Connect The Dots PDF ↠ Connect The eBook Ô

Connect The Dots PDF ↠ Connect The eBook Ô

Connect The Dots ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Connect The Dots Author Rashmi Bansal – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk What ties the 20 true life protagonists of the book together is that they are all entrepreneurs but without the much coveted MBA degree Written in conversational form the book is divided into three se What ties the true life protagonists of the book together is that they are all entrepreneurs but without the much coveted MBA degree Written in conversational form the book is divided into three sections Jugaad Junoon and Zubaan The author speaks to people from different parts of the country who have carved a niche for themselves in different areas of businessJugaad covers the stories of those who used grit Connect The eBook Ô and determination even as they observed and experimented to create a business on the road less travelled The nine stories covered in this section give us a glimpse of the steely resolve of people who tried to do things differently from what others in their chosen industry normally doThe second section Junoon details the growth of seven entrepreneurs who were driven by a dream or a passion They followed their interests did not give up on their dreams and succeeded in creating ventures that were not only uniue but which successfully tapped a market that nobody even knew existedZubaan gives us an insight into the mindset that allowed four extremely creative people who successfully channeled their immense talents to create a business platform for themselves By tapping their talent successfully these creative people become entrepreneurs in their own rightThe book is inspirational as the readers are sure to get totally involved in the uniue spirit that drove these people to the heights of success The title of the book is inspired by Apple founder Steve Jobs' commencement speech given at Stanford University in In his speech Jobs said 'You can't Connect The Dots by looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards So you have to trust in somethingyour gut destiny life karma'Connect The Dots tells us the story of people who trusted in themselves and grew to be truly inspirational success storiesAbout the AuthorRashmi Bansal is an Economics graduate from Mumbai's Sophia College She also did her MBA from IIM Ahmad.


About the Author: Rashmi Bansal

Rashmi Bansal is a writer entrepreneur and youth expertShe is the author of two bestselling books on entrepreneurship ‘Stay Hungry Stay Foolish’ features the stories of MBAs who left lucrative jobs to follow the rough road of entrepreneurship The book created a new record in Indian publishing by selling over copies and has been translated into languages Rashmi’s second book ‘Con.



10 thoughts on “Connect The Dots

  1. Shweta Bharati Shweta Bharati says:

    Amazing book Ummokay take that back Wonderful Nah take that backtoo How about one which gives you air time and rushes adrenaline through your endocrine system Yep that's itAnd what's nice about the book is that it gives a sense of reality maybe only for Indians yet thrilling You see their ventures still flourishing and with new targets set 20 entrepreneurs with 20 different uniue tales and passions and with different vision One can feel the labor of Rashmi Bansal in carrying out this bookEvery entrepreneur started from scratch taking their ventures from breaking even to a huge profit making company May it be Foodcosmetics hospitality service retailFilm makingpassion et al with no clear vision or knowledge where they were headed to just hanging on to their intuition and gut and learning all throughout their journeys and due to that you learn something out of it tooChetan Maini Reva Electric Car Company little stands out from the rest He really had a flair and a good start from the start itself unlike restTrikya Agriculture is engaging Surely gentlemen prefer lettuce and all thanks to Samar Gupta How would McDonald would have survived in India without them Okay that's a bit of exaggerationAnd one to which I admire is Shakti Sudha Industries Satyajit Singh helped commercialize Makhana foxnut and package it as a ready made food which is basically a water born fruit grown in North Bihar 90 % of the world's production happens to be here only AndI guess better than popcorn As you have protein instead of carbsRashmi Bansal has carried her project and in a sense her responsibility very well I think it's commendable for a writer to not to write her thoughts but give away her flair for words in imparting information She hardly got a chance to put her thoughts throughout the book It's all facts and figures and what the entrepreneurs had to say But wherever she gotwas uite amusingly wonderfulHowever one thing which I disliked about the book is that it is not well edited There are some visible mistakesnot factual out there which put me off I hope it gets a better publisher


  2. Poonam Poonam says:

    People who ask me 'Do I like 'Rashmi Bansal's books?' I have a pat answer What's there to like and not to like? This book is not about narrative or writing style or any other literary or creative pursuits It is simply a factual story of entrepreneurs made it So solely for the content the inspiring stories of some real life heroes I recommend this bookSome of the protagonistsentrepreneurs covered in the book couldn't speak English and spoke broken Hindi Rashmi has narrated them as is I liked that very much Somehow that preserved the authenticity of the interview Other than some known names I was glad to discover the 'Prince Dance Group' how a self taught dancer belonging to working class of Orissa went to create a dance troupe with similarly disadvantaged people I looked up videos on youtube of their dance acts they they performed in India's got Talent Suresh Kamat's Laser Soft Technologies hired disabled Later it seems the company was sold It was interesting to know that couple that envisioned Crosswords no longer owns it Many good stories in there


  3. Prashant Prashant says:

    This book is very different from Bansal's first book Stay Hungry Stay Foolish which has the stories of IIM Ahmedabad alumni turned entrepreneurs Almost all the entrepreneurs from this elite college mentioned that they knew in the back of their minds that they always had the option of going back to their jobs After all they had a management degree from the best college in India On the other side Connect the dots is the story of those who did not have the luxury of going back to any steady job Failure was not an option for them and that is what made the stories highly inspiring The book has different stories of entrepreneurs who made their mark by rising from nothing They excelled by sheer hard work and the uniueness of their ideas I still distinctly remember two stories I had seen Veta English Coaching ads all my life From this book I came to know the story of the man who started it Working from a small room teaching his first batch of 3 4 students mathematics this person established the biggest institute for english training in India There is another story of DosaPlaza which was started by a Tamil who moved to Mumbai to earn a livelihood How he started working in different small shops and then started a small shop of his own from a defunct basement From there it grew to a chain of shops all over India serving than 100 types of dosas everyday After reading this book I can never see a Veta ad or a DosaPlaza shop and not say to the person next to me You know somethingAn invaluable story to tell


  4. Ravi Prakash Ravi Prakash says:

    I got to read this book during a 400 km trip The trip was not very well though but the book I had filled me with immense joy and optimism This book is so full of enthusiasm that it can explode your conscience with passion I finished this book in a day You can imagine how overwhelmed I might have been This book comprises 20 stories of 20 successful enterpreneurs Every story is uite capable to boost your confidence This is a must read book for anyone who wants to do something big or different in his life Trivial things on which many enterpreneurs waste their time thinking over like Money Social Status and Education really never matter You don't need an MBA degree for starting a business Life is the greatest teacher and World is the greatest laboratory All you need is an ideaYes Ideas have great powers These 20 peoples who raised from dust were certainly for behind than many resourceful person you see in your life Even some were lot worse than you But they had passion And they gave their lives to their passion and achieved what is the most necessary for human existence SatisfactionI would love to list those 20 person1 Prem Ganpati The king of roads He is not even highschool passed He got inspired by McDonalds and opened his own restaurant Dosa Plaza Now there are 26 outlets in the whole country2 Kunwar Sachdev A science graduate an average student always from a lower middle class family He owns a company Su Kam inverters worth 500 crore turnover annualy3 Ganesh Ram English Guru He started a coaching centre in 1981 Now his coaching is a brand name VETA You can find its centres in every big city of India4 Sunita Ramnathkar A housewife who made Fem Fairness Bleach by experimenting in kitchen Now Fem is a Multinational Company5 M Mahadevan A professor who uit his job for his love for hotels and restaurants Now Oriental Cuisines has spread its empire in many countries6 Hanumant Gaiyakwad He had never enough to pay his education fee He gave tutions did tailoring and whitewashed houses for money Afterwards he started taking contracts for painting and whitewashing gather some laborers and made a company BVG Bharat Vikas Group BVG is facility management company and its annual turnover is 300 crore rupee7 Rajiv Manchandani Got a degree in Microbiology but didn't suit Did work in advertising sector for some time didn't suit At last he got his satisfaction in Designing Now he is the boss of Tantra company which he established Tantra makes T shirts of special designs having Indian touch8 Suresh Kamath MTech from IIT He owns a firm which organizes Laser Soft Infosystem in public and private institutes Special thing about his company is that you don't need to have an engineering degree to work in that firm but truthful and dedicated He has gives jobs to a lot of handicapped people9 Raghu Khanna A brilliant young man He started his own company just after completing college CashYourDrive is based on a simple idea Give me vehicle I will advertise your product in the whole country10 R ShriRam A book worm His habit of reading led him to open book stores He established the biggest book store chain Crossword in the country11 Saurabh Vyas and Gaurav Rathaur Two engineering students decided to counsel the political leaders of India Their company Political Edge provide research and consulting service to our leaders12 Satyajit Singh A well established business 9 crore annually but one day he closed his business Being inspired by an agriculture scientist he decided to improve the condition of Fox nut farmers He did improve and established a greater company13 Sunil Bhu An urban boy who loved Thomas Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd and thus decided to live for from the crowd of cities in farm and fields with cattle He established Flanders' Dairy that makes Cheese It's a big firm14 Chetan Maini A genius who devoted his life to make an electric car Reva Electric Car Company is now helping other companies to manufacture electric cars15 Mahima Mehra She wanted to do something in Recycling business but not with NGOs She started Handmade Paper business and in this process she discovered that strong papers can be made by elephant's dung What an Idea16 Samar Gupta He had to face many challenges in life his family well established business was ruined But he had some lands where he started growing exotic vegetables Now his firm Trikaya Agriculture is a big name17 Abhijeet Bansod A graduate from National Institute of Designing NID He designed RAGA watches with idea of Indian Heritage Collections Now he runs a Product Design Company18 Paresh Mokakshi He wanted to be an actor but accidentally became a dramatist and director His first feature film in Marathi named Harishchandrachi Factory became the official entry of India in Oscars in 200919 Krishna Reddy He had a passion for dance He never took any formal training He lived in a small village of Odisha One day he made a group of road laborers Prince Dance Group They practiced and despite huge difficulties they won the most famous talent show India Has Got Talent This was the most inspiring story It made me emotional Do watch their dance on YouTube20 Kalyan Verma A well settled boy in an MNC But one day he uit his job to pursue his passion of Wilde Life Photographer Now he works for BBC and National Geographic


  5. Bharathy Bharathy says:

    “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards So you have to trust in something – your gut destiny life karma whatever This approach has never let me down and it has made all the difference in my life” Steve JobsI have read the Tamil version of the book published by Ananda Vikatan It was good highly inspiring It tells the stories of courage determination and inspiration of 20 people from different backgrounds who chose to become entrepreneurs without doing an MBA Highly recommended Must read if you want to be a successful entrepreneur


  6. Rachana Rachana says:

    This book is not at all about the writing style or the authorthis book should be read for the stories narrated the content of the story and not the way it is narrated It is for drawing inspiration getting motivated and not for entertaining yourself


  7. Devangi Dodiya (SpreadingBook) Devangi Dodiya (SpreadingBook) says:

    I have a collection of books written by author Rashmi Bansal As this book's name indicated the author collected some of the true entrepreneurs from India who all have common is that self motivation and notion to do something different Some of the conversations beautifully articulated through conversational Hindi and Tamil accent All entrepreneurs' journey varies with their trek In the end all entrepreneurs conveyed a message for future business visionaries


  8. Aditya Kumar Aditya Kumar says:

    Must read for people who want to be entrepreneurs 20 different stories but had one thing common its all in your hand


  9. Dhiran Dhiran says:

    Being successful is often about being able find the way about being able to connect the dots between a problem and a solution Connect the Dots is a great read about 20 entrepreneurs passionate about their ideas and motivated enough to see them through successfully from scratch with no formal training or expertise in the field of choice a lot of out of the box thinking and learning on field literally connecting the dots to achieve the desired outcomes#LoveToRead #BookLovers #dntjbookclub #startups #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #AtoZEntrepreneurship


  10. Manik and Sayee |favbookshelf Manik and Sayee |favbookshelf says:

    I read this book 5 6 years back and found it very inspiring and motivating This was my first non fiction book I really liked the basic idea behind the book where biographical experiences of 20 entrepreneurs were shared who dared to make their make own path I also liked the section in which business advice was given to the young entrepreneurs to help them succeed If you want to get inspired and encouraged you should read this book


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10 thoughts on “Connect The Dots

  1. Shweta Bharati Shweta Bharati says:

    Amazing book Ummokay take that back Wonderful Nah take that backtoo How about one which gives you air time and rushes adrenaline through your endocrine system Yep that's itAnd what's nice about the book is that it gives a sense of reality maybe only for Indians yet thrilling You see their ventures still flourishing and with new targets set 20 entrepreneurs with 20 different uniue tales and passions and with different vision One can feel the labor of Rashmi Bansal in carrying out this bookEvery entrepreneur started from scratch taking their ventures from breaking even to a huge profit making company May it be Foodcosmetics hospitality service retailFilm makingpassion et al with no clear vision or knowledge where they were headed to just hanging on to their intuition and gut and learning all throughout their journeys and due to that you learn something out of it tooChetan Maini Reva Electric Car Company little stands out from the rest He really had a flair and a good start from the start itself unlike restTrikya Agriculture is engaging Surely gentlemen prefer lettuce and all thanks to Samar Gupta How would McDonald would have survived in India without them Okay that's a bit of exaggerationAnd one to which I admire is Shakti Sudha Industries Satyajit Singh helped commercialize Makhana foxnut and package it as a ready made food which is basically a water born fruit grown in North Bihar 90 % of the world's production happens to be here only AndI guess better than popcorn As you have protein instead of carbsRashmi Bansal has carried her project and in a sense her responsibility very well I think it's commendable for a writer to not to write her thoughts but give away her flair for words in imparting information She hardly got a chance to put her thoughts throughout the book It's all facts and figures and what the entrepreneurs had to say But wherever she gotwas uite amusingly wonderfulHowever one thing which I disliked about the book is that it is not well edited There are some visible mistakesnot factual out there which put me off I hope it gets a better publisher

  2. Poonam Poonam says:

    People who ask me 'Do I like 'Rashmi Bansal's books?' I have a pat answer What's there to like and not to like? This book is not about narrative or writing style or any other literary or creative pursuits It is simply a factual story of entrepreneurs made it So solely for the content the inspiring stories of some real life heroes I recommend this bookSome of the protagonistsentrepreneurs covered in the book couldn't speak English and spoke broken Hindi Rashmi has narrated them as is I liked that very much Somehow that preserved the authenticity of the interview Other than some known names I was glad to discover the 'Prince Dance Group' how a self taught dancer belonging to working class of Orissa went to create a dance troupe with similarly disadvantaged people I looked up videos on youtube of their dance acts they they performed in India's got Talent Suresh Kamat's Laser Soft Technologies hired disabled Later it seems the company was sold It was interesting to know that couple that envisioned Crosswords no longer owns it Many good stories in there

  3. Prashant Prashant says:

    This book is very different from Bansal's first book Stay Hungry Stay Foolish which has the stories of IIM Ahmedabad alumni turned entrepreneurs Almost all the entrepreneurs from this elite college mentioned that they knew in the back of their minds that they always had the option of going back to their jobs After all they had a management degree from the best college in India On the other side Connect the dots is the story of those who did not have the luxury of going back to any steady job Failure was not an option for them and that is what made the stories highly inspiring The book has different stories of entrepreneurs who made their mark by rising from nothing They excelled by sheer hard work and the uniueness of their ideas I still distinctly remember two stories I had seen Veta English Coaching ads all my life From this book I came to know the story of the man who started it Working from a small room teaching his first batch of 3 4 students mathematics this person established the biggest institute for english training in India There is another story of DosaPlaza which was started by a Tamil who moved to Mumbai to earn a livelihood How he started working in different small shops and then started a small shop of his own from a defunct basement From there it grew to a chain of shops all over India serving than 100 types of dosas everyday After reading this book I can never see a Veta ad or a DosaPlaza shop and not say to the person next to me You know somethingAn invaluable story to tell

  4. Ravi Prakash Ravi Prakash says:

    I got to read this book during a 400 km trip The trip was not very well though but the book I had filled me with immense joy and optimism This book is so full of enthusiasm that it can explode your conscience with passion I finished this book in a day You can imagine how overwhelmed I might have been This book comprises 20 stories of 20 successful enterpreneurs Every story is uite capable to boost your confidence This is a must read book for anyone who wants to do something big or different in his life Trivial things on which many enterpreneurs waste their time thinking over like Money Social Status and Education really never matter You don't need an MBA degree for starting a business Life is the greatest teacher and World is the greatest laboratory All you need is an ideaYes Ideas have great powers These 20 peoples who raised from dust were certainly for behind than many resourceful person you see in your life Even some were lot worse than you But they had passion And they gave their lives to their passion and achieved what is the most necessary for human existence SatisfactionI would love to list those 20 person1 Prem Ganpati The king of roads He is not even highschool passed He got inspired by McDonalds and opened his own restaurant Dosa Plaza Now there are 26 outlets in the whole country2 Kunwar Sachdev A science graduate an average student always from a lower middle class family He owns a company Su Kam inverters worth 500 crore turnover annualy3 Ganesh Ram English Guru He started a coaching centre in 1981 Now his coaching is a brand name VETA You can find its centres in every big city of India4 Sunita Ramnathkar A housewife who made Fem Fairness Bleach by experimenting in kitchen Now Fem is a Multinational Company5 M Mahadevan A professor who uit his job for his love for hotels and restaurants Now Oriental Cuisines has spread its empire in many countries6 Hanumant Gaiyakwad He had never enough to pay his education fee He gave tutions did tailoring and whitewashed houses for money Afterwards he started taking contracts for painting and whitewashing gather some laborers and made a company BVG Bharat Vikas Group BVG is facility management company and its annual turnover is 300 crore rupee7 Rajiv Manchandani Got a degree in Microbiology but didn't suit Did work in advertising sector for some time didn't suit At last he got his satisfaction in Designing Now he is the boss of Tantra company which he established Tantra makes T shirts of special designs having Indian touch8 Suresh Kamath MTech from IIT He owns a firm which organizes Laser Soft Infosystem in public and private institutes Special thing about his company is that you don't need to have an engineering degree to work in that firm but truthful and dedicated He has gives jobs to a lot of handicapped people9 Raghu Khanna A brilliant young man He started his own company just after completing college CashYourDrive is based on a simple idea Give me vehicle I will advertise your product in the whole country10 R ShriRam A book worm His habit of reading led him to open book stores He established the biggest book store chain Crossword in the country11 Saurabh Vyas and Gaurav Rathaur Two engineering students decided to counsel the political leaders of India Their company Political Edge provide research and consulting service to our leaders12 Satyajit Singh A well established business 9 crore annually but one day he closed his business Being inspired by an agriculture scientist he decided to improve the condition of Fox nut farmers He did improve and established a greater company13 Sunil Bhu An urban boy who loved Thomas Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd and thus decided to live for from the crowd of cities in farm and fields with cattle He established Flanders' Dairy that makes Cheese It's a big firm14 Chetan Maini A genius who devoted his life to make an electric car Reva Electric Car Company is now helping other companies to manufacture electric cars15 Mahima Mehra She wanted to do something in Recycling business but not with NGOs She started Handmade Paper business and in this process she discovered that strong papers can be made by elephant's dung What an Idea16 Samar Gupta He had to face many challenges in life his family well established business was ruined But he had some lands where he started growing exotic vegetables Now his firm Trikaya Agriculture is a big name17 Abhijeet Bansod A graduate from National Institute of Designing NID He designed RAGA watches with idea of Indian Heritage Collections Now he runs a Product Design Company18 Paresh Mokakshi He wanted to be an actor but accidentally became a dramatist and director His first feature film in Marathi named Harishchandrachi Factory became the official entry of India in Oscars in 200919 Krishna Reddy He had a passion for dance He never took any formal training He lived in a small village of Odisha One day he made a group of road laborers Prince Dance Group They practiced and despite huge difficulties they won the most famous talent show India Has Got Talent This was the most inspiring story It made me emotional Do watch their dance on YouTube20 Kalyan Verma A well settled boy in an MNC But one day he uit his job to pursue his passion of Wilde Life Photographer Now he works for BBC and National Geographic

  5. Bharathy Bharathy says:

    “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards So you have to trust in something – your gut destiny life karma whatever This approach has never let me down and it has made all the difference in my life” Steve JobsI have read the Tamil version of the book published by Ananda Vikatan It was good highly inspiring It tells the stories of courage determination and inspiration of 20 people from different backgrounds who chose to become entrepreneurs without doing an MBA Highly recommended Must read if you want to be a successful entrepreneur

  6. Rachana Rachana says:

    This book is not at all about the writing style or the authorthis book should be read for the stories narrated the content of the story and not the way it is narrated It is for drawing inspiration getting motivated and not for entertaining yourself

  7. Devangi Dodiya (SpreadingBook) Devangi Dodiya (SpreadingBook) says:

    I have a collection of books written by author Rashmi Bansal As this book's name indicated the author collected some of the true entrepreneurs from India who all have common is that self motivation and notion to do something different Some of the conversations beautifully articulated through conversational Hindi and Tamil accent All entrepreneurs' journey varies with their trek In the end all entrepreneurs conveyed a message for future business visionaries

  8. Aditya Kumar Aditya Kumar says:

    Must read for people who want to be entrepreneurs 20 different stories but had one thing common its all in your hand

  9. Dhiran Dhiran says:

    Being successful is often about being able find the way about being able to connect the dots between a problem and a solution Connect the Dots is a great read about 20 entrepreneurs passionate about their ideas and motivated enough to see them through successfully from scratch with no formal training or expertise in the field of choice a lot of out of the box thinking and learning on field literally connecting the dots to achieve the desired outcomes#LoveToRead #BookLovers #dntjbookclub #startups #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #AtoZEntrepreneurship

  10. Manik and Sayee |favbookshelf Manik and Sayee |favbookshelf says:

    I read this book 5 6 years back and found it very inspiring and motivating This was my first non fiction book I really liked the basic idea behind the book where biographical experiences of 20 entrepreneurs were shared who dared to make their make own path I also liked the section in which business advice was given to the young entrepreneurs to help them succeed If you want to get inspired and encouraged you should read this book

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