It feels great to have reached a point in my entrepreneurial journey where I am able to contribute back to the awesome world of Start-ups and Entrepreneurship with some practical and usable suggestions that I learnt in my last 9 years.
‘Breaking Out and Making Big’ is a no Nonsense book on new age start-ups and entrepreneurship. It is not the story of my startup or of my journey, but things I learnt through some successes and some failures, which would be most useful for an entrepreneur in any stage.
It also makes me very proud to showcase this on ‘The Rodinhoods’ as I can claim to be one of the first Entrepreneurs that Alok mentored back in 2007. I am an ex 2win group employee who had the opportunity to work in one of Alok’s companies and then have him as a Mentor and Advisor to my startup – ideacts innovations – www.ideacts.com
Alok gave me that last and final push that was needed for me to leave my dream job and take the best jump of my life.
He mentored us on some critical turns like setting up a company, pitching to Venture Capitalists, closing our first funding round etc. and helped us realize some things which we never even asked him like… Why every employee leaving your company is as important as one joining or how the CEO should be the most approachable person in a start-up or why one should not wear a suit to a VC pitch 🙂
Its an honour for me that Alok has also written the Foreword of this book.
Hope you like the book… Will appreciate a feedback if and when you read it.
Added by Alok : August 26th:
Why should you read this book?
Check out my foreword:
And this was the sweetest part :)))
UPDATE AUG 17, 2015
I believe Entrepreneurship is always about the Journey and not just the Destination… The fun in building something from scratch and see it reach heights, is far more exciting than just inheriting something that’s already big. For me the journey of building my first startup has been the best one till date and after that came the months of writing, that went into making this Book a reality.
But then there are some destinations, that overtake the joy and fun of every journey… such is this one.
Within a year of the release of Breaking Out and Making Big (which also happened on TRH) it has become the NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER on KINDLE STORE.
Entrepreneurship also requires and teaches you to share knowledge. Not just with your team, partners or customers, but also with the Universe. And there can be no greater example of that than The Rodinhoods – Feel proud to be a part of this community and to add my 2 cents to the world of Startups…