Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish… No I am not thinking or talking about Steve Jobs but a certain Rashmi Bansal an MBA from IIM A and cofounder and editor of JAM (Just Another Magazine), India’s leading youth magazine. Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish is the name of her book that has been brought out by the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at the IIM Ahmadabad.

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Rashmi has showcased 25 IIM A graduates who went out of the line and chose entrepreneurship, rejecting the more conventional and comfortable corporate jobs.

It is a good read specially if you are really thinking about going the entrepreneurship way, to be inspired with the people showcased in the book. But on a general term this is more like a small biography of there 25 people who chose to make a difference in their life.

The book is divided into 3 sections

  • The Believers: IIM-A graduates who took the plunge straight out of IIM-A
  • The Opportunists: Who saw an opportunity and capitalized on it
  • The Alternate Vision: Social Entrepreneurs who cared about things beyond money

It’s written in a very easy format, with Rashmi providing a brief introduction about the person portrayed and then the bio and then an advice by the person.

It shows how mistakes actually make you learn and how there needs to be a certain level of confidence in you to keep that dream alive. Also when you dream… dream real big…

With just 25 of the entrepreneurs mentioned in the book only from one institute, there are bound to be more such individuals who have walked the rough path. I am looking forward to a sequel to the book.

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