Rashmi Bansal graduated from Sophia College in Mumbai and IIM Ahmedabad, and is the author of a number of bestselling titles on startups see my reviews of her books on social entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, small-town entrepreneurs and slum entrepreneurs. Rashmi classifies student entrepreneurs into three types: rankers toppers , repeaters who failed initially but succeeded later and rebels with a cause mavericks who did weird but wonderful things. The campus entrepreneurship cell Eforea organised panels and events like the Ignition summit. The duo dreamt up ideas like software for marriage halls, and then hit upon the patient reminder service for doctors delivered via mobiles. They were nominated by Morpheus, received funding from Sequoia, and expanded operations to Singapore.

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We may earn a small comission from the companies or products mentioned in this post. We post up to 10 new summaries every month in various categories. Join our FB-group. One country that has the key to success is India and most of their success comes from entrepreneurs. In , very few knew the word entrepreneurship o else what it actually meant. This 6 stories in Arise, Awake can give us three important key lessons:. At first, everything is going marvellous but by the time winter arrives, your sells experience a major drop.

Now, most of the people would surrender and closed the business and wait for another summer perhaps. Lesson two: Always think big but keep in mind that changes can turn out in a good way.

They are definitely thinking big. So, you might have a great business idea but keep in mind that not everyone would accept it as it is. In almost all of the stories Rashmi describes, these entrepreneurs were just kids like you and me, starting college wondering if they pick out the right career. And they succeeded. Hey, if it worked for them, it will work for you. Try again and again. I really, really learned a lot reading this one. Rashmi stories are inspiring. But I think if I follow these simple steps and take a chance like those kids did, I can finally see that idea come into shape and take off in a brand new world full with risky entrepreneurs and who knows?

If it does, I can start calling myself one without my tongue to tangle when I say the word entrepreneurs. Book summaries are great , but I also really believe that you will not fully understand the book or the author without trying the real thing. Learn more about this subject by listening to the full book for free via Audible. Simply, take a chance. Trust yourself and your ideas. You only need determination and constancy to get out there and start changing the world.

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Reviewed by Privy Trifles March 02, Arise, Awake is the story of young entrepreneurs who started a business while studying in college, or right after graduation. The ability to start a business is not defined by age or education. It takes energy and passion, an idea and an internet connection. Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur and youth expert. She is the author of two bestselling books on entrepreneurship.


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Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author:. Economically, the center of gravity in the world is changing eastward. India is one of the champions of this change. The country has 1. These results are due in large part to a growing new generation of entrepreneurs in the country.


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This book not only peeps in their lives but also demonstrates various skills that are required for achieving success on the business front. It has been written by Rashmi Bansal in an engaging tone and published by Westland Books. Only a few have the strength to defy conventions and start something of their own in this frantic corporate world of today. This book shares stories of individuals who took visionary decisions which led them on their path to create successful ventures. A graduate from IET Alwar, Rupesh showed immense faith in open source technologies and designed a product that increases efficiency of teaching methods.

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