The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel
Books / June 6, 2017

Price: $17.37 Description: A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things   The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love—and by hope. The tale begins with Anjum—who used to be Aftab—unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her—including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo’s landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then…

Book Summary: How the Wise Decide: The Lessons of 21 Extraordinary Leaders
Books / June 6, 2017

Any time a book consists of 600 man years of experience as well 3 years of research by the authors on something as important as Decision Making, then I will defiantly invest the time to read it. Worse than that, I paid a whole $7 to get at this knowledge. I picked this book up on a whim and I can tell you that it is very good and the lessons in the book will make you a better leader and decision maker. Why is this important to me? As usual, this can be answered by with an additional question. Would it help to have a framework for decisions? Decision Making is one of the most important skills you need to master to be successful in any endeavor. Sometimes your decisions are life changing. Most people fear making decisions. Do you know people who are wishy-washy and have a problem coming to a decision? Or what about people who can make decisions for themselves but once others are involved then they crumble. How the wise decide will help you guide yourself and your team if you are a leader or manager to making good decisions. In 1962, the world almost…