Stay Hungry Stay Foolish is an array of twenty-five biographies about IIM-Ahmedabad graduates who are now successful entrepreneurs. This book is motivating, to-the-point, and is an eye-opener for young Indians.
Summary Of The Book
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish is a collection of stories about twenty-five IIM-Ahmedabad graduates who decided to stay out of the corporate world, and instead chose the road less taken. These men and women became entrepreneurs, and climbed the ladder of success.
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish shows how all these individuals come from different backgrounds, work in different industries, and have different outlooks, but they all strongly believe in the power of their dreams. This book has been divided into three parts, namely The Believers, The Alternate Vision and The Opportunists. The first portion talks about the hardship faced by entrepreneurs like Sanjeev Bikhchandani, who started Naukri.com, and the founder of Educomp, Shantanu Prakash.
The Opportunists focuses on people who were not inclined towards ownership, but their inventiveness turned them into entrepreneurs. The story of how Ruby Ashraf made her hobby into a business is inspiring. The last section focuses on individuals who have taken the entrepreneurial path to do things that impact culture and society. Creator of consultancy firm Chlorophyll, Anand Halve’s story, is covered here. Some other IIM-A, alumni whose stories have been included in this book are R. Subramanian, the owner of the Subhiksha group, and Sunil Handa, the founder of the Ekalavya Educational Foundation.
The author hopes to familiarize readers with these successful entrepreneurs, so that Indians can look beyond corporate jobs and salaries. At the end of each biography is a section that advises young entrepreneurs. Furthermore, the author also explains terms like ADEPT, ORRU, and XBRL.
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish has been compiled after extensive research, and the author has used a very personal and conversational style of writing. This book is concise, inspiring, educative, and filled with practical wisdom. More than 350,000 copies of Stay Hungry Stay Foolish have been sold, thus creating a new book record in India. The book has been translated into eight languages.
About Rashmi Bansal
Rashmi Bansal is an author and entrepreneur.
She has written books like Poor Little Rich Slum, I Have A Dream, Connect The Dots, and Follow Every Rainbow.
Bansal graduated with an Economics degree from Sophia College, and then pursued her MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. Bansal regularly writes on her blog, Youth Curry, and is the editor and co-founder of JAM. Bansal has written columns for Businessworld and Rediff.com, and was a Consulting Editor with Bloomberg UTV. She has also been a guest lecturer at IIM-Bangalore, S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, IIM-Ahmedabad, and ISB. The author works as a consultant with youth research firms like Flamingo Research, and The Futures Company, London. Bansal lives in Mumbai.
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