Title: Myth of the entrepreneur
Author: Ravi Kailas and Cathy Guo
Publisher: Harper Collins
Page Count: 236
Published: May, 2019
You don’t need a college degree, a lot of money in the bank or even a prior business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, you do need a strong plan to achieve your goal. And before starting anything, you have to make sure that you know what are the things you’re going to deal with. And thus, many questions comes in the mind. Questions like How much time it will take? How to invest in it? How to get profits? goes in your mind. And for the answers, all you need is a guide and with this book, you’ll have all these questions answered and you’ll get everything you need to lay the groundwork for a profitable business.
If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, this book is best for your personal and professional transformation. From Investment to consultation to promotion, the author has explained each aspect of a business in detail. He has focussed on everything that is related to entrepreneurship, even the issues one face after starting his own business.
There are many myths regarding entrepreneurship as well, and the author has tried to bust these myths.
Few lines that I really liked from the book:
Professor Howard Stevenson, the founder of entrepreneurship studies at Harvard Business School, defines entrepreneurship ‘as the pursuit of opportunity beyond resources controlled’.
Entrepreneurship was a passionate ‘pursuit’ at its core, one that began with identifying opportunity, and ended with executing solutions. Profit was not the primary motive, but the standard by which inferior soluti could be filtered out from the competition.
This book is extremely helpful for billionaires, corporate employees or middle class workers, basically anyone who believe in himself and anyone who wants to do something different from the rest. If you have a start-up idea and you don’t know how to get ahead with it, this book is made for you. Do check out this guide to help turn your big idea into a successful business.
About the Author:
Ravi Kailas is a serial entrepreneur who has built and scaled ventures spanning telecom, software, financial options, infrastructure and more. He currently serves as the chairman of the board of Mytrah Group, which tackles next-generation opportunities such as renewable energy, electric vehicles and deep tech in India. He spends much of his remaining time on Pravaha Trust, an open philanthropic foundation seeking to redefine development in India.
Cathy Guo is still defining her identity. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. As a writer, she has primarily published poetry and (unreadable) literary theory. She now lives in Bengaluru, India, and is always looking for new stories to tell. This is her first book