On the shelf: Here are some of the books that may interest you

The messenger
Peter Loftus
Harvard Business Review
p. 320

Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Loftus brings the inside story of Moderna, from its humble start over a casual lunch to its exhilarating startup days, to the heart of the pandemic and beyond. With extensive access to all key players, Loftus weaves a story of science and business that brings to life Moderna’s monumental achievement in developing a vaccine that defeated a deadly virus and changed the medical business forever.

How to invest
David M Rubenstein
Simon & Schuster
p. 416, case 799

What do the most successful investors have in common? David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of one of the world’s largest investment firms, has spent years interviewing the world’s largest investors to discover the time-tested principles, hard-earned wisdom and indispensable tools that guide their practice. Rubenstein is now distilling everything he learned about the art and craft of investing, from venture capital, real estate and more.

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Rana Safvi
p. 432, case 599

Rana Safvi’s In Search of the Divine delves into the fascinating roots of Sufism, with its emphasis on ihsan, iman and akhlaq, and the influence it continues to have on people from all communities. Safvi draws not only on textual sources, but also on her own visits to dargahs around the country and the conversations she has with devotees and pirs alike. The book evokes in vivid detail the sacred atmosphere she encounters.

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TJS George
Simon & Schuster
Pp 400, Rs 899

In October 1947, two months after independence, TJS George arrived in Bombay. In Patna he was arrested for incitement to hatred as editor of The Searchlight. In Hong Kong he worked as a regional editor for the Far Eastern Economic Review; in New York he was a writer for the United Nations Population Division; and back in Hong Kong he founded Asiaweek in 1975. George brings this far-reaching experience into a readable new book.

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BVR Mohan Reddy
Penguin Random House
p. 320, Rs. 699

This is the story of a young man who left the premises of IIT Kanpur in 1974 with a dream in his heart – to become an entrepreneur and help build a nation. Undeterred by the lack of experience and lack of funds, BVR Mohan Reddy’s entrepreneurial spirit takes the long and winding road without losing sight of his ambition. Engineered in India takes readers on an entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride.

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