We recently published a list of must-reads for aspiring entrepreneurs. After seeing the article up on StudentStory, I realized that all the books were books written by foreign authors. That’s unfair! We have so many good startup books coming right here in India, why look outside? So instead of arguing with our editor, I decided to come up with another list of Indian books that aspiring entrepreneurs can get inspired from. You could add more to the list in the comment section. I’m sure I might have left out the names of other interesting reads on entrepreneurship by Indian authors. Here goes my list:
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company – Varun Agarwal
You still haven’t got a job yet? Have an idea for a startup? This book is Varun’s story of how the idea came up and how it gave birth to a million dollar company. Those who want to startup an ecommerce site, this book is a must read for them. The book has become the all time bestseller. Read this book written by another Agarwal, get inspired and startup today. This could become your story.
Go Kiss The World: Life Lessons For The Young Professional – Subroto Bagchi
“I have not an engineering degree. How do I open a company into software development?” If this is what you think, please reconsider it my friend. Subroto Bagchi in this book narrates his story of how a child from rural Odisha goes on to build a billion dollar software development company. His words of wisdom will definitely inspire and motivate you.
MBA At 16: A Teenager’s Guide To Business – Subroto Bagchi
Had a sparkling idea and just started off your own company? Don’t know what the corporate is all about? Read this book which will make you aware of everything an amateur entrepreneur must know. From corporate to businesses, this book details how corporate companies are run in today’s world!Unusual People Do Things Differently – T.G.C. Prasad
This amazing book lists the success stories of various Indians from diverse backgrounds. The book describes about the personalities from different industries, social help and people with professions like CA, Attorney and sports coach. Although the people are from different backgrounds what distinguishes them from the rest is their ability to think out of the box and do extraordinary things.
The Habit of Winning – Prakash Iyer
In this book, Prakash Iyer an IIMA graduate pens down his experience of 25 years of corporate life. This unique book narrates stories about the personalities by highlighting their attributes like self-belief, perseverance, hard work, finding balance and their mindsets.
P.S: Believe me, I have read all these books and there is just one word to describe them - ‘Awesome!’ Happy reading!
Author Credit: Ashwin Aggarwal