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Connect The Dots by Rashmi Bansal delves into the ardent lives of 20 true-life entrepreneurs without an MBA degree to grace their job profiles, but who through their determinations, experiences, dreams and creative talents, culminates in the path of success.
Summary Of The Book
The book revolves around the stories of 20 aspiring entrepreneurs without the stamped of the much coveted MBA degree but, who nevertheless made it big in the world of business. They were born with a strong desire to lead a meaningful and high-spirited life irrespective of what destiny had in store for them.
Connect The Dots by Rashmi Bansal is considered a sequel to her first book Stay Hungry Stay Foolish which puts special emphasis on the lives of 25 entrepreneurs coming from IIM-A. The book Connect The Dots is divided into three sections namely Jugaad, Junoon and Zubaan. The three sections are flooded with an interesting mix of entrepreneurs coming from all walks of life.
The first section Jugaad focus on entrepreneurs with no formal training in any form of business ventures but, who through experimentation, observation and application took the plunge into achieving what they wanted. The section talks about people like Kunwer Sachdev, Ganesh Ram, Prem Sachdev, Hanmant Gaikwad, Suresh Kamath amongst others.
The second section Junoon deals with people who have a strong urge to tread a particular idea or a passion. The people discussed in this section include R Sriram, Satyajit Singh, Chetan Miani and the like.
The third section of the book, Zubaan, probes into the lives of those people who are affluent in creativity yet does not have a platform to showcase them. This section of the book features such personalities as Kalyan Varma, Paresh Mokashi and Abhijit Bansod.
The book Connect The Dots by Rashmi Bansal is declared a bestseller. It sold over 100,000 copies. The book was also shortlisted for the Economist Crossword Popular Award in the year 2010.
About Rashmi Bansal
Rashmi Bansal is not only a writer but an entrepreneur, a columnist and a co-founder and editor of JAM (Just Another Magazine). She delivers speech and lectures in various eminent management schools including the IIMs.
She wrote four books all of which were bestsellers. Apart from Connect the Dots, she authored Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, I have a Dream, and Poor Little Rich Slum.
Rashmi Bansal has an intimate writing style. As an Indian writer she makes use of Hindi words in her writing which brings out uniqueness in her style. She has been widely appreciated for her lucid description of events in the course of the book.
Rashmi Bansal is an Economic student who graduated from Sophia College, Mumbai. She later pursued an MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad.
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Nov 23, 2011
Taken from Steve Jobs' lecture. These entrepreneurs didnt have much idea where they will reach but were consistent and looking back now can connect the dots.The book takes you through the lives of 20 non-MBA entrepreneurs from varying backgrounds with a few rags to riches stories. The stories of Dosa Plaza,VETA,Oriental cuisines etc are especially exciting as the entrpreneurs started with nothing and had their own ways of dealing with complex situations.
Oct 9, 2011
Connect the Dots - Connects the thoughts of every enterprenuersHi,
Jul 14, 2012
On connecting the dots...Here are the dots on the book:
Mar 27, 2013
Very MotivatingBeing at the brink of completing MTech, I found this book very motivating to think freely in terms of where I want to take my career. The book has covered entrepreneurs from such diverse areas that every chapter is equally interesting and unique!
May 18, 2014
Excellent BookBasically, this book's good points could be summarised in the following manner -
Oct 3, 2012
MY MOST INSPIRATIONAL -MOTIVATED BOOK EVERAS I READ MANY BOOKS, EVEN ALL BOOKS OF RASHMI BANSAL JI,
Apr 19, 2012
Inspiring oneA Good one to keep you encouraging. Love some of the key lines in the stories... One can't read it & keep it aside. You will love to reread it.One can do miracles by following his heart.. and nothing can come in between.
Mar 4, 2012
Not well editedThe stories are decent - some of them are there for the heck of it. You wont be 'inspired'. Also, the book doesnt read well, too many language related errors (it's a big turn off) and then it is written in too casual manner.
Oct 24, 2011
GOOD BOOK FOR ALL AGE GROUP.ITS A GOOD BOOK TO BE READ BY ALL YOUNG AND OLD.MY YOUNG SON AND WIFE BOTH WHO HATE READING BOOKS BUT LIKED THIS BOOK AND THEY HAVE STARTED READING.
Sep 1, 2011
Good, but how did it become a bestsellerIt is interesting, but frankly it is quite difficult to understand how it has become a national bestseller.