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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Crossword's Top 10 Non-Fiction Bestsellers This Week

The book chain giant Crossword just came out with its top 10 Non-Fiction Bestseller list this week...Here's the numbers...Yes, am definitely dying to read some of these, while some I may give a miss...Let's find out....And let me know which ones are on your wishlist too :-)

The #1 Spot is for Yuvi's book that talks about his life in the game, his fight against cancer and coming back to the game.
The Test of My Life, from cricket to cancer and back by Yuvraj Singh

Yes...this is definitely on my wishlist...I was looking forward to this one...


On #2 is the book Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach To Management by Devdutt Pattanaik.
Best-selling author, leadership coach and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik shows how, despite its veneer of objectivity, modern management is rooted in Western beliefs and obsessed with accomplishing rigid objectives and increasing shareholder value

I think I'm gonna give this one a miss...or maybe not. My most favourite management book still remains The Tipping Point. 

#3 is for Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, be flexible, generate growth by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja.

The book argues how the West must look to places like India, China and Africa for a new, bottom-up approach to frugal and flexible innovation.

Doesn't seem the book of my choice.

#4 is for S. Hussain Zaidi's Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia.

The first ever attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of notorious gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but above all, it is the story of a young man who went astray despite having a father in the police force - Dawood Ibrahim.

Lonely Planet India is #5 on the Crossword Top 10 Non-Fiction Bestseller list this week.

India tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport, weather and more.

F?@k Knows by Shailendra Singh is on #6. This funny and candid book is rich in insights on how to really live life on your own terms. A self-help manual unlike other ones around.

I may have gone for it but the self-help thing kind of 'offed' it for me.

The Secret, The Magic by Rhonda Byrne features on #7.

For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle—once you uncover the mystery—a new world will appear before your eyes. Rhonda Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world.

Again, not for me


 On #8 sits The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler.

A worldwide bestseller, The Decision Book distils into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used on MBA courses and elsewhere that will help you tackle these questions like What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently?

Not on my wishlist


 #9 sees Rhonda Byrne again with The Secret, an international best-selling self-help book based on the law of attraction. It claims that positive thinking can create life-changing results like increased wealth, health and happiness (I would have preferred it in the absolute reverse order!).

 Sadly, #10 also sees another kind of self-help book called Big Date: A revolution that will transform how we live, work and think, by Viktor Mayer-Schonherger and Kenneth Neil Cukier.

A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.

May go for this one....
 - Debolina Raja Gupta