The Best Foreign Fiction and Non-fiction We Published in October

9780062911483

Awakened by James S. Murray with Darren Wearmouth

After years of waiting, New York’s newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River. The shining jewel of this state-of-the-art line is a breathtaking visitors’ pavilion beneath the river. Major dignitaries, including New York City’s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in. Under the station’s bright ceiling lights, the shiny silver cars gleam. But as the train comes closer into view, a far different scene becomes visible. All the train’s cars are empty. All the cars’ interiors are drenched in blood. As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out. But the horror is only beginning. The sickly-sweet smell of methane fills the air. The structure begins to flood. For those who don’t drown, choke or spark an explosion, another terrifying danger awaits—the thing that killed all those people on the train.

It’s out there . . . and it’s coming. There’s something living beneath New York City, and it’s not happy we’ve woken it up.


 

9780008303631

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

by Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh

From the authors of New York Times bestsellers, The Alliance and The Start-up of You, comes a smart and accessible must-have guide for budding entrepreneurs everywhere. Silicon Valley is renowned for its striking number of businesses which have grown from garage start-ups into global giants; Apple, Cisco, Google, HP and Intel to name a few. But what is the secret to their outstanding success? Hoffman and Yeh explain that it’s simple: they’ve learnt how to blitzscale.

Featuring case studies from numerous prominent tech businesses such as AirBnB and WeChat, this book offers a specific set of practices for catalysing and managing dizzying growth in bourgeoning start-ups. Prioritizing speed over efficiency in an environment of uncertainty, Blitzscaling illustrates how businesses can accelerate to the stage in a company’s life cycle where the most value is generated. Using the framework provided by Hoffman and Yeh, readers will learn how to design business models which simultaneously support growth at a furious pace and capture the market, as well as how to navigate the necessary shifts in strategy needed at each level of scale.

ISBN: 9780008303631 | INR 599 | Paperback | 288 pages


9780062931542

Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment

by Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas

If you have ever felt like you just don’t fit, this book will change your life.

Know your long-term goals, work hard (very, very hard), and stay the course in the face of all obstacles until you reach your goal. This is the commonly accepted formula for fulfilling goals and dreams. But what if we have it exactly backwards? While this standard formula works for some it fails for far too many. Then there are those who buck the formula and triumph on their own terms. They are called dark horses.

Researchers Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas have studied these dark horses, and in this groundbreaking book, use the experiences of these mavericks to demonstrate that there is a different and better formula for success. The Dark Horse Project was born at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to research alternative paths to excellence. Dark horses demonstrate that the secret to personal accomplishment is not to be dependent on connections, money, or standardized test scores. The secret is a special mindset that empowers them to consistently make the right choices to fit their circumstances and complement their unique interests and abilities. The philosophy behind this mindset is simple: it is not the pursuit of excellence that leads to fulfillment but rather the pursuit of fulfillment that leads to excellence. Dark Horse reveals the five elements of this mindset that have been road-tested by a wide array of individuals nurturing every manner of aspiration. No matter where you are in your career, Rose and Ogas show how the dark horse mindset can guide you to a life of purpose, authenticity, and achievement.

ISBN: 9780062683632 | INR 599 | Hardcover | 304 pages


9780008323448

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Rework, are back with a manifesto to combat all your modern workplace worries and fears.

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work is a direct successor to Rework, the instant bestseller that showed readers a new path to working effectively. Now Fried and Heinemeier Hansson have returned with a new strategy for the ideal company culture – what they call “the calm company”. It is a direct attack on the chaos, anxiety and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and billions of people working their day jobs. Working to breaking point with long hours, excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honour for many people these days, when it should be a mark of stupidity. This isn’t just a problem for large organisations; individuals, contractors and solopreneurs are burning themselves out in the very same way.

As the authors reveal, the answer isn’t more hours. Rather, it’s less waste and fewer things that induce distraction, always-on anxiety and stress. It is time to stop celebrating crazy and start celebrating calm. Fried and Hansson have the proof to back up their argument. “Calm” has been the cornerstone of their company’s culture since Basecamp began twenty years ago.

Destined to become the management guide for the next generation, It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work is a practical and inspiring distillation of their insights and experiences. It isn’t a book telling you what to do. It’s a book showing you what they’ve done—and how any manager or executive no matter the industry or size of the company, can do it too.

ISBN: 9780008323448 | INR 499 | Paperback | 240 pages


9781785763670

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

‘When Lale, given the job of tattooing the prisoners, saw Gita waiting in line, it was love at first sight. In that moment, he determined to keep them both alive. This is a story of hope and of courage.’

New York Times bestselling title The Tattooist of Auschwitz, is a must read. It is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. There have been many books about the Holocaust—and there will be many more. What makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolov’s incredible zest for life.

ISBN: 9781785763687 | INR 399 | Paperback | 320 pages


9781785760846

Ultima by L.S. Hilton

First there was Maestra. Then there was Domina. Now – there is Ultima.

Ultima is the shockingly audacious conclusion to the international bestselling phenomenon that began with Maestra.

Judith Rashleigh is in trouble, she is caught in the middle of the Russian Mafia and a corrupt Italian police inspector. There is only one way for Judith to survive and that is to fake a masterpiece and sell it for over $150 million. Judith knows she can do this as her life as Elizabeth Teerlinc, international art dealer, is all a lie.

The thrill of creating the fake and getting one over on the auction house that fired her years ago are added bonuses to the deal.
 The spotlight is on Judith, can her fake identity and fake masterpiece fool the Art world, or will she end up with a bullet in the back of her head?

ISBN: 9781785760846 | INR 399 | Paperback | 368 pages


 

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