Stay Hungry Stay Foolish By Rashmi Bansal
Genre: Biography / Non Fiction
The book, Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, is an interesting compilation of the success stories of 25 Management Post Graduates from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, who left lucrative jobs, to embrace tough paths to live their dreams and making the most out of it during their entrepreneurial ventures. The book (Stay Hungry Stay Foolish) has been published under IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre For Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) wing, and has been translated into eight languages so far. This work of non-fiction has created a new record in the publishing arena of our country by selling over 300,000 copies so far.
The author in this book (Stay Hungry Stay Foolish), divides the 25 IIM Ahmedabad MBAs into three categories of entrepreneurs viz., The Believers, The Opportunists and The Alternate Vision. The Believers cover a group of highly motivated people, who knew about their final goal and thus plunged into action, without much ado. The second group, The Opportunists, consists of those who initially did not have any plan of turning to entrepreneur, seized an opportunity when they saw one. Entrepreneurs that fell in The Alternate Vision category are the ones, who explored the entrepreneurial arena but, with a cause for social development. Strong faith, strategic approach and creativity are what kept these entrepreneurs ahead in action.
Rashmi Bansal, apart from being an author, is herself an entrepreneur and a youth expert. She has made it a point to start each of the 25 stories, with an interesting introduction, followed by the protagonists’ backgrounds and their finally taking the readers through their journey to success. What is noteworthy about the book, is that it covers stories of both young as well as experienced entrepreneurs, making it a favorable reading material across a wide age-group of people. By tracing the stories of these 25 Business Turks, Rashmi Bansal very clearly drives home the point that if one has the passion and the dedication to pursue his dreams, then sky is indeed the limit.
Rashmi Bansal (Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Book Author)