Date: October 23, 2009
Speaker Profile :
She is an economics graduate from Sophia College, Mumbai and has done her PGDBA from IIM Ahmedabad. She is a writer, entrepreneur and youth expert. She is also the co-founder and editor of JAM (Just Another Magazine), India’s leading youth magazine in print and online. She writes extensively on youth, careers and entrepreneurship and hosts the popular blog: Youth Curry.
She talked about the theme of the book “Stay Hungry,Stay Foolish”. While Speaking on Entrepreneurship, she focused on Purpose, Passion and Perseverance .
These are the ways towards becoming an Entrepreneur according to her. Stay Hungry means don’t ever become satisfied. Keep looking for more, keep yourself in a mindset to want more.
You don’t need money, you need hunger. You don’t need a new idea, you need vision. You don’t need experience; you need to know ‘who am I’. This is her main idea of being an entrepreneur.
“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” is an account of the 25 IIM –A graduates who defied the conventional paths and embraced entrepreneurship as their course of lives. The book is an interesting attempt because it is not a “how to be an entrepreneur” but an account of the lives of people who dared and preserved to be successful. It doesn’t describe what to do but presents what was done to be successful. It is inspiring, motivating but at the same time persuades one to check one’s ground realities.