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Updated: Feb 16 2014, 05:54am hrs
Thomas H Davenport gives managers a non-technical overview of big data and how to exploit the new opportunities it creates. He describes how big and small firms are already achieving this potential, and he shares a new framework for developing a strategy that managers can put to immediate use. This is the right book to help you seize the opportunities that big data presents while helping you think through how to manage that data for the long term.

OP Munjal started Hero Cycles in 1956, fuelled by meagre resources and an insatiable ambition. The rest, as they say, is history: Hero Cycles went on to become the worlds largest bicycle manufacturer. This book chronicles the life of Munjal through anecdotes from his professional and personal life. It is a result of extensive conversations with Munjal, Hero employees, dealers and family members.

A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of Indias past and present from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. The book is a journey through Indian history, culture and society in the company of Miller, who informs and educates in equal measure, as he travels in the footsteps of foreign chroniclers and overturns longheld stereotypes about race, identity and migration.