Seek: Finding Your True Calling; Rakesh Godhwani, Random House, Rs. 150

If I don’t crack this job, how will I repay my education loan? If I join an IT company, will I be able to shift to banking after two years? These questions seem very familiar, don’t they?

Every student has similar concerns about the career path they should tread. Seek: Finding Your True Calling provides insights into various fields and industries like consulting, IT, media, oil and gas.

By delving into stories of successful IIM-Bangalore alumni like Arun Balakrishnan, Malavika Harita, and Apurva Purohit who have made a mark in their respective professions and fields, Rakesh Godhwani offers smart, practical advice on following your passion and finding your dream job.

Everybody knows that hard work, luck and talent play a role in our working lives. In his landmark book, Adam Grant illuminates the importance of a fourth — increasingly critical —factor: reciprocity or the way we interact with others.

Give and Take; Adam Grant, Hachette India, Rs.499.

Give and Take changes our fundamental understanding of why we succeed and offers a new model for our relationships with colleagues, clients and competitors.

It demolishes the argument of the ‘me first’ worldview and shows that the best way to get to the top is to focus not on your solo journey but on bringing others with you.

Engaging, intriguing and filled with surprising success stories from history to Hollywood, Give and Take presents an approach to work, team building, productivity and profitability that is nothing short of revolutionary. Using his cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, Adam Grant shows how helping others can lead to greater personal success; how smart givers avoid becoming doormats, and why this kind of success has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organisations and communities.

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