Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stay Hungry-Stay Foolish


Stay Hungry-Stay Foolish- It has nothing to do with Steve Jobs except it is "his" statement. It is about a book which shares the entrepreneurial experience of 25 young as well as old entrepreneurs from the top management institute in India-IIMA. The book comprises of the interviews taken by the author-Rashmi Bansal, an IIMA graduate herself and a successful entrepreneur as well. Founder,Editor and Publisher of a popular youth magazine called JAM - Just Another Magazine.Some of these entrepreneurs graduated way back in 1970's, before I was born, some in 21st century, but all of them had the same dream,faith and vision. Some were erratic, some were eccentric, some were adamant and none of them seemd to me a normal being[Its my belief that only abnormal people can do anything real and practical]. Some quit job after three months, some after six months and some after working for 26 years. Some worked for big companies, some for bigger and some for biggest, but even then they knew that this was something they were not supposed to do.Some lived on their wife's income for long times, some worked in a single room for months.But all these things could not stop them from doing "anything", they wanted. No wonders, only this level of faith [in one's own self] brings in Naukri.com, Makemytrip.com, Subhiksha and a lot of such great creations. These are all creations indeed by these creators of Life and Vision.

P.S: I have read Reviews of this book. I don't know why, people always pick the negative things :).Some are saying why she selected only 25 people, some are saying this is not a book at all, this is just boot-licking of IIMA alumnus by the IIMA alumni. Some are advising people not to buy it. Gosh!!Anyways I suggest all of you to read the book and buy it as well and keep it with you and whenever your Life is on a roller-coaster ride(Yes, I am talking about the trough side) read this book. This book is worth reading some "n" number of times.

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8 comments:

honey said...

plz giv me dat book as well :P.
rocking again!!

Nautankey said...

Hey that was a relly good write up and also very positive.The naysayers will keep critcizing but then these guys who have made it big after a struggle need a book to highlight them.I have seen the growth of subhiksha from a small time super market[its first brach was started in my locality] and now the tremendous growth.

Tarun Goel said...

Madhuri, you can come to my desk and take this book from me , but only when i am free :P

Tarun Goel said...

@nautankey-Ya it started from Chennai only-March'97 with an investment of 5 crores :)

Ankesh at Talk said...

I will surely read this book..thanx buddy keep posting the book s name that u find interesting..it will ease our job of search for good books at the book store..

Nishit said...

I want a favour from you. Please read that book for me and mail me it's abstract.....Coz i don't find any interest in managerial books ad i m not book fanatic about reading books like you....if u knw some book of my *choice* plz forward it's name

Tarun Goel said...

Why not, I'll do that. And as far as mailing is concerned you go at the About the Book link in the post, you will find a lot of things of your "interest" there

SunRays said...

Very true...it does take a lot of self belief ,a sprinkling of madness and an appetite for risk to script a success story.