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Of nomenclature, entrepreneurship, and long weekends (IANS Books)
In a culture overwhelmed by marketing, know about the struggles of the people of
a town in renaming it; explore your entrepreneurial skills, navigate your way
towards your own definition of success no matter matter what you are -- a
part-time PA with a blog or a nurse.
Learn how you can leave behind your nine to five job, change your life and
achieve your grandest goals; and finally, flick through a witty story of love,
family and difficult choices.
IANS bookshelf has all this on offer for the weekend.
1. Book: Apex Hides The Hurt; Author: Colson Whitehead;
Publisher: Fleet; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 211
The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software
millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the
original choice of the founding black settlers; and the town's aristocracy sees
no reason to change the name at all.
What they need, they realise, is a nomenclature consultant. And, it turns out,
the consultant needs them. But in a culture overwhelmed by marketing, the name
is everything and our hero's efforts may result in not just a new name for the
town but a new and subtler truth about it as well.
2. Book: The Multi-Hyphen Method; Author: Emma Gannon;
Publisher: Hachette; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 280
In "The Multi-Hyphen Method", Gannon teaches us that it doesn't matter if you're
a part-time PA with a blog, or a nurse who runs an online store in the evenings
-- whatever your ratio, whatever your mixture, we can all channel our own
entrepreneurial spirit to live more fulfilled and financially healthy lives.
The internet and our phones mean we can work wherever, whenever and allows us to
design our own working lives. Forget the outdated stigma of being a jack of all
trades, because having many strings to your bow is essential to get ahead in the
modern working world.
We all have the skills necessary to work less and create more, and "The
Multi-Hyphen Method" is the source of inspiration you need to help you navigate
your way towards your own definition of success.
3. Book: 5 Day Weekend; Authors: Nik Halik and Garrett B.
Gunderson; Publisher: John Murray Learning; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 318
You know there's a better way to live your life. You want to stop living by
other people's rules. Now there's a way. "5 Day Weekend" shows you how to build
multiple streams of passive, gain independent income through property and by
exploiting the business opportunities all around you, opening up your world to
more and better choices.
Covering money and personal freedom, you will focus on ways to tighten your
finances, increase your income, and develop passive investment strategies.
Discover how to build regular, independent cash flow until it matches your
standard of living, freeing you to live your life to the fullest.
You will find tools to support and realise your new goals, and read real life
stories and cases giving examples and guidance.
This is your chance to leave behind your 9 to 5 job, change your life and
achieve your grandest goals.
4. Book: The Bollywood Bride; Author: Sonali Dev; Publisher:
Harper Collins; Price: Rs 299; Pages: 294
Ria Parkar is Bollywood's favorite ice princess -- beautiful, poised, and
scandal-proof -- until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive
past. Traveling home to Chicago for her cousin's wedding offers a chance to
diffuse the coming media storm and find solace in family, food, and outsized
celebrations that are like one of her vibrant movies come to life. But it also
means confronting Vikram Jathar.
Ria and Vikram spent childhood summers together, a world away from Ria's
exclusive boarding school in Mumbai. Their friendship grew seamlessly into love
-- until Ria made a shattering decision. As far as Vikram is concerned, Ria sold
her soul for stardom and it's taken him years to rebuild his life. But beneath
his pent-up anger, their bond remains unchanged.
And now, among those who know her best, Ria may find the courage to face the
secrets she's been guarding for everyone else's benefit--and a chance to stop
acting and start living.
Rich with details of modern Indian-American life, here is a warm, sexy, and
witty story of love, family, and the difficult choices that arise in the name of
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