Stay Hungry Stay Foolish : Book Report

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INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF THE BOOK Stay Hungry Stay Foolish comes from the desk of Rashmi Bansal, an IIM-A alumnae, who has authored several other best-sellers like “Connect the Dots”, “Share a Dream” and “Take me home”. The title of this book was inspired by Steve Job’s commencement speech at Stanford University, where he quotes the cover of the World Earth Catalog (1974),”Stay hungry. Stay Foolish.”. This book captures the success stories of 25 IIM-A graduates, who took up entrepreneurship as their passion and profession. The book has been divided into three parts: Believers those who always knew entrepreneurship was their calling. Opportunists, those who took up entrepreneurship when they saw an opportunity. The Alternate Vision, those who took up entrepreneurship for creating a social impact. The book is written based on dialogues that the author has had with these entrepreneurs. The subjects in this book have been candid about their choices, mistakes and learning that they have witnessed during their challenging journey. The author has also has also been successful in presenting the motivational factors behind them, as these factors have been instrumental in making them leave, comfortable and rather enviable, careers for their need of ultimate self-actualisation. She has told the readers what made them give up the good for the great. The narration also makes brief allusions to their personal lives and upbringing to show, at least in certain cases, how it had a

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