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.
8 Dec, 2012
Everyone should read this book.
22 Apr, 2012
Pros and Cons
14 Aug, 2012
Get ready to be INSPIRED!
3 Jun, 2012
Grab a copy!!!!
25 May, 2012
Varun Agarwal- Inspiring, Innovating, Achieving
21 May, 2012
2 Dec, 2012
A must must read!
19 May, 2012
6 Dec, 2012
Overall a nice book
25 Sep, 2012