This book is a compilation of the stories of 25 IIM- Ahmedabad graduates who opted to tread on the rough paths of entrepreneurship and successfully built new businesses and organizations. The author Rashmi Bansal, an IIM-A alumnus herself, writes that this book is for those people who seize their moments; for those who do not believe in selling soaps just because you are paid well to do so. It is about those who had the easy option of being a corporate slave, but felt that they had something bigger and better they could do with their talents. About people who did things which others thought were foolish and who decided to stay hungry in search of that something better.
The book is divided in 3 sections viz: – Stories of those people who knew that entrepreneurship was their ‘Chosen Path’ and thus took the plunge straight after their MBA or after working for barely a couple of years. Stories of those who did not
plan to become entrepreneurs but seized an opportunity when it knocked and capitalized on it. – Stories of those individuals who have used entrepreneurship to create social impact and/or as a platform for creative expression. All those featured in the book are diverse in age, in outlook and in industries they have made a mark in. But the one thing they had in common was that they believed in the power of their dream. The book reveals the making of iconic brands like Sintex, makemytrip.com, India Infoline, Mphasis, Renuka Sugars, naukri.com, GiveIndia and many more!
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish is written in a conversational format. The end of each story is punctuated with a page of advice for young entrepreneurs. The book elucidates how these individuals with fire in their bellies and stars in their eyes, overcame the odds to realize their dreams of being their own masters as they ventured into uncharted territories.