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BOOK PEEK Quick look at a few books


Contents of Book Peek - November 22, 2012 Reviews 1) ‘The Thinking Life: How to thrive in the age of distraction’ by P. M. Forni (Pan Macmillan) 2) ‘Media, Communication and Development: Three approaches’ by Linje Manyozo – Sage 3) ‘The world of Fatwas or the Shariah in action’ by Arun Shourie – Harper 4) ‘The Rich Investor: How to avoid common investing mistakes and build wealth’ by Arjun Parthasarathy – Vision

Video links 1) R. Raghavendra Ravi, Consultant, Chennai, on ‘What Management Is’ by Joan Magretta 2) Launch of ‘India Becoming: A portrait of life in Modern India’ by Akash Kapur (Penguin)

Information 1) Srividhya Ragavan, Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, author of ‘Patents and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries’ (OUP) 2) ‘Anthropology and Development: Culture, Morality and Politics in a Globalised World’ by Emma Crewe and Richard Axelby, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (CUP)

Short snatches 1) ‘The Resurgence of Satyam: The global IT giant’ by Zafar Anjum Landmark 2) ‘How to Outwit Aristotle: And 34 other really interesting uses of philosophy’ by Peter Cave 3) ‘Uncommon Ground: Dialogues between business and social leaders’ by Rohini Nilekani 4) ‘How Leaders Speak: Essential rules for engaging and inspiring others’ by Jim Gray 5) ‘The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the newly affluent in China and India’ by Michael J. Silverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao, David Michael 6) ‘Third Man in Havana: Finding the heart of cricket in the world’s most unlikely places’ by Tom Rodwell (Subscriptions: http://www.magzter.com/IN/Shrinikethan/Book-Peek/Business/)


Book launch

‘India Becoming: A portrait of life in Modern India’ by Akash Kapur (Penguin)

Questions posed to author at the event included the following     

How did you select your subjects? Did you mask their identities? Is the overall outlook positive? What does the car on the cover signify? When did research stop and book begin?


Author connect Srividhya Ragavan Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Author of ‘Patents and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries’ (Oxford University Press) Questions addressed by the author  Is compulsory licensing the best way to provide access to medication or is patent protection more efficient?  Should innovation in plant breeding be protected at all?  If so, should it be using patents or a sui generis mechanism?

 What is the impact of the agricultural negotiations on plant variety protection? (Source: OUP)

“For developing countries, the concept of sustainable development, as opposed to rapid pockets of development, embodies great promise for socio-political reasons. To date, most analyses of development have focused independently on different trade mechanisms or intellectual property regimes, which has resulted in overly narrow and sometimes paradoxical conclusions, with corresponding policy targets that tend to promise far more than they can deliver…”


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R. Raghavendra Ravi, Consultant, Chennai talks about ‘What Management Is’ by Joan Magretta


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‘Anthropology and Development: Culture, Morality and Politics in a Globalised World’ by Emma Crewe and Richard Axelby School of Oriental and African Studies University of London (CUP)


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Published by: Shrinikethan, Chennai http://bit.ly/ShriMap Edited by: D. Murali http://bit.ly/dMurali http://bit.ly/TopTalk November 22, 2012

Book Peek - November 22, 2012 - Contents  

Reviews of The Thinking Life-P. M. Forni-Pan Macmillan; Media, Communication and Development-Linje Manyozo-Sage; The world of Fatwas or the...

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