6 Must read books for entrepreneurs by Indian authors

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Entrepreneurship is more than the shiny degree that you flaunt, it’s not just about the wish to be your own boss, and it’s definitely not the escape-driveway from workload of 9-5 job, just to make quick money. It’s about that crazy obsession to take on the world, the never-ever giving up attitude, & being smart enough to learn from those who have been down the same lane.

Here’s list of 6 top books, authored by aces who have seen the ups and downs, battled, won & jotted down their journey and success formula for people with sky-high ambitions. There are few who took upon themselves the task of reviewing the lives of successful entrepreneurs, to enrich the book with their experience. And others, simply know how to brew the coffee of inspiration to make you get up and just do it. So, tighten your seat belt and get ready for the adventure.

 

  1. Stay Hungry Stay Foolish by Rashmi Bansal-

Anyone & everyone with an iota of entrepreneurial dreams should read this. No fancy packaging, the book is ‘Straight from the heart’ by these 25 MBAs from IIMA who left lucrative jobs to follow the rough road of entrepreneurship. It’s about their dreams, struggles & the journey that they have undergone.

Rashmi is a creative writer and has ensured that whoever reads the book get a deep insight into entrepreneurship world. You will also love her other books-  ‘Connect The Dots’, ‘Take Me Home’, ‘I Have a Dream’, etc.

 

  1. The Habit of Winning by Prakash Iyer-

“He has something that will plant seeds in your mind. Read it, follow what he has to say and those seeds will blossom into fine oaks” – wrote Harsha Bhogle about this insightful book, & there is no better way to describe it. A self-improvement book written with simple words. It has collection stories of success, perseverance, and struggle, inspiration to motivate the reader and to bring out the winner within him.

Passionate about people—and cricket—Prakash is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and also a trained executive and business coach. This, and his other book, ‘The Secret of Leadership’ has inspired many and loved by even more.

 

  1. Go Kiss the World by Subroto Bagchi-

Subroto has one important message for the current generation about to start their careers – do not over-plan. As Rabbi Sherre Hirsch says “We Plan, God laughs”.If you are looking for an inspirational book about how to be happy in your life and what does being successful actually means- than this a great book for you.

Subroto has earned the distinction of being named India’s Best-selling business author, along with his other books, ‘The High’ & ‘The Professional’, which too are worth a read.

 

  1. How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Companyby Varun Agarwal-

What makes us pick up a book in a bookshop? Is it the author? Is it the prologue? In Varun Agarwal’s case, it was the quirky name of his best-selling book that did the trick.But it’s not just about the name, ‘How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company’ is a compelling and humorous account of the fulfilment of entrepreneurial dreams.

Varun’s debutant book has sold thousands of copies, and his three companies ‘Alma Mater’, ‘Reticular’ and ‘Last Minute Films’ has charmed his portfolio and pocket!

 

  1. Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Ronnie Screwvala-

Here is a man who has seen the biggest of dreams in an industry as fickle as entertainment and made them possible. From producing toothbrushes to creating India’s first daily soap, Ronnie has made quite a few successful entries and exits and with UTV, built a brand that changed the course of film and television business in India.

His journey is a must read for all the current and entrepreneurs for there is a lot at stake, and success simply demands the best.

 

  1. You Can Win by Shiv Khera-

You can Win is a book that has changed the lives of millions of people. It boosts the confidence of reader with its self-explanatory tagline – “Winners don’t do different things they do things differently”. The book is an easy read and has a very common and practical approach that would make any individual think contemporarily. The book easily makes a place into the top must read books for unimaginable success.

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