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STAY HUNGRY STAY FOOLISH (English)

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Language: English
Length: 352 Pages
Publisher: Eklavya Foundation
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Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, by Rashmi Bansal, is a collection of 25 inspiring stories of 25 graduates from IIM Ahmedabad, who chose to tread the path of entrepreneurship. Their stories have now become sources of inspiration for all the budding entrepreneurs.

Summary of the Book

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish is widely acknowledged as a genuine source of inspiration for every original thinker with big dreams, who aspires to work on the idea of creating their own business venture. The book has sold more than 400,000 copies and has been translated into several other languages since its publication in 2008. It studies the cases of 25 individuals from diverse backgrounds and presents them to readers. These are the people who started their own businesses at the beginning of their careers, after completing their MBA education. Stories behind popular names such as naukari.com and Subhiksha describe what early dreamers like Sanjeev Bikhchandani and R Subramanian achieved. Motivating cases like Makemytrip.com, Mphasis tell the stories of people with a former taste of corporate life, before they became entrepreneurs. Rashmi meticulously writes about some of the informative stories of social friendly projects taken up by IIM PGP graduates, including GiveIndia by Venkat Krishnan. The title has been taken from one of the famous speeches made by Steve Jobs during his commencement address at the Stanford University.

About Rashmi Bansal

Rashmi Bansal is a quintessential young woman of today’s India, who is managing several roles in her professional life. She is considered as one of the best authors on entrepreneurship. Her works on the subject have won several accolades. Her book Connecting the Dots is also a bestseller, which talks about people who have left the well-trodden path of defined careers and have been successful in their unconventional walks of life. She is an expert in youth-related topics and is an entrepreneur herself. She is also a very active columnist who pens for several online portals like Rediff. Rashmi also serves as a consultant, guest lecturer and mentor for international youth research agencies, management institutes and aspiring students. Follow Every Rainbow, I Have a Dream, Poor Little Rich Slum, Zero to Hero and Sach Hue Sapne are some of the other books penned by Rashmi.

Specifications of STAY HUNGRY STAY FOOLISH (English) (Paperback)

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Author Rashmi Bansal
Book Details
Publisher Eklavya Foundation
ISBN-13 9788190453011
ISBN-10 8190453017
Language English
Edition 01
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 352 Pages
Dimensions
Height 0.75 inch
Weight 326 g
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06 May 2012
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Inspiring read but only in scope of IIM-A

Rashmi Banshal, with this book, made an effort to instigate the entrepreneurial drive that had been long concealed under the cobwebs of naive social influences in an individual.

Since one's childhood, the society, namely parents, relatives, teachers, friends etc;, influences on one's thought process thus forbidding him/her taking any risk but aim for a secure job to lead a hassle free life. Though this is the case in every corner of the world, India especially, few of them see the world out of the box and destines to make a change in their life.

This book is about 25 such people, graduat...
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Rashmi Banshal, with this book, made an effort to instigate the entrepreneurial drive that had been long concealed under the cobwebs of naive social influences in an individual.

Since one's childhood, the society, namely parents, relatives, teachers, friends etc;, influences on one's thought process thus forbidding him/her taking any risk but aim for a secure job to lead a hassle free life. Though this is the case in every corner of the world, India especially, few of them see the world out of the box and destines to make a change in their life.

This book is about 25 such people, graduat...
Rashmi Banshal, with this book, made an effort to instigate the entrepreneurial drive that had been long concealed under the cobwebs of naive social influences in an individual.

Since one's childhood, the society, namely parents, relatives, teachers, friends etc;, influences on one's thought process thus forbidding him/her taking any risk but aim for a secure job to lead a hassle free life. Though this is the case in every corner of the world, India especially, few of them see the world out of the box and destines to make a change in their life.

This book is about 25 such people, graduated from IIM-A, who have been living according to their passion instead of following the mundane herd. Calling the book "Inspiring" is fair but the question is, are we really inspired and started immediately doing something according to our passions? The answer probably is "NO". Reading without implementing is futile and I wonder how many truly realize that.

I have given 4 stars instead of 5 because, the book is a real worth for people who are aspiring for/graduated from IIMs' but would not be much for the rest. The reason being that most of these 25 enterprenuers, in the book, say that they were courageous enough to take risks in their life because they had the brand "IIM" and if anything goes wrong, they can easily secure a lucrative job offer. This is not the case for the common folk who are financially feeble to think about such B-Schools. These minor cons apart, the book has very good insights.

7 of 7 users found this review helpful.
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04 Jun 2012
Stay Foolish Stay Hungry

Inspirational feel-good books are available a-dime-a-dozen.

Yes, I am waiting for a book titled - Stay Foolish Stay Hungry. I want to hear stories of the 1000s of souls who risked it all and failed. There is a lot to learn from the successes of the few that the book will present but I think I will avoid a lot more pitfalls from the failures and learn about quagmires that you cannot escape.

2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
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09 Mar 2012
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Stay Hungry but don't be foolish

The review will be distributed in 4 parts:
1.Contents of the book
2.Research
3.The writing of the author(End result)
4.Alternatives

1.Contents of the book
Going through the contents, you will notice many familiar companies with their not so famous chairpersons. It does not speak about their lives but only a bit about how they started their business, their struggle and their creative minds. And of course all these entrepreneurs are alumnus of IIM A.
The book is divided in 3 parts, The Believers; The Opportunists; The alternate vision. The believers consist of people who knew entrepreneurshi...
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The review will be distributed in 4 parts:
1.Contents of the book
2.Research
3.The writing of the author(End result)
4.Alternatives

1.Contents of the book
Going through the contents, you will notice many familiar companies with their not so famous chairpersons. It does not speak about their lives but only a bit about how they started their business, their struggle and their creative minds. And of course all these entrepreneurs are alumnus of IIM A.
The book is divided in 3 parts, The Believers; The Opportunists; The alternate vision. The believers consist of people who knew entrepreneurshi...
The review will be distributed in 4 parts:
1.Contents of the book
2.Research
3.The writing of the author(End result)
4.Alternatives

1.Contents of the book
Going through the contents, you will notice many familiar companies with their not so famous chairpersons. It does not speak about their lives but only a bit about how they started their business, their struggle and their creative minds. And of course all these entrepreneurs are alumnus of IIM A.
The book is divided in 3 parts, The Believers; The Opportunists; The alternate vision. The believers consist of people who knew entrepreneurship was their path. The opportunists consist of people who had not planned to take this path but when opportunity was realized, they followed it. And those who are using entrepreneurship to create social impact are the Alternate vision.
So much for the content, lets move on.

2.Research
IIM A has a great in house Innovation and Entrepreneurship wing, which supports the few innovative souls who do not want to get degree from the world no.11 management institute just to be an iBanker in US,UK,Singapore and get a heavy salary. IIM A has a legacy of 50 years, so the author had a very large database of Alumnus and their success stories to comb; she did a good job here. But in this book she has only narrated the successful ventures of IIM A graduates. If only she would have included few failures and te=he reasons for that, it could have been the average entrepreneurship book. that half star i have given is for research.

3.Writing of the author;End result
The writing is poor. The author is very much successful in killing the outstanding stories of these companies. Author is not very much focused with the narration of the stories. If you already know about these companies, you will say "is that it? There has to be more in this story, something important is missing" That's right, she has given more importance to the part of the story which was not very important, leaving important stuff with only a paragraph or two. That's not good when you are writing kind of a guide book. I would say not all IIM A graduates can write a book, If you know what i mean!
I liked the way author divided book into three parts, The believers; The opportunists; The alternate vision. So another half star for this part.

If you are looking for an inspiration to start a venture with very less details then you should buy this book. Though I would not recommend to buy this book. It is not very helpful as the author boasts it to be.

4.Let's checkout the alternatives
Rework by Jason fried. If you are looking for an inspiration and a practical approach to start and run your venture, this is the book for you. It is much costlier than Stay Hungry Stay foolish, but it's worth the money and a great book.

Of course flipkart.com played its part well to deliver the books in time and at the least prices online. (I also bought Connect the Dots with this book, for which I have similar views.)

2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
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11 Oct 2011
promotional brochure of IIM A

this book is precisely that, selling IIM A, looks more like an advert of the institute. the language and writing style are amateurish and boring. i found it not of much use..there are so many pple who are not IIM A graduates but still have carved a name for themselves

2 of 3 users found this review helpful.
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22 Nov 2012
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A good read and Must read

Its a must book for those who have little entrepreneurial gene or interested in how people have struggled to establish themselves. The book doesn't have a high/low sine curve in terms of excitement. It covered a wide range of business and most of them are well known brands never knew those are IIMA grads creation.

I saw some reviews asking why only IIMA and hinting at Ambani? But dear reviewer, its book published by CIIE, which is an IIMA initiative. And the objective of book is specific. It never said those 25 are only contender of so called business man. There could be 25 mn, but that no...
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Its a must book for those who have little entrepreneurial gene or interested in how people have struggled to establish themselves. The book doesn't have a high/low sine curve in terms of excitement. It covered a wide range of business and most of them are well known brands never knew those are IIMA grads creation.

I saw some reviews asking why only IIMA and hinting at Ambani? But dear reviewer, its book published by CIIE, which is an IIMA initiative. And the objective of book is specific. It never said those 25 are only contender of so called business man. There could be 25 mn, but that no...
Its a must book for those who have little entrepreneurial gene or interested in how people have struggled to establish themselves. The book doesn't have a high/low sine curve in terms of excitement. It covered a wide range of business and most of them are well known brands never knew those are IIMA grads creation.

I saw some reviews asking why only IIMA and hinting at Ambani? But dear reviewer, its book published by CIIE, which is an IIMA initiative. And the objective of book is specific. It never said those 25 are only contender of so called business man. There could be 25 mn, but that no way belittle the work done by Rashmi.

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