Stay Hungry Stay Foolish is a book by entrepreneur Rashmi Bansal. It features the stories of 25 MBAs from IIM Ahmedabad who left lucrative jobs to follow the rough road of entrepreneurship. It is an IIM Ahmedabad CIIE publication.Stay Hungry Stay Foolish created a new record in Indian publishing by selling over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 8 languages with Rating 3.5 of 5.
It’s an inspirational book for all young entrepreneur who can dream and desire to achieve the same.If you are trying to find your feet beyond the world of placements and salaries then this might be a good read to start. In the current market scenario, where the term finds its way in any and every conversation, job security is no longer an idea that professionals cling to. In order to set up a well-established career & to fulfill their requirements (both professionally as well as financially), the number of people jumping from one organization to another is on a steady rise. However, there are an equal number of professionals who are now leaving their cushy jobs to venture out in the different business arenas. Ithas become a rising trend in India as the idea of giving up a 9 to 5 job and starting one’s own albeit new setup from scratch has become very lucrative amongst not only the youth but also professionals from various age groups.
While the read provides a lot of strategies, the one fact the author brings out straight is that there is no consistent formula for success. The only way to move ahead is to learn from one’s own mistakes and have a staunch belief in one’s ideas. Also, while persevering to prove yourself, one must also keep their options open and learn to acknowledge every opportunity as it knocks your door. The most inspiring & optimistic story for me was that of entrepreneur Sanjeev Bikhchandani, who founded Naukri.com. Needless to say, this is a motivating read that encompasses an array of individuals who come from different backgrounds and have different interests but have one thing in common – determination and commitment to their beliefs.
Overall, this is a well-structured book with easy language and compact format but after a certain point the read tends to get monotonous. However, it is one of those tell-all reads that can be termed as the “book of facts” on Entrepreneurship.