business.

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