Simply Fly

Simply Fly  (English, Paperback, Gopinath Capt. G R)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
    • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
    • ISBN: 9789350291559, 935029155X
    • Pages: 396
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    Simply Fly: A Deccan Odyssey, by Captain G. R. Gopinath is the self-narrated story of a man with humble beginnings in a remote village, who went on to own an airline and is celebrated as one of the best entrepreneurs India have ever seen in the recent times.

    Summary of the Book

    Captain Gopinath pens down his amazing journey from being a small village boy to the peaks of his entrepreneurial feats as the owner of the largest low-cost airline in India. Compiled in a witty tone, the book is filled with his personal takes on his experiences from the days of quitting the Army to his keen involvement in sustainable silkworm rearing. He also talks about his innate passions and dreams, his utmost struggles and successes, and ultimately his epic feat of launching his own airline. This inspirational work from Captain Gopinath certainly fuels the dreams of budding entrepreneurs from modest backgrounds.

    About G. R. Gopinath

    Captain G. R. Gopinath is an Indian entrepreneur, an ex-army man, and the founder of Air Deccan, a low-cost Indian airline. He was born in Gorur, Karnataka, and attended the Sainik School in Bijapur. He later graduated from the National Defence Academy and served in the Indian army for eight years, during which he fought in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. After he quit the army, he took up eco-farming and sericulture. His entrepreneurial achievements have won him several awards, including the Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur, the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, and the Rolex Award for Enterprise. Captain Gopinath currently lives in Bangalore.

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    • Captain G.R. Gopinath is the founder of Air Deccan, a retired army man, an award-winning farmer, an activist and the author of SimplyFly: A Deccan Odyssey.
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    5

    A book that makes your dreams fly, yet keeps your feet rooted firmly on the ground

    Absolutely love this gem of a book. Had not been able to complete any book for a long time. Thought had lost interest in reading.

    But then picked up this in the library, without much thought. And now am captivated with reading again. :)

    The thing I like most about this book is it blends rustic old world charm with new-age dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit.

    The best parts of the book is the childhood and adolescent period of Captain Gopinath, along with time spent in the army. But the def...
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    Arvind Kumar GS

    May, 2012

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    Awesome Book

    Whenever I use to see this book in some big bookstores, I thought it would be a just another listless business story...Then last week, I thought giving it a try.As usual, Flipkart delivered it with flair. Capt.Gopinath has penned down his story of success in a very lucid manner.One thing which I liked the most in this book is, whenever he goes through precarious situation, he quotes a inspirational quote from the books of great writer.I admire his courage. He is truly a great Indian entrepren...
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    Shyam

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    Nov, 2011

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    Boring? Inspirational?

    If I am writing a book on myself, I would want to give every single minute detail about every event because I have felt those moments and I feel they are very important. However, a second person will not be interested to read about these details, as they are not extra-ordinary.
    The book, especially the first half, has too many details that are not required to be mentioned. At times, I was even forced to skip paragraphs!

    But, it's a must read for people looking for entrepreneurial inspiration...
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    Nikkhil Das

    Aug, 2013

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    simply superb

    THIS BOOK SHOULD BE READ BY ALL BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS AND INCLUDED IN THE CURRICULAM OF M.B.A. IT IS WRITTEN IN A FLAWLESS ENGLISH AND LUCID STYLE. AFTER TAKING THE BOOK IN MY HAND, I COULD NOT KEEPT IT ASIDE UNTIL I COMPLETELY READ THE BOOK. SO FAR I HAVE GIFTED 5 COPIES TO MY FRIENDS. I AM ALSO KEEPING A COPY FOR FUTURE READING. REALLY, HE REVOLUTIONISED THE INDIAN AIR SPACE AND MADE EVEN AN ORDINARY CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY TO FLY. HIS NAME WILL BE PRINTED IN GOLDEN LETTERS IN THE HISTORY ...
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    j kumar

    Sep, 2011

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    Excellent - Every Indian should read this. Must Read

    Excellent Book. Finished the whole book in 1 day. Could not just keep the book till i finished.

    Good to someone with so much of energy. Great Guy. Great to book to have in your collection.

    Very detailed about how he pulled it thro'. Only the last part where Deccan is bought over by V. Mallya is sad. But i think the book is really good. Impressive.
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    Sahil Shaikh

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    Dec, 2011

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    must read

    a fantastic book written with lot of passion. Must read for those who dream and dream big but ya with open eyes. a very inspiring story which vouches yes i can do it spirit in spite of all limitations that one is born with but one can always reach for the stars.Thanks capt. gopi sir for such a wonderful inspiring life shared with us.
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    Atul

    Sep, 2011

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    Book by a Common man for Common people of India

    A must must read for all the Indians and young generation. Its really a superb book to read. Wrote in such a wonderful manner and style that the book binds you until you complete it. Its also a must read for all those who are planning to be leaders/ entrepreneurs. Since it gives you courage and hope that future will be bright and hope for the best. I found it very interesting book since whenever i read the book i was indeed connecting with Captain Gopinath and Deccan.Choice of words and phras...
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    Robin Raju

    Sep, 2011

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    Ordinary to Extrordinary

    Simply fly is the one of the best autobiography I have ever read. The humble village journey moves to services to agriculture to politics to aviation. Narration is so simple and powerful. any would who completes this book would astonish about the simple middle class man's ambition to run the most expensive aviation business that too with a noble thought to fly a middle class man.

    Quite a nice book, but really felt hard while i read about the Deccan Airlines sale to Kingfisher.
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    Srinivasan S

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    Aug, 2014

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    For the COMMON MAN, by the COMMON MAN

    A great book with great thoughts which naturally kindles the fire within you to achieve something in life. Moving away from a materialistic life to something which his heart desired is penned down very beautifully by Capt.Gopinath.
    P.S Quotes from great personalities saying is used in this book at the right intervals.

    "Simply Superb"
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Jul, 2014

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    A Restless Dare Devil Dreamer

    Captivating read from the very first line. A farmer,soldier,salesman,politician, you name it and Captain has done it all !

    It gives an insight into the indomitable spirit of a great entrepreneur in a simple language. He is courageous, a maverick, has an eye for picking up the best talent and above all manages to fund all his dreams on his terms. And the story continues....

    A Must Read for everyone.
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    Naveenchandra Shenoy

    Sep, 2013

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