Book review: On the shelf

Published: February 15, 2015 12:20 AM

Frugal Innovation: How to do more with less

Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu

Hachette

R599

Pp 280

Featuring over 50 case studies, and identifying the principles, perspectives and techniques behind frugal innovation, this book is corporate India’s guide to reclaiming global leadership by generating greater economic and social
value while minimising the use of resources.

Wiser

Reid Hastie

Harvard Business Review Press

R895

Pp 252

With examples from a broad range of organisations—from Google to the CIA—and written in an engaging and witty style, Wiser will not only enlighten you, it will help your team and your organisation make better decisions—decisions that lead to greater success.

The Great Indian Rope Trick

Roderick Matthews

Hachette

R599

Pp 354

In exploring what it has taken for the country to overcome challenges, and drawing comparisons with the histories of India’s neighbours, this book argues that India’s constitutional foundations have allowed it to become the bedrock of democracy in the modern world.

Criconomics

Surjit S Bhalla & Ankur Choudhary

Rupa

R295

Pp 180

Cricket has its glorious uncertainties, but some things are less uncertain than commonly believed. Criconomics breaks new ground in cricket research by eliminating subjectivity to bring home intriguing truths for both serious as well as casual fans.

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