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In author Nicholas Carlson’s hands, this book captures Mayer’s rise and Yahoo’s missteps, as a dramatic illustration of what it takes to grab the brass ring in Silicon Valley.

Published: February 1, 2015 2:19 AM

Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
Nicholas Carlson
Hachette
R599
Pp 356

In author Nicholas Carlson’s hands, this book captures Mayer’s rise and Yahoo’s missteps, as a dramatic illustration of what it takes to grab the brass ring in Silicon Valley. It also reveals whether it is possible for a big tech company to stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

An Unfinished Agenda
K Anji Reddy
Penguin
R699
Pp 270

Reddy provides a ringside view of the transformation of the Indian pharmaceutical industry  with fascinating anecdotes about those who made it happen. An Unfinished Agenda takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the science of medicine over the past 100 years.

The Incredible History of India’s Geography
Sanjeev Sanyal & Sowmya Rajendran Penguin
R250
Pp 256

Maps and mountains, lions and tigers, rivers and oceans—all sorts of things you didn’t know about India’s geography. Full of quirky pictures and crazy trivia, this book takes you on a fantastic journey through the incredible history of India’s geography.

What will You Give for This Beauty?
Ali Akbar Natiq & Ali Madeeh Hashmi
Penguin
R399
Pp 215

Ali Akbar Natiq brings vividly alive the world of the Punjab countryside, with its undercurrent of violence and poverty. Acrobats, holy men, thieves, peasants, landowners, masons and courtesans populate the stories of the collection What Will You Give
for This Beauty?

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