Description: Re-visioning Indian Cities probes the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) right from its inception to its present-day avatar. The book significantly adds to the knowledge base on the urban history of India.Commencing with a historical background of the JNNURM, the book traces the evolution of public policy in India on urban growth. In the process it provides an understanding of the complex urban issues and examines whether the JNNURM is a project response or a policy response to these problems.The rationale behind the choice of the cities covered by the Mission, the scope and coverage of the work undertaken and the progress till date are extensively discussed. The formidable problems of mega-city governance and the difficulties of correlating rural and urban development at the district level are reviewed.
Description: Learn how small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion with this New York Times bestselling introduction to fifty scientifically proven techniques for increasing your persuasive powers in business and life. Every day we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say yes to our requests? Persuasion is not only an art, it is also a science, and researchers who study it have uncovered a series of hidden rules for moving people in your direction. Based on more than sixty years of research into the psychology of persuasion, Yes! reveals fifty simple but remarkably effective strategies that will make you much more persuasive at work and in your personal life, too. Cowritten by the world's most quoted expert on influence, Professor Robert Cialdini, Yes! presents dozens of surprising discoveries from the science of persuasion in short, enjoyable, and insightful chapters that you can apply immediately to become a more effective persuader. Often counterintuitive, the findings presented in Yes! will steer you away from common pitfalls while empowering you with little known but proven wisdom. Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.
Description: The year 1991 was a turning point in the history of the Indian economy. Liberalization saw a tremendous increase in competition from multinationals in almost all industrial sectors. This book examines how a few 'Good' Indian companies became 'Excellent' by withstanding the onslaught of competitive pressures and flourishing despite a fast-changing and unpredictable economic environment. Distilling vast amounts of data on 23 Indian companies belonging to a range of industries, the book draws out the factors that made them achieve business excellence. The author uses a three-tier filtering process with increasingly strict criteria for narrowing down from the initial 144 companies to the 23 researched cases, and then to the final seven exceptional organizations. In the quest to find the answer to what made these companies perform exceptionally, the author proposes a business model based on strategy, execution excellence and leadership, which provides a compelling explanation for the superlative performance of these outstanding companies.