Invisible Giants: Changing the World One Step at a Time, Lindsay Levin

(Rupa Publications, Rs. 250)

Leadership, choices in life and the potential within everyone to make a difference… these issues are dealt with in depth by Lindsay Levin. Founder of the social enterprise Leaders Quest, Lindsay peppers her book with remarkable stories of people she met through her work and their impact on the world.

These people are grassroots leaders who have overcome hardships to re-energise their communities and business leaders striving to integrate purpose and profit. They are female activists campaigning in slums to end the exclusion of girls from school and environmentalists striving to curb the effects of industrialisation on the world’s ecosystem. They are also the people we meet every day, who are revisiting their life choices.

Inspiring and moving, this is also the story of Lindsay’s own quest to ask what really matters, and figure out where the answers can take her.

Oracle Big Data Handbook: Plan and Implement an Enterprise Big Data Infrastructure, Keith Laker, Khader Mohiuddin, Mark F. Hornick, Bruce Nelson, Tom Plunkett, Gokula Mishra, Debra L. Harding, Brian Macdonald, David Segleau, Helen Sun, Robert Stackowiak

(Tata McGraw - Hill Education, Rs. 595)

Co-written by members of Oracle's data team, this is a handbook that gives you a complete coverage of Oracle's integrated set of products for acquiring, organising, analysing and leveraging unstructured data.

The book discusses the strategies and technologies essential for a successful big data implementation, including Apache Hadoop, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Big Data Connectors, Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Endeca, Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle's open source R offerings. Best practices for migrating from legacy systems and integrating existing data warehousing and analytics solutions into an enterprise big data infrastructure are also included in this Oracle Press guide.

Eat Move Sleep: Why Small Choices Make a Big Difference, Tom Rath

(Perseus Books, Rs.402)

In a world where our lives are overpowered by technology, it is time to figure out a new way to live. Here comes a powerful book about what people can do to lead stress-free, healthier lives. It’s a personal story, supported by practical, credible and timeless ideas put together after more than a decade of research. At the same time, the book states many universal truths that can help improve our life, in particular, and the world at large. Comprehensive yet simple, rooted in cutting edge research and sound advice that’s valuable to everyone.