harvard business review
Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Loftus tells the inside story of Moderna, from its humble beginnings at a casual lunch to its heady start-up days, in the heart of the pandemic and beyond. With in-depth access to all the major players, Loftus weaves a story of science and business that brings to life Moderna’s monumental feat of creating a vaccine that fended off a deadly virus and changed the business of medicine forever. .
How to invest
David M Rubenstein
Simon & Schuster
Pp 416, Rs 799
What do the most successful investors have in common? David M Rubenstein, co-founder of one of the world’s largest investment firms, has spent years interviewing the world’s top investors to uncover the proven principles, hard-earned wisdom and indispensable tools that guide their practice. Rubenstein now distills everything he’s learned about the art and craft of investing, venture capital, real estate, and more.
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IN SEARCH OF THE DIVINE
Pp 432, Rs 599
Rana Safvi’s In Search of the Divine delves into the fascinating roots of Sufism, with a focus on ihsan, iman and akhlaq, and the impact it continues to have on people of all the communities. Safvi draws not only on textual sources, but also on her own visits to dargahs across the country and conversations she has with devotees and pirs. The book evokes in great detail the sacred atmosphere she encounters.
THE DISMANTLING OF INDIA IN 35 PORTRAITS
Simon & Schuster
400 pages, 899 rupees
In October 1947, two months after Independence, TJS George arrived in Bombay. In Patna, as editor of The Searchlight, he was arrested for sedition. In Hong Kong, he worked for the Far Eastern Economic Review as regional editor; in New York, he was a writer for the population division of the United Nations; and, back in Hong Kong, in 1975, he founded Asiaweek. George brings that distant experience to a readable new book.
DESIGNED IN INDIA
BVR Mohan Reddy
Random penguin house
320 pages, 699 rupees
This is the story of a young man who emerged from IIT Kanpur in 1974 with a dream in his heart: to become an entrepreneur and contribute to nation building. Undaunted by lack of experience and capital means, the enterprising spirit of BVR Mohan Reddy takes the long and winding road, never losing sight of his ambition. Engineered in India takes readers on an entrepreneurial roller coaster.