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How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company by Varun Agarwal is a compelling and humorous account of the fulfilment of entrepreneurial dreams.
Summary Of The Book
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is the true story of its young author Varun. The protagonist dreams about becoming an entrepreneur without much support from people around him. Convention emerges as a potent problem in the form of Engineering and MBA degrees. Alongside, there is also Anu Aunty, his mother’s best friend who turns into his biggest threat.
The character of Anu Aunty stands out in the book and she is presented as an interfering woman, poking her nose into the problems of others. She is the quintessential anxious Indian mother of an accomplished son. How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company presents Anu Aunty’s constant ridicule and mocking of Varun’s seemingly laidback and unaccomplished personality. Anu Aunty keeps appearing as an obstacle in the path of Varun and his friends at every juncture.
However, Anu Aunty’s ridicule eventually spurs Varun onto greater heights and he comes up with a business idea in partnership with his friend Rohan Malhotra. He decides to follow his own dreams and establishes an organization called Alma Mater. Creating customized accessories and outfits for educational alumni in India, the venture is a roaring success.
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is the author’s debut novel and is on its fourth reprint already. Having sold twenty thousand copies in only a month, the book has become a bestseller by national standards. It has also occupied a firm foothold on the bestseller charts for eighty days at a stretch. He attained initial popularity with his Facebook blog posts, a few of which were sent to his publishers. The book was conceived once they demanded a full manuscript.
About Varun Agarwal
Varun Agarwal is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, photographer and bestselling author. He has been featured on the popular Young Turks show on CNBC and also the India Today cover.
Varun Agarwal has co-founded the immensely successful Alma Mater which supplies customized outfits, sweatshirts and other alumni gear. It is steadily turning into a one stop solution for alumni merchandise. Agarwal set up Last Minute Films while studying engineering in Bangalore. He has worked for Phat Phish Films as a director and directed music videos featuring superstars A. R. Rahman and Preity Zinta. Varun studied at Bishop Cotton School in Bangalore and also completed a BE Telecommunications degree. He has also founded the social media marketing organization Reticular.
|Publisher||Rupa Publication India|
|Number of Pages||256 Pages|
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Jul 7, 2015
Nothing New in the book
Jul 5, 2015
A nice inspirational very short story...
Jun 17, 2015
A great book
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 3, 2015
Good but not great
Jun 3, 2012
Get ready to be INSPIRED!Guys,
Aug 14, 2012
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May 25, 2012
Grab a copy!!!!Having read the column in a newspaper , got myself a copy of this book....An undoubtedly refreshing read, specially after having had a terrible day at work.If you are a 20 something,frustated with your job, constantly have a feeling you were meant for something better, have a brilliant buisness idea, but have been holding on for quite long, then this book can definitely be a great ice breaker...N for all those mums, dads and numerous number of aunts who constantly soak you with their advices, thoughts, views, predictions, precautions n so on, on your entrepreneurial ideas.. this book is a must… (Expand)
Apr 22, 2012
Everyone should read this book.This book gives it's readers a deeper look into the life and mind of a young individual who wants to do something with his life, it is like a mirror kept right in front of us so we know that we are JUST like him.
Dec 8, 2012
TOP BOOKS1. How I braved Any Aunty - Varun Aggarwal
May 21, 2012
Varun Agarwal- Inspiring, Innovating, AchievingThe book starts with 20 something Varun who’s freshly out of engineering and unemployed. And Varun takes you through his journey to being the Co-founder of a Million Dollar Company. But the journey is not an easy one. One of the biggest obstacles in his path is the famed ‘Anu Aunty’ , The typical nosy Indian aunt. And then there are the usual incidents in every college graduates life, late nights, incidents with cops, stalking your crush on facebook and much more. The book is in simple English and is narrated so effortlessly it’s like a friend telling you the story of his life. And there are t… (Expand)
Dec 2, 2012
Top booksThere are few authors in India who write exceptionally well. Varun is one of those. I am a vivid reader and read almost all the books that come my way. This stands third.
May 19, 2012
A must must read!One of the greatest books I read so far in this year. It shows you how a person's character transforms yet remains the same with the experiences and situations that he/she stumbles upon.
Dec 6, 2012
Good oneGreat book, really tells the truth od social society where people think of job satisfaction and financial insecurity. This book is for those who are aspiring to be entrepreneurs, or having great ideas , but are not able to execute it, due to some social, family reasons. It tells you to do what you like, and go chase your dreams.
Sep 25, 2012
Overall a nice bookIts a story of Varun and his company Alma mater. Its a true story and writer gives worth implementing tips to all young aspiring entrepreneurs. It mentions Do's and don'ts to setup your own business and How things work and how people react during your those struggle days. Overall nice read for such young enthusiasts.