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The 'Recent Additions' of books are kept on display for reference and consultation for a week. These are normally displayed on every Monday and will remain on display till the end of week. However, they can be reserved when they are on display and will be issued on Saturday between 9.00am and 1.00pm. These weekly lists below provide the information on the latest additions to our collection.

Volume 17 No. 18-19
Period : 22 April to 5 May 2019

Philosophy & psychology(100-199)
  1. Power of full engagement : managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal
  2. by Loehr, Jim|158.1 LOE| 031853
    The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully. It provides a clear road map to becoming more physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned -- both on and off the jobRead more...

Social sciences(300-399)
  1. Factfulness ten reasons we're wrong about the world and why things are better than you think
  2. by Rosling, Hans|303.49 ROS| 031842
    'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA, Timely, short and essential, FACTFULNESS reveals the power of facts in a post-truth world, by late international sensation Hans Rosling ('a true inspiration' - Bill Gates) and his long-term collaborators Ola and Anna...Read more...

  1. Love and marriage in Mumbai
  2. by Flock, Elizabeth|306.810954792 FLO| 031858
    While ethnicity, class, and religion are influencing India's development, so too are pop culture and technology-- an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage. Flock introduces three couples whose relationships illuminate these sweeping cultural shifts in dramatic ways. Though these middle-class couples are at different stages in their lives and come from diverse religious backgrounds, their stories build on one another to present a layered, nuanced, and fascinating mosaic of the universal challenges, possibilities, and promise of matrimony in its present state.Read more...

  1. Weapons of math destruction : how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy
  2. by O'Neil, Cathy.|303.4834 ONE| 031855
    We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated.Read more...

Technology (Applied Sciences) (600-699)
  1. Principles
  2. by Dalio,Ray|650.1 DAL| 031851
    In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history. Dalio himself has appeared on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater's exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as "an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency." It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio -- who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood -- that he believes are the reason behind his success. Now Dalio shares what he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. His practical lessons include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams.Read more...

  1. How the mighty fall and why some companies never give in
  2. by Collins, Jim|658.16 COL| 031844
    Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course?...Read more...

  1. 80/​20 principle : the secret of achieving more with less
  2. by Koch, Richard| 650.1 KOC| 031845
    Be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle: that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts.The 80/20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations....Read more...

  1. 4-hour work week : escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich
  2. by Ferriss, Timothy|650.1 FER| 031846
    Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.....Read more...

  1. Think and grow rich
  2. by Hill, Napoleon|650.1 HIL| 031860
    This masterwork identifies thirteen principles that every person should adopt if they are serious about achieving success. Hill has synthesized what wealthy and/or exceptionally successful individuals have in common. This classic guide is one of the bestselling books of all time, having sold twenty million copies by Hill's death in 1970. The single greatest guide to achieving success ever written, features a new foreword by Steve Harvey.Read more...

Literature & rhetoric (800-899)
  1. Zero to one : notes on start ups, or how to build the future
  2. by Thiel, Peter|658.11 THI| 031850
    Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook. In the Spring of 2012, he gave a lecture course at Stanford for software engineers, calling on them to think boldly and broadly about how they might use their skills to shape the future, and imparting the lessons he has gleaned from his own experience. One of the students in that class Blake Masters took notes and posted them online. The blog posts became a huge success, with hundreds of thousands of hits, and became the basis for Zero to One. We live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by our new mobile devices to notice. Progress has stalled in every industry except computers, and globalization is hardly the revolution people think it is. It's true that the world can get marginally richer by building new copies of old inventions, making horizontal progress from '1 to n'. But true innovators have nothing to copy......Read more...

  1. Rich people problems
  2. by Kwan, Kevin|813.6 KWA| 031843
    'A novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.Read more...

  1. China rich girlfriend
  2. by Kwan, Kevin|813.6 KWA| 031848
    Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiance willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics ...Read more...

  1. Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  2. by Christie, Agatha|823.912 CHR| 031856
    Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much. He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband. He knew someone was blackmailing her - and now he knew she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. Soon the evening post would let him know who the mystery blackmailer was. But Ackroyd was dead before he finished reading it - stabbed through the neck where he sat in his study...Read more...

  1. Void
  2. by Perec, Georges|843.914 PER| 031854
    Anton Vowl is missing. Ransacking his Paris flat, a group of his faithful companions trawl through his diary for any hint as to his location and, insidiously, a ghost, from Vowl's past starts to cast its malignant shadow. This virtuoso story, chock-full of plots and subplots, shows the skill of both author and translator who impart all the action without a crucial grammatical prop: the letter 'e'.Read more...

  1. India's greatest short stories
  2. by Grapevine India|808.830954 GRA| 031859
    Short stories remain the most interesting form of story telling over the centuries. Many of the greatest writers to have lived, started with short stories, before embarking on the journey of writing something longer. This book is an attempt to handpick the greatest works in short story writing over the years from India, including some of the most recognizable names from the land of storytelling. Stories from all slices of life, which will make you laugh, cry, smile or sulk. Including writers like Premchand, Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and the Ramayana.....Read more...

History & geography (900-999)
  1. Songlines
  2. by Chatwin, Bruce|994 CHA| 031849
    For its twenty-fifth anniversary, a new edition of Bruce Chatwin’s classic work with a new introduction by Rory Stewart. Part adventure, part novel of ideas, part spiritual autobiography, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s most famous books. Set in the desolate lands of the Australian Outback, it tells the story of Chatwin’s search for the source and meaning of the ancient “dreaming tracks” of the Aborigines—the labyrinth of invisible pathways by which their ancestors “sang” the world into existence...Read more...

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