ABOUT THE AUTHOR • Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur and youth expert. • She is the author of the following books : Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Connect the Dots I Have a Dream • She is co-founder and editor of JAM (Just Another Magazine) • She is a columnist on popular Indian news portal Rediff.com • She is a consultant for international youth research agencies such as The Futures Company (a division of WPP, London ) and Flamingo Research (Singapore ) • She has been a guest lecturer at various business schools of repute including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, ISB, S P Jain
Content It is about 25 IIM-A graduates who chose to tread a path of their own making. Interviews with the various entrepreneurs who made it big. They all are graduates of IIM Ahmedabad ,who dared to follow their true passion under so many risks and leaving behind great opportunities knocked the door . One thing in common: they believed in the power of their dreams Seeks to inspire young graduates to look beyond placements and salaries Parts in which story is divided: The Believers The Opportunists The Alternate Vision
The book is about the journey stories of 25 Entrepreneurs towards success. All the stories are equally fascinating though all differ in age, experience,outlook,brought ups. But they had one thing in common, the thirst for doing something new and they all know simply what they DON’T WANT. Each of them are in different fields now like IT, started internet websites ,non profit organizations, pioneering educational organizations, financial institutions
LEARNINGS Be early to gain the “first mover advantage” Do not become an entrepreneur if you’re looking for money Be strong and tolerant to failures Follow your Passion and Success will automatically follow Entrepreneurship is not a fad or fashion to follow
It is never too late for anything for a person who is desiring for something new to achieve. Once you startup never look back. Choosing the field is very vital – there must be huge market and potential. Gain few years of work experience before plunging.
The list of 25 entrepreneurs: Sanjeev Bikhchandani, naukri.com Shantanu Prakash, Educomp Vinayak Chatterjee, Feedback Ventures Ashank Desai, Mastek R Subramanian, Subhiksha Narendra Murkumbi, Shree Renuka Sugars Chender Baljee, Royal Orchid Hotels Madan Mohanka, Tega Industries Sunil Handa, Eklavya Education Foundation Vardan Kabra, Fountainhead School
Deep Kalra, makemytrip.com Rashesh Shah, Edelweiss Capital Nirmal Jain, India Infoline Vikram Talwar, EXL Service K Raghavendra Rao, Orchid Pharma Jerry Rao, Mphasis Shivraman Dugal, Institute for Clinical Research in India Shankar Maruwada, Marketics Ruby Ashraf, Precious Formals Deepta Rangarajan, IRIS Cyrus Driver, Calorie Care Venkat Krishnan, GiveIndia Anand Halve, chlorophyll S B Dangayach, Sintex Vijay Mahajan, Basix
CONCLUSION We Indians often stick to the “MILES AWAY” Role Models , often forgetting the wonderful opportunities can be created around us. This is the best book for the people who are thinking their life time achievement is to get into the best college and forget the real meaning of success.