>Stay Hungry Stay foolish by Rashmi Bansal
We all look for stories that inspire don’t we? Rashmi Bansal has picked 25 such success stories of entrepreneurs from Indian Institute of Management Ahemdabad (or IIMA), India’s premier Business School, and written this book.
The book is divided into 3 sections
* The Believers: IIM-A graduates who took the plunge straight out of IIM-A
* The Opportunists: Who saw an opportunity and capitalized on it
* The Alternate Vision: Social Entrepreneurs who cared about things beyond money
Some excerpts of what I loved
Naukri.com’s Sanjeev Bikhchandani :
Success came along the way, but even through the days he ran a tiny business out of the servant’s quarter, Sanjeev was happy. And that’s what makes it such a
Fountainhead school’s Vardan Kabra
Vardan shifted to Surat, a city which lacks good schools but where there is growing demand for quality education. And paying capacity is not an issue. However the first six months were a major low period. “I had no clue as to what I was doing and where I was heading…”
Its a really smart of choice of name, inspired by the unforgettable speech by Steve Jobs in Stanford. However, if your expecting some sharp analysis and insights from what led to these success stories, you may be in for some disappointment. The insights do come from pearls shared by the interviewees based on their individual experiences. The stories themselves are both inspiring and easy to relate to. The author has interviewed them and cited to very interesting anecdotes in active voice – which makes the text really readable. My favorite story was of Renuka Sugar Mills, of how an age old industry was reformed by a new age entrepreneur. I also love the Makemytrip.com story, for the sheer audacity of the founders.
If your enthusiastic about entrepreneurship, then pick up this book and remember its just a wonderful story book.