In the realm of entrepreneurship, enthusiasm isn’t always easy to come by. Fear, terror, and difficulty can all be a part of it.. Even if you have reservations about your ability, you can still take a leap of faith & pursue your goals. The road taken by many great businesses may be traced back to this one point.
In order to be a successful leader and entrepreneur, you must draw inspiration from people who have gone before you and done what they have done.
These five business books from HarperCollins will not only enlighten and inspire you, but they will also give you a new perspective.
When he was at the pinnacle of his success, Munaf Kapadia did the exact opposite. When he was working as a Google advisor, he decided to leave and start his own firm with his mother. To say that my journey to Google through Samosa Sales has been an epic one would be an understatement. When Munaf and his mother created a Bohri food pop-up shop in Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade, he recalls the storey of how it all came to be. Aside from highlighting his greatest triumphs, such as city-wide delivery kitchens, serving to Bollywood celebrities, and winning reality shows, the book also includes a few flops.
Founded in 1982 in Mumbai’s Chowpatty neighbourhood, one homoeopathy clinic has since evolved into an empire spanning seven countries, 150 cities, and more than 200 clinics around the world. Right now, there is no going back. Dr. Batra’s name is associated with the term “homoeopathy” today. A tale of triumph over hardship, belief in one’s own ability, and perseverance lies behind the accomplishment. Dr. Batra was prepared to take on considerable debt to fund his convictions when India was a decade ago from liberalisation when loans were tough to come by. As well as ordinary citizens, politicians, actors, athletes, and artists are among his current clients.
When Prashant Desai established D:FY, first genuine Indian sports brand, in 2017, it seemed a foregone conclusion. When Rajiv Mehta founded Puma India with his business partner, they opened 17 stores in seven cities. A staggering Rs 30 crore was lost by Prashant’s company within only 30 months, thereby wiping off all of his revenues within this time frame. However, after more examination, he learned that the causes of the company’s downfall were a goldmine of business secrets.
Many people wish to start their own enterprises, but only a few really accomplish so. It was the weekend, and he set out to develop a profitable new company without rely on any technological expertise. This book teaches you how and where to develop a business plan plan, build a website, and market your products online without any guesswork.
Exactly how did a request from a neighbour in an Indian neighbourhood lead to the creation of a meal that has now become a national favourite? In their book Theobroma, they describe how their ambitious and occasionally eccentric Parsi family built a multi-million dollar company out of a home catering service. In the beginning, there was just one cafe, but there are now more than 50 across the country!
Every year, a fresh crop of start-ups and unicorns are born. ‘ Spite of the fact that entrepreneurs are becoming the norm in India, the years 2015 and 2016 became two of its most significant in the startup ecosystem’s history. The term “startup” was coined when large investments were committed and a few firms achieved billion-dollar values. Although the bubble burst, it was quickly deflated by others. Soum Paul’s March of Unicorns offers an eye-opening look at the development of Indian corporations.
With only 400 employees, one toaster-sized product (the router), and a few million dollars of revenue, John Chambers had no notion what he was doing when he started his company. Cisco’s strategy and mindset, as well as the path it took to be a global technology giant, are all detailed in John’s book. For years, he has been able to guide his company to success by sharing a wealth of information. The long-term winners in poker are those who are able to keep up with the latest trends and connect with other players, rather than those with the most money or perhaps the largest bankrolls.
Many entrepreneurs celebrate the benefits of beginning a business, but they never complain about the difficulty of keeping it running. One of Silicon Area’s most renowned and accomplished entrepreneurs, Ben has a wealth of real-world expertise when it comes to overcoming challenges. The advice in this book is based on the lessons he has learnt throughout his life, which he has documented in his widely read blog.