Being a bookholic, I am always looking forward to sale and books on cheap prices that can satiate my appetite for reading. This is why Liberty Book’s online largest Book Bazar caught my eye. The two things that were enough for me were 1. There was up to 50% discount 2. It was online! Perfect for a person as lazy as me!
So, I was searching and scrolling through the books available on this grand sale. I must say that there were many books to choose from, but usually nonfiction. Since, I was looking for some good business nonfiction reads, it was a perfect moment to get my hands on some books because usually these books are so costly!
My favorite way to purchase a book is to go through synopsis and description of the book. Liberty Book’s website provide a sneak peek of most of the books so its easier for me to decide whether I wanna buy. I ordered three books out of which only two were delivered because one went out of stock and it broke my heart. So here is the list of books I ordered.
Coopetition by Adam M. Brandenburger
This book is related to some serious business and game theory applied on making decision in business. I really loved the theme of this book as I have studied game theory and I’m intended to read this book sooner.
the synopsis available on goodreads is:
Now available in paperback, with an all new Reader’s guide, “The New York Times” and “Business Week” bestseller “Co-opetition” revolutionized the game of business. With over 40,000 copies sold and now in its 9th printing, “Co-opetition” is a business strategy that goes beyond the old rules of competition and cooperation to combine the advantages of both. “Co-opetition” is a pioneering, high profit means of leveraging business relationships.Intel, Nintendo, American Express, Nutrasweet, American Airlines, and dozens of other companies have been using the strategies of co-opetition not only to win but to make it possible for the industry as a whole to grow. Formulating strategies based on game theory, authors Brandenburger and Nalebuff created a book that’s insightful and instructive for managers eager to move their companies into a new mind set.
The Miracle of Human Creation by Harun Yahya
This book is related to the human birth and the descriptions available in Quran. This book describes the scientific study of human creation in the light of Quran. This topic is really beautiful as I am really keen to learn more about this subject. I ordered this book as well.
The synopsis is:
Even within hours of the time when it is fertilised by the sperm, the egg divides and grows very quickly. Today we know that the baby undergoes three stages of embryonic development while it is in the mother’s womb. But this information, which it has taken long years of research to attain with the help of modern technology, was made known in the Qur’an 1400 years ago. These scientific facts are revealed in this verse:
… He creates you stage by stage in your mothers’ wombs in a threefold darkness. That is God, your Lord. Sovereignty is His. There is no god but Him. So what has made you turn away from Him? (Qur’an, 39: 6)
Beyond Re-engineering by Michael Hammer
Since I’m a Process Improvement Analyst by profession, I was so keen to read this book but unfortunately Liberty Books went out of stock and I couldn’t get this book *cries* The synopsis is as follows:
In 1990, Michael Hammer introduced the world to reengineering and set in motion a series of events that has transformed the business world beyond recognition. What began as an effort to improve performance has led to a complete rethinking of all aspects of business, from the jobs that people have to the ways in which companies are structured. In Beyond Reengineering, Hammer offers powerful insights into the consequences of the reengineering revolution and how they are changing our work and our lives.
To succeed — or even to survive — in today’s global economy, companies must refocus and reorganize themselves around their processes: the end-to-end sequences of tasks that create customer value. This change, so easily described, in fact, marks the end of the Industrial Revolution and of the organizations that were designed for it. The process-centered organization is a complete break with the past. It means the end of narrow jobs, rigid hierarchies, supervisory management, traditional career paths and feudal cultures. It ushers in a world of professionals and coaches, process owners and results-based pay, boundaryless organizations and an institutionalized capacity for change. In this groundbreaking work, Hammer mines the experiences of individuals and organizations that already have made this transition to offer a compelling vision of an imminent future
Beyond Reengineering provides more than a preview of tomorrow’s businesses. It also offers an understanding of what we must all do to prepare ourselves and our children for an economy in which all the familiar rules have been broken. It is required reading for executives and front-line workers, for students and investors, for everyone who wants to be prepared for the new world that is at our doorstep.
Liberty Books has taken a great initiative and I’m looking forward for more such events hosted by them as people who are book lover like me would definitely appreciate such efforts.